I often think about my younger self and what I thought my life would be. I looked back on my entries 5 years ago and how 25 year old Andrew thought about responsibility and adulthood.
What I've realized while re-reading some old entries is that I used to spend a lot of time worrying about the future. That's something I don't do too much of today. Maybe I'm more caught up in the grind. Maybe I just don't care as much and try to spend my free time living in the moment and enjoying myself in the short term.
Which brings me to the dirty thirty. If you've read any of my other entries about New Years Resolutions or placing significance on arbitrary days then you probably know that I don't care that much about my birthday. I spoke with a coworker at length about celebrating as much as possible and finding any reason to celebrate and be happy. I think I'm willing to change my outlook on birthdays and holidays. I'll try not to let the arbitrariness of it all get to me anymore. Any reason to be happy should be a good one. Like my previous entry about Pokemon Go: if it makes you happy and you aren't hurting people then who cares what people think? Go for it. Own it. Roll around in it. Get dirty.