My Next Thirty Years

The last couple months have been pretty eventful. A few of the highlights:

  1. I went to the wedding of my math grad school besties in Canada! So beautiful. I wish I could move back up there.
  2. I spent a week in Seattle for an environmental statistics workshop. I got to see some old friends and hang out with new ones.
  3. I spent a week at home, during which I saw The Book of Mormon at the Pantages Theatre. Amazing and so hilarious!
  4. I turned 30.
  5. My roommate started teaching me to cook. So far, we’ve made an omelet, pancakes, and pan-fried steak!
  6. I (finally) started the Ph.D. program. I’m one week in and I’m incredibly stressed out already.
  7. I’ve continued seeing a therapist. It’s been helpful to acknowledge my issues and slowly work through them.

When I turned 30 about a month ago, I did a lot of reflecting on my life, where I’ve been and where I’m going. I grew up a lot in my twenties. I accomplished a lot (on paper) and became a lot more comfortable in my own skin, but I still have a long way to go. I know that my thirties are going to be even better than my twenties.

I love this song by Tim McGraw called “My Next Thirty Years.” I made sure to listen to it on my birthday this year, as it seemed especially appropriate.



My brother saw Wicked in New York a few years ago and has since been trying to get me to see how amazing it is. It’s difficult to get into it, though, without seeing it. The music is good, but it’s hard to understand the whole story without seeing the show.

I finally saw Wicked tonight at the Pantages Theatre. I went with my brother, sister, sister’s sister, and sister’s boyfriend. It was really good! The story is great (though pretty sad at times), and Glinda’s lines are really funny. My brother and I listened to the sountrack on the drive home.

Now I have a bunch of the songs from Wicked stuck in my head. Hopefully they stay for a while!