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30 Before 30!

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There…. the cat’s out of the bag. I will be turning 30 before this year is over and I’m darn excited about it! Somehow in our society, talking about our age and getting older has become an uncomfortable topic, an embarrassing confession, an area of denial or something we physically try to stop. I myself have never understood this phenomenon. Okay sure, as a teenager I never wanted to admit my age when I met older friends because I was worried they would think I wasn’t ‘cool’  because of how old I was. But as an adult, I have just never understood what there is to hide!? With each passing year I am prouder and prouder to admit my age, because it’s one more year I have been blessed to live and 365 more days I was able to fill with memories. Who cares how old we all are… it’s not a number that we have ANY control over, it increases annually for EVERY single person, and two digits placed side by side in chronological order determines NOTHING about who someone is. So celebrate that number!

But until I tumble in my next decade, I am going to celebrate the one that I am in by having a personal going away party for my 20’s! I decided to commit 30 random acts of kindness in the last 30 days before I turn 30. Being able to put a smile on someone’s face every single day until my birthday is probably the best gift I can give myself! I’d rather fill my soul with acceptance and happiness before blowing out those candles, because who wants to dread their birthday?! So here’s to a new challenge and another memory to add to my soul! Heck I may even add another wrinkle around my eyes before the big 30 by smiling a little extra.

~Carpe Diem~

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