I remember when 30 was my scary year and then I turned 30 and I was like....ok.... 35 is the new scary year....
Well....I don't think I have a new scary year....which tells me that maybe I have matured a bit when it comes to thinking about aging.
Cuz I feel like I know a lot more than when I was 30....but I don't really feel any older. So what's wrong with that? Nothing really.
I feel more settled than when I was 30...have a better understanding of what my morals and ethics are...I feel like I understand my job more.....feel more comfortable with what I want in my relationships and friendships.
Nothing wrong with that at all!
So when I was thinking about a birthday post I was like...maybe I should do 35 things about me to celebrate the number of years I am turning....but that felt like I was beating a dead horse...cuz I don't know if there are 35 things I want to share about myself!
So I settled on 10. Nice even number.
|A carefully curated selfie so that I can look back at my 35 year old self.|
Let's go with the random, boring facts!!
1) I used to take painting lessons.
I don't think I was that good...but my best friend took them...and I liked the idea of painting. I have one painting that I did in my house....in a drawer.
2) I used to.....
ok... let's start over again...these are superficial things about me...that no one probably cares about...let's get to the nitty gritty.
1) I am a feminist.
Yup....and I married one too.
2) I am non-spiritual, non-religious....but I support your right to chose religion. I am driven by human compassion.
3) I am a straight ally. What does that mean? I support equal rights no matter your identified sexuality or gender.
4) I support choice.
5) I seek diversity...I love learning about other cultures, ethnicities...there is no need for intolerance.
6) I believe in science.
7) I believe women have remarkable bodies..we can carry and/or feed a baby, run a marathon, work 12 hour days, solve problems....what's not to love?
8) I support families who have children with special needs: physical, social/emotional, behavioural, developmental...I have been bit, hit, yelled at, had to help kids out from under my desk....they all leave a mark on my heart and I remember them.
9) I believe in early intervention...because why should we look back with regret?
10) I believe we all know someone in poverty. Understanding and assistance is what they need...not suspiciousness and ignorance.
These are 10 things that I possibly knew before I was 30...but definitely know now that I am 35.
So why look back!?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!
(And Ringo Starr...cuz we share the same birthday)