Im a 27 year old woman

10.15.2012

My birthday was this past weekend. I've been alive for 27 years. While most people get scared to hit 30, I'm not. In case anyone isn't aware, 30 is the new 20. The older I've gotten, the more I've realized that with every age comes more wisdom and more youth. More youth? Yes. The older I get, the younger I feel. How is that possible? I'm not sure but I truly don't mind. I haven't accomplished too much in my life really. Most people I've gone to school with are completely done with college & starting to live their lives. I feel like mine has been a bit backwards. I went to the Army, got married, had a child, got divorced, and am now starting from the bottom up. I haven't been to school and just now have started to take that thought seriously. I spent a lot of my youth wasting time on people who didn't love me & protecting those who did. I led an emotionally filled life prior to now. I put everyone before myself for as long as I could remember. I've just now started to make myself a priority and it feels really good to be okay with tending to myself. I'm still a nurturer by nature; that's just me and I'll always be a child at heart. 

This past weekend, I celebrated my birthday for the first time in a very long time. I always thought of my birthday as another day. My birthday night only lasted a few hours but all I remember is that I was having fun. My son bought me the prettiest deer ring & skull necklace (yes, he's got money lol) and my love bought me this star sweater that I've been eyeing at Target. He knew I wouldn't have bought it for myself. The morning after I had breakfast with my family and still regret not taking some menudo home. Overall it was a great day & a great weekend. I'm currently enjoying my last day off, listening to some jazz & swing and observing my son & daughter in law while playing pretend. I'm also creating a list of things I'd like to do before I turn 30. I can only come up with 5 things but it's a start!

1.) Visit another country
2.) Get my drivers license
3.) Attend college 
4.) Bungee jump
5.) Cut processed foods out of my diet

I'm sure I can do all these by my next birthday, right? Yes. Every time I accomplish one of these, I have to put a new goal in its place until I've accomplished 30 of them. I was kind of inspired to do this because of Lacey's 30 in 30. Do you guys have any lists that you'd like to accomplish before a certain age?

*By the way, I have a new journey I'll be documenting on my blog here pretty soon. All you need to know (for now) is that it is properly titled 27 to 18 :) 

16 comments :

Darianne said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you enjoyed it<3

Samantha said...

Happy Birthday! Hope your 27th year is full of all-thing wonderful :)

xo, samantha
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Jenn said...

Thank you mam!

Jenn said...

Thank you Samantha!!

Jessica Rae -www.freckledmama.com said...

That color yellow looks fantastic on you. Happy Birthday Lady

Jessica Rae -www.freckledmama.com said...

That color yellow looks fantastic on you. Happy Birthday, Lady.

bobbi said...

I love your list!! But, as a friend, DON'T bungy jump. Don't do it! It's terrifying! I still have nightmares! LOL. ;)

elise said...

new[est] follower! so glad I stumbled across your blog! can't wait to keep reading!

stop by sometime!
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SarahJane Miller said...

Happiest birthday!

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Haley K said...

Happy belated Birthday Jenn!! How sweet of your son to get you those fabulous necklaces. :) And I love the star sweater, brownie points for the boyfriend! :) Sounded like a great day.

Those bucket list items before turning 30 are awesome, and balanced. :) I have a 30 before 30 list too...and I need to get going on it!

Jenn said...

Thank you Jess!

Jenn said...

No!! I have too! :)

Jenn said...

Thank you! It's nice to have you here :)

Jenn said...

Thank you so much for stopping by! And thanks for the sweet birthday wishes!

Jenn said...

Thank you Haley :) My son and BF picked the perfect gifts for me :) And regarding 30 for 30, maybe we'll even have the same items on our list!

lexymeliss said...

We have the greatest bday month, I turn 34 this 26th. I love being in my 30s, my 20s while it was fun was filled with to many mistakes and heart ache. I actually don't feel like I am turning 34 at all, pretty blessed to be alive and healthy. Your list looks good, go for it Jenn. I made one to and enrolled in a continuing education course just to fill those gaps on my resume and be able to get a decent job when I move again. Life is about taking risk lord knows Ive taking so many ; )

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