Tuesday, February 09, 2010

I can't stop it from happening, so might as well embrace it

I've been freaking out about turning 30. It just seems so ...... I don't know. I don't want to say old because that's not really how I feel. I guess it just seems - different. Distinguished maybe? I don't know.

It's not like I can do anything about turning 30. It's going to happen whether I like it or not. Unfortunately. So....I'm going to grab 30 by the balls and make it the best damn year EVER.

And let me tell you .... while 2010 hasn't gotten off to the best start, I'm hopeful and excited and anxious for all the wonderful things to come.

For instance - seeing Michael Buble live the end of next month.

And then we can't forget my actual birthday in April and the fact that 2 days later I'll be in Vegas!

In June, I'll spend an evening gambling and livin' it up with my girlfriends at a NKOTB concert. July and August brings a couple Cubs games. And we'll cap off the summer with a trip to Disney World in September.

That's just the big things. I plan on fitting in plenty of time with the kids (going to see Toy Story 3 when it comes out, for instance), time with my girlfriends (really girls - let's set a date!) and time for myself (already read 5 books this year, let's see how many more I can add to that list).

So, you hear that 30??! I'm waitin' for ya! And I'm ready.


NerdyRedneck Rob said...

SHHHHH, I am in my 40's now. I remember well the dread of turning 30 and then turning 40.

You know what? Life has never been better! I loved having a kid and raising him but he is an adult now and while I will always be there for him my life does not *revolve* around him anymore! I don't have to plan my entire life around school activities anymore. I live for me now just like I BK (Before Kids!)

Unlike when I was BK in my early 20's though NOW I have disposable income and I can do things. I go out, I see things, I travel. (I look at boob-a-thons go figure!) :)

Life is good! Come on in the water is GREAT!

momma monkey said...

turning 30 in November was really hard, but i had a fun time with it and now it's not so bad. I don't feel 30 and forget most days that i am..... sounds like you're going to have one heck of a year to help celebrate the big 30 that you won't even notice..

Sassy said...

Embrace it..it makes it much easier!

Barb said...

30 was traumatic for me cause I was in a not great place at the time. 40 was no biggie but 50 ~ 50 was the bomb. It was great ~ I love being 50. I feel like I made it!