The Big 30

I recently turned 30. It’s weird to realize that this once daunting number, doesn’t feel any different than 29 did. And as I thought about it, I realized that 30 is still pretty young when you consider how long people are living these days. I’ve already accomplished a lot in my 30 years and hopefully I’ve got at least 30 more to continue learning and doing. Anyhow, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of 30 things I have done (or have not done) in my lifetime up till now. Here goes!

1. I have never broken a bone (knock on wood)

2. I have never had to get stitches (again, knock on wood)

3. I know how to crochet

4. I know how to cake decorate

5. I know how to play the piano

6. I am married to a really wonderful man

7. I have born 4 children

8. I have lived in Baltimore Maryland

9. I have visited Germany, Switzerland, France and Liechtenstein

10. I completed my High School Education

11. I have not yet gotten a college degree

12. I have created two giant binders (that are always needing updates) about my family history

13. I was an instructor at an annual Genealogy Workshop for 4 years

14. I ran a successful blog design business for a while

15. I know how to create jewelry, from shaping and hammering ear wires to creating beads out of polymer clay

16. I know how to get most household necessities from stores and either get paid for it, get it free or get it really cheap (all completely legally) and wrote a blog about it for a while

17. I have been learning the art of photography and have taken many photographs that are currently up for sale in an etsy shop that I run

18. I know how to prime and paint a room or a piece of furniture

19. If you need information and it’s on the Internet, I can find it

20. I’ve lost two friends to suicide, one grandmother to breast cancer, one grandmother and my father in law to numerous health problems and a niece to kidney cancer

21. I remember life before having the internet. We got it when I was 12. I dove right into it and a life long love affair with instant knowledge and communication

22. I have learned how to multi task to the extreme

23. I have played High School Basketball. My team really sucked so that ain’t saying much but man it was fun and I still love to play when I can

24. I’ve been chased, albeit briefly, by an angry cow

25. I’ve never gone toilet papering

26. I know how to gut and clean a fish

27. I saw the birth of my favorite cat. 14 years later she’s still alive and purring

28. I’ve dressed up every Halloween but two

29. My favorite food hasn’t changed since I was 10. A nice juicy steak with sauteed mushrooms

30. I have never been a home owner. But oh, just two more years and that is so going to change. I can’t wait!

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Comments (3)

*LyndiLou*October 14th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Happy Birthday! :) What a great list!

Aunt DarleneOctober 14th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Your mother, Becky was my very first niece, as you were my very first “great niece” and your grandmother, Dian was so excited when she called me with the news. Within a couple of days, I drove down from Hanford, Ca. to see you. Both your grandmother and I just beemed at what a cute little baby you were and how happy we were, to both be grandmothers. Love you Summer.

JaniceNWOctober 24th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Happy Belated Birthday Summer!!!! :heart: :heart: :biggrin:

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