What does it feel like turning 30? I'll let you know

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Trond and Marielle in StrÝmstad
Trond and Marielle in StrÝmstad

2006-05-17

Drove across the border to Sweden today with Marielle and Trond to do some shopping. I also talked on the phone today with my childhood friend Anders about children. None of us really wants to have children now but we see people our age having children all around us. He's even in a stable relationship but kids just don't fit in his life at this time. I feel the same as well.

There is a saying, "40 is the new 30" - so perhaps there is still time for the both of us to have children, eventually. Which brings me to another point - If I were to have a child it have to be with someone I've been together with for a while - at least 1 year so it's longer that my longest relationship so far. I don't want to rush things. I've seen far too many relationships fall apart after she got knocked up. Single moms are not attractive.

2006-05-162006-05-18
About this project:
Some people fear the dreaded 30. The three oh. When you are 30 you should be a grown-up; have a job, a partner, a child. Many of us are not. I'm 29 and pushing thirty. I will be 30 on August 18th 2006.

They call it the thirty year crisis. The biologic clock. Time is ticking! Live in denial, celebrate 29 for the second time, go away on your birthday and hope it will just silently pass.

I wanted to do a photo project. I wanted to have something I could look back on and think "ah, those were the days". Perhaps other people could enjoy it as well. So I started this project in May 2006. Approximately 100 days away from my 30th birthday. Will I have a thirty year crisis? Will I find a new partner before then? Perhaps I'll just go away and hide. Come along for the ride, see how I feel.

For the next 100 days I'll be uploading an image and writing about what I do, who I meet and how I feel.