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Thanks to Belinda Otas for spreading the word about “Now that I Am in My 30s” to all her followers in England, Africa, and around the world!

In Contributors, News on July 8, 2013 at 12:00

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This is it: The book is going to editing on Thursday July 11th!

In Contributors, News on July 5, 2013 at 14:35

Hello world!

How are you?

I know you might be away enjoying the holiday weekend, but our updates are EPIC and we can’t wait to tell you everything about them!

“Now that I Am in My 30s” officially met  ALL our expectations this week!

We witnessed a creativity extravaganza since Monday with Tuti Loor’s post “A Recap of My 30s”, which inspired AK Cespedes to write a poem about her 30s in a matter of minutes!

DSC01655Rachel Everitt, 29-year-old from England, found our blog online and sent us her brave story about what she will celebrate in her 30s, total opposite from the achievement fixation she had before! Check out her blog: http://racheve.wordpress.com!

Invited by Rachel, Michelle Fairweather emailed us from Australia! australia flag map The second most fascinating fact is that she sent her finished essay attached to that first email! This is what we call determination and readiness!

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From Bulgaria, Maria Mecheva touched us with her writing about self-love, a piece filled with substance that she urges us to find within ourselves!

As I write this post, I just received a breathtaking story by Deneia Fairweather! She says that writing about her experiences was therapeutic! I agree and I think all our readers should try this “treatment”! Thanks to our contributor Libby Creagh for inspiring Deneia to come on board!

Stay tuned for that poem and those essays, you are going to LOVE them!

Now that we have met our expectactions, we are ready to exceed them!

Please share the word with your friends in Africa and Asia!

If you haven’t sent your essay, please send it by Thursday July 11th and I’ll be thrilled to include it on the book! Essays received after that day, will be only published on the blog!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Your friend,

Laura

“A Recap of My 30s”

In Contributors, Lifestyle on July 1, 2013 at 09:15

By Tuti Loor

The fact that I get to write about my 30s as a “looking back at…” more than “Now that I am…” seems funny to me. I really don’t feel this old.

I’m 38 as I write this, but I can honestly tell you, except for the few times when I wake up with a new ache, most of the time I feel as if I’m still 23. I dress in jeans and t-shirts, I wear sneakers. I don’t have kids and I still don’t do well with responsibility and commitment.

I can also tell you (from experience) that being in your 30s is equally good or better than being in your 20s. By now I know who I am and I know what I want (maybe I don’t have everything figured out, but I know that much) I have less friends, but better ones. And my favorite part… I really don’t care what people think of me anymore (and I used to).

Being a TV producer, instead of a list, I’m going to share a “recap” of the last 8 years. In order, from the time I turned 30 ’till today.

I had my first time long term relationship (9 years and counting)
I was “let go” from my job for the first time.
I sold everything I had, got a backpack and travelled through England, Egypt, Jordan, India, Nepal, Thailand and Cambodia.
I let my hair grow back again (I shaved my head for 2 years before that)
I spent 2 lazy weeks in the Galapagos Islands.
I lived in the Keys for 2 years.
I wore my gray hair proudly.
I got my first boat.
I sold my boat.
I also sold my car and my motorcycle because…
I got and RV and drove all the way to Alaska.
I lived in Alaska for 4 months.
Then I drove the RV back to the Keys.
I went to Sundance for the first time.
I bought a house with a yard.
I got my first tattoo.

So if you are one of those people who think somehow your youth ends at 30… well, I have to stop writing now. I have to go get ready for my cruise around the Mediterranean. Peace!

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