Tuesday, July 23, 2013

30before30 ends....and 30 begins!

The ending days of my 30before30 (since my last post) have been eventful, momentous, life-changing, and blessed! Starting out on this journey to 30 was initially a task full of "new things" and a brush up on the old. Now, in its end it has been a great time of reflection, evaluation, and fun. I grew more spiritually, emotionally, and became much more productive than usual. I also learned/reflected/incorporated the following into my life in the process:

*Surrounding myself with good people/with good goals/for good causes

*Doing the hard stuff because the hard stuff is the good stuff

*Dotting my i's and crossing ALL of my t's

*Going from "Meh" to "YEAH!!"

*Staying sane while the world goes crazy

*Being more aware and helping others, so I can help myself!

*Aspiring to go from good, to better, to best in ALL things!
*Taking the butt kicking that comes with the journey!
*Getting Inspired!
*Counting it all joy and staying on track!
*Being thankful on purpose!
*Taking the time to LOOK!
*Going to keep swimming to see the bigger picture!

All of my revelations and epiphanies from post to post. Each embodied a different area of growth for me. One of the most important things I noticed is that my 30before30 doesn't end here. I've tapped into many areas that are keepers!
*I exercised more and it was fierce. I am embracing my inner Crossfit! (I will SO continue this, does a body good).
*I increased my water intake.
*I became a weekly volunteer.
*I met new people.
*I studied and read more.

*Deepened my conversations and prayer with God.
*I started this blog.
*I did more of what I loved to do. 
*I gave of my time.
* I completed more acts of kindness.
*I loved more.
*I tried more.
*I did more.
*I received more for myself.
*I was and am blessed!
With all of those great tasks accomplished, I felt that this period of time was a success and that I couldn't have asked for anything more....then, this weekend I realized that tremendous blessings were still coming my way. My family and friends threw me a wonderful 30th surprise bday party.
Thanks to my sister and best friend for planning such a great party, thanks to my best friend for her award winning lies to get me there, and thanks to my beau who helped plan and bring even more surprises! It was "I Love Lucy" themed, as I am one of the biggest Lucille Ball fans there is. So....here are a few pics of my day (more to come later):

My invitation (of course I didn't know about it at the time).


My AWESOME "I Love Lucy" cake!
The tiers were red velvet (my favorite) and vanilla. YUM!!! 
Made by Sinsational Cakes by YaYa (so good it's a sin)
Best bakery I know!

These were part of the favors for the guests. Heart candies inside, my sister came up with this one!
Cutest little vintage TVs, along with some personalized bubbly.
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It was great seeing everyone, being surprised, and getting a great push into my 30s! However, I was completely unaware that my 30th birthday would also spark an even bigger life change; other than my 30before30 journey...

My wonderful beau, best friend, awesome guy decided to.....PROPOSE!
My utter shock, surprise and ring!

More utter shock, surprise, ring, and love!

I love this man! and he made my birthday even more special!


So, my ULTIMATE take away 30 days later....
There is always, Always, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, something to be thankful for and when blessings arise; embrace them. Take them in, remember Who allows them to enter your life, and cherish them to the utmost.


Here I was, so thankful for my day to day blessings, not knowing there was a greater blessing waiting for me. What a great way to end 29 and begin 30! Here's to the next chapter in my life.....
MRS. CraftyMorrison!


Another day in the books. "30before30" ends...and 30 begins!

*Surrounding myself with good people/with good goals/for good causes
*Doing the hard stuff because the hard stuff is the good stuff
*Dotting my i's and crossing ALL of my t's
*Going from "Meh" to "YEAH!!"
*Staying sane while the world goes crazy
*Being more aware and helping others, so I can help myself!
*Aspiring to go from good, to better, to best in ALL things!
*Taking the butt kicking that comes with the journey!
*Getting Inspired!
*Counting it all joy and staying on track!
*Being thankful on purpose!
*Taking the time to LOOK!
*Going to keep swimming to see the bigger picture!
*Cherishing my blessings!
*Beginning 30!
*Experiencing NEW chapters!
*Continuing to be thankful!









4 comments:

  1. Congrats on completing your 30 before 30
    AND
    Congrats on your engagement!!
    So happy for you!!

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  2. Thank you!! Still continuing with the crossfit. thanks for the start!

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  4. That's wonderful. Happy belated birthday and congratulations on your engagement. I love your birthday cake.

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