The Big 30! What I've Learned and Things You Might Not Know About Me

There's something magical about turning 30.  It's like a twinkly fire inside of you is finally ignited and  this glowing confident woman is unleashed.  This beautiful "fuck it" attitude is born and there is nothing more liberating.  

Today I turn 30!  And girl, I am embracing every second of it.

Today I'll be sharing 30 life lessons I've learned and fun facts about myself.

Happy birthday to me! ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿธ
  • We're moving!  Again!  LOL This Summer and back to the USA.  I'm so excited.  I'll share more details soon.
  • I've embraced my introvert-ness more than ever this past year.  I never really understood what it truly meant to be an introvert.  The difference between being an extrovert vs. a introvert isn't how you act in a group setting.  It's whether or not those group settings fuel you or drain you.  I often times can appear to be an extrovert, but it all comes down to how these interactions affect you internally.  And boy do they drain me.  I usually need a whole day to fully recharge.
  • I'm a HUGE horror movie fan.  The scarier the better.
  • I've always been the type of person that worried about other peoples feelings before my own.  I would stress myself out and sacrifice my own happiness just to please others.  Not so much anymore.  
  • I still have the receipt Angel wrote his number on the back of when we first met.

  • One year on my birthday my mom rented me a limo to take me and my girlfriends shopping.  I think I was 13.  She even made sure the limo company gave as a super handsome driver. 
  • I don't know how to parallel park.
  • Beauty rules to live by: ALWAYS wash my face before bed, moisturize daily, and start to incorporate anti-aging/wrinkle creams in your regimen in your early 20s.
  • I'm obsessed with candles.  I buy them in bulk when ever they are on sale and I even make my own!  It's my favorite DIY.  My favorite scent is Champagne Pop by Bath and Body Works.
  • I didn't wear makeup until college.  I wasn't allowed to wear makeup until I was 16.  Even after  I was allowed to, I never had the urge to until about 18-19.

  • I've learned over the years that its ok to say no.  Even to the people who you care for the most.  If they truly love you, they will understand.
  • Your first love should be with yourself.
  • I have a cute little garden.  We grow basil, tomatoes, eggplant,  lettuce, mint, aloe vera, peppers, thyme, parsley, chives, and even a few flowers.
  • I try to incorporate 1-2 vegetarian dinners weekly.
  • Everyday, try and do something that is just for you. 

  • I LOVE rewatching movies and shows over and over and over again.  My faves to rewatch are Vampire Diaries, Friends, and Harry Potter.
  • I make the best Puerto Rican, grandma style, chicken soup.  My mother in law taught me.
  • I'm always down to eat.
  • I'm fascinated by burlesque.  Tonight my husband and I are going to Daune Park for dinner.
  • The 1st time I saw the movie The Notebook, I didn't cry once.  I pretty much yelled at the screen the whole time.  The 2nd time I saw it was in my room on DVD and I literally cried from beginning to end.

  • I don't know how to swim.
  • In 2015 I joined my first CrossFit gym and it kinda changed my life.  I was so nervous and out of shape when I first joined.  It was amazing how quickly my body changed and how much stronger I became.  I was doing things in that gym that I never thought I would be able to do.  It made me realize that there were so many other things in life I was afraid to do, so I stopped being afraid and just did them.  Still working on that swimming and parking thing though.
  • When I was in the 5th grade I pretended to be a witch.  I desperately wanted magic powers.
  • I am the pizza quuuuuueen! I learned how to make my own pizza dough last year and now I make a pizza almost every week.
  • My pajama game is seriously lacking.  I still wear old pjs.  Holes and all.  

  • I never learned how to write in cursive in school and I blame that on my horrible signature.
  • I can not be in real clothes when I'm home.  I change into pjs as soon as I get in.
  • I love gin and champagne.
  • This year I'm hoping to start making videos.  Youtube here I come!  Maybe. 
  • My goal is life is to do what makes me happy, always.  Life is too short and people are going to talk sh** no matter what. 

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