Wednesday, February 07, 2007

29 again?

I remember thinking that all of those cards, t-shirts, mugs and other supposedly humorous references to having multiple 29th or 39th birthdays were silly and trite. Um, I still do, but now I'm beginning to understand their minimal appeal. I'm 98% excited to enter the world of 30-somethings as I've heard I will become oh so comfortable in my own skin and be in my womanly prime-- that the late 2o's are too much about transition and figuring out what you want to do with your life. I will apparently find myself in my 30's!

But there's that 2% (statistically significant in my wacky world) of me that's all, "Well, what have you done with your life so far? Are you really where you want to be at age 30?" That must be the influence of others talking because that's never been me. I'm not one to make lists of goals to accomplish by a certain time. In recent years I've made New Year's "aspirations" instead of resolutions because the word "resolution" seemed too- I don't know- final. Too much pressure, I guess. I'm just not a very future-oriented person. And while I never pictured myself in a very specific place in life at age 30, I still feel somewhat unaccomplished. I certainly haven't been writing enough-- my confidence is pretty low in that arena. A friend has told me that she admires my "not just talk about it, be about it" way of living and sometimes that haunts me. Am I really being about it as time tic-tocs its way through another year? But enough of the pity party.

Since I'm turning 30 in a few weeks, one thing I'd like to do before the big day is create a public blog. I've had one just for me in the past, but it's time to share my musings with the virtual world (or with whom I choose to share this blog). Ta-da! I'm feeling more accomplished already...


  1. Nicely done.

    -Jake Branch

  2. Congrats on moving forward and getting this Blog off to a running start. Way to "be about it" girl!!!! Yeah, 30 may be a bit scary but I'm definitely ready it. I'm feeling more and more comfortable in my own skin as the days wear on. Watch out! This 30-year-old lady should be ready to break out come Saturday night! :)
    XXOO, Red