Well, folks, it happened. This week, I turned 30, and hence “officially” became a grown-up. There are certain birthday milestones in life that are of more significance than others: 18 and 21 have been the big ones thus far, and 30 seems to have become the next major age hurdle in adult life. As we’ve gotten older, our lives start to resemble one another’s less and less. Many of my friends are married, some have children, some live abroad and some are living in the same towns they grew up in. My life seems to have meandered here and there, but I have much to be thankful for, and I can’t wait to see what’s next.