I turned 30 this week. Besides feeling awesome-r (hee hee), it’s given me a chance to reflect on the things I’m really grateful for. Is it possible to be grateful for the opportunity to feel grateful?
The things that friends are willing (or actually WANT) to do always get me. There are so many little things I want to write about here but I’ll just do an overview to save everyone from reading a novel.
Mark, Jessica, and Kevin planned a perfect, seamless day at Disneyland because WHERE ELSE WOULD A 30-YEAR OLD CELEBRATE HIS/HER BIRTHDAY?! Mark & Jessica got engaged last year at the park and were able to whip out some fairy dust. We had lunch at Club 33 (it’s an exclusive members club at the park and word on the street is there is a 12-year wait list), did not have to wait in ANY lines all day (they arranged for the same VIP tour that celebs get), got to drive the giant steamboat and toot the horn (!!!), and received VIP seating for the World of Color show. On top of that we ate churros, pretzels, looked for hidden Mickeys, and all that usual good Disney stuff. It was a GOOD DAY.
Carla threw me a dinner party and if there’s anything I know, it’s that Carla’s dinners are Awesome with a capital A. She knows I tend to eat “healthy” (with the exception of the occasional sweet tooth) so she prepared a baked Moroccan chicken, cous cous, and a kale/brussel sprout salad. In the end, all of that was canceled out by the decadent PEANUT BUTTER chocolate cake she made for dessert, specially made with Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted PB because she knows it’s my favorite.
I got to see some of my closest friends who I haven’t seen in a while and have quality conversation until 2:00am. Now that’s the good stuff!
I have some really amazing people in my life. I’m excited because I am heading up to the Bay Area in a bit to see my family, and you know that will be the icing on the cake! I am way too lucky.
Dear new decade: I am ready for ya!