I know I’ve only been 30 for about 17 days, 10 hours and 45 minutes, however, I think that gives me a little authority on the subject.
Everybody tells you that it isn’t bad turning 30. In fact, they go one step further and say it’s like any other birthday. That’s a boldface lie. It’s slightly different because now you happen your an official adult. No more milestone birthdays to make transition through decades easier.
All jokes aside though turning 30 wasn’t as bad as I had envisioned. It was totally fine. If your definition is crying at weird moments throughout the weekend then it was totally fine. Not only did I cry during “Sing Street”, I cried at dinner, I cried after dinner before bed, I cried the following morning and I’m sure I cried some more. I’m placing blame on the new moon and Saturn’s retrograde.
New Lessons: Things I Learned In My 20s
It’s going to hurt. You will cry. It’s an excuse to buy shoes. Don’t let heartbreak harden your heart. Just because you like that person today, doesn’t mean you will in a few months. Have fun but try with caution. If you happen to find your soul mate, good for you. Every failed relationship is a way to look at yourself and see what it is you want and how to go about seeking it in positive ways.
You have to fail just once at something. If you fail, “Dust yourself off and try again.” -Aaliyah. Failure is one of the greatest teachers we can learn from. I’ve had my share of failures and it took a long time to finally come to a place where I’m okay with them. Without those failures, I don’t think I’d appreciate the lessons I’ve learned in the past few years. Check your ego at the door.
The family you choose is a wonderful thing. People come into your life at particular moment, sometimes they leave at particular moments. As you grow older, you want people in your group that are supportive, have similar ideals as yourself. You don’t have to be friends with everyone. It’s not satisfying. Some of these friends, you’ve shared tough and happy times with. Don’t take them for granted.
Time waits for no one. It’s precious. Learn it. Live it. Love it. No, I mean that. If people want to throw their bad energy into the harmony your trying to create, it’s really okay to walk away from those situations. You are in charge of your life and happiness. Your boss was fine before your arrival and he’ll be fine after your departure. However, if it comes to friendships, you should grow a set of balls and learn to talk about the issues before throwing away friendships. Communicate before you eradicate.
You start to appreciate yourself more than you thought you did. Spending time alone doesn’t bother you as much. Learning new hobbies actually seems like a fun idea. In an ideal world, the more we knew who we are and the more we love ourselves, the more you start to live life.
I know myself!
You never stop learning. People are always evolving. You come to a point where you realize, nobody really knows how to do this called “Adulting.” It’s just everybody trying to find their own path and dealing with the bumps along the way.
In essence, it’s not bad turning 30. A little scary because no two paths are alike. Keep making new mistakes, living when you can, creating memories and you’ll move forward.
Nothing a sheet mask and a glass of wine can’t fix, right?
Another one of my favorite movies is the ’80s flick “Can’t Buy Me Love” staring Amanda Petersen and Patrick Dempsey. Remember that singer Gerardo(Rico Suave), Amy Dolenz(her daddy was a Monkee) and we get to meet a young Seth Green(remember he’s like 10) but anyways…..
The premise of the movie is about this boy Ronald Miller(Dempsey) who plays this geeky lawn mower who is progressing into senior year of high school. We can assume he’s “Never Been Kissed” unless it was at band camp one summer. The hottest girl in school is Cindy Mancini(Petersen) and this is why she is the “End All Be All”
Captain of the Cheerleaders
Blonde(duh), Volkswagon Cabriolet(believe me I wanted one)
Boyfriend who goes to some school but he was the Captain of the Football Team,
Brunette friends(that aren’t as hot as she is but that’s subjective)
A mom that lets her go back to school shopping at Neiman Marcus and countless other reasons why she is so “It Girl”
Lots of other reasons too
Cindy wants to impress people at a party, she takes her mothers suede outfit(fringe sleeves and all) and this jerk spills Merlot all down the front of it! Uh oh! Before her mother finds out Cindy has to rush to the mall to bring the dress to the cleaners or buy a new outfit. Cheerleaders especially in the 80s never had an afterschool job, so it’s pretty obvious that homegirl didn’t have any money right. Well Ronald Miller spent his summer mowing lawns and has $1000 to drop for her mistake…..under one condition…
So they spend a month pretending that they are this couple. Cindy falls for the dweeb and then they break up. He lets popularity go to his head, and dates Patty and the other brunette(forgot her name, she looked like a chipmunk) he even gets to date Iris(She’s like Greyhound) and well it goes down and he is a social pariah. Did I mention he threw a bag of dog excrement on his friends Kenneth’s house on halloween? Well he did! Then Cindy calls him out on New Years Eve and he spends the rest of senior year basically a social outcast…”Transfer to Jefferson. Transfer to Washington. Nobody at Westerberg is going to play your reindeer games”
This movie didn’t spawn any careers whatsoever but it’s memorable. Paula Abdul did the Choreography. Nobody knows what happened to Cindy Mancini either……….
Hopefully, we survive 12/21/2012 that way we are able to enjoy some of the amazing things that are coming out of London Fashion Week for the Spring Summer 2013. From Phillip Treacy’s impeccable millinery skills that honor the late Michael Jackson to the funky fresh throwback to the 80s collection of Topman Designs.
I find that as I’ve gotten older I’ve become a little more reserved in what I tend to wear. I definitely am not as bold as I used to be in certain aspects of clothing. At 26, I probably should be wearing whatever I want and I do but only when the time and place calls for it. However, I really do appreciate really well constructed garments of clothing. The craftsmanship that goes into the work that these people create to inspire people’s everyday style from all walks of life is just amazing. Truly talented people.
If I ever need a special hat to make me feel magical Philip Treacy will be the man that I RUN to. I’m normally not a hat person but the art of millinery is one that I could definitely begin to appreciate. I watched the runway show to this collection because it was a homage for Michael Jackson. It was more than that. Words can truly not describe the talent and time that went into this collection. Lady Gaga, was definitely the right choice to open the show. A bursting pink bubble but actually she looked good.
Below is the link to the show…Enjoy!
TopShop presents TopMan for Spring Sumer 2013….and as usual I’m only a few months late on catching this one. This collection reminds me of the 80s. When looking at this show and the images, I immediately get drawn into the masculinity and the femininity of the collection. The colors strong and bold, yet I find a soft quality about them. One of my favorite looks is reminiscent of the neon pink suit Donatella Versace had in the collection for H&M. It’s a great fun summer short suit!
I couldn’t decide between Alexander McQueen or Moschino Cheap & Chic….but I went with Moschino. I’ll post the link and you’ll understand why. Maybe it was the fact that Aluna George gave a live concert and did a rendition of “This Is How We Do It” and totally was able to manipulate the lyrics to talk about Moschino. I really think it has to do more with the presentation of the show and just the fact that they have a quirky style for a very modern woman who isn’t afraid to take risks in the she wears. However, McQueen’s collection for both men and women for 2013….all I can say is OH MY GOD!