We're here. We're to the end of my list of 30 things I should have and do before I turn 30 this Sunday, the 30th.
It's my 30th birthday eve's eve. Except, unlike Christmas eve, the only bearded person sneaking through my house will be me when I have to pee at 3am.
A lot of people get depressed as they get older. Like they're closer to death.
I'm pumped! I've avoided death for 30 years now. That's a pretty incredible living streak. It's also pretty low standards on things to be excited about.
But that's fine. I'd rather appreciate the memories and people and days I'm adding on to my life every morning than worry about the days on the end of my life I'm losing. I'm counting up, not counting down.
So let's wrap this thing up (that's also a tip on a way to live longer for all you young'uns out there.)
Things I should have:
The beginning of a nest egg.
A place where everyone knows his name.
At least one sex move he's received lots of positive feedback on.
Does it count as a nest egg when the projected cost of college when my daughter turns 18 is approximately: all of the monies? It's hard to save money when there is literally no amount of my salary I could put aside that would even dent her future college tuition. I might as well spend it as a bar - at least everyone there knows my name.
As for the sex move that I've received positive feedback on? NOT USING THE PHRASE "SEX MOVE."
Things I should do:
Learn a magic trick.
Look after someone else's kids for the day.
Quit something you love.
When I was like 12 I got super into learning magic tricks. And I was awful at them. Somehow my parents would sit through them and pretend they couldn't tell that I flipped the card behind my back or whatever. My parents were awesome. But this probably explains why no one wanted to watch me for the day.
As for quitting something I love - this would be a great time to quit the blog. I mean, this worked out pretty well with the ending of this list quitting something you love and all that.
But I don't feel like doing that. Partially because I just renewed the domain name, partially because I find the domain name REALLY clever... still... 5 years later.
But mostly because I still enjoy cranking out a post once a month and then obsessively checking the analytics to see if anyone read it.
So thank you for reading.
It's a better birthday present than you know.