Turning 30

Last modified on April 6th, 2007

Well, in just a few hours, yours truly will be turning 30. I originally set out last night to write something memorable, and spent a few hours writing a blog entry that I hoped would detail the last ten years of my life. However, upon waking up this morning, I realized that it wasn’t really what I wanted to say, probably because I think it was heavily influenced by the events of the last six months.

The truth is, this has probably been the hardest year of my life. Between a big breakup, that assault in November, a surgery and some other personal things in my life, it was really quite a challenge to get through it. But the good news is that I did get through, mostly with the help of some great friends and family.

So, as I turn 30, I’m going to take this opportunity to turn the page on some of the bad things that have happened, and to say thanks for all the great people in my life for helping me get through them. I am looking forward to all the amazing things that will happen in the next ten years, and the people I will get to share them with.

For everyone in my life, thanks for being with me this whole time. I hope to see most of you out tomorrow night.

Here are a few photos from the last ten years. Also, thanks Matt and Rebecca for the public birthday wishes on your blogs.

6 responses to “Turning 30”

  1. Beth says:

    Happy Birthday Duane! I don’t know what it is about us 1977 babies, but being 29 sucked for me too. But so far (knock on wood), 30 is pretty sweet. Here’s hoping your 30s are pretty sweet too!

    Have fun at your party! Wish I could be there!

  2. Amber says:

    Happy birthday Duaner!!!! I hope this year rocks for ya!

  3. Amanda says:

    Well buddy, it has really been great. Take a good look at those pictures you posted-there great!! That is truely what you should remember about your 20’s. the good times, the fun, thre people….30 has been wonderful for me. I wish you the best for the next 10~
    Have fun, wish we could be there….

  4. Val Storey says:

    Happy Birthday Duane. Great set of pictures. The thirties were the best for me. Wishing you a fabulous birthday and that it continues through the rest of your life…

  5. Rebecca says:

    Things can only get better form here right? I’ve been telling myself that for the last year, which has been really tough as well. Here’s to a new year, a new decade, and lots of fun tonight 🙂

  6. Twitchy67 says:

    Dude…look at all the girls wishing you a happy birthday! Geez!

    Let me be the first male to comment…happy birthday!! Seeya tonite.

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