Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Party's Over

As the sun sets on the eve of my 30th birthday I am a little nostalgic.  I keep thinking about so many years and so many birthdays when I was so much younger.  I know people say "30 is the new 20".  Frankly, I think that is crap.  That is just a phrase that people say as they age to make themselves feel better.  They are the same people who will say, in 10 years, "40 is the new 30". They will continue to say this until they are like "Death is the new 90"... or something.  

I say- "Nothing is the new 20!"  And that is okay.  A year ago if someone had asked me what I would be doing the night before my 30th birthday I would have said, "If I have not taken my own life I will be drunk, crying on the kitchen floor."  BUT- that is not the case anymore.   Don't get me wrong- I am not super-happy about the middle-agey way I feel.  However, I am not flying into hysterics every time I think about turning 30 tomorrow.  (Although I have gasped once or twice today when I remembered tomorrow is the 9th of July.)  

A year ago I set some goals for my 30th birthday and I've pretty much met them all.  I blogged about it here.  Goals include:
1. Take care of major medical problem.-- CHECK
2. Establish better prayer life routine.-- CHECK
3. Pay more attention to marriage.-- CHECK
4. Discipline my children in all areas of their lives.-- CHECK
5. Reach 125 pounds.-- CHECK
I also added the goal of becoming debt free.  This could not be achieved by my birthday but we are well on our way!

All in all I am very pleased w/ the state of my affairs at this time.  If you are going to turn 30 you might as well have your ducks in a row!  Get you life together- you are going to get old anyway!  I have made this last year all about me... I honestly think everyone in my home has benefited from that decision.  Now- as for actually telling people that I am 30 years old.  I'll think about that tomorrow.  Excuse me while I go open a Smirnoff.  Peace!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday tomorrow! 30 is nothing!! My 30's are much happier than my 20's Love ya

Tara said...

You are my hero!!! HAPPY HAPPY Birthday!

Ria said...

Heck yes! Holler! You are fab!