I turned 30 this week. There is a lot of stigma and anxiety surrounding this birthday, but it has all felt very natural for me so far and I am looking forward to this next chapter. My week started off with a surprise party that I have secretly (and not so secretly!) always wanted. My parents flew in without me knowing a thing and helped plan an evening filled with close friends and cocktails. Afterwards, Patrick and I flew to Los Angeles to spend my actual birthday at Disneyland where I had the perfect excuse to wear my vintage Mickey Mouse sweater from the 1960s. Mickey shaped pastries and ice cream pops were thoroughly enjoyed in between rides. We spent the rest of the week beach bumming around Santa Monica and eating at favorites like eggslut and The Rose. It was the perfect way to celebrate entering into a brand new decade.