I Turned 29… Now what?

Alaykka Fowler
4 min readJun 27, 2022

One thing that you should know about me is that ever since I moved to France, away from all things familiar and people I love, I’ve started feeling irrationally upset during my birthday period every year. I turned 29 this month, and this time was not an exception.

Maybe, it happens because it reminds me that my close friends and family are not just a few kilometers away anymore to celebrate my birthday with me. Maybe, it’s a result of my own doing — purposely not making a big deal out of it. Or maybe, it’s simply the anxiety of aging and never having certainty about what’s bound to happen…

Alaykka Fowler

Born in the Philippines. Living in France. Writing for the heck of it.