I told you a while ago that I was proud to be "Not 30". Now the time has come. In a month, I'll be the real 30.
My plan was to do something bold everyday of my Not 30 life and tell you all about it on my blog. Well, I have a month left and I promise I will do it every day until the big day.
Not because I want to make up for lost time, or any regrets and cover up my laziness and somewhat lack of inspiration. But because there's something beautiful in routine, in an active attempt at doing something on a daily basis minus the obvious basic needs. It means commitment. And I feel like I'm entering into a decade that will potential strip a lot away of me, that might take my time and work it's magic to help me forget what really matters in life, if I let it. I need at least a month's practice before the first battle.
I'm not going to lie to you all (all three of you I presume). I'm nowhere I thought I'd be on the brink of my 30th birthday. Lots of things I've accomplished that I never would have guessed, and other things I'm struggling with more than I feel comfortable with. It's an awkward time. It sucks. That's 29 for you.
But things need to be said and observations need to be made, so I'm going to blog every day for the next month. I've never done that before. I hope it's not a disaster .
Every day I will try and tell y'all something funny, or inspirational, stupid perhaps.Who cares what it is, I'm almost 30 so it will most probably be wise, epic and noteworthy. And I'm going to post a song of the day.
I'm already putting a positive spin on things. For instance, when I blow-dried my hair the other day I noticed a long, shiny, GREY strand of hair. I have a few of them. Apparently I've had a few of them for a while but I guess now there's no ignoring it. It's real. I choose to call these uninvited strands of hair "cloud-coloured wisdom follicles".
Get ready 30...I'm already too much for you.
I've been listening to this song a lot this week. It first struck me at the end of the summer when I was on the bus coming home from work. It was August and I thought September was going to be a month of new discoveries, a new job, and a move forward. Things weren't looking that way. But this song reminded me that there's always a calm before the storm. And I'm still trying to get past my calm.