Tuesday, January 02, 2007

2007:The year before 30...


In my 29th year of living, I resolve to refuse to believe that the age of 30 magically makes everything more difficult. This year I will prepare to be 29 forever. If I have another child, I will lose the weight quickly, my bones will not begin to ache, I will still eat with abandon, my mind will be ever sharper, I will acquire new talents and polish up on forgotten old ones, It will not be difficult to stay up late and function fully the next day, all my body parts will remain perky, and I will kiss my husband as if he just asked me to marry him.

Okay, perhaps there's a hint of denial in the above paragraph, but it's the principle that counts. I don't fear aging, only the effects of it!

Happy New Year!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know 3o seems so scary, but I didn't notice any changes until 32. So you may have a few extra years until the effects start to kick in. Then by the time you are old like me (35) you start to not care that you are old anymore and just decide to be happy with who you are.
Happy New Year!

Tasha said...

I LOVED turining 30! So liberating! Now, I am having a little anxiety about 31 because then I am "in my 30's"...

I've missedyou! That's a great picture!

Jordan said...

Chanel! That is so good to hear that I may have a few more years! I never thought I'd be the type to dread getting older, but, hey! I know that I WILL eventually reach that "angle of repose" for age and settle into whatever I am and whomever I will become.

Jordan said...

Tasha, that picture was taken by Craig right after we moved to Phoenix, we were in this little townhome--it seems like yesterday in ways.

rebecca said...

I LOVE that photo of you and your first 2.
30 was fine, but at 31 you are officially "in your 30's." (Listen to me - wise old 32, sage advice from the elderly.)
I am very impressed that you still care to stay up late, have ANY perky body parts after 3 pregnancies, and are entering the new year with such robust albeit blind courage. I will cheer you on, Jordan! Enjoy 2007 and the kissing!

rebecca said...

maybe "brash" -- "blind" sounds harsh while I intended to compliment your, um, spunk. Blinders are good for aging, which you don't appear to be doing, yet. Yes, "brash."
:)

michelle said...

I love it. I'm coming up on 36 and I don't think I have any perky parts left, but I have discovered I can still stay up late and function the next day! I can still eat with abandon, too, I just have to suffer the effects of it. (I can't remember when I didn't!)

The only thing that bothers me about getting older is graying hair and wrinkles. I will cheer you on in your attempts to stay young!

TX Girl said...

LOVE the post. I decided to celebrate my 30th birthday. I even wore a shirt that stated "30 is the new 21". 30 isn't all that bad- you become so much wiser to the "younger" crowd. HA

Anonymous said...

30 was a good year for me too. It was the year I gave birth to my last child. I haven't noticed any significant changes other than some wrinkles here and there. Of course I guess I can't give any wise information since I am 31.5.

Your skin is BEAUTIFUL and frame so thin, I don't think you have too much to worry about. Happy New YEar!!

Jill said...

Turning 30 is totally wonderful. I turn 36 this year and that's officially on the way to 40, so that's pretty freaky.

You're cute and thin so 30 shouldn't be painful for you at all. It's all a state of mind!

Email me woman, we need to discuss lunch details for tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

I turned 30 a few months back. I didn't think much of it then but lately have been asking myself questions like, Am I too old to be wearing this?
Hope you had a great vacation!

ingrid said...

Jordan,
I too am in my 29th year and I plan to live it up for the next ten years! When is the big day?

Jordan said...

Ingrid, my birthday is in 9 days--29 on the 12th, baby!!

rebecca said...

Ok - I'm back for the 3rd time. I just wanted to say - I love that you rang the New Year in on the phone with Craig - just making those efforts of togetherness are so touching and vital to the partnership, and even the small ones all add up to ... your LIFE, you know?
Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Jordan said...

Rebecca, if I had 50 comments from you I wouldn't be tired of them!! Now, 51??...that's another question. Just kidding. Little things mean a lot.

kacey@doodlebugspaper.com said...

Happy New Year! What a CUTE picture!

Anonymous said...

I love this post. I had a hard time at 29. I became really close to my brother who at the time was 18 so that me feel even older. But then I turned 30 and realized I love my 30s more than my 20s. When you are 30 you know who you are and don't have to deal with unsettling insecurities (like dating), you get to live the decade where you watch your children grow up (could there be a better time in life?), you get to have nicer things than the junk you owned in college, and you are just happier. I hope you enjoy your 30s so much you never want to lie about your age!

amy w. said...

Oh Jordan . . . I just love that picture. I loved turning 30! Embrace it!

ShawnaB. said...

I'm so late to comment ... I'm out of the loop in so many ways right now!:) Turning 30 is great! I decided right before that "dreaded" birthday that it was going to be a happy thing for me, and it has been. I am proud to say I'm 34 now and I think being in your 30's is a rather good place to be. Yes, embrace it! Wish I could be there to embrace it with you!!!!