So I’m Thirty…

My birthday was yesterday.  My thirtieth birthday.  It was a big deal.  To me.  A time of reflection, a time of realizing that maybe I don’t have my shit together quite the way that I thought I did before.  Not to say this was an overnight epiphany.  It wasn’t.  It was probably a year in the making when I realized at 29 that I was staring down the barrel of 30 and was either going to have a nervous breakdown or was going to have to confront some cold, hard truths about myself if I wanted to be ready for this new decade.

I didn’t want the breakdown.  I’ve had one of those before.  They aren’t pleasant.  And while stripping myself down and figuring out what makes me tick, what works, what doesn’t work, what I can stand to lose, what I can’t live without, isn’t the most pleasant thing to do, since it involves some growing pains, it is still preferable to having a nervous breakdown.  It’s more productive anyway.

So this blog is about figuring it out.  About reaching that milestone and, with any luck, surpassing the expectations that I set for myself.  My birthday wasn’t as painful as I thought it would be.  I didn’t suddenly feel different or anything and I haven’t sprouted any gray hairs (knock on wood).  I don’t even look thirty, which is awesome.  I figure this gives me the benefit of looking like I’m in my twenties with all the apparent wisdom (wisdom?) that comes from being in your thirties.

The way I see it, I have 3650 days (well, 3649 days now) to get my ducks in a row before I turn forty.  Whatever that means.

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One thought on “So I’m Thirty…

  1. Nate Mahaffey November 19, 2012 at 4:07 am Reply

    hmmm seems I get to be first. Looking forward to seeing where you go with this.

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