Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thirty, Flirty, and a little bit Dirty...

Well the day came and went, and just like that, I quietly slipped out of my 20's and into my 30's. And even though it's just another label, a silly little number; I couldn't help but reflect on where I've been and where I am at. I will admit it, for a few fleeting moments I mourned the loss of the irresponsibility and selfishness of my 20's and the reverie of taking the world by storm. After all, by this time I was supposed to be a top fashion designer with my own line of Jeans called Virtue (don't laugh, I was 2o) while married to Leonardo DiCaprio (in his Titanic days) with two model-like children running around at my Jimmy Choo encased feet as I balanced my life of power mogul, wife, and mother... all while keeping a perfect figure (because of course I would have my own trainer and chef). But the reality is I am a nobody by Hollywood's standards; the wife of a hardworking Mississippi boy, an employee of the Corporate world, and mother to the most beautiful little boy I could have imagined (at least I got that part right!) with dreams that I still haven't accomplished and bad habits I still haven't broken. And I am ok with that. Actually, I am more than ok with that. Because what I have learned in my 20's and will take with me into my 30's is that authentic relationships in your life is true fulfillment, that family is the key to happiness and total madness, and that best girlfriends will keep you sane.

So in honor of my favorite magazine, O, I have decided to write this next segment of
"Things I know for Sure."

1.) Cellulite is not the end of the world. As it turns out, confidence covers a multitude of sins.

2.) Trying to be perfect and not show your vulnerabilities makes you look like an ass. And nobody likes a big ass.

3.) Cursing actually relieves tension. (Go ahead, scream out the "F" word! Just not at your neighbor)

4.) Trying to change your spouse will not make you or them happy. Here's a hint: It's probably you who needs to do the changing.

5.) Accept people the way they are. You never know what somebody has been through, so try to understand.

6.) If you want to get your way, be KIND. Kindness always trumps a bad attitude. Nobody wants to help a jerk.

7.) It's not how much money you make, but how much debt you have.

8.) There is nothing worse than a know-it-all, so even if you do know it all; keep it to yourself.

9.) Having a child is a big (and exciting) part of your life, but it's not the only part of your life. So keep some of it for yourself.

10.) Life is not about making something of yourself, but rather getting over yourself.

11.) No matter what you do, or how you look; there is somebody out there that does it better and looks better doing it, so just do what you love and love yourself while doing it. On the flip side, there is probably someone who has it worse than you do, so stop complaining already.

And those, my friends, are words to live by. So here's to stripping away the old, and starting fresh with the new- a new sense of self, a new appreciation, and new hopes and dreams.

Happy 30th to me.


Morgan said...

LOVE IT! Thirty is quickly approaching and I'm finally realizing it's okay to grow up and settle down and that dreams don't necessarily fail, they just change. I love following you and your hilarious blog. You look amazing and I'm so happy for you and yours. Until 30, Morgan

Rhondi said...

What a great post. Love all of those truths. You're amazing at 30!!

Courtney and Jason G. said...

and to think last year I was trying to keep you from getting " Free Yourself" tatooed across your wrist.

cheers to wisdom. and 30.