I really liked this. As someone who just recently turned 30 myself I can relate a bit. I've never been a big celebrator of birthdays but it seems to be the social norm to celebrate them. Sometimes you just don't want to think about it, but people spend most the day reminding you. Keep writing!
I do really like the flow and style of this one Although I can tell that you really care about your home and the problems that it seems all of us are facing these days. I would think a follow up about your opinions on the solutions would be very interesting. Keep writing!