On July 8th, I turn thirty.
The Big 3-0.
I’ve noticed that many of my friends have been going into severe panic mode at the thought of leaving their twenties. Me? I’m excited! I love birthdays and what better time than a three-decade milestone to get out there and celebrate all the things I love?!
Why thirty days?
Well, because it makes for a catchy title: Thirty Days of Turning Thirty. And one month seemed like an appropriate amount of time to celebrate.
Does this mean my sixtieth will be celebrated for sixty days?
How did I decide which days would make up the celebration?
My dad’s birthday is June 27th. I didn’t want to take away from his day and I wanted my birthday to be in the middle of the thirty-day celebration. Therefore, the festivities start June 28th and finish up July 27th.
Is there something scheduled for each day?
While I will being doing at least one thing to celebrate each day, I do not have something scheduled every day. I have a list of simple things that make me happy to fill in the days without “official” plans. For example, one fine day, I will get comfy on the couch and recite every line to Clueless as I watch it for the 746th time.*
Is the celebration limited to thirty-year-olds?
Heck no! Of course, my thirty-year-old boyfriend, Jim, will be around for most of the celebrations, but so will my four-year-old hound dog, Marshall Dillon! And many friends and family. See? Young and old alike will gather together to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of my birth!
So, what exactly do I have planned?
Stick around and find out!
*No, I haven’t really kept track. Come on!