3.05.2015

A Thirty-Something in London

My Birthday Selfie! 
Hey guys, long time no blog. Whoops! I was settling in. And by settling in I mean going to the corner pub and having a pint.

This past Tuesday, I became a "thirty-something." This is not something I was fretting about; however, I did become rather contemplative when my friend told me 10 minutes before midnight, "Enjoy the last few minutes of your twenties!" I definitely had an existential "WHOA" moment right then and there--I thought about how fast a decade goes and how a turn into your thirties is indeed symbolic. I do still think we attach too much meaning to 30 sometimes. I don't think you have to be in any one spot or position when you turn thirty (i.e. married, perfect job, etc.), but I will confess that thirty is more than just a number.

ANYWAY, forgive my soliloquy. I did want to show you what I did on my actual 30th (which was March 3rd). I was too lazy to bring out my nice camera, so iPhone shots it is!

Started the day off with some tea (obviously). 


Went to pub quiz (where we lost). I also proceeded to spill that red wine on my white sweater (UGH!). Which really means that I had a good time. 

The morning after I spent the day trying to do work but really waging a battle with my friend's cat...

 I wanted to work, she wanted me to pet her, so she kept trying to lay in between me and the keyboard (smart little cat!). She also tried to steal my ravioli...
She ended up winning in the end, so really I didn't get much work done. 

This morning I'm quite happy because I have fresh coffee, and because blogging. Cheers, guys! 

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14 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! My sister says the thirties are the best. I shall be there soon too ;)

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  2. I became a thirty-something last year and I was similar to you - I wasn't stressed about it but I got seriously contemplative about everything! Sounds like you had a great day and aren't pub quizzes so much fun? Even when you lose (which I mostly do) I still seem to have a great time x

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  3. I totally think thirties will be calmer and less confusing! Thanks Jillian <3

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  4. Pub quizzes are actually the best because they always are hilarious. Even when I spilled red wine on myself! Here's to 30!!

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  5. Like you said, you're not going to change overnight, but I still believe approaching a new decade signifies new beginnings which is a reason in and of itself to celebrate. And celebrate you did. :)

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  6. Happy Belated Birthday!! Looks like you had a fun time celebrating. Such cute photos - that cat is adorable. Hope you managed to rescue that jumper as it's such a pretty one! I love anything eiffel tower themed. xxx

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  7. ElleSees.blogspot.com5:09 AM, March 06, 2015

    i cried the night before my 30th but have ended up liking my 30s more. you will too!

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  8. It's in the wash now so I will soon find out! AHHH!

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  9. happy belated birthday :) cats always win! i love the jumper you spilled wine on - i always spill something on myself when i'm wearing white, its a bit ridiculous!

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  10. Thanks, Kristen :) I was able to save the jumper, so yay!

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  11. Happy Birthday Ashley! I have taken a long hiatus from the blogosphere as Rubbersoul/Sunfollower but still lurk around now and then. Happy to see you still blogging away - whoa, has it really been 10 years? I am thinking of stating a new blog on Wordpress. Anyway - congrats on 30 years of a life well lived...so far!

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  12. Whoa...HEY! It's been a long time! You should start a new blog :D Always enjoyed reading it! Let me know if you do, please!

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  13. so cute! happy birthday!!!!!

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