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So, today is my last day as a 20-something year old.

30.

The number makes me feel like I'm old. I don't feel old, though. I suspect I'll still be feeling "not old" when I'm 80. Assuming global warming hasn't killed us all by then.

But I guess I'm not young, either. And that's okay.

The past 30 years have treated me well, and while there's lots of things I still want to do and accomplish, there's lots of things I can check off my life's to-do list.

Here's 30 of them in no order of importance or occurence :

1. I've fallen in and out of love
2. Had my heart broken
3. Lost faith in God
4. Found faith in God
5. Thought life wasn't worth it
6. Found many reasons why it is
7. Learned a second language
8. Met the girl of my dreams
9. Dropped everything and moved to a different continent
10. Learned a third language
11. Walked among the ancient ruins of Greece
12. Published a book
13. Befriended a lot of awesome people
14. Rode on a rollercoaster (and almost passed out afterwards)
15. Made pumpkin pie from scratch
16. Sat by the ocean in Portugal and read a book
17. Got so drunk I threw up
18. Rode on a golf cart around the Amsterdam airport
19.Marched in a women's rights parade in Washington, DC
20.Told my parents I was gay
21.Walked around the Louvre in Paris
22.Competed in a state-wide acting competition
23.Drank wine in Bordeaux
24. Visited the Museum of Sex in New York
25.Acted in TV commercials for Kodak
26.Graduated from college
27.Beat [livejournal.com profile] chewy3479 in three eating competitions
28.Directed a few plays
29.Worked as a coat check girl at a gay club
30.Became legally not-single

Mostly I'm just grateful. Even on days when I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing with myself or my life, I still feel incredibly lucky to have the things I have and know the people I know and be with the woman I'm with.

I know I'm a different person at 30 than I was at 20, and I like to think that I've changed for the better. I'm looking forward to the next 30 years.

Bring it on.

Date: 2010-03-09 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] headintheair.livejournal.com
Great list so far. Happy Birthday. :)
Edited Date: 2010-03-09 07:26 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-03-11 05:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wickedkiwi.livejournal.com
Why, thank you. :)

Date: 2010-03-09 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merty.livejournal.com
This list is pretty neat, I even learned a couple things about you i didn't know! :D Aaaaand I think if there was a 31 spot on there, it should be that you wrote a song that ppl remember after years of hearing it. Isn't that the basis of hitmaking songs? uhm?

Now, where can we watch that Kodak commercial?

Date: 2010-03-11 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wickedkiwi.livejournal.com
Biiirrrrth of a chicken - nanananananana! ;)

The Kodak commercials. I think they only played in PR but I think my parents have copies. I just need to get my dad to put them on a CD for me. They're from the 80s. I was 4. :)

Date: 2010-03-11 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merty.livejournal.com
Ahah, if your dad ever does send it, pleeeeease you've got to let me see that!

And now... that song! Why did you have to sing/type this? Now you know what's going to happen right? I'm gonna get that song stuck in my head for days!

♫♪ An egg cracked open and a chicken popped out
The farmer grabbed it but he had a little doubt
He looked it over quickly and decided it should die
Threw the chicken in the air and prayed it couldn’t fly♪ ♫

♪♪ Birth of a chickeeeeeeeen nanananananana!♫

what???

Date: 2010-03-19 03:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spengalaluce.livejournal.com
i would like to know when these are available for viewing on the internet, puhleaze. thanx.

Date: 2010-03-09 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] many-miles-away.livejournal.com
It scares the beejezus out of me to think that I could never compile such a list for my 30th birthday. I've basically done nothing and gone nowhere so far. Only a year and a half left, I'll never have time to get a life!! *flails*

However... Happy Birthday!! (just in case I forget tomorrow) <3

Date: 2010-03-11 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wickedkiwi.livejournal.com
LOL I'm sure your list would be very interesting to read :)

And thank you!! :)

Date: 2010-03-09 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chewy3479.livejournal.com
NO. 27 IZ DISPUTED.

However, for your birthday, I will allow you to claim victory.

30?!?! OH DEAR GOD YOU ARE OLDE.

Happy birthday!

Date: 2010-03-11 05:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wickedkiwi.livejournal.com
No. 27 has 2908410841 WITNESSES.

I may be olde but I am younger than YOU. MUAHAHA!

Date: 2010-03-11 04:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lysachan.livejournal.com
30 is so not old! Happy Birthday <3

Date: 2010-03-11 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wickedkiwi.livejournal.com
Thank you!! :)