Thursday, February 18, 2010

And so begins 29

At exactly 5:55 am this morning I turned 29.  Up until my recent life altering chaos, I didn't feel a day over 20, but now I'm feeling more like I'm 80.  (my mother has always said I'm a young person trapped in an old person's body)  Thank goodness I can recognize that this state of melancholy is only temporary (What's the phrase, "this too shall pass?") and can see a little more light in the darkness every day.

This next year in my life is going to have some exciting stuff going on.  I plan on running multiple half-marathons (shout out to the Mill Creek half-marathon on 03/07 and the NYC half-marathon on 03/21).  I hope to run my first full marathon here in Cleveland in May.  I'm enrolled in an exciting road race series where I get to compete with my friends.  I'll be buying another house at some point in the near future.  I'll finally be getting some furniture so I can stop sitting on the floor.  And, like many other bloggers in this town, I'm going to work on finding forever and getting my life back in some semblance of order. 

Forever is a funny concept to me.  It's like a lightning bug...just when you think you've found it, it slips through your fingers or dies in a jar.  I really thought I had a grip on forever, but it flew away like a lightning bug, and all I could do was watch it blink in the distance until it faded away.  I hope my next "forever" experience is more like catching a lady bug whose grip is so tight, even a strong wind can't blow it away.  That's what I'd like to believe forever is about.  Holding on when things get rocky, and not flitting away from the scene.  

Only time will tell what's in store for me in the next year of my life, dear readers.  Buckle up!  It's going to be a crazy ride.


  1. Maybe you should eat some meat. It may improve your attitude.