Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thoughts for Thursday: Birthday Milestones

Milestones, since I am coming up on my 34th birthday on Saturday, I have been thinking about milestones. There is this new show "The Big 4-0" about big parties for people 40th birthday. I think that's pretty neat, I'm not dreading turning 40, I wouldn't mind whooping it up when I do. I will have to say that turning 30 was very hard for me. I had grand dreams of what I should be when I grow up and I figured 30 was the age that many things should of been accomplished by. I hadn't finished college, I had a crappy job, no kids of my own, and no big house in the suburbs. Now, I still have the crappy job, though it pays well enough. I still haven't finished college, and I do struggle a bit with that, since I probably could have a better job, and I am only about 40 credits short. I have Peanut Butter. I realized, I don't necessarily want that house in the suburbs. I like living in the city, I like being able to walk places. I wish our house didn't need as much done to it as it does, but they are things that can be fixed, I wish the housing market wasn't crap because we can't even think about selling. But I have realized, that for the most part I'm pretty happy and the material things I want, are just that material. Yes, I'd probably be a little happier not dealing with convicted felons on a daily basis, so I check out the job listings every couple days and maybe something will come up. Yes, I'd like to have another child, but daycare would kill us, so I'll just have to spoil PB, but not in the spoiled brat sense, she won't get everything. I'm hoping the changes I have made and are making in my life will allow me to live for a very long time and enjoy many milestones.

Are there milestones you are dreading? Have you passed ones you were dreading? Are there any you are looking forward too?

6 comments:

jessica said...

crap. blogger ate my comment. so i'll retype it. i dreaded turning 30 - and about that time things started to fall apart. it was hard for me. i developed allergies, my knees are going bad... the list goes on. but now that i'm a couple of years past, i'm not thinking i'll dread 40 the same way. i'm taking steps in my life to do what I WANT to do... like my hubby says - happy wife = happy life! good post.

Stacy said...

For me it was turning 30. You know...that pivotal age where the doctors start to tell you that you had better poop or get off the pot if you want to have that second kid. That point where you are no longer in your twenties and feel like "OMG I am a grown up! When did that happen?" lol. Even though nothing had really changed at all but in your mind's eye all of these monumental things are happening. I have learned from that experience. I take each milestone as it comes. Now my dd starting Junior Kindergarten next year...I may not take that well. Ask me again next year lol.

April said...

I'm not dreading any milestones. My theory is that all experiences in life are good or they serve a purpose.
I am looking forward to going to school for my DA. I think that if and when I complete it, it will be a big milestone for me.
I don't dread reaching any age. Getting older is just a part of life. I say, as long as you are healthy, just sit back and enjoy the timeline.

Amy said...

I will be 35 this year, and I am trying to accept that! I guess, what else can I do? I know how you feel about house stuff, as we have a lot to do here too. Some times I get down about it, but then I snap out of it and realize all the good things I have - health and happiness! Don't fear your age.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

I am worried about that first time a kid calls me old. Hears my age and says "oh you are old"

Zoe said...

35 was really hard for me. i'm equally dreading 40. although they say 40 is the new 30. maybe i will be thin and hawt by then.