Facing the downside of my 29th year freaked me out a little bit. I can't believe this project is half-over. I can't believe my twenties are almost over. I can't believe I'm almost 30.
Day 182's thing I've never done before was to celebrate my half-birthday.
I started the day having lunch with my best friend from high school, Danielle, and her family.
The meal was good, the company was better and I laughed out loud when Danielle's daughter Karson dropped her fork while eating, turned to me and said, "Aunt Steph, have you ever had lice?"
Though that was a question I've never been asked before, this conversation really had nothing to do with my half-birthday celebration. With only six months left of my twenties, though, I loved that in her ever-hilarious way, Karson was able to take me back to my childhood by bringing up a word I hadn't heard in probably 20 years.
I laughed as I responded, "Lice? Yes, I had lice a looooooong time ago. Have you?"
I looked at Danielle as if to say, "Why is she asking me about lice?"
Danielle said, matter of factly, "Big lice outbreak at school."
As humorous as this little exchange was to me, and as joyful as all of my visits with Karson are, I couldn't help but be reminded of how fast time is flying. She's seven-years old. She starting to lose teeth. She knows words like, "lice."
I'm almost 30. Ugh.
I find that the best thing to do when I'm feeling down about my age is to hang out with someone older than me. The obvious choice was my friend Adam, who is exactly two years older than I am. Exactly.
I was even more shocked when I went to Adam's house and noticed that he, like me, set his clock 14 minutes fast.
I'm a greedy wisher, what can I say?
We ate our cupcakes, which were amazing, and then I had to return to Atlanta to get started on the second half of this challenge.
Happy Half-Birthday to me! And to Adam! And to Project 29 to 30!