Sunday, April 27, 2008

Just another day.

Yup, I'm officially old. At least from the perspective of someone who was just getting comfortable with the idea of being "twenty-something." At dinner tonight I whined because I didn't get carded when ordering wine. 

I'll admit that I have been walking around in a little bit of a funk for the past week. It's nothing particular about it (and nothing really rational), but I definitely have felt this birthday looming over me. Which is just silly. It's another day. 

Dennis brought something up that helped me gain some perspective, however. He said, "Just think of where you are already, and you're only thirty." Just think of where I am already.

So instead of lamenting the passage of my twenties, I'll embrace the beginning of a whole new decade by reminding myself of where I am now:
  • I'm married to the person who is just perfect for me. I can't imagine there being something better than this.
  • We have a beautiful, healthy son.
  • I've survived medical school and residency.
  • I am building a practice in a great office where I'm very happy.
  • We own a nice house in a wonderful town. 
  • We have the means to live comfortably and do what we like within reason.

I think that's pretty darn good for thirty!
And besides, who am I kidding? I drive a station wagon!


kimmy_humphrey said...

Nice list...I will be turning 30 next year...I might have to go back to this blog for encouragement...You definitely are blessed with Henry-he's adorable!