The truth is, I'm okay with 29. I mean, 30. FINE, 35.
Seriously, there is nothing scary about getting older.
I still feel as youthful today as I did when I was 20. Except, well, I'm more tired. And sometimes, I ache. And I've recently caught myself squinting at my computer screen. Anyway, let's not focus on those things! Age is just a number, after all, and not nearly as important a number as the one on the inside of your jeans! (Ha.)
There are some things I miss about being younger, like not having to worry about real life issues. Real life issues like bills and cooking and worrying about your children when they are sick. I've got to say, life was far easier when I was younger, when life's biggest worry was whether or not I'd score a good parking spot as I arrived
It's been a year full of good memories, a year filled with the little things that matter the most, a year of growth, and a year of happiness. I loved sharing my exciting news with everyone about being a top ten finalist for the co-host position on Daytime Ottawa, (I'm hoping you vote for me!) and taking a trip down memory lane thinking about where I'm from.
I had an amazing vacation with the family in Maine this summer, enjoyed a girls weekend getaway, and survived the END OF THE WORLD. Of course, there were moments of complete panic, when I wasn't worrying about Doomsday.
I attending my second BlogHer, and shared my experiences about motherhood with my readers. I was on the Marilyn Denis show, and had a health scare that involved my first mammogram. I got a few things off my chest, too - and blogged about all the things that annoy me. God, that felt good.
Looking back, it was a very busy, wonderful year - and I am thankful for so much. This year, I'll be spending my birthday in Toronto with my family and friends. I've been invited to stay in a two-floor suite at the Marriott Yorkville! Yorkville, you say? Thankfully, it is my birthay, so any shopping I do will be guilt-free, right?
I thought I'd also celebrate my birthday by sharing with you 35 things I absolutely love:
My incredibly supportive family.
Ativan on plane rides.
Pizza and Diet Pepsi.
Movies and movie popcorn.
Krispy Kreme donuts.
Days when calories don't count.
My children's laughter.
Sleeping next to my children.
Shopping, and finding amazing shoes on sale.
Swimming in the ocean, and listening to the sound of the waves.
Blogging, and the incredible connections and friends I've made because of it.
Awesome TV shows, like Curb Your Enthusism.
Books I don't want to put down.
A good blow-dry.
Traveling to places I love (Miami!) with the people I love (My family!)
Driving in my new VW, with the windows down, listening to awesome music.
Good news stories.
Watching my son on the soccer field.
Listening to my children's conversations.
Playing with my boys.
Slipping into that new LBD.
Hours in the book store.
Hugs that linger and never ending laughter.
Kisses from my boys.
Achieving my goals.
What are some things YOU love and are thankful for?