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30×30: An Introduction

I don’t know when I started telling people that life gets better after you turn twenty-five.

At least for me, this much was true: the onset of my first steady job brought a sense of purpose and vision, time during which to travel, and a cat (which, along with a piano, are my two requirements for being an adult). With my steady partner by my side, I was increasingly less troubled by the parts of life that I didn’t understand and increasingly more challenged by the opportunities that came with that confusion. Life did not get easier; instead, it deepened, became more rich, and blossomed more full.

On October 12, 2014, I turn 30, and I’m dedicating the month before this event — at the risk of being a bit too self-indulgent — to reflect on the people and lessons who have touched me most completely over this time. This set of blog posts, “Thirty by Thirty,” will categorize the thoughts, impressions, and perceptions that have changed me, bit by bit, into the person I am today.

To every reader: I love you all.

First grade, 1991

First Grade Halloween Parade (Fall 1991)

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31 thoughts on “30×30: An Introduction

  1. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 1: Learning to Fall | paindecampagne

  2. great idea, looking forward!

  3. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 2: Strategies for teaching | paindecampagne

  4. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 3: On pushing forward | paindecampagne

  5. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 4: Living for Today | paindecampagne

  6. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 5: On being white | paindecampagne

  7. Pingback: Lesson 6: A life without cows | paindecampagne

  8. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 7: Hiking your own hike | paindecampagne

  9. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 8: Facial hair, honesty, and having a voice | paindecampagne

  10. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 9: Dreams deferred | paindecampagne

  11. Pingback: 30×30: Leson 10: The spice of life | paindecampagne

  12. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 11: If you have two legs | paindecampagne

  13. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 12: It’s about the process | paindecampagne

  14. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 13: Expression over performance | paindecampagne

  15. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 14: This too shall pass | paindecampagne

  16. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 15: Intermezzo: My older brother | paindecampagne

  17. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 16: Already okay | paindecampagne

  18. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 17: Lifelong listening and love | paindecampagne

  19. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 18: Winter tea and the worth of water | paindecampagne

  20. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 19: Family comes first | paindecampagne

  21. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 20: Leave it to chance | paindecampagne

  22. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 21: The face behind the apron | paindecampagne

  23. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 22: Age of the heart | paindecampagne

  24. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 23: Just go back to France | paindecampagne

  25. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 24: Wavy hair, curved hips | paindecampagne

  26. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 25: The world is big, and life is long | paindecampagne

  27. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 26: The goodness of strangers | paindecampagne

  28. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 27: Stand by me | paindecampagne

  29. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 28: The language of self-erasure | paindecampagne

  30. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 29: Beautiful when crying | paindecampagne

  31. Pingback: 30×30: Lesson 30: Conclusion: Always keep learning | paindecampagne

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