Happy birthday...I think

Today I get to say farewell to my 20s. That's right, kids, this blogger is now the big three-oh.

All I can say is: at least I'll never have to relive that decade again.

I'm not freaking out over being OMG-30! (although it would be nice if the zits would stop now), I'm just relieved that my decade is one more thing related to anorexia that I can put behind me. It's a relief, really, to have my 20s over and done with. I thought the same thing about my teens when I turned twenty--ten years of near perpetual awkward turtles will do that to you--but what I felt then compared to now is such a hilarious understatement that the two almost don't compare.

These past ten years just knocked me down and beat me up, and I'm still trying to recover.

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Melissa said...

Happy Happy Birthday Carrie and hope that your thirties are wonderful! I entered mine recently with similar feelings and have been pleasantly surprised. I'm viewing it as a fresh page (with the positive learning from the 20s one), and it has been strangely freeing to see it as moving on. So, enjoy,make some good wishes and here's to happiness, health and a brilliant new decade. xx

Cathy (UK) said...

I wish I was 30 again! I have 45 coming up in October...

Happy Birthday!!

esqueci a ana (ex-ana) said...

HAPPY Birthday Carrie!!!
Muitos parabéns e felicidades!

James Clayton said...

Happy Birthday Carrie! May your 30s be fantastic! :)

Eating With Others said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Now go and have a big piece of Birthday Cake! You work at a bakery now it should be very good

Colleen said...

happy birthday, carrie!

Charlotte B said...


We are almost twins (except for the 15 years!). My 30's were the best time of my life. All the wretched insecurities of your teens and twenties gone and before the hair turned grey and having to sit down to put your socks on.

Enjoy it - it is a very freeing time.

xx to another cancer baby

Ashley S said...

Happy Birthday! I've been reading your blog for a long time now, but I don't think I've ever commented! I have 'disordered eating' issues myself, so I feel I can relate to you in so many ways. I just turned 30 in March and, like you, was so glad to get out of my twenty's. Only downfall is I found a couple of gray hairs, I'm not sure if that is just a coincidence or what... I'm not very happy about that, but oh well lol! :D Anyway, enjoy your day. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Amanda @ HopeHasAPlace said...

A most happy birthday to you, Carrie! I hope it is full of freedom, peace, health, and true happiness. May this year (and the next, and the next) be the best yet! You certainly deserve the most wonderful things that life has to offer.

Enjoy the cake. ;)

RachelB said...

Many happy returns of the day!

Melissa said...

Happy birthday, and congrats on the milestone!

em said...

happy birthday carrie. x

Angela Elain Gambrel said...

Have a wonderful birthday! The 30s will be your decade of recovery and health!

Happy happy happy Birthday!!!

Emily said...

Again, it's ridiculous how much I relate to you. As a teen, I could not wait for my 20s because I picture myself as confident, mature, full of independence, and living the most exciting life. I am about to turn 25, and my 20s have been nothing but confusing, anxiety-ridden, and consumed by ED. Up until recently, I thought the rest of my future was doomed to be this chaotic, but my therapist told me that even she wouldn't want to be 25 ever again. She told me that I have a lot to look forward to in my older ages and that all of this confusion I'm working through will be worth it. Happy Birthday, you strong, beautiful woman!


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Carrie! Hope you had a fantabulous day! :)

Annie :D said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day =)

Anonymous said...

hi carrie.

i hope it's okay that i leave you a comment. i don't often comment but i always read.

happy birthday and many best wishes.
i have so often been inspired by your writing and it's clear that many others have too. you are an inspiration and you are fantastic. i hope your year will be as fantastic as you deserve it to be.

sarah-j xx

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