Tomorrow I turn 30. I am not really dreading it as I imagined, not looking forward to it either. I think the only thing I do dread is responding to people inquiring my age. I am well aware that thirty is not old, or middle aged, or even a thing to really think about. It’s just that being in your 20’s sounds fun. Being in your thirties sounds like a terrific time to buy a home, or start a 401K, neither of which this paycheck-to-paycheck girl thinks about.

I took a full three minutes to sit and think about my twenties tonight. I swear they were the longest decade as of yet. At twenty I was married, twnety-two I had The Max, twenty-three ‘left’, twenty-four was divorced, twenty-five I moved halfway across the country to start a business. At twenty-eight sold said business and started school.

In my twenties I lived twelve homes in five area codes in two states. I changed my mind four times of what I wanted to pursue as a career. I think that’s what is meant to happen. In your twenties things change fast and insanely. In your thirties is maybe when things settle a bit. I hope they do. A schedule of sorts sounds nice.

Anyhow, I am thirty. It’s gonna be awesome. If you are bored on Friday come to Billy’s Tavern in St. Paul and give me a dollar for the jukebox, I fully plan on taking it over. The address is 857 Grand Ave. I’m not even kidding, you had better be there.

About kristiane

killing spiders with my laser eyes.
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12 Responses to 30

  1. tg says:

    As an addition to the Billy’s invite:

    Anyone that shows up at Billy’s bar, wishes Kristiane a Happy Birthday, and mentions “The Pilver”…I will buy them a free drink. No joke. Kristiane+Happy Birthday+The Pilver = free drink.

    It’ll be awesome.

  2. stephanie says:

    happy bday. i cant come to your party becuz it’s too far to go alone and i have no baysitter.

    have a great bday and party hard!

  3. Billy says:

    It’s midnight. Officially, Happy Birthday! Welcome to 30. πŸ˜€

  4. Hazard says:

    30! You’re young!
    And I’m not just saying that just to be nice. πŸ˜€

  5. Augusto says:

    I’m closing in on double your age and I can say with all certainty that, while I’m continuing to enjoy a wonderful life, my 30’s were my favorite decade. Finally making good money, in a great relationship, getting into international travel, neat place to live, fun car to drive. All good.

    Happy birthday.

  6. Amy says:

    aah, first billy and now you, i am feeling less “older” than you guys now that we’re in the same decade, and i’m only 33, but it still feels better now. πŸ˜‰

    it’s a long way to your next milestone birthday, and this is the last truly funnish one. have a great day!

  7. Michele says:

    Welcome to 30! Tomorrow I will be finishing my 30’s (39). The 30’s have treated me well, as they will you! Enjoy!
    And remember, you are only as old as you feel. I personally feel like I am in my 20’s.

  8. Greg says:

    Happy, happy birthday Kristiane! If I didn’t live so far away I’d be there at Billy’s Tavern to buy you your favorite beverage and give you a ten dollar bill so you could truly take over that juke box. Have fun!

  9. Greg says:

    Geez, I forgot to mention this: We were almost born on the same day of the same month. I’m the 6th.

  10. essaytch says:

    Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday, Kritiaaaaannnnneeee! Happy Birthday to you!

    At the end of February, I turn 30 as well…at which time I will be happy to wallow with you. Come to Seattle. Let’s drink.

  11. Michael says:

    oh geez…happy belated!

    I’m pretty sure you’re the coolest and hippest 30 year old I know. =)

  12. mklasing says:

    Wish I could have come by to say hi–I started to drive up but then I remembered that I live in Houston and it would take about 26 hours–and I figured it would be over by then.

    Seriously–I hit 40 this year so everytime you feel bad about retiring the 20’s think of me and laugh that you are not this old.


    Happy Birthday-Murphy

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