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Monday, April 30, 2012

Reflections of a 30 Year-Old Baby

I came across this 1997 hit Glamour article last week on “Facebook” (of course). If you have not yet read it, here is a link : Turning 30 : 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know

I'm going to start out by saying that I quite like it. Excuse me while I duck to dodge random objects being darted in my direction. Ouch! 

I think it is a light and fun read and not to be taken too seriously or literally. But I do think it offers an opportunity for reflection and highlights that for many of us (myself included) turning 30 felt like a "how the heck did I get here already" moment. And while I do not "tick" all of the boxes on the list, I get what the article is trying to say. 

I'm going to try to explain myself and I am never very good at doing this. 

According to the list @ 30 you should have ...
 - one old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you've come
 - a decent piece of furniture
 - a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill and a black lace bra

Now I don't take any of those literally but it did force me to reflect on my perception of love, dating, & relationships over the years and how much I have grown and matured. Just ask H. He'll tell you I was crazy. My most prized piece of furniture is a hardwood dining table and six chairs that I bought second hand for $75. And while it is my husband who owns the screwdriver and drill, I am usually the one showing him how to use them. I don't actually own a black lace bra but I'd like to, only because it is sexy and we all need to feel sexy sometimes. 

What I'd like to say is that we shouldn't take ourselves, or this list too seriously. There is no fun in that and life is fun, or well, it should be. 

1 comment:

  1. Did you get a black, lace bra for mother's day? :-)