My good friend Shakes turned 30 today. From all reports it was a rough one for her. Lots of drinking and crying. Turns out Shakes is afraid she’s seen the best of life already and nothing else is ahead for her. Now Shakes knows I don’t even REMEMBER turning 30, but I recognize this is probably little consolation. So here is what I got for you sweetie:
You think your life is over but I think you are just beginning on the greatest adventure yet. You’ve gotten all the standard trappings out of the way and now you will focus on becoming the woman you want to be. You may find a new voice for yourself. You might completely recreate your identity. You may invent, build, design and/or bring forth a brand new type of wonderful the world doesn’t even know it needs yet. You are going to discover the beauty and the strength that we all see in you. You are going to celebrate and unleash your inner wild woman. So Im not sorry for you today. Im very happy. Happy that I know you. Happy that you turned 30. And happy that I get to witness the exciting adventure that will be your 30s. Happy birthday sunshine.