Well, Dear Reader, this is the last weekend I can do something stupid, look back on it and say, “Whatever. I was in my twenties.”
Last year I wondered if I would feel like a grown up by now. Nope, definitely don’t yet. When does that happen?
For the last playlist in my Countdown to 30 series, I picked some of my favorite songs from 2015 with some of my favorite songs of all time because, as I coincidentally read in Plan B by Jonathan Tropper the day I started crafting this playlist,”[a]t thirty, you’re back to the comforting sounds you grew up with.”
There are themes in my playlist that I didn’t expect. For example, I like a lot of love-adjacent songs for someone who is so terrible at dating. More than that, though, a lot of these songs are about standing your ground, telling others to eff themselves, and being secure in who you are.
I don’t know much about what 30 will be, but I know that I am a happier and more secure person now than I was at 20. Even though I weigh a little more and swear I see crows feet, I feel better about myself than I can ever recall. This is who I am, and if you don’t like it, then I wish you well.
Well, shit. Maybe I am a grown up.