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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

I don't wanna grow up, I'm a toys-r-us kid!

Shhhh....Don't tell anyone, but there are only 7 more days until I turn 30.

WTF??? I'm not too sure if I'll be able to accept that. People who are 30 are sooooooo grown up. People who are 30 are married, and have 2.5 kids, and a dog, and mow their own lawns. I, however, am single, have no kids, live with one of the most stuck-up cats on the face of this planet, and actually own a lawn mower, but have only used it once, before I decided that I would hire a gardener. (Hello, run on sentence!) People who are 30 live fabulous lives in New York City, hanging out in coffee shops with 5 of their closest friends, writing newspaper columns about the trials and tribulations of the dating world. I live in a suburb of Houston, Tex-ASS, hanging out with my friends at one of two local bars, singing along to David Allen Coe and Garth Brooks songs playing on the juke box, all while writing (sometimes) on this blog. But most of all, people who are 30 are no longer in their 20's. And I only have 7 more measly little teeny weeny itsy bitsy short days left of my 20's.

Ahhhhh...the decade of the 20's. The decade that I got my second tattoo. The decade that I went sky diving. The decade that I traveled to Europe. The decade that I was finally able to drink (legally.) The decade that I graduated from college and got a "real job." The decade that I got married and finally moved to an entirely different state from where my parents live. The decade that I became widowed. The decade that I figured out who my real friends were. The decade that I figured out how strong I really was. The decade that I faced life, after death, pulled myself together, found myself another "real job" and bought a house. The decade that I moved on. The decade that I did the wildest, most craziest, most dumbest thing that anyone could do ever. (No, I'm not gonna tell you what that is.) The decade that I lost and found hope. The decade that I lost and found love. The decade that I lost and found life.

Ooooooh...that last line sounded soooooo grown up.

Maybe I'm ready to turn 30 after all.


posted by The Merry Widow at 4:02 PM |


Commented by Anonymous kristine:

I'm not all groweded up. I'm 34.

July 12, 2006 8:32 PM 
Commented by Blogger The Recovering Straight Girl:

Beautiful post MW, if only you did it more often!!!

Thanks for the e-mail today, I miss my IG so much!

Love you, and Happy Fucking Birthday!

July 13, 2006 11:29 AM 
Commented by Blogger Nicole:

That is a very powerful entry. I heard it said once, "You're only young once. But if you do it right, once is enough."

July 13, 2006 5:06 PM 
Commented by Blogger Phollower:

Yeah, I'd say there ain't much your 30's are going to throw at you that you won't be prepared for. And they really aren't that different from your 20's. Well, your late 20's at least.

July 14, 2006 7:57 AM 
Commented by Blogger Melanie:

what an awesome post! i'm going to be turning 40 in a month, can you come write a post like that for me;)

July 14, 2006 10:38 AM 
Commented by Blogger Freebird:

Happy Birthday! (in six days)

July 14, 2006 10:49 AM 
Commented by Blogger Big Heavy:

Happy 30th!!! you're gonna love your 30's. they'll be the best of your life!!

July 15, 2006 5:20 PM 
Commented by Blogger SWF:

Everyone told me my 30s would be the best years ever. I'll be 32 in December and am still waiting...

But yeah, not much different than mid to late 20s other than the mental hurdle of being thrust into another age range.

Happy almost birthday!

July 16, 2006 4:31 PM 
Commented by Blogger Pissy Britches:

I hope you have a fabulous birthday!!!
I just turned 30 too you HAB.

Have a great one!

July 17, 2006 11:45 AM 
Commented by Anonymous JEssie:

Hope you have an amazing day. I am sure this upcoming decade will bring you lots of wonderful things.

July 18, 2006 5:14 AM 
Commented by Anonymous Derksen:

Hey, you -

You have to get to thirty first so you can tell me what it is like when I get there a year from now. Just test the waters - and let me know if they are warm, okay?

- A

September 27, 2006 6:42 PM 
Commented by Blogger Annejelynn:

a very very very belated (I acknowledge) Happy Birthday to you ! ~ welcome to the world of 30-somethings

September 28, 2006 8:54 PM 

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