This Page

has been moved to new address

Reflections On 39 Years

Sorry for inconvenience...

Redirection provided by Blogger to WordPress Migration Service
/* ----------------------------------------------- Blogger Template Style Name: Minima Designer: Douglas Bowman URL: www.stopdesign.com Date: 26 Feb 2004 ----------------------------------------------- */ body { background:#fff; margin:0; padding:40px 20px; font:x-small Georgia,Serif; text-align:center; color:#333; font-size/* */:/**/small; font-size: /**/small; } a:link { color:#58a; text-decoration:none; } a:visited { color:#969; text-decoration:none; } a:hover { color:#c60; text-decoration:underline; } a img { border-width:0; } /* Header ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { #header { width:660px; margin:0 auto 10px; border:1px solid #ccc; } } @media handheld { #header { width:90%; } } #blog-title { margin:5px 5px 0; padding:20px 20px .25em; border:1px solid #eee; border-width:1px 1px 0; font-size:200%; line-height:1.2em; font-weight:normal; color:#666; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; } #blog-title a { color:#666; text-decoration:none; } #blog-title a:hover { color:#c60; } #description { margin:0 5px 5px; padding:0 20px 20px; border:1px solid #eee; border-width:0 1px 1px; max-width:700px; font:78%/1.4em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; color:#999; } /* Content ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { #content { width:660px; margin:0 auto; padding:0; text-align:left; } #main { width:410px; float:left; } #sidebar { width:220px; float:right; } } @media handheld { #content { width:90%; } #main { width:100%; float:none; } #sidebar { width:100%; float:none; } } /* Headings ----------------------------------------------- */ h2 { margin:1.5em 0 .75em; font:78%/1.4em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; color:#999; } /* Posts ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { .date-header { margin:1.5em 0 .5em; } .post { margin:.5em 0 1.5em; border-bottom:1px dotted #ccc; padding-bottom:1.5em; } } @media handheld { .date-header { padding:0 1.5em 0 1.5em; } .post { padding:0 1.5em 0 1.5em; } } .post-title { margin:.25em 0 0; padding:0 0 4px; font-size:140%; font-weight:normal; line-height:1.4em; color:#c60; } .post-title a, .post-title a:visited, .post-title strong { display:block; text-decoration:none; color:#c60; font-weight:normal; } .post-title strong, .post-title a:hover { color:#333; } .post div { margin:0 0 .75em; line-height:1.6em; } p.post-footer { margin:-.25em 0 0; color:#ccc; } .post-footer em, .comment-link { font:78%/1.4em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } .post-footer em { font-style:normal; color:#999; margin-right:.6em; } .comment-link { margin-left:.6em; } .post img { padding:4px; border:1px solid #ddd; } .post blockquote { margin:1em 20px; } .post blockquote p { margin:.75em 0; } /* Comments ----------------------------------------------- */ #comments h4 { margin:1em 0; font:bold 78%/1.6em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; color:#999; } #comments h4 strong { font-size:130%; } #comments-block { margin:1em 0 1.5em; line-height:1.6em; } #comments-block dt { margin:.5em 0; } #comments-block dd { margin:.25em 0 0; } #comments-block dd.comment-timestamp { margin:-.25em 0 2em; font:78%/1.4em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } #comments-block dd p { margin:0 0 .75em; } .deleted-comment { font-style:italic; color:gray; } .paging-control-container { float: right; margin: 0px 6px 0px 0px; font-size: 80%; } .unneeded-paging-control { visibility: hidden; } /* Sidebar Content ----------------------------------------------- */ #sidebar ul { margin:0 0 1.5em; padding:0 0 1.5em; border-bottom:1px dotted #ccc; list-style:none; } #sidebar li { margin:0; padding:0 0 .25em 15px; text-indent:-15px; line-height:1.5em; } #sidebar p { color:#666; line-height:1.5em; } /* Profile ----------------------------------------------- */ #profile-container { margin:0 0 1.5em; border-bottom:1px dotted #ccc; padding-bottom:1.5em; } .profile-datablock { margin:.5em 0 .5em; } .profile-img { display:inline; } .profile-img img { float:left; padding:4px; border:1px solid #ddd; margin:0 8px 3px 0; } .profile-data { margin:0; font:bold 78%/1.6em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } .profile-data strong { display:none; } .profile-textblock { margin:0 0 .5em; } .profile-link { margin:0; font:78%/1.4em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } /* Footer ----------------------------------------------- */ #footer { width:660px; clear:both; margin:0 auto; } #footer hr { display:none; } #footer p { margin:0; padding-top:15px; font:78%/1.6em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } /* Feeds ----------------------------------------------- */ #blogfeeds { } #postfeeds { }

