Lo in T.O.

I'm Lo and this is my life in T.O.

One month to go…


Until  my wild and crazy life as I know it is over. Because I will be 30. 🙂 I know I’m being dramatic. I don’t even have a wild and crazy life.  I’m told life only gets better after you shake off your 20s. At least that’s what people are saying so I don’t throw myself off the roof of my office building. I am both excited and terrified at the impending age change. And not just because I leave for Europe the day after my birthday.

I sometimes get really anxious thinking about saying goodbye to my 20s. It will mean I am no longer young. I’m not fresh faced or new to the workforce. I know I will continue to get ID’d at some places because I still do look young. But my body does not bounce back the way it used to. Like hello wrinkles under my eyes. And what’s with the Christmas weight gain that now takes even longer to lose than it did a few years ago?

I keep thinking that I have wasted my 20s. Why didn’t I try to stay in shape longer and show off my fit body more? Why didn’t I date more? There were several years when I was in London where my dating life was nonexistent. Those were some prime dating years. I could have been a little less strict with my budget and traveled more. If I could go back, I’d do so many things differently. Coulda, woulda, shoulda…

As I get closer to my birthday, I’m starting to realize that I’m basically already 30. I certainly identify more with 30 year olds than I do with 20 year olds. And I know it won’t be as bad as I imagine it will be. I mean, many of my friends have already turned and they are all just as awesome as they were at 29.Maybe 30 will be my best year yet? With my trip to Europe kicking things off, I am pretty sure it will be.  It can only get better from here, right?

So the countdown to 30 and Europe is officially on! Only 34 and 35 days to go…

Me at 30 minus 34 days

Me at 30 minus 36 days


  1. Seriously – you’ve done awesome things – those shoulda, coulda, woulda’s are just that – you’ve done what was right for you at the time. Who were you going to date in London anyway? And just where were the funds for that travel going to come from? No regrets – and besides when you have a trip to Europe pre-paid – that is a pretty awesome thing right there. You rock no matter what.

  2. Since I’ve been 30 for four days, I can say it’s not bad at all! I hyped it up more than I needed to, and it was a relief when my birthday actually rolled around! It’s fun, 30 is flirty! haha

  3. Thanks ladies!

    Jen, you are of course right, as always.

    Haha I’m glad to hear you are enjoying 30 Jillian! And I am definitely going to use “30 is flirty!”

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