Sunday, December 9, 2007

27 Things


In an effort to write a post about my birthday, I have chosen to borrow an idea from POM. The following is a list of 27 cool things about being 27. Yes, this girl has turned 27. So, here goes...
  1. A friend of mine told me that I am officially in my late 20's. I don't know if I am necessarily okay with that, but it is definitely a fact.
  2. I enjoy being single and living by myself.
  3. After ending a 4 year relationship... I don't have to listen to friends and extended family continuously ask me when I am going to get married...
  4. Now I have to listen to co-workers and even people I don't know suggest people they can set me up with...
  5. I think I finally realized I don't need to get inebriated to have fun...all the time... I think.
  6. On a friday night, I would much rather curl up with a glass of wine and a good book, or watch a game.
  7. I know what it's like to have a good nights sleep and would much rather prefer crawling into to bed at 9 than staying up until the butt crack of dawn (or after 11pm) partying.
  8. I am settled into my career and comfortable with my job, where I am living, and what I have made of myself.
  9. I have realized I am lucky to have found my passion in life... and enjoy going to work each and every day.
  10. I am thinking about purchasing my own home. Thinking being the operative word.
  11. I have goals; short-term and long-term.
  12. I have done my best to accomplish my goals and have done pretty well so far.
  13. I am responsible and pay off all credit cards each month.
  14. I have a savings account that has usually only touched to pay off my student loan in huge chunks.
  15. I am able to say no when someone wants to buy me a shot.. and I stick to my gun.
  16. I know what kind of food is good for me and do my best to eat well.
  17. I have also learned what kind of crap is bad for me and have cut that out of my diet... soda in particular.
  18. When it comes to working out, I stick with it ... even if friends try to keep me out late.
  19. I know my priorities.
  20. It doesn't bother me when others tease me about my "obsessive" or "crazy" workout routine (involving my mini-tri and early morning workouts).
  21. I am up earlier on the weekends... afraid to waste the day away in bed.
  22. I have more self confidence.
  23. I am still learning from my mistakes.
  24. I make all my decisions.
  25. I look for positive in every situation.
  26. I am appreciative of those in my life. Both friends and family.
  27. I know that life is short and I try to live it to the fullest each and every day.

30 comments:

Nat said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 27 is a great age!

hepsmom said...

What an excellent collection of achievements! Happy birthday to YOU! Be sure to maintain #13. I SO wish I had done that, but alas, I am adrift in debt. Trying to bring it down isn't as fun as running it up. Your plan is MUCH better!

Joe said...

So...when are you getting married? Just kidding! Happy birthday. That cake looks yummy.

CollegeGirl said...

Happy Birthday!! :) That's a great list you have!

Marcy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

L*I*S*A said...

That's a great list. Happy birthday!!

Neese said...

OMG that cake is speaking to me! :p
Happy Birthday!! 27 is a nice age!

Wes said...

O.M.G. Where can I get a piece of that? You need my address? LOL!! Fresh don't matter :-)

Danielle said...

Happy Birthday. My 27th was my favorite so far, but that could be because I was in Paris to change planes and final destination Rome, where I drank good wine and chatted with some Italian boys that evening...

I am so tired of the why are you single question. Being single and living on your own is great and something to be enjoyed.

Jess said...

The "late" 20s are great: you're old enough to finally have some kind of stability but can still party with wild abandonment because you're in your 20s. Enjoy the year before you!

Pensive Turtle said...

Happy Birthday!! Don't worry -- the fun really begins in your 30's... it just all starts making sense! :)

Runner Susan said...

Happy Birthday!

J~mom said...

Happy happy birthday!!!!!!!!! Love your list! Remind me to do that in March! :>)

Makita said...

What a great list! Happy Birthday! :D

IronGambit said...

Happy birthday! Now you are as old as I am... no wonder we have so much in common ;)

Molly said...

Happy Birthday!
Love the 27 things...I am 31 and so many of them are so true to me too!

The mini tri sounded like a lot of fun...I might have to do that myself once I get back into the groove!

Take Care

Firefly's Running said...

Awesome list! Happy Birthday!

Runner Leana said...

Happy birthday!! That is a terrific list. I realized that next year I'm turning 30 so I'm not so sure I can be Runner GAL Leana anymore....maybe just Runner Leana now.

Ms. Math said...

Happy Birthday! I hope this next year is a wonderful one for you!

akshaye said...

Happy Birthday again! I am just trailing you by an year. But I dig your post... a lot of stuff you said stuck a chord with me!!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Love the list. Happy Birthday.

BTW, if you ever get past that one about learning from your mistakes, let me know. At that point I'll assume you've found out how not to make mistakes anymore in which case I want to learn how to follow in your footsteps. ;)

kelsalynn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY first of all and second, you're a very insightful and well-rounded person who is well-deserving of the positive things that you've experienced!

scott keeps running said...

Happy Birthday!!

What's a savings account?

PNW Runner said...

Happy Birthday! Ooohh to be 2-7 again. Your list looks great!

stephanie said...

will you make a new post already...im sick of looking at the yummy cake...mmmm...are you bringing some of that to my party??? feel free to, i won't stop ya. : )

cant wait to see you in just a few!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

robtherunner said...

Happy Birthday! I enjoyed the list.

jkrunning said...

Hey, I'm the 27th comment. Pretty cool. Anyway...happy birthday.

Nicole said...

Happy birthday. Awesome list.

Mendy said...

I know this is late. just now getting back around the blogs....

Happy belated birthday! I think that's a great list!!!

P.O.M. said...

Happy late BDAY. I was out of town and just catching up.

We have a lot in common. It's so cliche, but I swear it gets better each year. Don't fear your 30s - they are awesome (so far).