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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Welcome to the 30's Club, sweetheart!



Well, the day has come. I am no longer part of the 20's club. I turn 30 today and to be honest, I don't like it one bit. I remember the day my mom turned 30, she cried and I thought, "why is she crying?! The woman is getting presents, cake, and doesn't have parents bossing her around?" 😏 Now, I know why! I seriously don't like this, ya'll! I want to be that young, hot momma that I once was! Nothing and I mean nothing is bouncing back, but my ass, and when I say bounce I don't mean that with good intent. Getting older sucks! Does this mean that I have to stop shopping at those young and hip stores? Do I get the old mom haircut? You know, the one that looks like a man cut! 🙈 Do I need to up my fiber intake?! Like someone help here because I am new to this club!

But in all seriousness 😏, I think...no, I know, I am going to rock my thirties. My twenties were full of love, some pain, and excitement. It will be extremely hard to top, but I am going to try! For those who don't know me personally, my twenties were for getting married, having babies, and graduating college. Those are 3 HUGE life milestones, so you see why it's going to be hard to top. I probably won't and that is completely ok! I am so blessed to have experience those milestones at a young age.

You may notice that I don't have an outfit inspiration for "Wear it Wednesday." Instead of sharing fashion, I thought I would share 30 things you may or may not know about me to celebrate my 30th. That is hard to say...30th! 😬 After reading, please feel free to leave me a comment at the bottom if you find that we have the same interests or anything else you would like to share! So here we go...EEK!

1. My middle name really is Miracle. I was embarrassed of it when I was younger because I thought it was weird, but now I LOVE it! Thanks, Momma! 😗
2. My husband and I started dating when I was 18 and he was 22. So, I have been with him more than a third of my life. He is one lucky man! 😉
3. I NEVER thought I would have three kids, let alone 3 boys! I love them with every ounce of my body. There are times when I cry because I am so entirely obsessed with them and love them so damn much. You momma's know exactly what I am talking about.
4. I am an only child. Loved it when I was a kid because I was SO spoiled (my husband says I still am) but I hate it now. I envy those with siblings.
5. Roseanne is my favorite  television show of all time. I have seen every episode like 100 times. I don't know why, but it makes me so happy when I watch it.
6. I have one addiction that I have just cannot beat or give up...soda. It's bad! I have tried SO many times to stop drinking it, but I always come back to it. When that McDonald's coke hits my mouth...I die!
7. I was born in Kentucky, lived there for 8 eight years, moved to Missouri and lived there til I was 26, and now we live in Iowa. If I could live anywhere, it would be Florida. Maybe one day!
8. Netflix junkie. I binge watch like no other. I put my all in a show and actually feel like I personally know the characters. I talk about them like I have known them my whole life. Lol.
9. I was ran over by a truck when I was 5. Yes, you read that correctly. I broke my collarbone and had to have stiches in my left ear. I honestly don't know how I survived.
10. I have attended 4 colleges. The first was when I was 20, but soon after I started, I became pregnant with my oldest son. I decided to put all my attention on that since I was so young and finish school later. After my second baby was born, I started online courses through a university that robs people. I won't name and names. I then transferred to a local university in Missouri where I thought I would graduate, but the move to Iowa changed that. I continued online courses through the university in Missouri until I transferred to my alma mater where I graduated with my Bachelor's in Elementary Education.
11. I graduated college with a 4.0 and the highest GPA in my program. If this is tooting my own horn then TOOT freaking TOOT! I am very proud to say I accomplished this while having two small children, being pregnant with my third, and having an infant my last semester. Haters can leave!
12. DIY projects and decorating homes is such a passion of mine. I love decorating my home! I feel that if I have to see it everyday, it has to be nice. If I could be anyone I wanted, I would want to be Joanna Gaines. Girl crush for dayyysss.
13. I hate a messy home. No offense to those that do! I just have bad OCD when it comes to keeping my home clean and tidy. It just makes life less stressful when your home is clean and tidy.
14. If I could change one thing about my appearance it would be my nose. I HATE it! I am super self-conscious about it. I want a nose job so bad but my husband says he will leave me if I do. Lol. I know he is not serious so back off. He said that I wouldn't be the woman he married. If I had the extra funds, I would do it in a heartbeat. Sorry, babe!
15. I have only grown a half inch since 7th grade. My husband doesn't believe me but I swear! I was 5'2 in 7th grade and now at 30 years old, I am only 5'2.5".
16. One day I woke up and could barely drink hot coffee. Hot coffee was my jam at one time. Now I prefer a cold coffee or vanilla chai. I can still drink hot coffee, but don't prefer it. The International Delight cold brew is ah-mazing!
17. Any type of sour candy is my absolute favorite. If it were healthy for me, I would eat every.single.day for every meal.
18. I want to go to graduate school to pursue my master's in administration.
19. Even though I have a high passion for fashion, leggings, or skinny jeans, and tees are my everyday look for the most part. Rocking that momiform!
20. I am very close to my mom and living 8 hours away from her is very hard for both of us.
21. I have worn the same pair of diamond earrings for the past {almost} 7 years. It was a Christmas present from my husband our first Christmas as husband and wife. It was a total surprise!
22. I speak sarcasm fluently.
23. I have one dog, Maui, who is 10 years old. She is a yellow lab and is the absolute best dog ever! No joke. She is our first "baby."
24. I love coupons but don't use them for everyday items. Weird, I know..but I will create a million email accounts just so I can get a coupon code for a website. Oops. 🙈
25. I have not had a manicure or pedicure in 3 years. I do them myself and I think I am pretty good at it.
26. I struggle with anxiety and always have. It is worse at times, just depending on that day.
27. I have had short/middle length hair for the past 12 years. I am currently growing it out. It is the longest and most frustrating process!
28. I started cooking "real" meals just 4 years ago. My family has been missing out because I am great cook. Give me any recipe and I will crush it!
29. Blogging scares the hell out of me, but I am loving it! It definitely has been a learning process and I have so much more to learn.
30. The real reason I started this blog was to help overcome depression that I have been battling for a little while now. This is a very hard topic for me to talk about, but I have found that talking about it has helped so much. It is something I struggle with everyday and I wish it upon no one.

WHOO! That was a lot of info about me that I never thought I would share with the world. I could go on and on about things in my life but let's not rush the years...I'm still a young lady...kinda! 😏 Now off to enjoy my day with my favorite 4 boys in the entire universe!

XOXO,

Jen Miracle

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