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Random Monday thoughts

I cannot believe I am 20 days away from 30. That’s crazy. Turning 30 doesn’t seem scary anymore. I’m actually excited. Am I lying to myself? Am I going to have a huge meltdown on my 30th birthday that I don’t see coming? I don’t think so. I think i’m feeling joyful about everything. I wonder what I want from my blog moving forward after the big birthday? Should I list all my new goals for 30? I think that would be fun. I’m happy Brian and I are getting out-of-town for my birthday. That seems like a perfect way to ring it in. I wonder where he’s taking me? I love and hate surprises all at the same time. Does that make me controlling? Am I controlling? It was so nice spending time with Chantal and Taline this weekend. I can’t believe how much has changed for all of us over the last few years. It’s so funny to think back on us at 23. That seems like yesterday in so many ways. I really adore those two girls. I hope this week is a smooth week. Actually, I hope it’s not just a smooth week but that something exciting happens. I’m in the mood for something exciting to happen. It was nice to spend time with my pops yesterday. I love him so much. I feel so lucky to have him. Maybe I should cook a fun recipe this week. I haven’t done that in a while. I can’t believe I am reading “50 shades of grey”- what is the world coming to? The book is highly addictive though. Wow I can’t believe I turn 30 in 20 days. Should I have a party? Ugh too many expectations with parties. I always feel let down at parties. Maybe not. Will I regret not celebrating in a big way? Maybe just dinner with the family. I need my hair colored. Ugh Mondays. I’m not a fan of Mondays. It’s so grey and cloudy in Santa Monica today. Maybe a morning yoga class instead of a walk on the beach? That could be a nice way to start the week. I have so much writing to do today. What first? Writing or yoga? I really want to see Moonrise Kingdom this week. Looks adorable. Wow I’m turning 30 in 20 days. My thirties are here. I wonder what’s in store for me in my 30’s? There is so much I want to accomplish. Yeah, I think I need a yoga class.



18 Responses to “20”

  1. glenn147 June 18, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    The Fun is just Beginning…Enjoy It….

  2. jenweinstein June 18, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    I adore this post….30 isn’t as scary as I thought it would be….or at least that’s what I keep telling myself. Xx

  3. jenweinstein June 18, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    I adore this post! 30 isn’t as scary as I thought it would be…..or at least that’s what I keep telling myself. Xx

    • katemcclafferty June 18, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

      Thanks my love:) You make 30 look fabulous so that makes me less nervous!!!! xoxo

  4. Danielle June 18, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    Love reading posts like this :).

    You know, I often (probably too often) wonder if I’ll be able to reflect on conversations I find myself having at 24 when I’m 30. I certainly hope I can. I’m sure it’d be fascinating and hopefully entertaining to look back on how worried I was and enjoy how wonderful everything turned out. Fingers crossed!

    • katemcclafferty June 18, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

      I most definitely remember conversations I had with myself at 24! Everything turns out better than you imagine I promise. Although now I am hoping that when I am 35 I can look back on how worried I was at 30 and enjoy how wonderful everything turned out!!! I don’t think it ever ends:)

  5. Erin Haslag (@WELLinLA) June 18, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    Mondays & so many thoughts! Yoga. Fo’sho’ 🙂

  6. whitt88 June 18, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Very real, you make us all feel like we’re turning thirty too.

  7. sophiaharcourt June 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    What is it with this book (whose title makes me wonder how many shades of grey there really are)? I literally just heard about it today (you know because I apparently live under a rock) and it turns out a friend is reading it and others know about it. Stupid rock! Not sure whether to read it as well since I’m not a huge fan of that industry but I saw it is by a British author and being British by birth I’m hoping some of that ridiculously dry humor will be in there. Might I add I love this post because it is fairly similar to how my thoughts occur. One pervasive thought always interrupting another. I am strangely excited for your birthday. It will pass like it was no big thing, “TURNING” 30. It’s when you hit 35 and you realize you are in your mid-30’s that you come to think you never really authorized the turn of 30;).

    • katemcclafferty June 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

      Sophia, I’m 100 pages in and can’t seem to stop reading it despite finding it a tad ridiculous! It’s not a book I would normally ever pick up but everyone kept talking about it and I was intrigued! Thank you for your sweet words about my birthday! I am strangely excited too. Love your line- “come to think you never really authorized the turn of 30:)”. I can only imagine!!!

      • sophiaharcourt June 18, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

        What I love about what you did regarding your 30th, which will make it more memorable than mine, is that you set up all these lofty goals, and made them a reality! Truly inspiring and humbling.

  8. maternalmedia June 18, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    How awesome is it to be able to take a daily stroll on the beach? A poor Nebraskan wants to know. Ha!

  9. righteousbruin9 June 18, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    You’ll likely find that 30 is no big deal. Celebrate!

  10. Addie June 19, 2012 at 2:47 am #

    Yoga sounds fun. Can’t wait to try it myself. 🙂

  11. mindfuldiary June 19, 2012 at 3:14 am #

    30 is not scary at all. ;D Not pressure at all. hahaa. My only advice to you is have a big great fab party! Whatever you do don’t have a quiet celebration. Turning 30 is huge milestone in ones life so welcome it with lots of laughs, joy and celebration. Says woman who turned 30 this feb. Btw, great blog!

  12. Wendell A. Brown AKA The Brown One Poet June 19, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

    You will still be lovely, a little more caring, a little more sharing, and much more wiser…great gifts that you will continue to share with us all! Kate you will only get better, because thats who you are blessed to be!

    • katemcclafferty June 19, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

      This is an unbelievably kind thing to say. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your words. Thank you:)

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