30% down (and a majority to go)

It’s my 30th birthday today and I have written a poem for you to reflect on.  I apologize for not being able to share cake over the internet, but it is national pi day, so treat yourself to a calculator and geek out (3.14……etc……etc……etc…….).  

Wow, I’ve now lived

30 years on this earth,

only one-third a century 

but with all the traveling,

school, jobs, the hurries, worries 

and exquisite sunrises 

and sunsets, this short time has 

been dense, rich and well spent.

More than anything, I’ve learned

to respect the moment and enjoy 

the journey, no matter how unpredictably

bumpy, dusty, flat or hilly. 

Failures generate hindsight 

and ask, “what could I have done right?”

Success is foresight 

in action and proclaims, “I expect perfection!”

Turning 30 hasn’t really made me feel wiser, per se,

just more mature for my age.

Wait another 30 years and I might have 

some sage advice,

but for now it’s 30% down

and a majority to go.

Thanks for coming along

on this wild ride!







About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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6 Responses to 30% down (and a majority to go)

  1. Rick Visser says:

    A big Happy Birthday to you! I hope you’re having a great day. Follow your bliss . . . no matter what! best, rick

  2. Thank you, Rick! I am definitely trying to follow my bliss through poetry, photography, grant writing and managing watershed restoration projects. I look forward to reading your blog…so far, I am really enjoying your writing style and content. Hope you had a great day as well!

  3. Gallivanta says:

    Happy Birthday. Apparently we do become wiser but I have not really noticed much change in myself 😉 Continue to enjoy the ride.

    • Thank you for the birthday wishes! One can look wise but not feel wise…my gray hairs are starting to appear at an alarming rate…though the wise bit hasn’t hit my brain yet. I plan on enjoying the ride, no matter where it takes me!

  4. love the listing of 4 lines…and the sentiment as a whole. You are–as they say–a baby! 🙂 Best wishes for the next 66 percent…

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