Tuesday, January 26, 2010

28 is Great!!!

My birthday was last weekend and I was able to spend it with my sweetie in San Francisco. We had a blast. It is so much fun as parents to get away and act like kids sometimes (thanks mom).
I wanted to reflect a little on what my 28 years have taught me, hence the following lists on 28 things I know... this is only for my reflection. I am not saying I have any thing to teach. These are just some things that I have learned and want to remember.
Here goes...

1.) Life is short, so spend it with the ones I love.
2.) Be grateful in everything (bad and good)
3.) Kids really do grow up fast.
4.) Love grows.
5.) Faith is important
6.) So, is health (which means I have to find the time- hello 8pm workouts)
7.) Eating healthy can be a family event
8.) Education is tricky with kids (I need to make sure they understand the value)
9.) We don't choose our family, but we do our friends
10.) Never look back, it all led me to where I am today
11.) Relationships need work always
12.) Trust is key
13.) Along with Communication
14.) Be adventurous even if it scares me sometimes (I'll grow)
15.) I want to travel (somewhere besides Disneyworld- come on Ethiopia)
16.) Love my Job(s)
17.) That includes loving being a Mom & Wife
18.) If someone tells you it can't be done- don't listen
19.) Views can differ, but I have the right to have my own
20.) I can re-invent myself and my life
21.) Pay attention to the small things
22.) Materialism gets you no where- happiness and love can't be bought
23.) Stay away from Entertainment magazines/ tabloids (waste of time)
24.) If I believe it, I can make it come true
25.) Willpower is hard
26.) Sugar is a drug and I get addicted (coffee too!)
27.) List making is hard
28.) Set my goals high


Charity Hildebrand said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Glad you a and your hubby could find some time to get away together :)

Kelly said...

Happy birthday!

Chrissy said...

Great list! I hope you had a great day!!

T. Navis said...

LOVE your list Amber! Very deep and precious. I admire you for making it :)

Zoe said...

What a great list. And wow, you are but a pup! I used to call 28 the "perfect age." Then I got much older and changed my views :-) Still, it's awfully sweet to have so many wonderful accomplishments at 28. Hope it's your best year yet!

Mary and Nick said...

Wonderful list Amber and so wise! Hope you had a great bday and a wonderful time in SF...I think that's a picture of you at the Science Museum, which is close to where my husband Nick and I live. Happy belated!