Tuesday, March 08, 2011

TURNING 31

Somewhere in the late afternoon today, I crossed over an invisible threshold and firmly set my feet amongst a group known as 'the thirty-somethings', a group where several members who have been there for a few years say is waaay better than the depressing twenties.

Last night, I found myself watching the final scene of a certain episode of How I Met Your Mother in a continuous loop. For some reason, the idea of 'taking the leap', in that episode had a strange hold on me the very first time I saw it. Perhaps taking the leap is what we should all do with our lives every now and then. Screw the plan (if there is any in the first place), and just have faith and listen to what the world is trying to tell you. The song used in the scene is pretty awesome too. I also realised that the principal character in the show celebrated his 31st birthday that day, and figured that it'll be a rather fitting video to share. Maybe it is time to take the leap.

16 comments:

  1. Many happy returns.

    This is quite a though-provoking piece. I sometimes think when I should have taken a leap, I ended up spending too much time wondering if I had the appropriate footwear - metaphorically speaking.

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  2. Thank you.

    I know what you mean... I've been that way too.

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  3. Wait till you cross that invisible threshold into the forty somethings ... LOL!

    Happy Birthday to you :D

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  4. LOL... Well, I'm sure there are some hidden gems in the forties ;)

    Thanks

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  5. Hope you had a great day! 30s...what can I say? It is eye opening. I am going to be a teenager all my life :)

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  6. Thirty one, huh? I can't remember what that was like, it was 33 years back. As I just said to another birthday girl, the main thing is that you should still be having plenty of fun and if you've got any major unrealised ambitions, do something about them before it's too late!

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  7. LMC: LOL. It's just a physical age... I have doubts about me menatally being thirty something as well... ;)

    nick: Such good advice, and I agree wholeheartedly! Post-grad, here I come...

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  8. Happi ! happi belated birthday Terra ! So - what's the feeling like turning 31 ;) ?
    Hope you had a memoriable time & a blast !

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  9. My thirties were good but my forties....? Forties are fantastic really. If I could be any age again I would choose to be 44 again for the rest of my life

    Happy birthday Terra

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  10. The thirties was a wonderful decade for me - bought my first house, had my babies, got my Ph.D. and became a psychologist. And you know what? I'm also liking my forties.

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  11. MsUnicornGirl: Thanks for the wishes... I don't feel anything yet... been so horribly busy because I had to catch up on work before a vacation.

    Nursemyra: Great to know the forties are excellent too.

    SAW: Cool... Now I have two people who said their forties are good. So, yay! :)

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  12. Once again, happy super awesome birthday fun days!

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  13. Milestone ages are important, but I think pushing beyond the stereotypes is even more important.

    Happy Birthday!

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  14. Strange thing is, now I'm 32 (about to be 33), I still feel like the same vulnerable kid I was when I was in my 20s. Happy birthday and welcome!

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  15. To all the future leaps. Happy Birthday and may you get to jump so very often and enjoy all the experiences in life :)

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  16. Thanks for the wishes... :)

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