It's September. The 7th to be exact (and a very Happy 29th Birthday to my love, Tyler! Enjoy this last year of your 20's my dear). Which means the unthinkable is coming up in a few weeks.
I am turning 30.
Why does this bother me so? Sigh, there is something about leaving your 20's behind and sliding that hideous '3' in front. I wonder if 40 feels this weird. I doubt it. At 30 I'm just not quite ready to let go of the '2'.... I liked my 20's, they were where it was at.
SO, what is going on for this momentous birthday? Well, last year I half-joked to Tyler that there had better be a HUGE surprise party for me. Will that happen? Not likely. I love the guy, but I don't think he's much of a party planner. Recently he had let me know that he would be going away on a fishing weekend the weekend of my birthday, making me realize he really hadn't thought about it at all. I called him out on it and he assured me that there were big plans. He just hadn't thought about which weekend to do it on. I'm not 100% sure I believed him but I am trying to have some faith that he has put a little thought into it.
My new friends here have been asking me what I wanted to do for my BIG 30th and have set the ball rolling for a fun girl's night out. I'm floored really. I don't think ever I've had a friend really plan something for any of my birthdays. Usually I had to plan my own birthdays and invite them, instead of the other way around. But my friend C has insisted that this is a big one, and we must do something. I'm so grateful to have met these ladies. Not sure exactly what we are going to do yet, but it sounds like it has something to do with bars, alcohol, music, and dancing. We just have to make sure we all take a nap that day so we make it past 11pm!
Ok, I am trying to feel less down and more excited about the prospect of turning 30. I'm going to embrace my 30's and everything they have to offer. Afterall, as much as my 20's rocked, right now is the best time of my life and I can only assume it will get better from here on in. Older, maybe. Wiser, most definitely! Still cute and capable of having fun? I hope so!