30 September 2007

being 30 and some truths

We had a super fun party for my 30th last night, but I'll be honest and say that the photos really suck. We had family photos taken that one person or another was rolling their eyes in and/or looking dead, or a child was ruining or something or other and really I just couldn't share them. There is one of me that nicely shows of one of THREE new necklaces I received as gifts. This one is from Aley and I love it. Interlinked silver odd-shaped circular-ish bits on a chain. Gorgeous!
And of course we had to re-create the now infamous tongues all-out. Not quite as cute, but we're all 10 years older so maybe we're not as flawless, but we're all wiser and richer. Or something. We definitely still love eachother. Rhi's back decided to spasm out so after decorating and preparing basically everything for the party, she spent most of the rest of the night on the couch. Poor thing. Aley got drunk and we decided today that she really should have eaten more. I, on the other hand, kept nice and busy and chatty and made awesomely strong martinis for everyone all night (even though we were supposed to only start with one or two and then move on to something less deadly). The bathtub was filled with fine beer and Janice bought me white crocs. I wanted to murder her, but I managed to give them away to our flamboyant friend John (or maybe one of my neices absconded with them...not sure).

PS on that shot. Notice other gorgeous necklace. 2 necklace changes and 3 costume changes for me. I was the birthday girl, afterall...

The truth about turning 30 is that is IS actually kind of a big deal. I've been excited rather than dreading it, and I denied being at all scared/anxious/upset about it. However, I did spend the early part of the week in tears. I'm not sure if this is because of turning 30, or the fact that I'm changing jobs, taking a pay cut and starting to be a self-employed contract employee, or the fact that I was totally PMSing...but I think perhaps a combination of all three. Needless to say, The Gratitude Project has been on hold as, well, I've been feeling slightly less than grateful lately. But I'm trying. Definitely trying. The whole cognitive behaviour thing...I do believe in it, and I think it works. The Gratitude Project will resurface as soon as I've had some time to settle into a new work routine, the fall/winter routine and lifestyle, when I'm feeling less of a creative funk, and of course when I'm feeling it again.

This I know for sure: 30 is going to be a year of change and a year of trials. It's going to be satisfying and hard. I want to work hard and feel success. The truth is, I'm really excited about being 30. Woo!

xog

9 comments:

Nicole said...

30 will be good for you my friend! Cant wait to give you a birthday hug this week - course I wont be sticking my tongue out! lol!! love the necklaces :)

Amy said...

30 isn't so bad! Welcome to adulthood ;) Happy Birthday!

sarah said...

30 looks beautiful on you!
love that first picture.

so glad you had a nice party!

:)

deb said...

Happy birthday, Gen!

***tiffany said...

you look as beautiful as ever. LOVE the circle necklace, and totally laughed at your "costume" changes..Happy birthday!! (late is always better than never.)

Michelle said...

Happy birthday!! =) Sounds like a fun night!

suzi finer said...

happy happy!
love.

Kathy Bishop (aka scrappinkat) said...

Gen girl! Changing jobs and turning 30 - if you need me buzz anytime :D Thinking of ya, and wishing you a late happy bday! {{hugs}}

Lu said...

the 30s are wonderful. welcome to them, G!