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Reflections On 39 Years

It's my birthday and in my 39 short years on this planet, I have...

1. moved 27 times.
2. owned five cars.
3. ran a 1/2 marathon.
4. sky dived in Tucson, Arizona and scuba dived in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
5. learned that money can't buy happiness, but it can make things a little easier.
6. graduated from college.
7. been fired from, laid off and quit three different jobs.
8. learned that everything in moderation is the best way to live.
9. been a bridesmaid four times and a bride twice.
10. attended approximately 39 concerts (15 of which were Dave Matthews shows).
11. learned that change is unavoidable.
12. been on a road trip (15+ hours round trip) by myself.
13. broken my collar bone.
14. been in five car accidents (three of which were my fault).
15. gotten three tattoos (and want at least one more).
16. walked 180 miles in three 3-Day Walks for breast cancer research.
17. thrown a surprise party.
18. climbed the pyramids, hiked into the Grand Canyon, kissed at the top of the Eiffel Tower and walked across the Golden Gate Bridge.
19. realized that family, no matter how often you see one another is important. 
20. learned that you can get grey hair and acne at the same time. Unfair and annoying, but true. 
21. won a sewing contest in the third grade, the leading role in a school play when I was a Senior in high school, a customer service award once I started working and two giveaways from blogs I read.
22. never had to be bailed out of jail.
23. learned that home is where the heart is.
24. swam with dolphins in Mexico and zip-lined in Costa Rica.
25. been the first one to apologize and the first one to walk away.  
26. learned that music really can save your mortal soul.
27. discovered that asking for help is not a weakness, but a strength.
28. called 911 twice (not for Lucas, thank goodness!)
29. collected more books than I'll ever be able to read.
30. watched every single episode of Sex & the City, Alias and Grey's Anatomy.
31. attended the Grammy's and Emmy's.
32. learned that a vast majority of people can be worn over with a smile and a little kindness. 
33. been blessed with the best friends a girl could ask for.
34. only wanted the very best for my sister, Leah.
35. never missed my parents more than I do today, except maybe tomorrow.
36. had more perfect moments than one person should be allowed.
37. made a baby with a man I admire, love and respect.
38. never tired of hearing "Mommy". 
39. a lot more living to do and tons more to learn.

Here's looking forward to the next 39 years!
post signature

Labels: , , , , ,

27 Comments:

Blogger Alison@Mama Wants This said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Tonya!!

You've attended the Grammys AND the Emmys? That's awesome.

I've watched every episode of SATC too. More than once. Or twice. Some, multiple times.

Have a great day!

June 26, 2011 at 12:09 AM  
Blogger Sophie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, beautiful friend! I didn't know you had already sky dived! Next time we need to do that together (OMG!).

You're an awesome friend and have done loads of great things in 39 years! I'm so lucky to have you as my friend : )

Have a wonderful day, Tonya. Love you loads xoxo

June 26, 2011 at 12:46 AM  
Anonymous Dominique @ Dominique's Desk said...

Happy Happy Birthday..that's a certainly long list of achievement for 39yrs young.

June 26, 2011 at 12:49 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Happy Birthday, love to read all that you have seen and done in 39 years. Hope you have a great day.

June 26, 2011 at 4:39 AM  
Anonymous Kimberly said...

Love readin your reflection. Happy Birthday friend!!

June 26, 2011 at 5:52 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

WOW! Sounds like you're first 39 years have been amazing and exciting! Happy Birthday!!

