30 Amazing Things about Being 30

Good afternoon, everyone!

A while ago, I re-posted a picture to my Instagram story, one that mentions what it feels like (or can feel like) when you’re depressed.

My loving sister shot me a private message, asking me if I was doing OK or if the information was just that, informational.

I responded with yes, the information was just informational.

In my adult life, it feels like my depression has sometimes become worse than it was when I was younger. But, with the help of medications and support, I am doing so much better!

Here are 30 amazing things about being 30, in no particular order.

30 Amazing Things about being 30

  1. I’m the daughter of three teachers: my (retired) mom who taught Kindergarten for many, many years; my (was-retired) dad who back to teaching at the new high-school in our town; & my sister, who is wrapping up her very-first-ever year teaching near Morris, MN.
  2. I’ve got an incredible support system surrounding me: my family, my close friends, my friendly co-workers & bosses, my boyfriend Rory, his family, & my two Golden Girl Retrievers Bentley & Charlie.
  3. After having had a bowel blockage in March, & undergoing surgery, I’m very glad that my body is functioning like it used to.
  4. I’ve turned 30 years old! While it might seem scary to some, boring to others, I’m proud of this landmark age in my life.
  5. There’s never a moment where I think, Self, you’ve definitely got ENOUGH books. (There’s always more books to be read, books to be discovered, & books to be re-read, let me tell you.)
  6. Blue October is slowly starting to tour again! (Mostly in their home state, Texas, though. Please come back to Minnesota and First Ave!!)
  7. There’s the possibility that we might take a family vaca to Colorado this year. We didn’t get to go last year, for obvious reasons.
  8. More people are getting vaccinated!
  9. I’m fully vaccinated! (Yay!)
  10. Everyone in my family (& Rory’s family) are doing well & staying healthy.
  11. I can’t wait for the third season of The Umbrella Academy to come out! (Same for Rick & Morty season 5, the movie version of Dear Evan Hansen, & In the Heights. I also really watch more of My Hero Academia & I wanna see Raya & The Last Dragon.)
  12. Cute baby & puppy videos make me laugh & go “aww” at the same time.
  13. I bought new yarn & am gonna start (finally) making a scarf for my good friend Alex Hoyt.
  14. Yesterday, I got a haircut & went with a cute bob.
  15. It’s always nice to see people that I know personally or just from seeing them go through my check-out lane so often at work. (I cashier at Target.)
  16. I started reading Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau. It’s good so far!
  17. I’m going to go see Rory! I’m very excited.
  18. Family time is important to me. I try to hang out with my parents and sister more, & I’m still working on this, to be honest.
  19. The weather is getting nicer!
  20. I’ve got plenty of books to read, card games to play, & a new novel to write.
  21. I love seeing Charlie girl grow up. She’s the sweetest puppy!
  22. It’s now T-shirt & shorts weather! Whooo!
  23. Spring cleaning is a thing. That reminds me, I need to clean my desk. *laughs*
  24. Driving places is more fun, because you can see all the greenery.
  25. Dear Evan Hansen is being made into a movie!
  26. I get to hang out with my friends!
  27. I’m slowly getting back into my bullet journaling after letting it fall to the wayside. (For the month of June, I cut out the habit trackers that I had in April. I already use apps that are more efficient at keeping track of my moods. I also date when I write just for my personal records, and use Bookly to track how long I read.)
  28. I recently bought Shadow & Bone, as well as Six of Crows. Reading the books will enhance my Shadow & Bone watching experience with Abbie.
  29. Looks like I’ll get every-other weekend off, so it’ll be easier to plan when to go visit Rory in the coming months.
  30. All in all, I’m having a great time being 30!

Thanks for reading,
Meghan B.

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