~ LIFE AT 30 ~
Sep 28 – Exactly two weeks before my 30th, here I am at Starbucks Katipunan with my Chocolate Chip Cream, wondering what life at 30 could bring. While waiting for a friend, I asked some of my contacts on how they view this age and what are their thoughts that could be significant on this entry that I am writing.
- Life at 30, as many say, is the start of midlife crisis.
- Some believed that it is the start when metabolism is actually getting slower.
- I know a lot who dreamt of having their first million at this age.
- It is halfway to retirement.
- One is expected to be mature in all aspects.
- One should be, somehow, more stable financially and have a concrete plan for the future.
With these expectations, a friend described it as a roller coaster ride – being scared with the thought of moving forward to the unknown, wherein one will experience “ups and downs” and “twists and turns”. But the most important part of it is to enjoy the ride and be able to laugh out very loud.
Though uncertainties are present, it is very great to be reminded by the truth that I have nothing to worry as long as I know WHO holds my future. For now, all I can feel is a lot of excitement as I look forward to the celebrations that will take place for the next few weeks. Who wouldn’t be?
~ BLESSED TO BLESS ~
More than the material things, I am so blessed with great people that surround me. More than the foods and the gifts, I thank everyone for spending time to celebrate with me. In Tagalog, “nahipo ako“.
Thank you, everyone, for the cakes…
And cakes pa more…
~ 30 IS JUST A NUMBER ~
Another friend said that life at 30 is the same life she lives every day: gaining knowledge & experience and collecting memories with people she used to know and people she just met. 30 is just a number, like a new beginning of every day of her life.
She is right. Though I am still on my denial stage that I am now part of the “line of 3” group, it makes me more grateful for the 30 years of blessings, prosperity and abounding love that the Lord provided me.
To my family, relatives and friends who greeted me in different ways, I THANK YOU – from the bottom of my big heart.
P.S. One more thing I am sure of: I need to burn some fats after all these festivities. (Anneyong haseyo my 2nd chin, we saw each other again).