Saturday, May 7, 2011

On Turning 30

It kind of snuck up on me. Being 30 is kind of strange. It's not that I actually feel any differently. I haven't suddenly developed sagging man breasts or crows feet. The only real difference is when someone asks me how old I am I have to say 30. I don't particularly love the idea but it is what it is. It has now been:
  • 30 Years since I was born
  • 18 Years Since I Graduated from Elementary School
  • 12 Years Since I Graduated from High School
  • 8 Years Since I Graduated from College
  • 2 Years Since I went to my 10 Year High School Reunion
  • 1 Year Since I quit my job
  • 30 seconds since I've had a drink of clean water.
If your reading this than you are probably sitting within 15 feet of a clean water supply. Sadly that is not the case for everyone. There are currently 1 billion people in the world who do not have access to clean water. Every 19 seconds a baby dies due to an illness related to unclean water. That's why this year for my 3oth birthday I am asking my family and friends to help me in the fight to provide clean drinking water for the world. My family has agreed to, instead of buying me presents, to donate to this awesome cause. For just $20 you can give someone the gift of clean drinking water for life. I'm not just asking you to give. I'm going to put my money where my mouth is and will be matching the first $500 that is donated by my friends and family.

Water Changes Everything. from charity: water on Vimeo.


Francy said...

The crows feet start coming in around 40 and the sagging breasts -- whenever you start birthing babies.

Karen said...

Welcome to adulthood. :-P EGADS! Im going to be 50 this year!! I dont feel a day older than 30, I bet you don't either.