Chapter 30 starts tomorrow!


My 2nd birthday with my big bro helping out

Today is my last day in my 20’s. I’m not upset at all about turning 30, I just think it’s really bizarre. In fact, I prefer my age to be an even number versus an odd number (Yup, I’m weird). That’s another one of those quirky things about me – I hate cross outs in notes/letters, I regularly re-write my notes from meetings so they are organized and neat. I hate when paper is stapled and it’s not completely lined up in the corners. Some say it’s because I’m a Virgo, but it’s just me! I’m disgusted when someone sends me a presentation where the formatting is sloppy.

Turning 30 also means that I’ve been living with psoriasis for half of my life. I was diagnosed when I was 15, but I can remember it so clearly. How it came on so suddenly and how emotional it made me. Remember: dramatic teenage girl with glasses and braces and now red spots. Yikes! In a way, it’s made me who I am today and I wouldn’t change a thing about my life. I believe that all of the decisions and experiences we have puts us on the path to where we are now.

I feel really good about where I am in life, I’m happy and I’m pursuing my dreams. It’s amazing to me how much I’ve accomplished in my 30 years and how much life there is still to live.  I’ve heard that 30 is when you’re an “official adult”, but what does that even mean?

I feel like I’ve been an adult for a while? Or was all of the bill paying and grocery shopping just practice for 30 and beyond?

3rd Birthday, there’s my big bro again!

Do I need to start dressing like a grown up? But how does a grown up dress? I hope they dress in tee shirts, sequin skirts and converse sneaks.

Am I supposed to know how to cook a meal for a dinner party? Does ordering pizza count?

Or change a tire? Isn’t that why I have road side assistance?

On the flip side, does 30 make me seem more credible? “Hey that lady knows what she’s talking about, she’s got some experience under her belt”

So realistically I know things aren’t going to really change. I’ll go about living my life,  I’ll continue to wear tee shirts, sequins skirts and converse. I’ll keep paying bills, grocery shopping, ordering pizza for company and calling my dad or roadside assistance when I have car troubles (or maybe that responsibility shifts to Mike now that we’re engaged?). I’m excited to see what the future will bring and I consider myself lucky in love and life!



  1. It took me a long time to make the switch from 20 something to 30 something clothing choices — I finally just picked a store that looked like grown ups shopped there… and stuck with that.

  2. Happy birthday! I’m 31 now. It is only weird when you start seeing people who were starting high school when you were finishing and they are pushing a pram!

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