Monday, August 24, 2009

30 Years of Random Wisdom

On Sunday, I made it to a huge milestone-I TURNED 30. Now, I realize many people struggle with this but I am actually really EXCITED for my 30's. I feel more confident in who I am, I have created a family and now I get to enjoy watching my children grow. I still feel the best years are ahead of me and am proud of the years behind me.

Here are 30 random things I have discovered in my thirty years of life:
1. Food that burns going in usually burns coming out.
2. Friends can become family and vice versa.
3. Chance is a gift so act on chance when given the opportunity.
4.How to fold a fitted sheet.
6. Be grateful to those who came before us.
7.If you leave the toilet seat up fecal particles can contaminate anything within a 6 foot radius. Think about that next time you brush your teeth.
8. America is THE GREATEST nation on Earth!
9. We are all stronger than we realize.
10. God exists
11. Satan exists
12. DO NOT wait too long to go to the hospital when you are in labor!
13. Time heals all wounds.
14. Anything worth having is worth the sacrifice and hard work required to achieve it.
16. There are two types of scuba divers: Those who pee in their wetsuits and those who lie about it.
17. People are placed in our lives for a reason.
18. Bend at the knees when lifting.
19. The governor in a Saturn kicks in at 113 MPH.
20. When a child eats both blue and yellow frosting the result is bright green poop.
21. How to fit someone in the correct bra size.
22. That which you are looking for is often right in front of you.
23. Don't judge others. You never know the whole story or their situation.
24. At the end of the day all I need is to see my three little smiling faces to remind me life is good.
25. It is possible to go five days without sleep although I don't recommend it.
26. If you don't act you will never know with certainty.
27. DO NOT call or text after taking an ambien. Probably shouldn't go running either.
28. Being an adult can be fun when you are acting like a child.
29. Be grateful for those who have served, currently serve, or will serve in the Military. A lot of sacrifice has been made for us to enjoy our freedom.
30. Life is a journey, not a destination (thank you Aerosmith) and I plan to ENJOY THE RIDE!

Well, I hope you enjoyed my tidbits of wisdom. I would love to see comments with some of your wisdom. :)


Becca Jo said...

Oh that's a great post!

Amber Burt said...

Happy belated birthday! I love your list, you have become very wise in your old age!

Alicia said...

This is awesome. And I love your salute to Aerosmith. Rock on Leesa. I glad you have a better outlook on turning 30 than I did.

Treasure said...


I love your wisdom!! Thanks for sharing. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. 30 Rocks!!

Melinda said...

I am just wondering if there is a certain order to this list because the first one is quite interesting...

The Bollinger Family said...

Nope, no particular order. Just whatever came my mind next.

Brady + Marsha said...

I've been thirty for awhile now and I still can't figure out those blasted fitted sheets!

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

I am SO with you on #7. Whenever someone flushes our toilet without closing the lid first, I freak out a little. That was actually a negotiated term in our marriage! Also, our toothbrushes have to be stored inside our medicine cabinet. ;o) And, if you have any tips for finding a great bra, please send them my way.
This was a fabulous list! And Aerosmith rocks. That is all.

Charity said...

But I like it when you text me on ambien!!!!

Sandstone Writings said...

I LOVE your blog! It is so artistic and honest. Great combination! Someday I'll have to talk to you about all the cute extras you have added. Good idea to post tidbits of wisdom to match your age. I hate to think how long a post I would have to write. Way more than double yours. (Gulp!)

Nik said...

Your wisdom is great and all, but really, I'm in love with your sense of humor! I haven't seen you in 15 years and you still crack me up. That right there is what friends are for.

Trish the Dish said...

Happy freakin birthday! Can't wait to see you for lunch - we so need to catch up! (BTW, loved this post!)