Entering Another Decade

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I turned the big 3-0 last Thursday.

My uncle told me, “You’re old!”

I feel different. Older. My twenties flew by, and even 29 feels like years ago!

I haven’t accomplished my main goal of moving out of my parents’ house, but it’ll happen in this decade.

Another big goal is that I want to travel more, and what spurred this was when my friend took me out to dinner Friday. I mentioned that we should plan a trip to New York and all she said was, “It’s expensive!” When I brought up that my cousin was going to New Zealand and Bali she said the same thing.

All of my friends travel, and I envy them.

But I figured that you only live once, and travel is easy to do. That’s why travel sites like Expedia and Priceline exist, to make traversing the globe cheaper.

Are you a traveler? Where have you gone?

And what important lessons will I learn in my 30s?

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RA Update

My latest appointment with my rheumatologist went well! Medication dosages were the same, blood tests were fine, and I don’t go back until November!

While examining my poor left hand–which has had a swollen pinky and middle finger for months, and is also my dominant hand-my doctor asked if I wanted to get a shot in my middle finger to reduce the swelling. I was surprised when he brought that up because I thought you couldn’t put a shot into a finger since it’s such a tiny joint.

But apparently you can.

The shot will be a mix of novacaine and cortisone, and be done in the office. Even though numbing spray will be used, it will still hurt. As my doctor told me, it’ll “wake you up.”

But, it’s better than upping my medication. He told me to think about it, but I’ve already made up my mind! I’m taking the shot.

To be continued…

Another Cousin

Early Saturday morning my cousin, Josh, and his wife, Christina, had their baby boy, so I now have another cousin (I think he’s my second cousin).

I couldn’t believe the news! Same for when he announced that he was getting married!!

Because for as long as I can remember, he always had a girlfriend. Every time my family would visit LA he would tell us about another new girl. Not that he was a player, but I guess he was just doing what most people in their 20’s do, have a lot of relationships.

However, I always wondered if all of this was going to stop. When his wife entered the picture and I met her, in the back of my mind I thought that she was just going to be another ex.

Thankfully not.

I’m excited to meet the baby after he’s had all of his shots, and seeing my cousin in a new role as a dad.