Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I am 29 going on 30....

Innocent as a rose. *snorts* :D Hiiiiiiii! Welcome! So today is a very special day. It's the day before the day I say goodbye to my twenties and bring in a new decade. I have to say, my twenties were freakin' fantastic. Okay, they weren't perfect. They started off a little rocky and uncertain, but towards the end I finally figured out where I want to go with my life. I found my passion. I found that really cool t-shirt I've been looking everywhere for. So yeah, I have nothing to say but a heartfelt, 'Thank you' to my twenties. You were totally great and stuff. Keep in touch, all right? All right.

The other day I was Googling (not the dirty kind) and I came upon an article entitled '30 Things Every Woman Should Quit Doing By 30'. To tell the truth, I was a little worried to read it at first. But I did, and now I will share it with you all, including my own personal commentary. You're welcome. ;) Enjoy!  

  1. Buying clothes from the junior section. - I never do that. *whistles. Okay, once...Twice. But that's it, I swear. They're cheaper, okay? 
  2. Forgetting her parents’ birthdays.  - This is one thing I'm good for. Once I could count and read calendars and make super-fantastic cards, I was all over it. 
  3. Making out with her BFFs at bars for attention. - I don't need to make out with people for attention. I wear sandwich boards for that. 
  4. Making out with her boyfriend at bars for attention. - I've never made out with a boyfriend at a bar. Random strangers, however....
  5. Filling her bed with stuffed animals (really, even one is too many). - *glances at bed* But...but they're so cute. And cuddly. And they keep me safe and warm and tell the best jokes. 
  6. Carrying a torch for anyone she hasn’t seen in the last five years. - I've never called someone after not seeing him for five years to see if he wanted to play tennis one last time. Nope. Never happened. 
  7. Rebelling against her parents for the sake of rebelling against her parents. - Aww. :( But it's fun!
  8. Declaring an entire gender “all jerks.” - Well, they are. Usually. Especially when I'm on hiatus. 
  9. Holding a grudge against anyone who wronged her in high school. - Not even my English teacher for giving me a 79% on an obvious A+ paper?  
  10. Skipping regular gyno exams. - I don't skip them per se. I'm just not so good about booking those appointments. But I'll be better! 
  11. Going to bed without washing and moisturizing her face. - I do! I have a nightly ritual thanks to my mom.
  12. Being “that person” who had a bit too much to drink at the office party. - I'm never the person who had a bit too much to drink. I'm the person who pretends she had a bit too much to drink. And then I have an excuse for the table dancing. 
  13. Crushing on Justin Bieber. - Ick! Gross! Barfed in my mouth! 
  14. Thinking she’s got it all figured out. - Ummm. Just ignore the opening paragraph of this post.
  15. Calling her father “daddy.” - I'm sorry, but I'm afraid I can't stop that. I'll always be his pumpkin and he'll always be my daddy. 
  16. Engaging in sibling rivalry. - Pffft. That's so juvenile. My brother and I didn't even fight when he was here last Sunday or compare the importance of our careers or anything.
  17. Trying to get by on her looks. - I never stood a chance. I'm an awkward winker. ;)
  18. Living paycheck to paycheck. - One thing that was instilled in me quite early growing up was the importance of saving money. Plus, I'm a bit of a cheapskate anyway. :P
  19. Expecting a man/knight in shining armor to swoop in and save her. - Well, if I need to be saved from a spider, then yeaaaah. I ain't touchin' it! 
  20. Aimlessly jumping from job to job. - I prefer the term 'leaping', actually. It's more graceful. 
  21. Using MySpace to pick up guys. - Never been there before. But it's possible I've used Facebook for more than my face.
  22. Expecting a man to do all the wooing. - Okay, that used to be me, but lately I feel like I've been doing most of the work and I'm tired and I just want to eat cake. 
  23. Wishing she had someone else’s life. - I'll admit that I've been guilty of this in the past, but then I think about how amazing my life is. I think about my family, my friends, and the path I've taken to get to this point. It's been an incredible adventure and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world! 
  24. Expecting everyone to drop everything because it’s her birthday.… - Well! You're here, aren't you? And 30 IS an important birthday. 
  25. …Or because her “boyfriend” of two weeks dumped her. - *scoffs* I don't get dumped. 
  26. Measuring her self-worth by a number on the scale. - I've never let the number on the scale determine my self-worth, but I have let it dictate my life before. And that's never happening again. 
  27. Being cheap. - Ummm. Can you all ignore the 'cheapskate' comment? 
  28. Quitting a job without having a new one lined up first (especially in this economy!). - I only did that once, sort of, but I was assured there was a job waiting for me. And it had flowers and candy and was holding a giant 'welcome to Alberta' sign. Yeah. Never happened. 
  29. Blaming her mother for all her issues. - *scoffs* I don't have issues. What? 
  30. Romanticizing her 20s. - Again, I ask you to ignore the opening paragraph of this post. 
There you have it, folks! I'm ready to embrace my thirties with open arms and I hope this decade is even more magical than the last one! :) Wishing you all a terrific day! 
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  1. Happy Birthday, Evelyn Jules! Enjoy the day!

