I never feared turning 30. It never seemed old to me. Until today.
I'm not saying it's the end of my world, but it does sound a little older in reality than it did in the big lead up to it. However, I am still excited about my birthday (I am a birthday nutcase). Morgan told me she would get me balloons, we'll see if it happens. Tonight we are going to cook a nice dinner (shrimp alfredo and garlic bread), and on Saturday Chris & Kelley are coming over for grilled pizza and drinks, then on Sunday we are going to a great Mexican food restraunt with my family. I wanted to have a huge party but the planning never happened and my budget isn't really big party material right now.
So here I go. Over 30 years I have done the following...
Made friends that will be a part of my life until one of us dies. My longest friendship is 27 years now and the second longest is 15 years now. I still talk to them regularly.
Snuck out of my parents house in high school (more than once, hee-hee) and gone to explore the caves at Red Rocks
Learned how to play pool
Crowd surfed at a concert
Pierced my nose
Pierced my tongue
Gotten (8) tattoos (and will get a few more. Of this I am sure)
Skipped school (with permission) to stalk David Justice
Skipped school without permission. I used to pay Matthew to wait for the school to call. He usually forgot and left. I always said I was late and my parents never believed me.
Learned about sex way before I should have. One of the older kids told us what they were learning in school when I was in first grade
Gone to too many funerals
Become a certified First Responder
Become a certified dog groomer
Learned to drink for reasons beyond getting drunk
Learned that Mad Dog 20/20 is never good
Learned how to cook
Fell in love and had my heart broken
Felt the loss of a pregnancy
Become best friends with my sister and brother
Realized my parents are cool to hang out with
Birthed two totally awesome children (once in front of 4 of my family members and once with out drugs, although not by choice) and become an awesome mother
Married a wonderful man that I enjoy spending time with and talking too, and I am an awesome wife as well
Quit many jobs
Learned that the noises that drive me crazy every day are the ones I miss when they are not going on
Figured out how to feed a family for 60 dollars a week when necessary
Had a party when my parents were out of town. And got caught.
Lied to my parents about where I was staying for the night
Gone on a mission involving the adult stores (maybe I will write that story one day)
Spied on many boys while playing the Mission Impossible theme song
Learned that I really hate camping
Learned to play tennis
Driven everybody I know crazy reminding them my birthday was coming up.
Happy Birthday To Me!!