Sunday, 1 May 2011

30 Days to 30: Day 1

So there are 30 days until I turn 30 on May 30th, crazy I know. So I thought, what a better thing to do then document the countdown to my golden birthday right here on the blog and make note of just how mental or not mental I go. I really want to see if this whole no longer being in your 20s thing is that big of a deal. What do you think?

I always said the same thing when I witnessed other people bid farewell to their 20s, some with pure grace and others in an anxiety-fueled panic. I thought, you know, I'll be fine if I turn 30, no big deal just as long as I am doing well, am in good shape, have a stable job, a nice place, a healthy relationship with someone I love might be nice. With all those things, turning 30 will be a breeze. 

But the funny thing is, I had all those things, up until just about a few months ago. So now I am heading to the big 3-0, single in New York City, after spending two weeks on a mat in my friends' living room, with some freelance gigs here and there, but pretty much with none of the things that I thought I needed to glide through this rite of passage with ease and confidence.

I mean, I am actually better off than I anticipated I would be when I decided to uproot my life in Berlin and leave all that behind: as I write this I am looking at all the boxes in my new apartment and tomorrow is my second day at a job I scored for the next few weeks and I feel happy. But still, this is not how I ever thought I would be when I turned 30.

So I am giving myself a challenge or conducting an experiment if you will, to see how I feel and how much I can change in the next 30 days before my birthday celebration. I am going to analyze my moods, measure how much I actually think about turning 30, and take a look at my life on a mental, physical and emotional level. I have cut out sugar from my diet and am hoping to get some more work, maybe even a date? But most importantly I want to feel good about my life on the big day. 

So that is that: here I am, 29 for 30 more days. Hope you will stick around to see how I handle it.


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2 comments:

Autumn said...

Most excellent! You know, I had this whole thing about 27 (my birthday is on the 27th, and I was born at 2:27) and 27 turned out to be a nonevent. But 30! Turning 30 was what got me out of a bad relationship--I saw my 30s looming ahead and was like, shit, if I don't leave him now I never will. Excited to read more, as you know!

Lucy said...

So excited to see how it all develops Miss Meg! I shall be logging on every morn for my daily dose of your life. Good luck sweetheart! x