About today…

Recently, I was driving to work and a thought occurred to me. In just a few short weeks, on February 22nd, I will turn 28 years old. TWENTY EIGHT. That is almost 30. I’m turning almost 30. As I realized what this meant, my palms got a little sweaty, and my heart started beating a little faster.

For those of you that are 30+, please do not take offense when I say that I’m kinda freaking out about turning 30. Thirty is an adult age. Thirty is when you can no longer use “youth” as an excuse for not having your life together. There are lots of age-related milestones before you turn 30, but after 30, it all just sort of washes into middle age. And then old age.

For about ten minutes, I had a full-blown, age-related panic attack. And then, another thought occurred to me.

On February 22nd, I will be 27. Not 28. So I have a full year before an almost-30 freak out is warranted. Until then, I’ll just worry about the fact that I’m already forgetting how old I am.

Happy Birthday to me!

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7 Responses to “About today…”


  1. 1 corrinadarling February 22, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Ha! I spent all of this past year thinking I’m 28 when I’m really 27. Apparently, 27 is when you really start to lose it…

  2. 2 Jennifer Freeman February 22, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I’m not gonna lie, 30 was hard. But I’m 36 and don’t look a day over 29 … so never fear, dear!

  3. 3 Mandy Gray February 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Rosemary – Congrats on your birthday discovery! I, unfortunately, had the REAL turning 28 panic attack 3 months ago…but then John reminded me that it wasn’t 30 I should be crying about, it’s 31. So in conclusion I say you really have 4 more years to celebrate your youth and 2 more until freak out mode 🙂

    Love reading your blog and hope all is well!

  4. 4 Maggie February 22, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    As someone who is 32, firmly established in my 30’s at this point, I have to say the best part of growing up is realizing you don’t NEED an excuse for not having your life together, as long as you’re having fun.

  5. 5 nicole b. February 23, 2012 at 9:41 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! That’s too funny about forgetting your age. I’ve actually done it myself! I am 28; I’ll be 29 in May. I’m actually looking forward to my 30s. My 20s have been fun, but I’ve been such a reckless young thing (at times), especially in my early 20s. I’m ready to settle into a new decade. Something about my 30s actually appeals to me… like I’m gonna wake up and be this confident WOMAN instead of this crazy girl, ha! xo.

  6. 6 Beth February 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    At least you didn’t turn 29 on Feb 22nd…that was a bummer. Just one last year to live up my twenties. AND I have grey hairs coming in all over the friggin place. Talk about age-related anxiety.

    The truth though, is that I am ok with getting older as long as I can do it with grace and poise…that is literally what I mumble to myself every time I feel like throwing a temper tantrum circa my 16 year-old self. Grace and poise…grace and poise…

    Happy birthday, Rosemary!


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