As I turn twenty-nine,
How do I feel?
Excited, anxious or just calm?
The truth is I don’t know.

Do I look back
At the 28 that was,
Or in a way wasn’t in 2020?
The truth is I don’t know.

Do I look forward
Like every other year,
Like every other saying?
The truth is I don’t know.

What I do know is this.
I am alive.
I can choose to live.
I can try to be happy.

What I do know is this.
I overcame some.
I learnt some.
I am not afraid of risks.

What I do know is this.
I am not perfect.
I never will be.
But I will be fine.

As I turn twenty-nine,
I expect nothing.
I only expect to be myself.
A twenty-nine year old woman.

40 thoughts on “29

  1. Well, Happy Birthday, Mia!

    A nicely-crafted poem, which speaks to the importance of attaching significance not to a specific day, but rather, to the life every day’s lessons build.

    As you know, the more birthdays we accumulate, the less imposing each one’s supposed singularity. For example, turning 9 seemed more of a milestone than is turning 29.

    Yes, the day you turn 29 is a big deal, but so too is the day you’ll turn 29 years, 4 months and 20 days. When you think about it, each day imparts a valuable lesson. They almost always bring something that will change us forever. Sometimes in a minor way, but just as often, more powerful lessons are afoot.

    Good for you, Mia, in realizing this, and for understanding the journey continues as long as we do. Each day a twist and a new direction. Where are we going to go today?

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  2. What a perfectly said piece, Mia. 20201 has certainly been rough, though to put it in a slightly better light I like to see the learning curves along the way, the challenges we’ve risen to. I hope 2021 is a brighter year for you. Keep choosing to live, make your own choices, make your voice heard & to be happy.

    πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ HaPpY bIrThDaY! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

    Caz xx

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