Last year I turned 30 and it was very easily the best birthday of my life. It then proceeded to be a great year. I lived on my own (sort of) in Giuditta’s garage, I booked roles in two plays, one of which I was a lead, I got to be single and “date” for the first time since I was 21, I wrote a second feature that I am now on my third draft of, I leased a brand new car, and I met some amazing people that I now consider some of my closest friends (I really can’t believe that I have only known Nina, Jackie, Natascia, AB, and Dana for less than a year). And of course I met Brian, who I have quickly fallen in love with. (Oh and let’s not forget, I did 100 days of lip sync. Boom.)
All in all, I’d say 30 was pretty fucking great.
Here’s my take-away from life at 30:
- If you want to be better you have to surround yourself with people who will make you better.
- Saying yes is usually more fun than saying no.
- Dating is really not fun at all, but it’s still fun to have crushes.
- Throwing out most of your “things” because you’re moving to a smaller space and have nowhere to put them is probably for the best.
- Call your friends and family more often.
- Hangovers are never cool.
- Always be on. You never know who you’re going to meet.
- You should probably be aware of your total debt to the world and have some kind of plan to pay it off.
- Don’t compromise your life goals to make someone else happy.
- Not having a TV is a good thing.