Monday, 30 November 2009

Three Zero

It’s getting to the end of my birthday week, yes, I choose to consider the whole week a celebration of my existence! This year I enter a new decade, the thirties! Although I’ve displayed only mock horror at this fact, I have had some panicky moments in the past week. My birthday was last Tuesday and I woke up feeling extremely old and tired. Could this be because all sleep training went out the window once we got to London and Em kept me up all night? Probably.

Wednesday, and my joints were feeling a bit stiff and achy, a symptom many geriatrics complain of. Could this be, because I was still adjusting to UK temperatures and again hadn’t slept well? Possibly, but in that moment it felt like my youth truly was gone, forreva!

Saturday night, as I was threading a sewing machine for the first time in two years (why is another looong story), suddenly my 20/20 vision failed me and it took five blurry attempts before the thread made it through the eye. At this point I was really close to breakdown: is this what being thirty means? A few minutes later I remembered that I had been awake for twenty hours and hadn’t eaten for the past twelve of them. Here’s hoping that was the reason, as my perfect vision is extremely precious to me.

Some people get depressed about turning thirty, but I guess I’ve hit most of the milestones that can cause anxiety. Profession, yes, job, yes, home, yes, marriage, yes, children, one. So far, so good. And yet on Friday I felt a slight panic that the fun and wild twenties were over forever, had I made sure I had enough fun? Then I remembered, my twenties have been a blast!


(Pictures from my low key birthday party at Prampram yesterday.)

12 comments:

My Bestfriend's Little Sister(MBLS) said...

Happy birthday!

Yngvild said...

Happy Birthday, Maya! Remember; you are only as old or young as you feel (mentally!!!)! :)

Maya Mame said...

Thank you MBLS!

Maya Mame said...

Thanks Yngvild! In that case I think I'll settle at forever 21, with the wisdom I have now though, lol!

Abena Serwaa said...

Happy Belated Birthday Maya! *Thirties are wild & fun too* Threading a sewing machine after staying up 20 hours straight? Hmmmm sounds like an interesting post to blog about!

Nita said...

Happy Birthday!
About the thread and needle bit yeahhh...even at my age, I still suffer! Thirties are the best times of your life (or so they say), enjoy it! :)

Maya Mame said...

Thanks Abena Serwaa, I'll see if the sewing machine story is blog worthy (really, it only shows an insane side of me that stays up to sew unnecessary items when I ought to be sleeping).

Maya Mame said...

Thanks Nita! I'll definitely do my best to enjoy my thirties as much as possible.

posekyere said...

Happy belated birthday, Maya.
I guess you are having a pretty ball of life: 30, I am told, is the peaking point.
Bless you

Maya Mame said...

Hi Posekyere and thanks!
I'm looking forward to all these great things I hear about the thirties coming true!

The pale observer said...

Happy Birthday month! I turned 40, so everything is relative my dear!

Maya Mame said...

I hear the forties are the new thirties. Guess we both have a lot to look forward to, Holli!

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