Tuesday, January 15, 2008

It's a bird, it's a plane...

...it's me falling out of the sky!

As some of you already know, my 30th birthday was last week. I decided I needed to do something youthful. I chose skydiving. So this past Saturday, my friend Amber and I did our first tandem skydives. It was INCREDIBLE and I would highly recommend it. It was also, however, really freakin' scary as there is absolutely nothing that can prepare you for jumping out of an airplane at 10,000 feet and free-falling at the rate of 120 miles per hour for approximately 5,000 feet. Once the parachute opened (and boy, was I happy when it did!), I throughly enjoyed the view and found it absolutely amazing to view the world from that level. The adrenaline rush that lasted me the rest of the day was cool, too. :)

This is a bit belated, but I wanted to touch on three incredible things that happened to me in my twenties, for all of which I am truly thankful:

1. Marrying Bryan. I had no idea as a horribly immature 22 year old that I would meet the man of my dreams. Thank God he decided to put up with some of my issues and give me a chance. Thank goodness also that I was smart enough to pull my head out of my you-know-what and realize that I was about to let the most important person in my life slip away. It's been seven years since then and I would not trade a minute of it for anything in the world.

2. Jonathan. The birth of my son and my current side-kick has been more rewarding (and challenging!) than I could ever imagine. It was definitely an interesting way to round out the last third of my twenties!

3. Passing the bar exam and becoming an attorney. I've wanted to be an attorney since I was in third grade. Despite the fact that my job is not always dreamy, I am fulfilled in that I satisfied my goal and am able to derive at least some personal satisfaction from my chosen profession.

I am a bit sad to now be in my thirties, but my twenties turned out to be so great that I can't wait to see what this next stage of my life has in hold for me!


Bryan said...

I have some "things" planned for your thirties that will make the excitement of your twenties look like a sock-hop in comparison. I don't want to ruin the surprises but here are some hints in no specific order:
1. Moon landing
2. Did someone say Travel abroad?
3. Knock knock. Who's there? Nakey Party. Nakey Party who? . . . . (You can figure out the rest)
4. Looks like someone hit the lottery!!!!!!!
5. Yes, I do have some grey poupon . . .
6. Hair Club for Men!!!!
7. If that another gigantic diamond for my ring in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
8. Sidekick apprentice?
9. We are going to live our own "Create your own adventure" (Remember the books)
and lastly
10. Play more hookie.

The fun has, quite literally, only just begun. You've got another 20+ years of me before I kick the bucket and put you back on the market, so by God, lets kick open the doors and have some Jimmy Buffetting, Hoe-downing, BaCaw-BaCawing, Wine-Drinking, Lawnmower-dancing, Charleston-Jigging, Cancun-Sanding, Oversleeping, Pumpkin-patching, kid-raising, roof-raising, quiet-cuddling, smirking and smiling GOOD TIMES!!!

I'll pick up the wine tonight. JBF

Neurotic Att'y said...

Awwww...your hubby is so sweet! Why can't I find one of those?

Now on to your post -- girl, are you crazy?! Why would you jump out of a perfectly good airplane?! I'm glad you had a good time and THAT YOU LIVED TO TELL ABOUT IT! Good for you! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

supermommysquared said...

I am so glad that you had fun and ARE ALIVE! Bryan's comment is so sweet. I love him and you two are so lucky to have each other.

Angela said...

Good for you, Lady. I don't think I could have done it. Sorry I missed you guys this past weekend -- I'm going to be in the weekend of the 26th so maybe we can get together then.

Shana-Lynn said...

First I must say Happy Belated Birthday. I am so glad you finally hit my decade!

And after your husband's post, I think all our hubbies need to start their own blogs on how to surprise us mommas! I like #2 and #4! Your hubby has some great surprises for you, it really is a great thing you didn't let him get away!

Enjoy your 30's!! They too are lots of fun.

Kimberly said...

OMG that is so freaking cool!!!! Happy 30th...I don't think I'll be doing anything nearly as cool for my 30th this april.

Twin Mommy Law Chick said...

I want to do that for my 30th too!!!!! Yay for you!