Friday, January 15, 2010

What I Learned While 30...

Life can change in a moment’s notice. 30 was a way easier year for me than 29. Thank God for employment! Proms are still fun at 30 years old. Getting to be on 2 prom courts in one lifetime is pretty fun. Owning a home is an on going project…year 2 in my new home and I still need to hang curtains and paint a few rooms. I love having my little brother back in the states. I hate it when he returns to China. Miracles still happen daily ~Matt Honson. I am stronger than I think I am when I really dig down deep. The magic of your first mission trip is different than the realness of your second. Some people will surprise you with their generosity. Some people will shock you with their cruelness. I continue to love my dog deeper on a daily basis, even when I thought I couldn’t love him more. Watching a friend go through a miscarriage is way more painful than they depict in movies/TV. Watching your friends have their first baby is one of the most beautiful moments. I still love birthdays and want to celebrate Birthday Eves with my children when I one day have them. I miss my family a little more with every year that I am here and they are there. I am still addicted to Law & Order SVU after 3 years and am confident that Benson and Stabler and I would make awesome friends. Guns scare me. I mean they really scare me. A fountain coke can make any day better. Snorkeling is not for me. Playing in the snow is as fun now as it was as a child. Trying to sled on a Frisbee does not work. AND the first days a 31 year old doesn’t sting as badly as I thought.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Sianaro 2009!

As I look ahead at the potential greatness that 2010 may hold, I want to take a day or two to reflect on the things that I’d LOVE to see happen as we move ahead. HOWEVER, before I do I’d like to take a look at a few things I’d love to NOT SEE again in 2010 as well.

Here we go…2009 can kindly keep in it’s grasp:

• The increasing number of gray hairs that have started to surface. Thank you very much.
• The Jersey Shore series.
• Any more iconic changes that stop me in my tracks. Note: Michael Jackson’s death, The Gosselin split, and Oprah’s retirement. Please Oprah, you’re young, there’s still time to retire at a later date. Preferably 2034.
• The inclusion of water chestnuts in every Chinese dish I order.
• Taking things too personally. *Refer back to 2007’s resolution “act like a duck and let things roll off your feathers.”
• Libby’s pumpkin shortages. No pumpkin bread?? What a scare for awhile!
• The Bachelor being a tool. I still have faith in you ABC, don’t disappoint.
• Unexpected deaths that rock the people I love worlds’. 2009 was a sad one for sure.
• Economic worries, woes, and effects. My poor, naked Christmas tree (in SC) looked like a Toys for Tots commercial.
• High profile men who have the world at their grasp yet cheat on their wife and kids. You guys are not giving me much to hope for, jerks.
• My lack of motivation for the gym.
• Sharks. (A girl can dream, right?!)