29

Today I’ve completed 29 years on earth. I don’t feel older, except in my bones; I hardly feel wiser and I’m still – in many ways – growing up.

So, what have I accomplished in the my 29th year? I decided to pick 29 “top” moments.

  1. Attended a soccer match (USA vs. Brazil) and a minor league baseball game
  2. Attended my first midnight book release and signing – meeting Susan Collins!
  3. Attempted to learn to swim, and can now float … sorta.
  4. Brunch at Alice’s Tea Cup
  5. Went on a behind-the-scenes tour of Wicked.
  6. Had High Tea at Lady Mendl’s
  7. Saw Sara Bareilles in concert
  8. Met Justine Larbalestier – who remembered me from Twitter (along with Libba Bray, Holly Black, Scott Westerfeld and Maureen Johnson at the ZvU event)
  9. Attended a Charity Gala on New Years Eve
  10. Started a book blog
  11. Fell in love with Settlers of Catan
  12. Met Ree, the Pioneer Woman
  13. Saw Jimmy Fallon, Live!
  14. Met Ally Condie, Beth Revis, Kristen Miller, Brenna Yovanoff and Andrea Cremer
  15. Visited Strand for the first time
  16. Met Holly Black, Cassandra Clare and Lauren DeStefano
  17. BOOK EXPO AMERCIA
  18. Met Maureen Johnson,  Liani Taylor and Scott Westerfeld
  19. Met Libba Bray (who remembered me from Twitter), Meg Cabot and Maggie Stiefvater
  20. Visited a friend in Arizona and saw the Grand Canyon
  21. Walked along the High Line
  22. Visited Chelsea Market
  23. Visited two museums during the Museum Mile
  24. Glee Live with VIP access
  25. Did a lot of walking in DC
  26. Stood in a long line for some yummy cupcakes!
  27. Enjoyed The Ride
  28. Spent 7 hours in the park with lovely friends.
  29. LIVED!
There were good things and bad things; regrets and heartache, but also joy and happiness. I laughed, I loved, I lived. Thank you Lord, for a great year. I’m looking forward to what you’ve got in store for me in this, my 30th year on earth. 
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2 thoughts on “29

  1. What an exhaustive list! And you didn’t even cover everything! 🙂 Happy birthday, Shan, and may this 30th year be as fulfilling as ever. Much love to ya.

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