Today marks 30 days before my 30th birthday.
Whilst this birthday might bring gloom to some, in true Usha-form I am possibly thrilled to be reaching this milestone.
I have been looking forward to this birthday since January 1st. Why wouldn't I? I have greater wisdom and confidence than my younger self. And it is through missteps and experiences, great and small of my past, that I am healthier and stronger, in body, mind and soul than I have ever been.
Perhaps a sign of maturity but I care not for clubbing my birthday away. Instead I have a cosy soiree at home on the cards. I have 30 days to work out party plans, get the apartment in shipshape and most importantly, pick out a fabulous birthday outfit.
At least I know where my birthday bag is coming from: