Wednesday, November 17, 2010

60 to 30

In exactly 60 days I will be 30.

And I'm not really freaked out by it. In fact, and I know this sounds silly, but I'm kinda done with my 20's. I feel with each passing year I have grown in ways I didn't know were possible - professionally, personally, width.

But over the next 60 days I am going to enjoy the last hints of youth. I've been delaying the inevitable for a while, but 30 is definitely beyond the point of being considered youthful - just ask Barney Stinson.

I'm not going to do a things to do list, because, well, 60 days ain't that much, and I can honestly say, I've done a pretty good job of doing the stuff I really want. My 20's have been filled with adventure, some (though not a lot of) romance, amazing family and friends. And despite most of my worst moments happening in the past decade, this decade has made me, well, me.

So for my 30th birthday, I'm breaking with tradition and spending time with my parents. We are taking off for two weeks for a wee trip to Italy. It should be interesting - no friends, no connections, just me, ma & pa. We haven't done this in a while.

And maybe I will return with something fabulous from Prada, Gucci or Valentino.

I doubt it though.


gotsomethingtotalkabout said...

sounds like you've got a great attitude. There are plenty of people out there who could use some silver lining thinking like you have!

iris said...

keep reading - you may change your mind about that. :)

Thanks though!

Anonymous said...

Or possibly returning with a little somethin' somethin' from Switzerland.

we hate you. love, us said...

you should absolutely return with something fabulous from Prada or Gucci! what better way is there to celebrate you birthday?!

iris said...

I would be ok with a little something from Switzerland, or a ridiculously over-priced article of clothing - either will do, I swear.

Meg said...

I LOVE this post (and your blog)! So glad to have found you over on 20sb.

(I'm starting a new blog series called "Where I Live" and I was wondering if you would like to participate? I would just need a few photos of the city/town you live in and a blurb from you about why you love it/or not, what makes it special, share your fave spots...anything really. If you're interested, feel free to shoot me an email! meagannorlund(at)gmail(dot)com.)

iris said...

Thanks Meg! I would love to join in - expect an email today. :)

Anonymous said...

30's a great Iris. Take it from someone who is a year in. And you are right about the 20's- it is more of a stepping stone. It only gets better over time!