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#30forDirty30 Blog Challenge

June 11, 2013


In 26 days, I will be 30. The big 3-0. The Dirty 30. The Flirty 30. In the 3 Decade Club.

I could go on and on about how different I thought my life would be when I turned 30. About what I did and did not accomplish, obtain or experience. But that wouldn’t be productive.

I’m determined to meet my 30th birthday with enthusiasm and gratitude. I have been blessed to live 30 great years and I have a lot to show for my time here on this earth. While my life isn’t how I expected (what the hell do teenage kids know anyway?), or even planned, but I’m certain it’s for the best.

So in anticipation for my 30th birthday, I’m going to do a 30 for 30 blog challenge starting today. And yes, I recognize this would be even more meaningful if I had started this 30 for 30 challenge 30 days before my 30th birthday, but I didn’t think of it until today so there’s that. And while I can be very lax with my blogging on my own time and will power, I’m really good about following through on “challenges”. I don’t want to be that person who falls off when other people can hold me accountable. While the sheer thought of coming up with enough blog post topics daily for 30 days makes my head spin, and I know for sure I’ll be away at a research conference for a week that will make leisure writing extremely difficult, I’m going to go for it anyway. ASome of the posts may be less stellar than others, but we’ll see what I come up with. Could be fun right? I have so many thoughts jammed into my head, it’d be therapeutic to force myself to get some of those thoughts out in the open (in forms other than rants on twitter lol).

Today is the start. 30 posts over the next 30 days. Ideally this would be one post a day but maybe I’ll double up on some days. I’ll freestyle it. Dirty 30 will be what I make it.

Do you participate in challenges of any kind (i.e. weight loss, fitness, reading, running)? Will you help me with my challenge?What are some topics I should tackle in #30forDirty30?

1 down, 29 to go!

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  • Reply Wu Young, Agent of M.E. June 11, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Happy Birthday, Marge! (Or upcoming birthday.) I just turned 34 eleven days ago and every year + 30 has been awesome. The wisdom and sh*t that comes with it is dope.

    Glad you’re back.

    • Reply gemmieboo June 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      thanks Keith! i’m def looking forward to 30. i have so many friends well into their 30s who are happier healthier people. it’s gonna be awesome 🙂

  • Reply *Yoles* June 12, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Feliz (early) Cumpleanos Gem!!! i know you can kick 30 for 30 butt!!

    i am so lazy i barely challenge myself but i am working on it lol

    • Reply gemmieboo June 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      thanks for the bday wishes Yoles! lol @ being too lazy to challenge yourself. well clearly i am too. but every now and then, i get inspired.

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