Seeing as somehow this lazy-ass blogger has had 9,978 people view her blog since it was created 8 months ago, I figured I’d do something craaaaazy to celebrate 10k. Like, maybe, write a new post.
Without consciously deciding to, I somehow managed to take the summer off. Awful, simply awful, I know. But while most people come up with silly New Year’s resolutions they will break by Valentine’s Day, I usually come up with mine after my late-August birthday (usually to be broken by Labour Day).
This year – or to be more specific, 5 days ago – I turned 30 (I know, I don’t look a day over 11). Although I do believe Aaliyah when she sings Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a Number – albeit to defend marrying a pedophile – I am looking at this calendarial milestone as a perfect time to make some changes in my life. These changes won’t be major ones. I don’t suddenly want to settle down or start procreating (come on, I’m 30, not crazy). I do, however, want to spend more time doing the things I love. Based on the irregularity of this blog, you may not know that one of those things is writing. I am making a promise to myself, and maybe Rochelle and Dominika, that I WILL be doing more of it. More writing, more frequently. I can’t keep using not having a laptop or being hungover as an excuse anymore. I’m an adult now. Adults buy laptops and take Advil.
The other big thing I want to do more of is TRAVEL. Some of you may have just scoffed because I have racked up some miles over the last few years, but I’m not talking about all-inclusives and weekends in New York and Vegas. I want to see parts of the world beyond the bright lights and partying. Well, keep the bright lights and partying and add some culture, history and good ass food and I’m all set. By the end of 2013 I WILL visit either Asia or Europe, or I will give everyone who has subscribed to my blog $25. There. Now it basically has to happen or I’m out $75.
The new 30-year-old Vanessa, who writes consistently, has decided to celebrate 10k views with a NAPSGETBRAPS ReLAUNCH on Tuesday, so expect a new post much more interesting than this one. Stickers (thanks Dom), shout-outs (sorry Dom you already got yours), and more embarrassingly hilarious stories to come over the next week. Ok. Now I’m just trying to make it seem like it’s more than just a new post. 30-year-old Vanessa is apparently an exaggerator.
So, here we go. I have been told by all my 30+ friends that I’m about to enter a decade unlike any other. At 30 I know who I am, I work for a company I love, I have friends I adore and I have a liver that keeps on truckin’ no matter how much I abuse it. The time to live is now.