  2. Good luck and welcome to the club (the 30's club). We don't have jackets but really cute wine glasses. See, this is the time when you pass on the keg stands and drink copious amounts of wine. Its how we cope.

    1. How about champagne glasses? I looooove me some champagne. Thanks for stopping by, Jen! Cheers! :)

  3. I have loved every stage/age of my life, with exception of turning twenty. For some reason leaving my teens bothered me. Once I got past that - everything clicked into place.
    This next birthday will see Maddie Sue version 5.3 (borrowed that off something I read - love it).
    Happy Birthday, Jules. Great post.

    1. I don't think the twenties bothered me as much. Turning 25, a quarter of a century, was a little more difficult to swallow. At first the idea of the big 3-0 was scary for me, but I think I'm ready for it now. Mind you, it'll probably take until June for it to fully hit me. :P Thanks for reading, Madison!

  4. Love the post! Love #3 in particular. Oh, and take it from me, you are never too old to call your daddy 'Daddy'. That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.

    Happy birthday, my darling. You are everything amiable and worthy. I esteem you greatly.

    That's Austen-speak for I love you. You know I'm too cool to just say it....

    ETA: Sheesh, just try to fix a typo.

    1. I am most humble and gracious, my dearest Margaret! You are a delightful human being. :*

  5. I really enjoyed the post! I remember thinking that my 30s were going to be 'my' decade, when I came into my own, but instead the decade passed by so fast I can barely remember it now. So I say slow down when you can and enjoy every bit of it! You have already accomplished so much, and I'm sure you'll build on those accomplishments even more during the next decade as I look on in amazement. Have a wonderful birthday!

    1. Good! I love it when people enjoy my posts! I will definitely take your advice, slow down, and enjoy every second of this new decade. :) Love you! xoxo

  6. Happy belated birthday, Evelyn! And I loved this list. How funny! Although....I have to admit I don't do any of those except buy from the juniors department. Well, to be truthful, it's the petite department. Not because I'm trying to buy clothes that make me feel young, but because that is the only department that I can fit in. Everything else, I swim in.

    *dodging shoes that are being thrown at me* me I'd rather not shop that department, because it feels very weird. However, I think now that I'm 40, I think most believe I'm shopping for my 14 year old daughter so its not so bad now.

    So tell me, Evelyn....what did you do to celebrate your 30th?

    1. My birthday is actually today, Renee! So you're not late at all. In fact, you're just in time for the party! No worries about shopping in the junior section. I think their stuff is totally cute (and it's cheaper!).

      I'm stuck at school for most of the day today, but tomorrow I plan on going snowboarding for the first time in my life. Hopefully I survive! lol

  7. Happy Birthday, Jules!! Hope you have a fantastic day and decade :-)
    I must say, I've always thought it was a marketing flaw for Juniors stores not to adapt to their customers. I mean The Body Shop and 5-7-9 could have had me for life, but instead they chose to snub me and make me feel old (and just when I finally had a real job and could afford to buy more clothes!)

    1. Thank you so much, Wendy! I've had an amazing day so far!

      I totally hear you on the Junior stores! We should open our own Junior store where we never make anyone ever feel old! Ever! :D