A Letter To My 30-Year Old Self : Lily Gieryn

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Well, Self…  thirty is just around the corner.  What are we going to do?

Self, I think we can agree that we’ve never dreamed about thirty.  Who does?  Twenty-something is romanticized in books, movies, music…  Thirty?  At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be anything romantic about thirty.  It even sounds unromantic.  Twenty sounds peppy, energetic.  Thirty sounds like something you get after eating bad Mexican food.

Well, Self, you need to shake that off because facts are facts and we are looking at the big three-oh in about eleven months.

Self, your twenties brought some big changes.  Two degrees, marriage, a baby and a big move!  I know that you’ve felt shaken by these changes; don’t think I haven’t noticed you taking cover in the comforts of pajamas and Netflix night after night instead of exploring and socializing.  I know that in trying to find stable ground you’ve taken…

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