I get a lot of satisfaction from checklists. It's the way my brain works.
One of the things that always appears on my to do list before we leave for a trip is to use up perishables from my fridge. It's the food nerd in me...I can't stand things going to waste based on the the fact that I didn't plan right.
I walked away from my summer camp last week with a bunch of leftover herbs. So today I made pestos (yes, plural) both for dinner tonight and for the freezer. It makes me feel better- like I'm leaving my house in a good place.
Tomorrow we leave for *literally* my dream vacation to celebrate my 30th birthday. We are going to be spending my actual birthday with our friends at Dogfish Head, then driving up to New York to hang out with our best buddy for the weekend. As nervous as I've been about no longer being an age that starts with a '2', I can't imagine things being much better than they are right now.
So, bring it on 30! I'm going to keep cooking, eating, having fun, teaching, trying new things, making new friends and loving my old ones. I'm going to keep trying my best to be a good person. And to my darling twenties? Well, you can keep the self doubt. But please leave me the humility, gratitude, and wonder.