7 days

It is tact that is golden, not silence. ~Samuel Butler

One week. Just one week left in my 20s!!!

I was out shopping yesterday for a new dress for my birthday party. The original one I had picked out, I never quite got off the fence about it. As much as I loved looking at it, I didn’t love looking at it on me. I had my mom come over to see the outfit and she confirmed what I was already thinking – I just looked a tad on the costume side and it wasn’t age appropriate. There is a way to still be fun and glittery and ruffly, I just wasn’t going about it properly and needed a mom’s eye. I’m sure I’ll have some use for the original dress, but my 30th birthday is just not the day to debut it. I got something I am really jazzed about, it’s still a young look without screaming too young, and it’s still glittery and covered in sequins. Win, win.

When my mom and I were checking out, the clerk asked if it was a special occasion. My mom said it was for my 30th birthday and the clerk turned to me and said, “No way. You look like a little girl.”

Little girl? I’ll take a compliment if you want to say I look great for 30, but like a little girl?

Then, the she opened her mouth some more and talked about how she was also turning 30 soon. The more she talked, the more I wanted to tell her that she absolutely looks 30, but sounds like a little girl, so I would have never guessed.

But, of course I didn’t say that.

One thing that never ceases to amaze me is what comes out of peoples’ mouths sometimes. Tact . . . it’s sadly lost on so many people these days.


  1. If you look like a “little girl” at 30 just imagine how young you’ll look at 40 – you’ll be a teenager! Some people just don’t think before they speak.

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