June 26, 2011 at 6:27 AM  
Anonymous Emily said...

I love your list. You are an amazing mother and women. (we share 26 and 30! and a few others). This year was my 38th birthday and it was harder than I thought. Maybe I need to make a reflective list like yours to remind me of how wonderful life has been to me. Happy Birthday!

June 26, 2011 at 7:31 AM  
Anonymous Galit Breen said...

Love this sweet friend! You? Have lived! Honored to know you as you head towards the next set of adventures! XO

June 26, 2011 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Amazing list. Happy Birthday!

June 26, 2011 at 7:33 AM  
Anonymous Barb said...

Happy Birthday! I'm turning 39 next month and might make my own list. have a great day!

June 26, 2011 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Happy Birthday!!! Great idea about the list. I might have to make one myself on my birthday. Oh, and I can't believe you went to the Grammys and Emmys! I would LOVE to do that!

Enjoy your day!

June 26, 2011 at 8:35 AM  
Anonymous Leighann said...

I so love Dave Matthews!!
I also have three tattoos.
I just caused an accident. Lol

Ok that last one isn't funny. But no one was hurt.

A wonderful list. When it's put like that you can see how much you've accomplished.

Happy birthday!!

June 26, 2011 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop! said...

Happy Birthday! What a great list. I'd say you've packed a good bit into 39 years!

June 26, 2011 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

Happy Birthday! I sounds like you have truly enjoy each year to the fullest.

June 26, 2011 at 1:08 PM  
Anonymous Sugar Jones said...

Happiest of Birthdays! I live by #39.

And I actually have been bailed out of jail one time. Hard to believe, I know.

June 26, 2011 at 3:38 PM  
Anonymous Kenna Ray said...

This is a great list. It sounds like you've done a lot in a short time. I hope you can top it in your next 39 years!

June 26, 2011 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Mamas Monologues said...

Hope you've had a wonderful birthday! And Grey's Anatomy? Love!

June 26, 2011 at 8:50 PM  
Anonymous Mel said...

Happy Birthday!
Awesome list! :) You've had some excitement in your youth!

June 26, 2011 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger Everyday Mama said...

Happy Birthday!! AND you have done so much...here's to doing more the next 39 years!

June 26, 2011 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Happy birthday! You have done a lot in your 39 years and I'm sure you will do even more in the next 39. I will buy you a drink at BlogHer to celebrate.

June 26, 2011 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger Elena said...

Wow Tonya - you've had some amazing experiences. I love all the traveling you have done. I watched every episode of Alias as well - I loved that show. Jennifer Garner was so kick ass!

June 27, 2011 at 6:43 AM  
Anonymous Ginger said...

That's a pretty impressive list lady! Happy (belated) birthday!

June 27, 2011 at 10:48 AM  
Anonymous Malea said...

Happy Birthday! I LOL'd at some of those...a few are all too familiar to me (like gray hair and acne at the same time...so unfair!), and I've seen every episode of Alias, but not the other two shows. I have so many of the same experiences.

And, as my dad always says, "Another year older is better than the alternative!"

Happy birthday!

June 27, 2011 at 9:28 PM  
Anonymous cam said...

Happy Birthday! You've rocked out 39 years. Here's to many more. How on earth have you moved so many times!?

June 28, 2011 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger Sherri said...

That whole gray hair and acne thing just stinks..I'm with you there!

And I've broken my collarbone, too!

Glad you had a Happy Birthday!

June 29, 2011 at 9:10 AM  
Anonymous MamaRobinJ said...

Oh man, I missed your birthday! I suck, sorry :(

That's an incredible list. I want to know more. Especially about the tattoos as I'm considering getting one.

Happy birthday! xo

June 29, 2011 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

You certainly have captured a lot in this list of 39 things! I wished you Happy Birthday in person on your actual bday but I'll go ahead and wish you a happy birthday on here too- HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY FAVORITE 39 year old in the world! Lucky me because you happen to be my sister! XOXOXO

July 1, 2011 at 7:41 PM  

Post a Comment

I love comments and appreciate any and all feedback. Thank you for visiting Letters For Lucas.

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home