Saturday, June 28, 2014

Golden

Well, today is the day. It is my 28th birthday. 28 on the 28th. So here I am all golden. Whatever that means. I remember talking to my best friend about my Golden Birthday years ago, it seemed so far away then at 24. We talked about how we were going to run off to Tahiti. I would have the best body of my life & we would just get golden tan. I would leave my perfect children at home with my perfect husband..... Well, here it is, my Golden Birthday. I am not in Tahiti, but I am spending this day getting golden with my best friend. Do I have the best body of my life? Ask my cellulite..... it'll sing you a different tune. I have no husband, and as far as I know, no children.... Man, oh man.

Life.

Lets talk about it. Growing up I had a picture of my life. I would go off to college, while there, I would find a man who would be perfect and sweep me off my feet. He would work, I would have babies & I would be the best mom on the planet. Fail proof plan. Right? Maybe for some. But that's not how things panned out for me.

I did the college thing. Hated it. Quit it. Did the beauty school thing. Nailed it. Loved it.

Had a boyfriend or 3 that I thought were marriage material. Wrong. Great humans, not so great for me.


Drawing board.



So here I am 28. Single, yet, my life feels so full. WHAT THE! 21 year old me would be so surprised. Life feel's full because I have so many things to be grateful for.  Lets talk about a few of them:

1. My Supportive and loving Parents. Ever had someone who loves you no matter what and encourages you to do the stupid crazy ideas you come up with? Well I have 2 of those someones. And they are the BEST! Thank you Mom & Dad for being the best & for creating me. I appreciate it.

2. My Super Best Friend. This girl, you know who you are. Has been there through some rough times, and although she may not be by my side on the daily anymore I still feel her support every moment.



3. My Partner. This human inspires me more than anyone ever has. He pushes me to be better than I ever thought possible & encourages me to live my dreams daily.

4. My body. How am I even alive? I am so glad my body lets me treat it the way I do & still functions. SPK for breakfast washed down with a Diet Coke. yeah.....but starting July 1st my body will be treated better than ever. Hello Whole 30.



5. My ability to do Hair. I am so blessed to be able to make money doing something I love. There is no better feeling then helping someone look their best so they feel their best. Unmatched by any feeling.

6. My home. I am lucky enough to live with 2 of my closest friends & when I come home I am able to feel at home, so what if we are a bit messy sometimes. We have an incredible place to come home to everyday. Not everyone can say that.



7. My knowledge of a higher being. Knowing someone other than my friends and family are aware of me, my wants, my needs, and my desires. It such a peaceful feeling knowing that there is life after life.

8. My humans. I am surrounded by the most talented and inspiring people in my life & I am beyond grateful for each and every one of them. Many of you inspire me with out you even knowing it. Thank you for living your dreams and encouraging me to do the same.



9. Music. Grateful for music? Yes. It consumes a vast majority of my life. The ability to watch my best friends live out their dreams through music is something I could never take for granted. Music has always had a major impact in my life. It can evoke emotions that I didn't even know I had & has an immense healing power.

10. This bloggy blog! I am so grateful for the ability to share something I enjoy so much with all of you.



11. While we are talking about it I am grateful for YOU! I know it's so cheesy, but I mean really, would this even be a thing if you weren't reading this? Answer: No. So thank you, thank you, thank you for reading and giving me an opportunity to share my passions with you.

12. M1M1Klothing. For those of you who don't know, I have the incredible opportunity to work with Mimi Knowles to create something we have both always wanted. I love being able to design for M1M1K & cultivate a talent I didn't even know I possessed through designing the graphics for our tee shirts.



13. Talents!! I am so grateful for my talents! The past 6 months I have really been striving to cultivate some of my talents & share them with others. I am so grateful for the natural abilities I have & that other people are seeing them in me now.

14. Life. Cheesetown USA? But really. How blessed am I to be alive, to love & be loved by those close to me & to live in a land of freedom where I can live my life the way I want to. We are all very blessed with that. It's easy to take for granted. It is easy to focus on negative, and to feel like life is hard. And some days it is. But someone out there loves you more than you know & wants the best things in the world for you. And that's what life's all about right?




Thank you to Jaci Marie for taking this exquisite photos of me to celebrate the Golden Nature of this day. And thank you to Lula Belles for this perfect Golden Cake. It was not only beautiful, but just as tasty.










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