Sunday, July 17, 2011

I Dreamed About You For 29 Years...

Ah crap, I just had the last birthday of my 20s. I’m not too upset about getting older, 29 isn’t so awful, I’m just a little sad about some things I haven’t gotten to do, or done enough of, yet. But the best thing about having a birthday is getting a clean slate- a new opportunity to have the BEST YEAR EVER!!! I’m putting together a list of things I want to do before my 30th birthday next year, some little things and some major. Here’s what I’ve got so far…

·              Play a round of golf
·              Cook a 7 course meal
·              Take an art class
·              Visit a foreign country
·              Read 30 fiction AND 30 nonfiction books (60 books in 12 months- nerd alert!!!!)
·              Have a campfire, maybe actually go camping if I can work up the nerve (snake phobia, eeeek)
·              Learn to play a new song on the piano
·              Swim in a lake (again, snake phobia)
·              Volunteer somewhere
·              Throw a theme party
·              Go to a baseball game
·              Clean out my closet, for good. (I do this a lot but it’s never enough- too many clothes, I have issues)
·              Visit a vineyard
·              Ride down a waterslide
·              Allow myself to fall in love

Ok, ok- that last one is SO sappy and annoying, it makes me want to punch my fingers off for even typing that. BUT it’s a big challenge for me. I’ve been doing a lot (slutty?) of dating the past couple of years but it’s always been with an easy escape clause, one I gladly took. This year I’m committing myself to committing. I want my 29th year to be a big one (alright, technically I’m already IN my 30th year, but whatever- keep your smartness to yourself, fool). It makes me think about lyrics that one of my favorite bands, The National, have used in two different songs; You know I dreamed about you, For twenty-nine years before I saw you, You know I dreamed about you, I missed you for, For twenty-nine years”. Gah, I love it. I won't be running down any aisles in a white dress ANYtime soon, just reevaluating what I’m doing with my loooooooooove life.
Check it out in their song “Slow Show” below.

Here's to hoping I find who I've been missing these 29 years (and they don't judge me for being a romantic dork). Thanks for the birthday wishes Girlfriends- I’m really starting to like being the youngest of the group :)


  1. maybe add "not get an STD to that list"?? JKJKJKJKJK love you!! i think you could kill a lot of birds with one stone if you went camping in canada. also, can i please come to your 7 course meal theme party???? happy belated birthday - i am the worst friend ever.

  2. LOL, oh god that STD joke is never going to get old because the truth is funnier than fiction. PLEASE come to my theme party- it will be you, me and a couple of cats (actual animal, not "hip" people). Love you!!!!!