On the big 3-0.

So, today, I am 30 years old. Yup. Three decades of age.  The dirty thirty.  Whatever you want to call it, I'm that.  People have told me their 30's were the best years, because they were young enough to have fun, but old enough to know who they had become and what they wanted in life.

I'm just starting the 30s, but I thought maybe I'd record who I think I am and what I think I want coming into my thirties, for posterity's sake and all.  It seems logical enough ;-)

I am a mother, a wife, a friend.  I love my family and my friends and consider my friends as important as my family.  I run a regional office of a company that does work I truly care about, and I work hard to be good at what I do, and I know my job well.  I am more confident in my work role than most in my life- because it's instinctual- it (almost) always makes sense.  It's not easy, but it's rewarding.

I care about people. A lot.  I'm a people person.  Always will be.  Too much time away from other people and I get all blue and glum.  I'm happy to go out of my way to help someone, and it brings me a ton of joy to know I helped.

I am most at home in my kitchen.  It's my domain.  Hand me my santoku knife and some veggies, olive oil and garlic, perhaps some pasta and parm- life's good.

I'm not crafty, but I pretend to be sometimes, and occasionally create something useful. (Fake it 'til you make it, right?) 

I'm a planner.  I'm type A. Organization floats my boat.  I crave normalcy.  I am an open book, and I strive to be authentic and look for authenticity in others.

I believe in God.  I believe in the good in humanity.  I believe in children and the resiliency of the human spirit.  I believe we are owed nothing, but in fact are here to make the world a better place.  Work hard, do our best to do what's right and just and be an example to future generations.  I hate racism.  I hate entitlement and the practice of using wealth as a reason to look down on others with less.

In the future, I want to be more patient.  I want to read more.  I want to continually learn from others.  I want to make a bigger impact on our broken education system.  What that looks like, I'm not quite sure yet, but I'm working on it.  

I want to be more spontaneous.  Worry less.  Stop letting anxiety beat my stomach into knots.  I want to show the people around me how much I care about them on a daily basis, so there's never a question. 

I want to continue writing this blog :-) thank you for joining me here at my little home on the interwebs!


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