Thursday, August 13, 2009

the dirty...

tomorrow, i turn 30.

i said it.

i didn't think it was going to be that big of a deal for me, but twice today i kind of panicked thinking about it. i don't know what about that number scares me, or if folks around me are making such a deal about that i end up feeling like i should be more apprehensive about it than i am.

i think for me, the end of my 20s signifies growing up more so than any other number has. like, once you reach this b-i-g number you're supposed to have everything figured out, personally and professionally. and i'm working on both of those things currently, and having success with both of them.

what i can say is this: i am healthier than i was a year ago, i weigh less than i did a year ago, i am overall happier than i was a year ago, and i am prouder of myself than i was a year ago.

here's to aging gracefully.


  1. Happy Birthday! I completely understand how you feel. It won't be long before I reach that mark myself, and I hadn't really thought much of it until everyone started making a big deal out of it. But I'm feeling defiant against the hype, because in the end, a number is just a number. We all grow and figure things out one day at a time, one year at a time. A birthday is a time to celebrate our accomplishments and look forward to all the good things to come, so I hope you'll have a great time with your loved ones.

  2. and... turning 30 means celebrating all of the wonderful things that you have experianced to date and all the friends you have made. If I do say so myself, you have made a beautiful life with beautiful friends :) all for a beautiful lady!! HAPPY Birthday to you
    LOve nikio