When I was 1, my babysitter offered me flowers for my birthday.
Now that I'm 30, my mom got me flowers for my birthday (see photo).
When I was 2, I went to France to visit my mom's family.
Now that I'm 30, I want to go back to France to visit my penpals!
When I was 3, my favorite toys were my dolls.
Now that I'm 30, my favorite "toys" are paper products.
When I was 4, I spent at least an hour trying to kill an ant.
Now that I'm 30, I feel sad whenever insects are killed.
When I was 5, I wanted to be a florist.
Now that I'm 30, I'm a stationery designer and business owner.
When I was 6, my favorite season was summer.
Now that I'm 30, I prefer the peacefulness of autumn.
When I was 7, I started writing to my first penpal.
Now that I'm 30, almost 23 years later, I still have penpals and love writing letters.
When I was 8, my favorite meal was lasagna.
Now that I'm 30, sushi beats everything!
When I was 9, I hated peppers and onions.
Now that I'm 30, they're some of my favorite vegetables.
When I was 10, the most important thing to me was being the best.
Now that I'm 30, the most important thing to me is being happy.
When I was 11, I skipped the 6th grade.
Now that I'm 30, I'm homeschooling my son because I don't like the school system.
Shortly before I turned 12, I met Véronique, who became my best friend all through high school.
Now that I'm 30, Véronique is still one of my best friends and our kids are friends too!
When I was 13, my idol was Madonna.
Now that I'm 30, I realize that Michael Jackson is (was) a much better singer.
When I was 14, I thought that adults were boring.
Now that I'm 30, I still think that most adults are boring.
When I was 15, my bedroom was so messy that reaching my bed at night was a challenge.
Now that I'm 30, I love clean spaces but still have too much stuff.
When I was 16, I loved talking on the phone for 6-8 hours at a time (my record was probably around 14 hours).
Now that I'm 30, I hate the phone - please don't call too often.
When I was 17, I thought that looks mattered.
Now that I'm 30, I realize that they don't.
When I was 18, I had my first real paid summer job.
Now that I'm 30, I would never consider working for someone else again.
When I was 19, I was fascinated by serial killers.
Now that I'm 30, I prefer cute baby animals, flowers and rainbows.
When I was 20, I dated a few girls.
Now that I'm 30, I think girls are way too complicated and I'm happy to be with the most relaxed, easy-going man on the planet.
When I was 21, I was anxious, depressed and self-conscious.
Now that I'm 30, I can get stressed easily at times but I'm more balanced and at peace with myself.
When I was 22, after my grandpa died, I moved into his old house.
Now that I'm 30, I still live in this house and I feel sort of protected here.
When I was 23, I had a car but didn't know how to drive it.
Now that I'm 30, I have my license and I enjoy driving alone to good music.
When I was 24, I gave birth to a wonderful little human being.
Now that I'm 30, I'm grateful for all the experiences.
When I was 25, my dad died from lung cancer.
Now that I'm 30, I realize that it made me a better, stonger person.
When I was 26, take-out was always the best option.
Now that I'm 30, I enjoy cooking at home!
When I was 27, I met my boyfriend.
Now that I'm 30, I can say that Mario is the first man I love the right way, for the right reasons.
When I was 28, I hated beer and wine.
Now that I'm 30, I enjoy wine but still hate beer.
When I was 29, I wasn't looking forward to entering my thirties.
Now that I'm 30, I think it's going to be a fun ride!