I'm 30 today. That's kind of a big deal right? It sounds like it should be, but it doesn't really feel like it. Andrew got up and made me special breakfast this morning and I'm looking forward to the phone calls from my family, a lunch date with Andrew & Scout, opening the cards and presents waiting for me at home, little treats from my students and co-workers, and all of the little pampering things that make the day feel special. We don't have any big elaborate plans, but that's just perfect. I'm looking forward to unhurried time playing at home, enjoying this stage of life.
I know some people mourn the loss of their 20's, thinking that 30 sounds old. I don't feel that way, I'm happy about where life is right now and am excited to see what my 30's bring. And I remember being younger, and always looking forward to getting older and growing up. I'm not having that feeling either... just feeling pretty dang content with where I am. Being content is awesome.
A little bit about me at 30 (and I totally made this survey up)
My favorite color: My favorite is still blue. A deep, bright, royal type of blue. But I am really liking a jade green lately too. I never wear those colors though, I usually wear black, grey, or brown, sometimes with a touch of brightness thrown in.
My favorite meals: Wednesday night pizzas (made by Andrew), Pake pizza (from Coconut Kenny's), Turkey meatloaf and mashed potatoes (made by Andrew), Vegetarian Burrito (from Chihuahuas's), or Peanut Sauce Veggies (made by Me).
My favorite ice cream: Chocolate Peanut Butter by Tillamook. This stuff is amazing.
My favorite way to drink my coffee: Double americano...if it's made at home with our espresso machine. If I buy it, a double mocha in a 12 oz cup. No whip.
What TV series I'm watching: Andrew and I are watching Lie to Me together, I'm watching (always) Law and Order SVU when I'm home without him. Loving them both, I'm a nerd I know.
Exercise routine: Non-existent. About every two weeks I will start to hate that fact so much that I will do something about it. Run once, or do push-ups or sit-ups, or do a yoga video with Scout. But I can't seem to get in a routine that works with life right now.
Goals: Drink more water, smile and laugh more, pay attention to the details of whatever activity I'm engaged in.
Stresses: Not having enough energy and time to do everything I want to or having to make too many decisions.
What I'm wearing: Lots of dresses and leggings, that might be because I only have one pair of jeans....but I'm loving the dresses and leggings these days.
What I'm dreading: Deciding whether to do Pro-Cert or National Boards to renew my teaching license And starting on another big learning, schooling project like that.
New-found pleasure: Audio books. Which is bizarre as I've always hated someone reading to me. But, with the stage of life we are in right now, I find that I just don't have time to read. And I miss that escape, that leisure time. And I'm finding that I really enjoy teen lit (which I've always loved best) in audio version. I can listen while I drive, while I wash the dishes, while I pick up my room at the end of the school day, sometimes even while Scout and I stack blocks. It's relaxing and I don't feel like I missing something I love, as much.