THIRTY

Sat 10/3/2009

Today is the last day of my twenties.

Man... I had all these blog entries I wanted to write leading up to my birthday, about how it feels to be turning 30. I had this one all about how I started taking a multivitamin because I thought it would make me feel healthier, but then how it somehow made it harder for me to eat FOOD, knowing that I was getting 100% of every vitamin in an easy-to-swallow tablet. Like, why eat an orange if I already got 100% of my Vitamin C? (I KNOW, I KNOW, there's other stuff in Oranges...)

Maybe it's all just societal pressure or something, but turning 30 seems like a pretty big deal. I guess it's because (if I'm REALLY, REALLY lucky, and live to be in my 90s) my life is about one third over. As someone who charts a lot of stuff out, this is sort of an intense thought.

Part of me wants to just shrug it off, like "Ehn, it's just another birthday" but I feel like that attitude would be a lost opportunity. Like Greg said last year at New Year's, "I'll take any excuse I can get, to make some positive changes in my life!"

I try not to swear in my blog, mostly because my mom hates it (sorry Mom) and because it's a nice challenge to try and create the same intensity of reaction in the reader without cussing, but sometimes only a curse word will do! So pardon my French, but the best description I've ever been able to muster up for my twenties is "a clusterfuck nightmare of heartache and confusion." I'm so THRILLED that my twenties are over. I feel like it has only been in the last few years that I have started to figure out what I want to do with my life, and how I want to do it, and how to interact with other people without making them (or myself) miserable. I finally feel like I'm heading in the right direction, and I'm hoping this next decade will be a better one for me.

Anyway, I'm going to try and wrap up my twenties on a high note! I'm having a book release/30th birthday/karaoke party tonight at the local watering hole and I've got some other fun stuff planned for this weekend. Hopefully I will continue to learn more and more as I head into the last two thirds of my life!

11 comments on this entry

I still have 5 years to go, and I feel like I haven't really gotten to where I want. But a lot can happen in 5 years. Anyway, even if your 20s kind of sucked, there were a lot of great moments and 7 years of comic work which was supplemented by your life experiences, good and bad.
Happy Birthday! Tanjoubi Omedetou! Bonne Anniversaire!

Ajani Oct03

Hey Bud! Take it from someone who's been, turning 30 ain't no thing. You just keep truckin (that chicken)!

Happy Birthday, Alec, let the suckfest of your twenties end, and a new decade of extreme awesomeness begin!

MK Oct03

Eat, eat, you're skin and bones! :P

Arlene Oct03

Welcome to the thirties, dude. I expected more cookies, but I'm not complaining.

Neil Oct04

Happy birthday, old man! I've separated your pills for you and taped your game shows for your ease!

darrylayo Oct04

The 30s are so much more awesome than the 20s because they magically confer the ability to do whatever the hell you want with your life. Reform minded types will write you off as a lost cause and simply leave you alone to do your thing. it's great!

an ngav Oct04

Reality Check: You graduated from a first-rate college and have established yourself in a creative profession about which you are passionate. Your twenties have not been so bad.

bigbeard61 Oct05

it depends on the presents you receive, i believe. When i was 30 years and a few days old, my son was born... That's what i call a magnificent present :D

Welcome to the 30s Alec!
New BaseWood is amazing! THANK YOU

Chance Oct06

Thanks everyone! My 30s are off to a GREAT start. The party was a total success! http://www.flickr.com/photos/dillonsserving/sets/72157622518674986/

Alec Oct06

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