The Year of the 30

The time has come. I’ve dreaded its coming for the last 6 months. My stomach has churned and my heart has started beating faster just thinking about it. I’ve considered it with fearful dread when talking with friends. I’ve even sat in my boss’s office and cried about it. I’m pretty sure the exact words that came out of my mouth that day were, “I can’t turn 30. I just can’t do it.” I really do have to look back at my life (and my words) and chuckle at my own ridiculousness sometimes.

The dreaded time is now upon me people. The year I turn 30.

And now that it is here, I am surprisingly calm about it. Turns out I can do it. Hmmm, imagine that.

Looking back over the past 6 months, I wonder what the big deal was. What was that freak out about? The world – myself included – will probably never know.  I can probably just go ahead and associate that freak out with the rest of the freak outs that occurred in 2013. I should label that year The Year of the Freak Outs. Nothing was wrong with my life in 2013, but boy was I just a struggling. With that being said, I am much more excited as I look ahead to The Year of the 30.


Closing down 2013 with the acorn drop in Raleigh, “The City of Oaks”


So, here’s to The Year of the 30. I’m just so glad that The Year of the Freak Outs is over that I can’t wait to see what this next year holds in store.

It’s bound to be a good one.

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