I just turned 30. I’m now older than 42% of Americans.
Not totally sure if I’m pumped about this or not. People say that I’m now old enough to know what needs to be done – yet young enough to still do it. I hope they are right. I do have a 99.003% chance of making it to age 40 – so that’s something to be pumped about.
Up-and-coming will no longer describe me — does that mean I’m “there”? I like to think I’m still on my way.
81% of women have been married by age 30, 72% of men… I’m on track there. What other things was I supposed to have done by now? Meh – ‘supposed to’ is boring… I’m happy with what I’ve accomplished.
“You’re younger than I expected” was something I got used to hearing when meeting people for the first time. I’ll need to recalibrate my expectations.
I loved my later teens and 20’s – I had a great time and the world was laid out before me. I might have uncovered a bit of the map now, but I believe there is still a lot left — my dreams still exceed my memories — so I’m good to go…
Speaking of people that have big dreams … Here is an engagement session from last fall: Kelly and Justin, and their dog. We strode around Minnehaha Park in St. Paul and took full advantage of the off-leash dog park. I’ve got to get my guy down there sometime too…