Tuesday, April 5, 2016

I'm Young, Scrappy, and Hungry

I turn 36 next week. It's not a monumental birthday by any means, but it is a tick in the direction towards "quickly heading out of my thirties". I don't know where I read it or who said it, but somewhere in my life I heard about your thirties being the best years of your life. I would have to say, so far they have not let me down. I have done things in my thirties I never thought I wold do when I was in my twenties. And I did them without worrying about what other people thought about me. Because if there is anything I have learned as I have aged is I don't really care what people think of me. Oh, I care what my friends and family think, but random stranger, eh, who cares.

In four years I will be forty. You may have noticed a little addition to my sidebar. If you didn't notice, I won't judge you. I did this before I turned thirty and thought why not give it a go again. I'm adding fun things I would like to do before I turn forty. I feel like things I wished for in my twenties- to get married, have kids, buy a house-they have happened to me so I will focus on those things I have daydreamed about.

One thing I am very proud of, that I accomplished this year is self-publishing my book. I know every author ever has it in their head that they have written something worth being published, really published not self published. I enjoyed writing The Luckiest, fell a little in love with my characters. It's a fun read if you haven't read it yet. Plus it's only 99 cents! Sorry, shameless plug there. If anything, writing that book has inspired me to write more. I forgot how much I missed it until I started doing it again. Will I someday write something a publisher will like? Who knows!  At least I am trying!

Is there something you have always wanted to try but maybe it scares you a little bit? Let me tell you, I am living proof that even if you fail at it, at least you tried. Stop waiting and just do it! 


  1. The 30's are badass, and I'm so proud and in awe of the things you have done. You should be proud and in awe! And I love your 4 Til 40 list!

  2. What a great list!! I will cheer you on for all of them!! Any goal race in mind for a marathon?

    1. I would love to do Bayshore just because it is supposed to be FLAT and beautiful but it sells out quickly. If not that, I am thinking Glass City. Maybe next year...

  3. I love your 4 until 40 list! Great idea!