The Roaring 20’s

As I write I have minimal time left.  Yes, tomorrow (the 15th) is my birthday, and I’ll be the dreaded 30. I guess I have just been too busy to really think about it, until C mentioned just now that I have an hour and half left in my 20’s.  So to day I had my last afternoon walk in my 20’s.  My last slice of pizza in my 20’s (classy, I know).  I brushed my teeth for the last time in my 20’s.  When the girls wake me up at 3 am I’ll be 30.  I hope I can even get out of bed without my bones creaking and giving way underneath me.

In my 20’s I:

  • Moved into my first apartment
  • Fell in love
  • Went to Vegas
  • Got married (no, not while in Vegas)
  • Did a lot of drinking
  • Graduated from college
  • Worked
  • Worked some more
  • Bought my first car
  • Travelled to Mexico
  • Climbed to the top of the pyramid at Chichen Itza
  • Played softball
  • Met some of the best friends I’ve had in a long time
  • Drove from Austin to North Carolina with a flatulent 5 year old
  • Voted for the first time
  • Bought a house
  • Drove 5 hours from Raleigh to Washington DC with only Coldplay’s X & Y CD in the car – good CD, but not over and over and over again.
  • Saw the White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, and Capitol building
  • Took a picture of a protestor in front of the White House, only to later find out that it was not a protestor at all, but part of a movie set (they were shooting The Sentinel with  Michael Douglas and Keifer Sutherland while we were there.  Unfortunately all we saw  were their director’s chairs)
  • Got my picture taken next to the famous self portrait of Vincent Van Gogh
  • Exhibited my artwork
  • Threatened a gallery owner with a lawsuit if he didn’t return said artwork to me – little did he know I didn’t even have a lawyer
  • Played a lot of poker
  • Travelled to Mexico – again
  • Got pregnant – not in Mexico, although that was the idea
  • Split an egg
  • Gave birth to 2 gorgeous girls
  • Realized nothing is as important to me as my family.

Good bye 20’s!  We had a lot of fun didn’t we?  But I guess it’s inevitable.  Enough looking back.  Time to look forward and wait and see what my 30’s have in store for me.  God, I’m old.

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