Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Hands down.

I think that turning thirty has done me a world of good. I feel like everything's been coming up Christielli since I've turned thirty, and I like it.

Yesterday was the big event that I organized at school and it went off without a hitch. It was a multicultural day at my school, and it consisted of an assembly, and an afternoon where kids got to go around to seventeen different pavilions of different countries and sample food, music, and party. Probably at least a hundred volunteers (staff and students) came together to make the day happen, but I was the organizer and I am pretty proud that I pulled it together.

My elves on student council were big helps too. Not only did they complete the tasks that I assigned to them, they were the ones who said "we can do it Miss!" and then reminded me yesterday "See, we were right! We pulled it off!" So yah, it's a great feeling when you pull off something huge that pulls an entire community together, and you have your own cheering section helping you out. But seriously, it was such a great experience witnessing so many people coming together under my leadership. (Somehow... I've never considered myself a leader, but I surprise myself.) It wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for me, and that's a great feeling. Also, it was so nice to be thanked and congratulated by other staff and students alike. Yay me!

Anyway, so since I've been thirty, I've pulling off some great stuff professionally. Actually, I have to say that it's been happening all school year, but this was the school year when I turned thirty, so I'll attribute it all to that.

Also, I'm super happy personally as well. I love my apartment, my friends, my family, new company, my cat, and my new bike. I wish I could have gone on a bike ride tonight, but it's raining, so argh! I should be marking and writing exams, but my brain has gone into vacation mode, and work isn't happening.

But overall, my life is in the upward swing that I really needed when I was feeling emo in the fall/early winter. Alanis was so right when she said:

"And life has a funny way of helping you out when
You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face"

Cheesy 90's song reference for the win!

ps Don't point out that there's the opposite lyric in that song. I've already had that happen, so I think I'm good.


rawbean said...

Congratulations on your event at work! Sounds really great and the kids sound like good people - probably thanks to you inspiring them.

I'm glad life is sweet for you right now. You're such a positive person and clearly, it's paying off.

galapogos said...


For The Win is my new favorite saying, I use it all the time. Its an inside joke that me and a co-worker came up with when we were working on the new studio at like 4am after working about 24 out of the past 30 hours. Sometimes I will get a random "For The Win" text late at night, and I will smile.

Siobhan said...

I'm so glad to hear your event went well, and that the year is going well. :D

Jabba said...

Congrats on multicultural day!! Sounds like it was fantastic!

I know what you mean - I'm finding that since I turned 30 somehow people have more respect for me at work and I get more's strange?
It also helps that I feel like I'm in the right place right now and things are finally starting to come together. Sounds like you're feeling the same thing...yay!

Miss Ash said...

Glad things are sunny over there and sounds like you did a fabulous job with the multicultural day! I found a lot of my friends starting running marathons when they turned 30.....

Jocelyn said...

congratulations! you seem like you're rocking the 30.

yrautca said...

I know what you mean. 30s have definitely been way better for me than 20s. You are just more mature, more at peace with yourself and that allows you to enjoy life more.