Do you know what today is? March 31? Yes.
It’s also the last day I’m going to be 23. (For those that can’t count, my birthday is TOMORROW, April 1). It shouldn’t matter that much. 24 is not that big a deal after 23 right? I mean, after 21…isn’t 30 the big one? No wait…it’s 25. Oh yeah! That’s why I’m freaking out a little. Just a little…because I see grey hairs on my head yet when I look through the mirror, I see this girl who is still ready to crash at any given moment and will giggle uncontrollably at something super lame the next.
Unfortunately, in addition to the fat-ass gene (Literally) and the just-big-enough boob gene (Actually, thanks for that), my parents have passed on some genetic gems: Grey hair that will sneakily take over my beautiful brown hair…by the time I’m 32. Possible early menopause as well. Thanks grandma! Stress…Is that even a gene? It should be. I’ve never been one to worry about age until recently. It’s like…people expect things from me now.
“Where did you go to school?”
“Oh I’m still going…I’m going for a 10 year record.”
“What do you do?”
“I twat all day. Oh you mean for a job? I deal with people throwing temper tantrums.”
“Oh are you married?”
“What do you want to do with your life?”
“Well, I wanted to be a lawyer…and then I wanted to have a suga daddy…the sex slave thing started to sound good for a while there. Now, I’m not so sure. Why, are you hiring?”
“So you write?”
“What do you write?”
“*looks around…whispers* What do you need written?”
My life has derailed in a major way. I know this. But the good thing is…there are plenty of trains out there right? I should just catch the next one.
So…24. Hmmm…Jack Bauer.
I think I just came.
So this is the year I…
Move out. Huge, if you’ve known me for longer than 5 minutes, you already know.
Finish my degree? Possibly.
Launch my business? Quite possibly.
Travel off the east coast? After I move out, fo’ sure.
Publish my first book? It might just be an e-book but yes.
Start dating? *blank stare* We’ll come back to that one.
Derail and have to rethink my plans? Most likely.
Find a reason to laugh everyday? Without a doubt.
Intimidate people by being as real as it gets? I don’t think I have a choice.
Be afraid? Aren’t we all sometimes?
Make new friends, get stronger with the old ones & weed out the shit ones? Every.day.
Live? Even if it terrifies me.
What was a turning point in your life? Which birthday was the most significant? When did the biggest changes happen in your life? Do you want to add any more to my list of things to experience by the time I’m*gasp* 25?
PS: For the DC Peeps…Birthday week Schedule:
Tue: Lunch with LiLu (Well, if our work schedules don’t kill us first). Happy Hour With the Cool Kids.
Wed: Lunch (Open for now if anyone wants to take me up. Yes, that is my birthday. COME ON). Happy Hour @ Lucky’s with coworkers…If you want to swing by and say Happy Birthday, that’s where I’ll be.
Thurs: Lunch is open for now.
Friday: Third Annual PQ Birthday Shenanigans Lunch @ Rumors with Meg. (TMI Thursday this week will be about LAST year’s shenanigans…Oh yeah…it’ll be good.)