Watch Me Turn 30, by Ashley N.
Question of the year: Is spending your late 20s living on South Beach and island-hopping the Caribbean as a career a) every responsible adult's fantasy or b) totally outlandish and ultimately unfulfilling for a semi-responsible adult who still places an abnormally high priority on fun? Perhaps the mere concept of what constitutes adulthood has been distorted due to my surroundings.

Through this blog, I hope to figure out what being "almost 30" really means to me...hopefully, before the big b-day next January.

Thanks goes to Holly C. for, first and foremost, agreeing to go on one of my press trips to the 'burbs of Fort Lauderdale and ultimately passing this site along to me.
the photo for March 25, 2008
DAY 74  |  March 25, 2008

I go to the worst dermatologist in the history of skin. There are twice as many people in the waiting room as there are chairs, she answers no questions and after your 20 second consult with her, tries to “prescribe” i.e., hawk you, things like $40 bar soap (because I obviously need more products.) Today, I was so annoyed at a) waiting and b) having to give her any sort of payment for this excruciating experience that I was completely red with anger by the time she saw me, leading her to try to treat me for rosacea in addition for the simple prescription I came for. To top it off, she stuck me in the arm with a hypodermic needle without any explanation of what it was and what it was for. At least I wasn’t the other woman in the waiting room who got six unexplained stabs in the noggin. Ouch.

I headed to the gym afterward to work off my irritation. I decided to try out this new yoga class taught by a woman I later learned used to be an acrobat in Cirque du Soliel. As if that wasn’t cool enough, she said she had me pegged at around 22. Sweet. I am so becoming a regular in this class.

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