Friday, August 17, 2012

By 30...

By 30, you should have...

1. One old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you’ve come.
I am thinking definite no on the going back to, but they all taught me more about who I am and what I want and don't want in relationship, so Thank you.

2. A decent piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.
Our dining room table was not previously owned because my hubby made it and I LOVE IT!!

3. Something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour. 
Of Course!

4. A purse, a suitcase and an umbrella you’re not ashamed to be seen carrying.
A purse and suitcase yes. However I have accomplished losing my umbrella so I am on the hunt for a new one.

5. A youth you’re content to move beyond. 

6. A past juicy enough that you’re looking forward to retelling it in your old age.
Yes I have some stories.

7. The realization that you are actually going to have an old age—and some money set aside to help fund it. 
I am aware that I am getting older and so far the journey has gotten better the older I have gotten. The money thing well we will it is a work in progress.

8. An e-mail address, a voice mailbox and a bank account—all of which nobody has access to but you.
Yes and that is hard to have when married!

9. A resume that is not even the slightest bit padded.
Yes, I haven't had to use it in a while but it is definitely not padded.

10. One friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry.
The same group of 7 ladies do both they are the best.

11. A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill and a black lace bra.
Of Course what girl doesn't?

12. Something ridiculously expensive that you bought for yourself, just because you deserve it.
Ridiculously expensive, not too bad I do have a Fossil Purse that I am sure I paid too much for but I love it!

13. The belief that you deserve it.
I definitely deserved it I just hate spending that much money on anything.

14. A skin-care regimen, an exercise routine and a plan for dealing with those few other facets of life that don’t get better after 30.
Yes I wash and take care of my face everyday, I try to work out no fewer than 5 days a week and I take everything else as it comes.

15. A solid start on a satisfying career, a satisfying relationship and all those other facets of life that do get better.
Career is a work in progress just not sure where this job is taking me, My relationship is wonderful, and again everything else I take as it comes.

By 30, you should know...

1. How to fall in love without losing yourself.
Yes, thank you to an ex I learned this and am a better partner because of it.

2. How you feel about having kids.
Well twin girls the first go around fulfilled my dream of having two children so we are done.

3. How to quit a job, break up with a man and confront a friend without ruining the friendship.
Even though it is still hard yes I can do it all.

4. When to try harder and when to walk away. 

5. How to kiss in a way that communicates perfectly what you would and wouldn’t like to happen next.
I hope so. :)

6. The names of: the secretary of state, your great-grandmother and the best tailor in town.

7. How to live alone, even if you don’t like to.
Yes and no I do not like it

8. How to take control of your own birthday.
If this means letting my party be what I want and not what someone else wants I guess you could say yes, thankfully I have not had this happen.

9. That you can’t change the length of your calves, the width of your hips or the nature of your parents.
Love them all just the way they are

10. That your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over.
Well if it wasn't perfect it was the closest anyone will ever get to prefect and yeah it is over.

11. What you would and wouldn't do for money or love.

12. That nobody gets away with smoking, drinking, doing drugs or not flossing for very long.
Oh, people get away with it just it never leads to anything too good looking.

13. Who you can trust, who you can’t and why you shouldn’t take it personally.

14. Not to apologize for something that isn’t your fault.

15. Why they say life begins at 30. 
Because life gets better at the age of 30, I am 31 and I am more thankful for everything and everyone in my life, thankful for the lessons I have learned, the hardships I have endured and the loves I have lost. Every journey has lead me to this point in my life where I am blessed beyond measure.

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