List #224: I Don't Know About You, But I'm Feeling 32

Being 32 means loving that you're a lot more like this than like this

This Saturday, on September 28, I'll wake up and I will turn 32. I'm not doing a whole lot to celebrate my birthday, but a big rubber duck is floating its way on into Pittsburgh, so in some ways I kind of feel like the whole city is throwing me a birthday party. 

When I was younger, 32 was always my age of destination. I have said, numerous times, to friends that by 32 I wanted to be in a career that I loved, in a relationship that was going somewhere, and well, be happy. 

Year 31 was a blast. It might be on record as my best year yet, even though I will fully admit that there were moments of darkness. Not everything in my life is exactly how I would want it in my perfect dreamland. And things are certainly not arranged in a way that I envisioned when I was 22. But I think acceptance, grace, and humility come with the 30s package. So it's a little easier to stomach all that we don't have. 

Last year, you may remember I recapped what I thought during year 30. And without further ado, here's what I thought about in year 31. 
  • I really wish Justin Timberlake would release a new album
  • Holy Crap! Justin Timberlake is releasing a new album!
  • Why is my cat obsessed with door frames
  • How can I save money
  • I wish I had a new computer
  • Not a whole lot about men that don't matter
  • Should I make out with him
  • Why shouldn't I make out with him
  • What is my next move going to be
  • How do I get my hands on a 3D printer
  • Holy Crap! The Pirates just might be good this year
  • I miss friends that aren't in Pittsburgh
  • Oh, people are now having their second baby
  • Where can I get a fancy cocktail
  • You can buy Costco brand alcohol and beer?!
  • When am I going to meet a man who wants to commit
  • You are not an expert
  • Holy Crap! The Pirates are good this year
  • How can I win at Fantasy Football
  • What is, exactly, the best Fantasy Football team name
  • Don't run
  • This is it
  • Assorted things about Justin Timberlake
  • Assorted things about Jason Sudekis
  • Assorted things about Adam Scott
  • Assorted things about Jimmy Fallon
  • How in the world am I going to read 52 books this year
  • I am falling in love
  • Oh baby
  • Sharing a bed is preferred to sleeping alone
  • I spend not enough time in my apartment
  • Success! Baristas now my basic order
  • I still hate my stomach
  • I can't believe I'm going to my college reunion
  • Am I doing downward facing dog properly?
  • How does she bend that way
  • I am in love
  • Seattle/Vancouver/New York/North Carolina/Nashville/DC/NewYork
  • I love Pittsburgh
  • Dreaming of her was a most wonderful thing
  • How we teach history in school
  • Why do Canadians love Police Academy
  • Should I order Chinese food
  • When can I see him again
  • I love you, I love you, I love you
I don't know what year 32 has in store for me. I'm sure some of it will be good, some of it will be not-so-good, and some of it will just be. 

Am I ready for everything that might come way in the next 365 days? No, probably not. But I'm going to give it my best shot. 

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