Monday, May 17, 2010

The 30's with a Good Chance of Sunshine

When I was a child, my parents watched a show called Thirtysomething. It sounded very boring because it was about a lot of old people. You know, those old people in their 30's.

Today I turn 30. Not so old as I used to think ;) I say good-bye to my 20's forever, which were huge. A LOT happened in my 20's-college, career, marriage, children.

However I'm not looking back today. I am very excited for my 30's.

I'm excited to raise my children and hopefully have more babies.

I'm excited to one day move my family to a house we actually OWN. (There is this thing in our life called House We Cannot Sell and Renting Somebody Else's House They Cannot Sell.)

I'm excited to WRITE MORE BOOKS...and...(fingers crossed)...get published! (Hey, that's a ten year time window. Not completely unrealistic.)

I'm excited to learn more, make new friends, and have new interests.

I'm excited to spend ten more years with him.

Yes, the 30's are going to be great.

(After I wrote this, I decided that if I were a novel, this would be the last thing I wrote before I died a tragic death. It would be a very, very sad novel. But now since I pointed this out, it can't actually happen because that would be too much of a coincidence for real life.)



  1. the thirties are awesome! I think they might be my favorite decade....except that the whizzed by so fast they turned my hair white!

    Once I wrote a poem about death and was terrified I was then going to die..."Woudn't that be soooo ironic if, right after the death poem was published, I died?"

    I didn't die. Whew.


  2. Happy Birthday! You'll love the 30's, I'm certain!

  3. LOL! You are so right that if this was a book, you'd be dead by now. The second your hand wrote that sentence, you'd die tragically, and years later someone would find that entry in your diary and try to piece together who you were and what happened to you.

    Here's to a great new decade!!

  4. Happy birthday! I think the 30's are the new 20's and the 40's the new 30's, and my mom said her 40's were the BEST, so that just gives me something really great to look forward to in 10 years. :)

    I turned 30 in March, and it hasn't been too devastating so far.

  5. Good catch at the end.

    I loved turning 30, I felt like I had earned that age by going to school, getting married, having kids, but now as I teeter on 40, I don't relish that milestone even though Lady Glam said it was the new 30's. My body doesn't feel that way.

    Happy Birthday, hope you have a great day.

  6. LOL!! Yes, I hope this does not end up an ironic post!!

    I loved my 30s. Much better than my 20s, which were pretty darn good! I'm now have my toes dipped into the 40s and looking forward to that. It's all just getting better. (Well, maybe not my body, but I'm getting over that...waistlines are so wasted on the young!!)

    Happy birthday!!

  7. Happy Birthday! The thirties aren't so badd--at least that's what I keep telling myself.

  8. Happy Birthday!! I love the thirties. (And you don't look a day over 23. [but don't get used to this flattery, I only flatter my nemesis on her birthday]) This is my 33rd year and since 3 is my lucky number, I expect great things out of this year.

  9. Shelley-I'm glad you didn't die. I like you. And your hair.

    Janet-Thanks for the birthday love.

    Megan-You mean I'm not the only one who imagines real-life fictional events?

    Michelle-So if 30's are the new 20's, did I really just leave off being a teenager? Maybe that's why I love young adult fiction so much.

    Patti-I like your way of looking at things. I've EARNED 30.

    Heidi-I'd like to think my waistline has not changed much in ten years, but...two children. Yup.

    Mim-Another 30something to join the club?

    Kasie-In my profile picture I'm actually 27. I need to update it so that I'm completely accurately an old person. Three is my lucky number, too.

  10. The thirties are wonderful. I remember them well. I wish you every success and Happy Birthday!!!

  11. lol, I always worry when I say things like that too. I feel compelled to add, "Knock on wood."

    Anyway, Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a fantastic day and an even better next decade. :)

  12. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great 'Thirtysomething' adventure.

  13. Happy Birthday! This is actually a really sweet post. I love it! I hope I approach thirty with such a great attitude. Right now, I'm not too excited. But, fabulous things do happen in our thirties! :-)
    Hope you had an awesome day.

  14. Wow, I don't know that I thought I would even know someone who was excited for thirties as I was... That is just one more fabulous thing about you! I love your posts! They make me smile and realize, I really need to figure out out to squeeze in more writing time... any writing time! This is the part of me that is being starved and making the other parts of me miserable... but, this is not about me, because it is (okay, was) your birthday!
    It's going to be a GREAT year for you lady!