Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Officially in my 30s...

And how do you celebrate your 30th? By pretending you're a kid and heading to Disneyworld!! We went up the day before my birthday and were there a total of 5 nights. Five days at the parks was both a blast and exhausting. I loved seeing Dylan see all this stuff for the first time and Jason was totally a sport, even though it was a million degrees. My favorite times were at Magic Kingdom, where there were hardly any waits and I could just walk on to all the rides on a whim and ride them over and over. Can't beat that!

2009-09-12 Magic Kingdom (41)

2009-09-13 MK (58)

2009-09-13 Magic Kingdom (58)

hollywood 5

2009-09-16 Both Kingdoms (69)

Yup, I'm now in my thirties. I don't know what to think about this new milestone, even though I've spent a good portion in one way or another obsessed by it for a good portion of my 29th year. I did not want to be that person who obsesses, but nevertheless I was. It's not that I'm just a drama queen, it's just that my own mortality has come into focus and all the violence and sadness around me and in the world suddenly at once felt like it all could, and would, happen to me at some point. I've always been under the belief that bad things happen to other people, and I realize death and illness happen to everyone, and suddenly the tick tocck timer was running out. I'm working on not obsessing on that, but the fact of the matter is that one day that pain in my arm will be my heart stopping or that car running the red light might run into me and one day I will be walking towards the proverbial light. So what to do in the meantime?

I assume more Disney once we've recovered from this, some more travels, more milestones and some good times in between. Definitely need to start working towards some new goals so I can grow as a person and bask in the glory of being me =)


mrsdinlv said...

I hear ya on obsessing a little about bad things happening. I've been like ever since Ainslie was born. All of a sudden I felt like I mattered and it freaked me out that it would make a difference in her life whether I lived or died. I try not to dwell on it though.

How fun that you guys went to Disney World! I LOVE that place and it looks like you had fun. Dylan looks so much like Jason in the picture on the tea cups. Happy 30th!

mama2ainslie said...

The comment above was from me, Kory. For some reason I can't get signed into my normal account...

Kache said...

Happy belated!

I think Disney is a perfect place to spend your 30th.

Now, I've got the proverbial light on my mind...

ellen s. said...

look how fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

welcome to 30, sister. enjoy the ride, it is fabulous!

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