Saturday, July 14, 2012

#300: Happy (Early) Birthday/Graduation to Me

It's almost my birthday. I'll be 34 years old this year. I know a lot of people who had trouble turning 30. My mom did, she cried on her 30th birthday. I had no problems turning 30, or 31, or any year to come after, and I have no problem being 34. I actually like being in my early 30s. I'm at the point in my life that I feel, and am treated, like an adult. The only thing I don't like about being in my 30s is all the questions & comments I get about my biological clock and not having kids. Otherwise, the 30s is ideal for me.

When I was 31, I graduated with my BA. Now that I'm turning 34, I'm about to graduate with my MA. The 30s have been great for me. This year, Matt's gotten me a really nice gift to celebrate my birthday and graduation. Check it out...

I've been dying, and I do mean dying, to have a MacBook Pro. I absolutely love them, so this year Matt decided that I should have one since my birthday and graduation were so close together. I ordered it earlier in the week and it was here a day or so later. So far, I'm loving it. Happy 34th birthday/graduation to me!

The thing is, this gift signifies things looking up for us. He wants to encourage me to write, to really write, and this gift does that. But it's more than that, turning 34 is awesome because we're finally starting to get our lives together this year. All the way together. This year, we're both done with college--well, Matt graduated last year--we're doing okay right now. We're both happy and things are looking up. I just hope I can make something of my writing and make this amazing birthday/graduation gift worth it.

Oh, and while we're on the topic of my birthday, I got a neat little gift in the mail...

Matt smokes, so Marlboro is always offering us promotional materials. Usually, it's just coupons for cigarettes and they always come to me because I'm the one who signed up for them. They sent me a box in the mail, a pretty neat box, too, and when I opened it those sunglasses were inside. I can't wear them because they won't fit over my glasses, but I thought they were fun anyway.

So there you have it, my birthday so far, and it's not even here yet! It's been really nice so far. Oh and this is my 300th post, to boot!  :)