I am pretty sure I had a conversation with Heavenly Father last year about my birthday. I thought we had a clear understanding that I had no interest in getting older.
Obviously someone is not listening.
As it so happens, I turned twenty-nine yesterday. The last year in my twenties. Thirty is staring at me, and kinda mocking me.
However, there is some hope. As Jane Austen put it: "It sometimes happens, that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before; and, generally speaking, if there has been neither ill health nor anxiety, it is a time of life at which scarcely any charm is lost."- Persuasion
That makes me feel so much better. And it is true. Let us compare
|This is at 28|
|This is at 19.|
Not only has my sense of fashion improved (what was I thinking, wearing that skirt with sneakers?), but I now have an overall sense of who I am and where I want to be. From this angle, thirty isn't looking too bad.
This may also have to do with a guy I am seeing. But that is really for another post. Soon. I promise.
And, let's see how my Thirty before 30 list is coming along...
2. Reach my goal weight
3. Go to Greece
4. Learn a new language
|This is me wrapped in my new quilt, watching the a Gator game. Perfection|
10. Have some of my writing published
11. Learn how to play guitar
12. Take a cooking class
13. Attend a live session at the Salt Lake Temple
14. Make homemade sushi
15. Go to Chicago and Boston
16. Attend a live broadcast of a talk show
17. Stand in the middle of The Swamp and take it all in
18. Go to Vizcaya
19. Own my own temple dress
|More about this in another post|
24. Volunteer at Miriam's Kitchen
26. Visit the Adriatic Sea
27. Be a vegetarian for a month
28. Learn how to box
29. Learn how to do The Rueda
30. Get Tim Tebow's autograph
Hmmm, not as much as I wanted. I have nineteen items to complete and one year to complete them. I better get working...
But, I have a feeling this is going to be a great year...