Thursday, 11 October 2012
Some of you may not remember me, but I used to be sort of a big deal around here. (Which never meant anything in real life.) This blog used to be a pretty important part of my life. I was here almost everyday, and I would put a decent amount of thought and effort into each and every post I published. It's almost mind boggling thinking back on it. It wasn't so long ago, but it feels like a lot has changed in a short time.
I may not update much anymore, but this place still means a lot to me. Every once in a while I come back and take a trip down memory lane. I check up on old friends and see which newbies are the flavor of the month. I even throw up the occasional update now and then. I still care, despite what my absence may imply. That being said, it wouldn't feel right to celebrate my 30th birthday without stopping by to mark the occasion.
My brother says you're not old till you have gray pubes. I am not telling what color mine are.
As it is with so many things, I feel like other people in my life have made this turning 30 thing into a bigger deal for me than I ever intended it to be. If it weren't for people constantly bringing it up to me, I may have never really given it much thought. But, since it has turned into something that is impossible to ignore, I found myself thinking about it quite a bit in the weeks leading up to this day. I didn't think I'd feel different, but I have to admit I sort of do. It may have something to do with other things that happen to be going on in my life at this time, or maybe its some chemical reaction happening in my old run down body. Who knows? All I know is I can feel the winds of change swirling about me. They are swirling fast and hard, and I know this year is going to be one hell of a ride.
I've been through a lot in my short 30 years. A trip through my Xanga page can attest to that. Its funny but year 29 in a lot of ways was the most eventful and challenging of them all. I've arrived at this milestone day more battle tested... more sure I can handle whatever comes my way. True to the old saying, all the crap that hasn't killed me has made me stronger. So with that being said...
...Bring on the next 70 years. I'm good to go.
Happy Birthday to me.