Saturday, February 16, 2013

Thoughts {on being 31}

When did I turn 31?

Ah, my 20s.  A time of extreme indulgence and picking myself up from my boot straps.  I found almost every emotion you can overturn.  It took forever, but I made it through.  I loved it.

Ah, my 30s........... wait...... I'm already 31?  Seriously..... I feel like I just turned 30.  It still feels like my 31st birthday came and went in the blink of an eye.  Is this what it's like to be in your 30s?  Time goes by so quickly you don't have a moment to think?  Tetris pieces come at you without the time to adjust them?  ACK!  

Really though.  My 30s so far have been about reinvention and discovery.  Being 31 has been a bit rough, considering I'm starting from scratch with my career and life goals.  How does one figure out what to do next in their 30s, aren't we supposed to have it all together already?  I suppose 31 is staring me in the face whether I want it to or not.  It's here, and I really just need to embrace it.  

"What day is it?"
"It's 2.5 months into year #31."
"My favorite day."

This is how I see 31.  A bit freaky, but definitely worth embracing and tackling like a Tetris pro.  After all, I've still got a couple of years until I want children, and I'm old enough to not give a shit about where the party is, and old enough to eat ice cream for dinner if I want to.  I'm right in the middle, where I can just sit back, relax, and figure out my life deets. 

Cheers to being 31!



  1. Being 31 was a bit rough, I agree with you on that on, but 2.5 weeks into year #32 I have to say it's started off quite well.

    Time really do flies though. I haven't really taken it that I'm 32. Already!? Me?? At the same time, a lot of my friends are in their early or mid 40's, living fabulous lives (and still looking fabulous) so I'm not really scared of getting older.

  2. Age is all in people's heads. I had great times in my 30's. It was a time when I had more money than in my 20's and no commitments. Like a house payment. I could travel, date whoever I wanted for however long I wanted to.
    But my 40's are going pretty well too! I still do whatever I want, and it's just another chance to try something new. Enjoy everyday!

  3. Being thirty-something is super weird these days, but also kinda fun. I love that I have so much more life experience and knowledge and confidence than I did in my 20's...then again, in my 20's I also had no sense of time ticking away that I've developed in the past couple years. It's a trade-off. But I hope for the best.

  4. Great thoughts! I am 25 now so I'm slowly creeping up to 30...I've found my 20s to be a HUGE learning experience so far, it's crazy how much you figure out about life (or think you've figured out ;) What a crazy adventure it's been...Anyway, cheers to being 31 and GUESS WHAT?! You won my giveaway!!!! Yep, that's right. We rolled one of my husband's crazy d20 dices and it landed on your comment ;) Hooray! Leave your email address on my blog or email me at for the details! I just need your three color choices in order or preference and your address and we are set to go! :)


  5. cheers to you! i say as long as you stay positive and have a zest for life (like you!) then you're doing great no matter what year you were born!


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