Monday, February 26, 2007

30 years of life

Oh February, where did you go?

I always look forward to February; the almond and cherry blossoms (see photo to right from my backyard), my birthday (30!), my anniversary (6!) and Valentines Day all rolled up into one month of fun.

And 2007 was no different, yet entirely different. Thirty years of life hit me in different ways throughout the month. At times happy (birthday party! drinking!) at times melancholy (wrinkles! love handles!) I feel like I am still absorbing my thirty-ness, still taking in the meaning of it. Now, as we approach March I have come to peace with being thirty, but I haven't come to peace with getting older and eventually dying.

I guess it is only appropriate to have an existential crisis at this point.

I don't know why, but saying that makes me smile...

Vince and I are getting away for the weekend, and I am really looking forward to it. Two days up in Bodega Bay in Marin. Hiking at Point Reyes; watching storms come in on the Pacific; getting our boots muddy. Will we see any banana slugs? I do not know, but I will be sure to report back.

I should also mention that I passed the PE exam, finally! I am officially a registered civil engineer in the State of CA. I can be sued! I can build sewers! You can look up my creds here on the State website. It's legit. :)