As Lucky mentioned last week, Sunday was my birthday. I’m 27 now and it doesn’t feel any different than 26, or 22 for that matter. Except the fact that I’m closer to 30, which bums me out. But people keep saying 30 is the new 20, so I’m going to believe it.
I know we drone on a lot about how we’re single and how everyone else our age is married and having babies and wah wah poor us. Honestly, when I was a little girl and I thought all the time about what my life would be like when I was 27. For starters, I was expecting to be married, to Zac Hanson/JTT (depending on the year).
Which clearly I’m still in the running for. I was never one to be all about having babies though, from a pretty young age I knew that I would wait until I was in my mid thirties before I would start popping out noise makers. I mean, why ruin a hot bod before its necessary? And when I start having babies that will most likely also be the end of it too. Twins would be the ideal situation so I can get 2 for the price of one and be done.
Anyway, the point is that I’m 27 and my life is nothing like what I expected it to be. I thought I would be married, not living in the big city, not hating my job, and that life would be peachy. With the exception of my job sucking donkey, I’m pretty happy with where I’m at. I don’t rely on anyone for money, some dude doesn’t run my life, and somehow I’ve held it together enough to not have a nervous breakdown and stab my co-workers in the eyes with pencils.
For my birthday celebration I went to visit a friend that lives in a college town with her mom. When we were younger, hanging out with people’s parents was really a buzz kill, but since we’ve all become legal to drink it’s a lot more fun now. Anyway, my friend’s mom is recently divorced and her new divorcee outlook on life is pretty much spot on with how I want to lead the rest of my life. Her new motto is that she only wants to surround herself with people who bring light to her life, and people whose life she brings light to. Yeah it’s kind of hippie dippie, but that’s her and she makes a good point. It also lines up with what Lucky and I have been saying for a while now, that the negative people need to get the fuck out. Since we’ve both been lacking the drama in our lives lately, I’d say we’re doing a pretty good job at that, with the exception of our work lives.
Since things are probably going to start going downhill after 27, I thought it best to make a list of all the things I’d like to accomplish before my 28th birthday, you know that’s the new thing to do 35 things to do before 35 blah blah, so I’m doing 28 things to do before I turn 28 – most of mine aren’t life changing so don’t get too excited. I will however keep everyone updated on my progress of marking things off the list:
- Quit my job
- Find a new job
- Move closer to hometown
- Have sex with Zac Efron and/or Ryan Gosling and ultimately trick one of them into marrying me
- Visit Las Vegas (almost there!)
- Get over my fear of having people touch my feet and get a pedicure
- Buy a new car
- Go on a date with a stranger
- Start a retirement savings account outside of the one my job offers
- Do Lucky’s infamous 14 day detox
- Finish learning to play the piano
- Buy living room/dining room furniture
- Complete a painting
- Pay off a student loan
- Take the GRE
- Apply for Masters programs
- Put money aside for mine and Lucky’s 30th birthday Euro trip
- Lose 8 pounds/tone up
- Buy a new camera
- Visit a winery
- Get renters insurance
- Try a gluten free diet
- Get the mole on my neck that bugs me removed
- Do something selfless to help out a stranger
- Take myself on an awesome date, that means a nice dinner and a movie – alone (already know which movie I’m going to see!)
- Volunteer some time to a good cause
- Buy the best anti-wrinkle/eye firming cream out there
- Find the DeLorean and Doc Brown, and take a drive back to my 18th birthday so I can do it all over again