About a month ago, I left my 20's and jumped into my 30's. It's actually not as big of a deal turning 30 compared to turning 29. I had my "Holy shit, I'm old!" moment back when I turned 29. Usually people have a crisis when they hit the middle of their life, I had mine at 29.
It was good though. The crisis, I mean. It helped me put things into perspective and pushed me to actually pursue my dream of writing and creating my own publishing house. So when birthday number 30 came around, it felt like a milestone to be proud of. I got to stay home with my daughter for the past two years and really explore my nurturing and creative side. Considering how it's really difficult to live off of one paycheck, I am very grateful that I was able to have this experience. While I have decided to go back to work, I'm determined to make it a job/profession that I enjoy, rather than a job that pays the bills kind of deal.
|Worn once but only with the promise of M&M's|
Also, to mark the special occasion, my writing buddy and future business partner, came out for the weekend as well and joined us in the shenanigans. She and I decided to do a similar themed costume and did skeleton makeup. Technically, we did a two-faced day of the dead look. I called it "Pretty Dead". ;-) While she was here, we worked on our spiritual blog connected to that book project I was talking about in the last post. If you're interested, I'll post a link to it at the end of the blog.
|Jackie and I in our "Pretty Dead" look|
We were also joined by my in-laws who dressed up as convicts. A costume that was actually original, until we came across the "Where's Waldo?" family. Then there were horizontal stripes everywhere. It was funny though, the various Disneyland staff kept asking them which prison they broke out of.
And Jason was Jason and wore one of his cross-genre nerd shirts. Maybe next year we'll get him an awesome costume together.
We had a great time, enjoyed all of the fall and Halloween decorations at Disneyland, and have made plans to do it again next year! Maybe even make it a tradition. So yea. Great 30th. Great company. A good time was had by all!
Oh! Here's the link to our spiritual blog. We stopped for a few years when I moved to California. We're just starting to gear up again and use it as a supplemental space for our book. The book should be finished by the end of November. That's one of my nanowrimo books this year. And yes, I said one of because I'm crazy enough to do two projects. You'll understand why in a few months. ;-)
Anyways, talk to you soon! Bask in the glory of all the pictures!