Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Big 3-0!

Today is my b-day, and I'm 30! 

At 30….

I’m still pretty selfish.   (But at least now I’m more aware of it and am trying to combat it).

I need 8 hours of sleep a night or else…

I love herbal tea.

I need down/alone time every day to function at my best.

I dislike drama (save it for your mama…haha).

I can’t stand people who don’t take responsibility for their choices (put on your big girl panties and DEAL!).

I love house porn---you know, all the pictures of houses and decor that will come true someday when I'm really really rich.  :)

I wish I were 10 lbs lighter, but I’m pretty proud of how well I manage my disease and all that my body has done for me, so I’m trying not to complain.

I wish I liked running.

I can’t cook good pancakes b/c I’m too impatient to cook them right.

I’m a vegetarian (95% of the time). 

I'm an organic food fanatic.

I haven’t talked on my cell phone while driving for almost two years now.

Cigarettes, long finger nails, ham, and cats disgust me.

I’m a mother, something I wasn’t four years ago.

I’m passionate about adoption and good health.

I wish I could sew really well and enjoy it.

I still suck at painting my fingernails, so if I do, I use a shimmery, light color so mistakes aren’t obvious.

I need to learn to chill out.

I’m comfortable with my diabetes and I’ve fully accepted it.

I can’t stand watching sports, crime shows, or anything on MTV besides Teen Mom or 16 and Pregnant.

I love getting magazines in my mailbox.

I feel most at peace when my kids are playing nicely together, my husband is home from work, the house is clean, and I have no student essays to grade.

A swimming pool is my summer salvation.

I don’t know what my writing future holds, but I hope it’s something really awesome (like a book???).

I’m fairly confident, and I hope to instill confidence in my girls.

I love couponing.  It’s my new hobby.

I wish I could take better photographs.

I’m trying to be more mindful and relaxed.

I suck at empathy.   I think people should just suck it up.    I get that that isn’t totally healthy.

I love fruit, soup, homemade bread and real butter.


I love buying and receiving gifts.

Dancing is a life necessity.

Focusing on God---prayer, Bible reading, thinking---that is the best way to live life.

I struggle to share my faith with others b/c I try too hard to plan my next move.

I struggle with self-promotion vs. educating others on my passions/convictions.

I really like Facebook…a lot.

I believe in the power of personal choice.  If you don’t like something, change it.  But quit complaining.

I’m interested in African American history.

I’ve met a few famous people---but most notable, the writer Nicholas Sparks.

I love watching the same few movies over and over:  Steel Magnolias, Dark Knight, Erin Brockovich

Cheese fries, funnel cakes, and brownies----yum---but not a good idea.

Tape measures scare me.

I love to vacuum my floors.

Snakes are my #1 fear.

Give me a beach and a sunny day (but not too hot!), and you’ve got a happy girl.

I want to adopt more kids---maybe even a lot more.  Gulp.

My husband and I were made for each other.    He is perfect for me.  

I am ready to be 30, and I can’t wait to see what happens next!    


  1. Happy Birthday!! I just turned 30 last week & like you, look forward to seeing what is in store

  2. Happy Birthday a few days late! Hope it was good. One bit of advice for your 30's...treasure each day because it will fly by! My 30's have gone by quickly....much more so than my 20's did.

  3. I'm late...but I hope you enjoyed your birthday! 16 and pregnant is my secret favorite show...haha.


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