Friday, November 19, 2010


I am turning 30 next week. I am actually surprised at how excited I am. Don't get me wrong, 29 was a bitch of a birthday. I was depressed for a whole year. I couldn't figure it out, because I thought 30 would be the bad one. Leading up to 29 I could not stop thinking about getting older, life and death, mortality. Granted, a close friend of my family was terminally ill, and that may have added to the questioning but it was just a bad year overall.
Now turning 30 is the opposite. I feel light and excited. I think 29 was a mourning year for the passing of my 20's. It was ok to be sad, because that person I was is gone. This new person emerging is older and wiser. She does not hold all the answers, but she has a better understanding of life.
30 is a new beginning, a chance to change things or leave them the way they are. To try something new, to explore who I am and to relish in what I have done. Yes, there will be wrinkles and grey hairs that mark the milestones, but they will remind me of what my life has been. I cannot wait to meet the person I am becoming.
30 is going to be a great decade!


  1. That is the spirit Shannon! Being surrounded by pink must be mellowing you.
    Hope you have wicked birthday celebrations in Vegas, let your hair down and relish the beginning of your next decade.

    I can't wait to meet the person you are becoming either!!

    Happy days my friend.
    Big hugs
    Peggy xxxx

  2. haha i had the same feeling...29 was a sucker but someone 30 feels...*hopeful*

    HAPPY BDAY kicks ass in Vegas!

  3. Shannon, when I turned 30 in April I was ecstatic!! I was so excited the whole month leading up to it, I couldn't wait. The funniest thing was people coming up to me and joking that "I could still lie about being 29". F*** That! I'm 30 and damn proud of it! Truth is there's nothing that I'd want to do that I can't do... in fact, I'd say I can do a lot more things now than when I was 20... and not to brag, but I'd probably kick every teenager's ass at the gym. *LOL*
    My 30's started on a high note and it's only gone uphill since. I've been a lot more confident in many aspects... particularly at work. I'm no longer the 20 something that's "just learning"... I'm a professional woman and people respect my opinions. It's funny how just a simple number can do so much, eh?
    In any case, turning 30 is probably one of the best things to happen to me so far. It's a round number and it sounds nice. And like I always say when people complain about their birthdays... "Getting older is a privilege"...I'll enjoy it while I can.


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