Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Forever 29

Tip of the Day: candy parties are tons of fun! But try to plan your portions well, otherwise, you’ll be stuck with tons of candy that’s hard to resist the week after the party :)

Last week I had my big 30th birthday. I didn’t have any big life changing moments happen with the change of the decade, but for some reason it has made me very reflective over the last week. Apparently, turning 30 makes you want to evaluate your life: see where you’ve been and make a plan of where you are going.

I’ve heard that your 20s are mostly spent idealizing where you want to go with your life and your 30s are for being practical. If that’s the case then I guess my 30s should be spent realizing that my dream of being a published author isn’t very practical. Not only is it getting even harder to become a reality with publishers having stricter guidelines for the books they are purchasing, but it’s also not the most responsible or stable career choice.

But only being 30 for a week, I have to say that I never, ever want to be practical like that.

I always want to be a dreamer and live in a world where everything is possible. One where people can work hard and make the impossible a reality. Where no one gives up on their dreams just because it gets hard.

I know it’s not very practical, but I really don’t care. It’s not like I’m being irresponsible with pursuing this dream. I’m not homeless or being forced to write my manuscript on napkins...atleast yet. But I don’t ever want to get to the point that I give up on something, just because it’s the practical thing to do.

So for that reason, I guess I’ll always be Forever 29!

--Emily, Miss Querylicious


DeenaML said...

Omg, I just turned 29 too!!! :)

Kate Fall said...

Very nice, Emily, and happy birthday. Giving up isn't a very satisfying end to a story! You've set out on a challenging journey and I know you'll keep on sailing and see it through.

Kristina Springer said...

Happy Birthday Em!!! Can I be 29 forever too? :-)

And I hear 40 is when it all makes sense (at least that's what Oprah always says!).

You can do it, don't give up! I know your MG series is going to be the one to do it!