Well, it happened… I turned 30 today. To be honest, I have mixed feelings about this. I always love my birthday but kissing my twenties goodbye has been a little bit harder than I anticipated. It is so silly because I couldn’t be happier with where I am in my life and the family and friends I am blessed with (well maybe I would be a tad happier if I had 10K followers and swipe up feature lol)! I suppose it can always be a bit of an adjustment closing one chapter and starting the next. On the plus side, I have a loving husband, two incredibly beautiful children, a new blog that I feel in my heart has a lot of potential and will play a big role in my future, and I’ve never been happier with myself. There were a lot of times in my twenties in which I wasn’t quite sure of who I was.. I’ve grown so much over the last 30 years of my life and I finally feel self-confident and strong. I wanted to share 30 fun facts about myself as I turn 30 and start this new and exciting phase of my life!

  1. I have always LOVED leopard print.
  2. I am catholic. I was an altar server growing up.
  3. I am half Irish, half hispanic.
  4. I am a decent artist. I hand painted the art for our wedding invitations.
  5. I have never gotten a ticket of any kind.
  6. If I could pick one talent I would be able to sing, but my voice is dreadful lol.
  7. My kids are 16 months apart.
  8. I met my husband 11 years ago on my 19th birthday (he crashed my party).
  9. I am my husband’s first girlfriend; I tamed the beast! lol
  10. I am a chocoholic.
  11. I always make my popcorn on the stove (now I’m a popcorn snob)!
  12. I have 29 first cousins.
  13. I took dancing all my life until High School.
  14. I was on the HS drill team (Tigerettes).
  15. My parents have been married for 30 years.
  16. I have one younger brother.
  17. I’m a huge animal lover. My family has rescued dozens of pets.
  18. I used to volunteer at the Humane Society. I need to make the time for that again.
  19. I love rewatching my favorite movies and series over and over again.
  20. I have been married 4.5 years. I’ve been with my husband for 11 years.
  21. I have tiny feet for my height! I’m 5’7 and wear size 6.5 or 7.
  22. I grew up across the street from the beach (my parents still live there).
  23. I gained quite a bit of weight in my early twenties, and then lost 30 lbs before my wedding.
  24. I drink my coffee black at home, but love fancy coffee from Starbucks when I get to go!
  25. I taught second grade for 3 years before having my babies.
  26. I’ve found 2 nice pearls from shucking and eating my own oysters. My husband had them made into earrings for me.
  27. I used to have my nose pierced. I don’t have any tattoos (yet lol)!
  28. I have THE best and most loving parents in the world.
  29. I am very crafty and creative. I love DIY projects!
  30. Becoming a mommy has been the best thing to ever happen to me!

I started writing this blog post last night as a 29 year old with some mixed emotions. Finishing it this morning as a 30 year old, I have so much more clarity and a sense of calmness. I think the anticipation of turning 30 is much worse than actually being 30 lol. Maybe because I’m a person with anxiety, the build up was scary. Nothing has changed in my life from last night to today, Everything is still in tact as it was before. I am one year wiser and ready to tackle this next year of my life, be the best version of myself, and rock it all!

~Thirty, Flirty, and Thriving~ (Don’t worry Andrew, I only flirt with you!)

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