The Thirtieth Year

I’ve done it. I’ve managed to reach the grand old age of thirty by failing at every societal standard laid before me – my index finger is ringless, my hair is fashionably grey, my uterus is rotting to the sound of my spinsterhood and I have dared to have a good time nonetheless. Who would’ve thought that being a disgrace would be such an adventure? They should’ve made it less exciting, and catered it to my attraction to procrastination.

My 2016 looked like this:

Yay! #books #bookstagram #bookworm #goodreads

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1. I managed to read 48 books I can officially claim to have read. There are some I can’t claim to have read on account of threat of jail. Aren’t banned books the best?

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2. I got to hang out with sea-turtles!

3. I got the Broseph to come visit me. We had so much fun, his trip ended with me getting pneumonia (fun times!)

I just died and went to heaven! #panda

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4. I got to see a Panda LIVE!!!

5. I got to hug my baby niece and spend 2 whole weeks being bullied by her (it was the best feeling in the world!)

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Thailand
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Kerala, India.

5. I got to see 15 new places in Thailand. Not to mention the great towns we got to explore in Kerala, India, over Christmas.

2017 is my 30th year and I intend to go after adventure and happiness with the same (if not slightly more exaggerated) vigour! After all, I read some potty graffiti recently that said “Do more of what you love!”. If that’s not a sign, then I don’t know what is.

Happy 2017 all! Let’s make this one count!

12 thoughts on “The Thirtieth Year

  1. 2016 certainly seemed fulled of adventure for you. And now, Happy 2017! Hope your thirtieth is your best year. 😊✨ Also, agree with “doing more of what one loves”… Great reminder! Hope you’re doing good.

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  2. That’s a pretty good record of activities, except I’d recommend skipping the pneumonia bit. Another four books would have made it one a week! So, now, for your dirtieth … er … thirtieth year, how do you cap all of that?

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    1. Now that you’ve done the math for me, I might try the one book a week thing. Although I’m not sure how badly I’d fail at that. I might thinking of visiting the great lands of South Africa?

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