Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!!

That's right, folks! I am officially TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OLD.


Do you realize that is only three years from 30?


I'll be perfectly honest.... this is a scheduled post. I'm currently at work, basking in my birthday glow and eating whatever I want (calories do not count on your birthday...... it's the law). I'll post about my birthday later.

However, I have some goals to declare.

From August 25, 2010 to August 25, 2011, I would like:

1) To lose weight...... and be at my goal weight. - Forget the small goal nonsense. I tried that and apparently my small, manageable goal was so small and manageable that I didn't take it seriously enough. I have a lot of work to do, folks. This is the year to do it.

2) To work on improving my relationship with the Lord. - I have really come closer to God, in the past eight months. I need to keep working on learning what the Lord has to teach me and follow His plan for me.

3) To start investing privately. - Again, I enrolled in my company's 401K plan. I want to do some of my own investing.

4) To get some of my relationships on even ground. - The past year has been a trial. I am coming into my own a bit, at work, and some of my "friends" are having a time with it. It's a bit of a thin line to figure out where I need to set up boundaries. I don't want to lose friendships, but I don't want to be taken advantage of, either. I'm hoping to get some clarity and peace about the situations.

5) To have a better year. - 26 kind of sucked. I've cried a lot in the past 12 months. I'm hoping and praying that 27 is a little happier.

I hope you all will follow along for this next chapter of my journey!


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, I hope you have a great day!! And I'm excited to share the next year with you!

Mrs. Potts said...

Happy Happy Birthday Jess! I hope you're enjoying your birthday calories & having a great day.

Goals are a good thing to have - you can make it to your goal weight. I'm still working on mine!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and enjoy lots of yummy cake!

erin. said...

Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Birthday Jess!! Hoping your 27th year is AMAZING!! :)

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday, jess! Hope you have an awesome day & year!!! :)

Katie K. said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Jess! I hope and pray that your day as well as your year of being 27 are wonderful! I am loving this post, I am thinking I am going to have to do something similar on my birthday which is coming up soon!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, lady! I hope this is your best year yet! Thanks for being such a sweet and supportive friend to me lately. I really appreciate you.

Gina said...

Happy Birthday, Friend! I'm still hoping...hard...that I go into labor really soon here and my little dude and you can share a bday!

lil desiqua said...

Haha I'm feeling that "Approaching 30" feeling too. I'll be 27 in just 3 short months! Aaaaah is right!

Happy birthday! Enjoy it, and good luck with your new(-ish) goals!

Brittany Ann said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday, dear Jess! Happy Birthday to you!

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PaigeR530 said...

Happiest Birthday to you! I hope 27 is your best year yet!

Sonya said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Don't worry, 30 won't be that bad!