i am still procrastinating…big time…which is why it’s time for another post. lucky you. this time i’m tackling the delicate issue of turning 30 two weeks ago.
the big 3-0 has been looming over my head basically since i turned 29 because, hey, what’s after that?!?! right. so i had about a year to wonder about what it would feel like to be in my thirties…and a year to ponder if i wanted to curl up under my bed covers and wish for the day to pass by quickly or if i wanted to celebrate in style. alternative options included getting knocked up and/or getting hitched to follow up on what seems to be the commonly accepted things to do before you’re 30. neither one is necessarily on my to do list so i stuck to the choices of bed or party.
the closer the day loomed the more i felt like a party would be the right choice. you only turn 30 once, or twice, maybe 3 times but that’s certainly it. anyways, party it was and that turned out to be a great distractor. i decided to do all of the cooking, baking, and meal preparations because, hey, it’s my party and i know best what i want for my guests and for myself. and for my wallet. seriously, i’m shocked at the prices of some prepped food plates when for 8 bucks and an hour of your time you can do something very similar.
anyways, the party was a lot of fun, lots of wonderful guests who mixed and mingled, and we had awesome sangria – thanks to my special someone -, lots of sushi (i did that! wheeeeee), cheese, veggies, bread, cake, tres leches….oh yum yum!
to anyone who wonders if they should party or curl up in bed: party on! because this day truly only comes once.
my personal bottom line: 30 feels no different than 29 or 28 or (i’m assuming here) 31. it’s just a number after all and it’s really up to you what you make of it. you (and i) are more than just our age or our (increasingly graying) hair or nails or figure or whatever else is on the outside. many women told me their 30s were the best years of their life. now, i have a suspicion this will also be said of the 40s but let’s skip that thought for now. hearing their positiveness about their 30s made it a lot easier for me and actually had me look forward to this new decade.
being 30 certainly sounds more grown-up than the 20s and i’m curious to see where life will take me. happy celebrating! here’s to my 30s.
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on March 14, 2013
i realize i should grace the blog world with a post of how i turned 30 with grace and dignity and only a little bit of fussing (the fact that i felt like turning 26 AND that someone thought i was an undergrad – which would place me in the 18-22 age range, bless his heart – certainly helped). that post is coming up, i swear.
but before that i would like to enlighten you with something that is so ingenious that i am shocked i didn’t do this sooner. you see, i just painted my nails. i don’t do that too often because it takes forever for the nail polish to dry. must be something with my body temperature because my fingers and toes are more often cold to the touch than warm. top coats or quick dry stuff dries quicker but still takes 2-3 times longer than indicated.
anyways, the nail polish cravings got me today (one might say i am procrastinating but PUHLEEEZE save that judgement for your own to do list). so i was happily paining my nails while realizing i should answer some emails. so i sat back at my laptop (a 2007 mac book pro which likes to heat up making me wonder if it’ll catch on fire) and typed away. soon enough i realized that the heat from the laptop kept my fingers warm and thus made the polish dry much much quicker than usual.
wow, that is a revelation. does that mean that my days of procrastinating and non-nail painting are over because i finally have found a way to dry my nails in a decent time??? we will see. for now i am fascinated how nature and technology can truly work together to make life so much easier!
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on March 11, 2013
guess who is still around?! i had an intense first semester of grad school and oh my, am i glad this is behind me. when i got my grades a few days before christmas, i could not believe my eyes – i got an a in all 3 classes! wow! everyone who had to deal with me during the semester sure knows i had to work for these grades. does it feel good to have a 4.0 gpa? oh heck yeah! i hope i can keep it up in the upcoming term.
life has been busy and as one of my classes required me to blog regularly, i somehow did not feel the urge to blog for myself. i felt like i am spending so much time staring at electronic devices that there was not much to write about anyways.
i’m doing well. the holidays are behind me now and i had plenty of time to catch up on my sleep. my love and his family have been very, very good to me. sometimes i still struggle with having left the life behind me that i did – i had a job and income that allowed me to spend money on myself and my vices, i had my friends close, i had hobbies. let’s just be clear, i do not in any way regret my decision to come here but i did think it all would be easier.
anyways, it’s a new year and i plan on spending this with fewer looks back and more looks towards the future. life is treating me well and it will only get better.
have a great year folks! be happy, be safe, enjoy the people in your life. have a great 2013!! as for me, i plan on being around here more often
Posted by http://lifestartsnow.wordpress.com on January 2, 2013