Friday, July 11, 2008

25 Years

I'm so pumped that it's Friday, this week has been pretty decent for me. I got a $1.00 raise yesterday at work and my boss told me I was doing a great job and they were so glad to have me working for them. To say it made my day is an understatment.

This Sunday is my 25th birthday! I haven't decided what I want to do for it yet, but I'm sure it will include a trip to Olive Garden. Hey, a girl's got to indulge on her birthday right?

Anyway, in honor of being alive for a quarter of a century I thought I'd put together a small list of some the best things I've experienced in my first 25 years.

1. Getting married to the love of my life

2. Graduating high school and college

3. Spending 25 years with an amazing family

4. Having the President of the United States speak at my college graduation

5. Having the opportunity to live in two different wonderful states

6. Being lucky enough to have friends that I'm certain will be there for me for the rest of my life

7.Getting to see such sites as the Grand Canyon, Niagra Falls, New York City, the Hollywood Hills, Yellowstone and countless other places

8. Seeing the highest point in North American, Mt. McKinley

9. Snorkeling in the waters of Mexico

10.Realizing my dream in life is to be a photographer

11.I've worked as a cashier, library reference desk assistant, program assistant for Girl Scouts, bakery girl, picked grapes for a vineyard, put together air conditoners and now I'm working for the Louisiana Sheriff's Law Enforcement Progam. Interesting jobs in a short amount of time!

12. I won several essay contests in high school that I was extremly proud of. They were through the VFW and provided me with some money for college.

13. I'm proud of all the other events in my life that has made me the woman I am today.


Lindsay aka Corn said...

That's a great list! Congrats on the raise! It's always nice to be recognized for the hard work you do.

Whennrome said...

Happy early birthday! I will be in Shreveport this weekend, so near you but not on the internet sadly.

Have fun in Alex for your Olive Garden treat

tootie said...

Happy early birthday! I enjoyed reading your list.

Enjoy your day!!

(And good pick with Olive Garden - one of my favorites, too!)

trying said...

love your list!

congrats on your raise and have a great birthday!!

ABW said...

Happy Birthday!

Great idea, I'll have to think of 36 this year....ugh!

loquita said...

Happy birthday! Have salad and a breadstick at Olive Garden for me! :-D

And congrats on the recognition at work, that's awesome!

Caitlin said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it's amazing!

Jenny said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day!!!

Lindsay aka Corn said...

Happy Birthday! I hope your having a wonderful day with the hubby!

the student said...

Happy Birthday!!! Ahh Olive Garden! I wish there was one within an hour from here...those breadsticks are to die for!

Megan said...

this post was a great idea! and i love that wedding picture!


Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Happy Birthday!! I have such fond memories of my 25th year. I hope yours will be equally so, if not better!