I know that you know I’ve already turned 30 last year but I intend to turn 30 again for 9 more times until it’s no longer fashionable to do so. Actually, you know what? No, screw that, I’m glad to be 31. And I’ve decided that whatever age I get, I’ll be happy to wear it proud.
In the past year, I’ve become a mother of 3 awesomesauce kids. I’ve given out about about 10,950 cuddles, read 1,080 stories, kissed 127 boo boos and whispered too many I love you’s for me to count. I’ve packed up the kids and left for a holiday on the very day we decided to fly. We’ve danced in the rain (with raincoats of course), made terrible looking crafts and sang silly songs till we ran out of silly words.
Honestly, I didn’t think I’d be having this much fun at 30.
I think sometimes we get stressed out about our age because there are all these lists about all the things we’re supposed to have done by the time we turn 30, obviously made by overachievers and people with far too much time on their hands.
To that I say that it’s ok to make our own lists. Lists of things we’d like to do after 30 because we spent the last 30 years living our lives the way we wanted to.
So at 31, here’s my list.
1. Have another kid. Ha ha ha, I kid. Or not. I’m still mulling over this one.
2. Do a cartwheel. I tried learning this at age 7, fell over on my ass and never tried it again. It’s time for that to change.
3. Cook. Well technically I can cook, but it’s not anything I’d like to serve to another human being. At some point in my life, I’ll be able to cook. And babe, you can stop celebrating now.
4. While we’re at that, I’m going to learn how to make one of those fancy desserts with French names that require the use of a blow torch.
5. Run a marathon. I’ve noticed that women past 30 like to pick up running. I’m turning into one of those women.
6. Travel. Visit every continent. Revisit places we’ve been to and discover new places. Maybe even check out an igloo and make friends with a penguin.
7. Go camping with the kids. With a real tent and campfire and everything.
8. And a bonus one where I stop wishing I had someone else’s life. Mine is mine and I’ll make it awesome.