In just three short days, I will be 30. And I’m in crisis.
I wasn’t in crisis. I didn’t think much of it actually. One day I’m 29, the next I’m 30- so what? What’s the big deal? Well, according to everyone else it’s not only a big deal it’s a HUGE deal. A life altering huge deal.
Exhibit A. I was out to lunch with my friend who asked me, “Oh my God it’s almost your birthday are you freaking out yet???”. Ummmm no. I really wasn’t. I just frowned and asked her, “Should I be?”. “Of course you should, we are old now!”.
Ok… so recap. I’m not gonna be old on Wednesday, but I will be on Thursday…?
Exhibit B. Another friend, while shopping. “So.. are you ok?’ Me, while confused “Yeah I think so, why?”. “Well just because of the whole 30 thing”.
Oh, so now it’s a thing? Does everyone know this stuff but me? It’s like I’m about to join some horrible gang that I know nothing about but everyone else is terrified of. The way people are reacting makes me feel like they know something I don’t. The worst part is, I thought I was happy! I mean, I think I am right? I have great family, great friends, a job I love… all in all I don’t have anything to complain about it. But everyone is saying I’m not supposed to be happy…what am I missing? Can you be unfulfilled and not know it? Did I just end up in a crisis because I’m NOT in a crisis???
And that’s how you end up in a crisis you didn’t even know you had.