30 thoughts for 30, pt. 5

My birthday sign

I made it.  I made it to 30.  I never really doubted it, but I am glad to make it.  I know this is a few days late, but I am finally posting my final post in the series.  This post will also serve as a birthday wrap up since I had a pretty exciting birthday    I had such a fun day.  I ran 3.15 miles on my birthday morning before I went with Leah and our friend Ryan to eat at a restaurant called Elizabeth’s  It is a new favorite, and all you need to know is that they have praline bacon.  Everything else is good, but that is the best reason to go.

Leah and I shared their praline bacon and Bananas Foster stuffed french toast

Leah and I shared their praline bacon and Bananas Foster stuffed french toast.

After breakfast, Leah and I had to go to work until five.  Fortunately at my job, we celebrate birthdays well.  We had homemade fried rice and gumbo, and we had mint puppy chow and banana nut muffins.  After work, we went with some friends to eat downtown before our concert.  Overall, the day was really long, but a lot of fun.  I am so thankful for all the birthday wishes, food, and fellowship.  Thanks to my mom for sending me baby pictures and putting some on Facebook.  Thanks to the Mrs. for making the day so special.


Here are my final six thoughts…

  1. I miss the innocence of my childhood. I miss playing with my action figures and toy cars.  I miss being oblivious to world crises.  Now it is so easy to be discouraged by events taking place.  I really do miss that innocence.
  2. Some days I want to be an adult, and some days I don’t.  I like getting the perks of being an adult, and having a job.  I don’t like paying bills or dealing with conflict.  Some days being an adult is a lot of fun, and some days it is really hard.  I am thankful for those adults that have taught me what it means to be an adult.  I have learned a lot lately in how to handle conflict and interpersonal relationships.  It has been some of the hardest lessons to learn, but it has also been some of the most rewarding.
  3. Laziness is bad news.  Laziness ruins days and causes stress.  Some days I am very motivated, and some days I only want to be in bed and eat terrible food.  I am still learning how to overcome laziness, but hopefully I can learn soon enough.  I don’t want to push things off until the last minute any more.
  4. I love the places I have traveled too.  In our time in New Orleans, I have gotten to travel to some fun places.  Last year on my birthday I was in Toronto, ON, CA. for a school trip.  I had a lot of fun there, and I will always remember the pizza party we had while we watched The Empire Strikes Back on the TV.   The next month The Mrs. and I visited Los Angeles on another school trip.  I have also visited Western Canada, Alaska, and Seattle on mission trips.  I traveled up the New England coast while in high school.  I love traveling, and  hope to continue to visit new places for the rest of my life.
  5. There are so many other places I want to go.  My first thought is the Grand Canyon.  I really want to go visit out there.  I also want to visit the British Isles.   There is so much history there.  I could list many other places, but there is only limited space available.
  6. The hard things are what matter.  A coworker recently asked me why I would run a half-marathon if it hurt so much.  I let them know that it was worth the pain.  After I said that, I began to think about that.  It is the hard things that help develop stronger relationships.  It is the hard things that help athletes reach new levels.

This wraps up this series of 30 thoughts at 30, and I hope you had as much fun reading these thoughts as I did writing about them.  I would love you hear your thoughts on any of these subjects.

Where do you want to travel?

Where is your favorite place you have visited?


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