Tag Archive | Turning 30

25 Things About Me (11-15)

11) My new-found obsession on TV is “Castle”

12) I’m not the same person I was 4 years ago.  I’ve come out of my shell a lot in the last 4 years.

13) I have a picture of Rhett Butler on my bedside table.

14) I thought turning 30 would freak me out more than it did.

15) My favorite modern country song is “Redneck Crazy” song by Tyler Farr.  I love the video for it too!  The waiter’s are really hot!  I think it is really cool that he turned 30 this year too.


As I sit here and write this the latest round of snow is slowly melting away outside and the South is getting hit by a second snow/ice storm.  This year winter is hitting us really hard and I am so ready for it to be over.  I need sun and a little warmer weather.  Since it’s been a while since I last write I thought I would provide a few updates…

1) I am officially 30!  And turning 30 really wasn’t as bad as I thought it was.

2) We have booked our Disney Vacation to Celebrate my 30th and I have made plans to “eat my way through Disney”!

3) My favorite 5-year-old is now a Big Sister!  In December her baby brother was born.  (He will be getting his first set of Mickey Ears from Disney when we go!)

4) My charm bracelet has gotten a little more character!  Especially a cute little frog prince!

5) I have started another blog, a special one to remember my 31st year by.  If you would like to check it out here it is http://mythirtyfirstyear.wordpress.com/


Thank you for reading and new post are coming very soon.  Here’s to a good a good year!

“Rounding Third And Heading For Home”

In the words of the late, great Reds’ radio announcer, Joe Nuxhall.  That is where I am at with this whole turning 30 thing.  Maybe I have even rounded third and am starting my slide into home, because one week from today is the big day.  The day when I will have 3 sets of 10 candles on my cake.  Hopefully they all won’t be lit, that could start a fire.  As much as I think I am ready for this, it’s still a little scary.  But no matter what it is going to come and before I know it the day will be over.  

Southern Belle Contemplates: Turning 30

In three months I am going to be thirty.  That’s right this Southern Belle is turning the Big Three-O.  That dreaded word!  The age that at one point in my life I thought was old.  Now at 29 it’s just another number and 60 is old.  I’m going to embrace 30; my motto is going to be “Flirty Thirty”.  Are there things I would change about my life?  Yes.  Are there things I would do or say differently?  Yes.   Are there people I have met along the way that I would give up?  No.  I have a lot of great people in my life that I can’t imagine my life without.  Am I where I thought I would be by the time I was 30?  Of course not, far from it.  I was going to be married to a NASCAR driver and own my own magazine, not single still and working at a job that really has no room for growth.  North Carolina was going to be my home not Kentucky still.  I was going to be rich not living paycheck to paycheck.  For 32 weekends a year I was going to be in a different state every week.  Not sitting at home waiting for my next vacation to get out-of-town.  My weeks were going to be spent at charity events and photo shoots not at home board out of my mind.  My winters were going to include fun in the sun and sand not snow and cold.  I was going to live my life at 200 miles per hour not 20 miles per hour.  When you are 19 going on 20 you are filled with dreams and wild ideas.  When you are 29 going on 30 you are filled with reality and a hope for a better tomorrow.

Southern Belle Reads Friday: “30 Things Every Woman Should…”

So next year this Southern Belle turns the Big 3-0.  So preparing for that I have been reading “30 Things Every Woman Should Have And Should Know By The Time She’s 30” Pamela Redmond Satran & Glamour.  So I thought I would take a look at the list and see where I am at.

By 30, you should have …

1. One old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you’ve come.  No

2. A decent piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.  No

3. Something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour.  No

4. A purse, a suitcase, and an umbrella you’re not ashamed to be seen carrying.  Yes

5. A youth you’re content to move beyond.  Yes

6. A past juicy enough that you’re looking forward to retelling it in your old age.  No

7. The realization that you are actually going to have an old age — and some money set aside to help fund it.  Somewhat

8. An email address, a voice mailbox, and a bank account — all of which nobody has access to but you.  Yes

9. A résumé that is not even the slightest bit padded.  Yes

10. One friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry.  Yes

11. A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra.  Yes, No, No

12. Something ridiculously expensive that you bought for yourself, just because you deserve it.  Yes

13. The belief that you deserve it.  Yes

14. A skin-care regimen, an exercise routine, and a plan for dealing with those few other facets of life that don’t get better after 30.  No, No, No

15. A solid start on a satisfying career, a satisfying relationship, and all those other facets of life that do get better.  No, No, No

By 30, you should know …

1. How to fall in love without losing yourself.  No

2. How you feel about having kids.  Yes

3. How to quit a job, break up with a man, and confront a friend without ruining the friendship.  No, No, No

4. When to try harder and when to walk away.  Yes, Yes

5. How to kiss in a way that communicates perfectly what you would and wouldn’t like to happen next.  No

6. The names of the secretary of state, your great-grandmothers, and the best tailor in town.  Yes, No, No

7. How to live alone, even if you don’t like to.  Yes

8. Where to go — be it your best friend’s kitchen table or a yoga mat — when your soul needs soothing.  Yes

9. That you can’t change the length of your legs, the width of your hips, or the nature of your parents.  Yes, Yes, Yes

10. That your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over.  Yes

11. What you would and wouldn’t do for money or love.  Yes

12. That nobody gets away with smoking, drinking, doing drugs, or not flossing for very long.  Yes

13. Who you can trust, who you can’t, and why you shouldn’t take it personally.  Yes

14. Not to apologize for something that isn’t your fault.  Yes, but I still do it on a daily basis

15. Why they say life begins at 30  I think so but not 100% sure just yet


So I guess I am not ready to turn 30 next year maybe I will have to put it off another year.