Ugh. I feel old.
I know it’s not old, not really, but one month from now, I’m going to be 30.
The Big 3-0
Why do people say it like that? As if I’m not stressed enough already. -_-
To be honest, I’m not pulling my hair out over it (just the grey ones) and I’m not panicked over suddenly being old or unable to do things. It’s only 30, right? Though I am conscious that I can’t do as much as I used to in terms of running off, getting pissed, and crawling home at 4am. But I blame my kids for that, not the fact that I’m nearly 30.
And you think that’s rough? My boys will be two before I hit 30. Two days before, in fact. Now that’s sobering; I’ve been a mother for nearly two years!Saying that, I’ve done a lot with those 30 years.
Obviously other people have done a lot of that stuff too, but I can be pleased and comfortable in saying that nobody else would have done those things my way.
- I went through school. Got A-levels. Got a degree.
- I worked… solid, like a chump, for several years before escaping.
- I run my own business.
- I’ve had two kids.
- I’ve written and published three books (yes, I’m counting Raven for now), with more on the way.
- I’ve appeared in several magazines with and without bylines
- I’ve loved.
- I’ve made friends.
- I’ve played games.
- I’ve lost.
- I’ve seen great people do great things, been to wonderful places and tasted wonderful foods.
Yes, I know it’s still a month off, but I’m pleased with my 30 years on this earth. Universe willing, I’ll have a hell of a lot more to fill with cool things and to share with you.
As to what I’m going to do… I’m running a competition. ^_^ Wheeeeeeeeee!
Just a small one, mind you, but I feel that it’s a nice way for you to celebrate with me.
It’s just a flash fiction competition but the prize is… get this… £10 Amazon voucher. ^_^
Or $10 if you’re in the US. I know what a bitch it is getting vouchers you can’t use (yes, this is the voice of experience), so be sure to let me know what you’ll need in the form below.
It’s a simple competition; flash fiction. 100 words.
I’ll close the competition on May 8 which gives you a month to pull yourself together.
Use this form to enter.
You may want to pop a comment below as well, just so I know to look out for your entry. I’ve never done this before, so the extra nudge to be sure I’ve got your entry will (hopefully) smooth out potential problems.
I won’t judge the competition (that’s hardly fair) but I’ll rope in one or more of my writing buddies to give me a hand. And, if I can wrangle it, I’ll get a longlist and a shortlist out of them and announce the winner in the middle of May.
Good luck everyone and thanks!