This is the last day of my 20s. (That is the refrain of the day, by the way. So prepare yourself for repetition.)
I became a husband in my 20s. And a father. And a homeowner and business owner.
But before all of those things, I became a writer.
And so today I’m going to publish 29 blog posts. About everything, such as:
- My best memories of my 20s
- The things I regret
- The people I miss
- Random, one-off thoughts
- What I’m eating right now
- And so on
Because it’s fun and hard and feels like something I will enjoy. Feel free to follow along (the hashtag is #jhbturns30 if you do that sort of thing) or read them later or just ignore me.
This is about becoming 30, sure, but also about becoming more me, more whole, more alive.
What did you do to celebrate your 20s? Let me know in the comments.
I didn’t really celebrate my twenties. They started all right, then came a catastrophic car accident, a broken engagement and a very lack lustre working life.
What turned me around was my turning thirty. I felt I had finally arrived; I’d made it as an adult. I was delighted to be thirty, OK with forty and fifty, fine with sixty and suddenly I’m seventy. I feel thoroughly depressed, like I’m waiting to be asked to leave the stage.
I hope your turning thirty gives you as much pleasure as mine did me.
Congratulations on your “New Age”; enjoy it for all it’s worth.
I have been following you for a long time and have gotten a lot of encouragement. The personal things you have told us about yourself takes a lot of guts, but that makes you more real to me, so I’m more inclined to trust your advice than a lot of others. Thank you for the personal time you put into us. May God keep blessing you richly.
Joe! Happy birthday! Thank you for all you do at Write Practice!
The last year of my 20’s, I celebrated by getting engaged and getting married!
Happy Birthday, Joe! The 29th birthday is the best of all! I enjoyed it so much, I’ve celebrated it twenty-seven times already! LOL! Hope you had an awesome day!
Belated Happy Birthday Joe.
Its great that you achieved so much in your Twenties but there is also one more important thing which you did in your previous past years is – you touched so many lives, you helped so many peoples with your writing and your thoughts.
You are really blessed and stay blessed too.
Thanks for being one of the important turn in my writing life.