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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Year of Thirty

As you may have seen from snapchat stories or other social media posts, I just turned 30!! I'm not one to throw parties for myself (usually just the boys) but I decided 30 years of life was deserving of a fun shindig. I'll upload a blog post with some pics from the party as soon as I get all the pics back but I had an amazing time and I had a lot of fun with friends and family.

For me each birthday, is like a start of a new year. I like to plan things out that I want to accomplish before my next birthday. Its a good way to get re-motivated midway throughout the year. I know I haven't blogged in awhile so I decided to do a get to know me kind of blog with 30 different things you may or may not know about me so here goes (in no particular order):

1. I was born in Kingston, Jamaica. My whole family is Jamaican, both my mom and dad were born there also.
2. I have been married for 9 years (will be 10 years in march 2017). We got married when I was 20 years old.
3. We have two boys, Tony III (we call him T) who is 9 and Tayden who is 2 1/2. And for those wondering, we aren't trying for a girl (the shop is closed lol).
4. T was a preemie baby. I had him at 30 weeks and he spent 3 1/2 months in the NICU. He has a lot of food allergies and has eczema flair ups at times because of it.
5. Before I had T, I was on track for medical school. I have a bachelors in biomedical science and a masters in medical science. And I still do love medicine.
6. Before I had Tayden, I used to compete in fitness competitions. I competed in the bikini division.
7. Those said competitions, have really done a number on my body and it has been challenging after having Tayden to get where I want to be.
8. I tend to be a perfectionist, which is definitely a gift and a curse.
9. I am a quality over quantity type person, I'd rather have a small group of great friends than a million fake ones.
10. I love small details. Its sad that cards and random mini gifts are considered old school but I'm all about that life. I'm that friend that pics up cutesy gifts all the time when they remind me of a friend of mine.
11. I'm really goofy and love to play around. T and I are constantly playing tricks on Tony (the hubby)
12. I love to throw parties and get togethers. I love to see people socializing and having a good time.
13. I like working out and Ive always played sports growing up (track, basketball, volleyball).
14. I am very competitive. I will compete in just about anything lol.
15. I think its important to teach kids why something is wrong and not just say no they cant. That was my biggest pet peeve as a child so I try my best to teach the boys the reasoning behind my decisions.
16. I invest a lot of time into my kids. Its very tough sometimes and is a huge sacrifice of self but I think the reward is great!
17. I don't cook as much as I would like to but I am trying to be better about it.
18. I am very sweet and kind unless I feel like someone is disrespecting my family. That is one of the few things that tends to make me get mad.
19. Tony and I hang out like best friends. He truly is my homey.
20. My style is very tomboy chic, I wear a lot of jeans and t-shirts.
21. I only shop for clothes as a need arises because I don't buy new clothes when I am not happy with my body.
22. I can do my makeup really well, and I prefer the way I do it over getting it professionally done.
23. I don't cry in front of people very often. I tend to hold things in and be very tough.
24. Tony and I never had a wedding. But at the time, that wasn't important to us. We weren't interested in spending money that we didn't have. We went to the courthouse and were married and the rest is history.
25. I don't have a nanny and never had one. Nothing against them, I've just always been hands on and I think those nanny stories of abuse really scare me. I think I would be in prison if someone hurt one of my kids.
26. God knew what he was doing giving me two boys. I am definitely a boy mom through and through.
27. I love giving gifts. I get more excited about the gift than the person receiving it lol.
28. I truly believe everything you go through shapes you and makes you stronger. I've been through a lot and I honestly wouldn't change it for the world.
29. I think jealousy and hate is so stupid. I cant stand when I see women hating on other women for no reason. I'm not about that life. Instead of hating on someone because of what they have or what they are doing, work harder so you can achieve what you want. We should be lifting up and supporting one another, instead of tearing each other down.
30. And last but not certainly least, God is the center of my life and our household. Having faith is something my mom taught me growing up. No matter how little money we may have had, my mom always had faith that God would work it out and he always does. And now as adults, we teach our son to be a leader and to let his life to be a light to others. He will always tell you, he is trying to shine for Jesus.

Of course there are a million facts that I could share, I just wrote whatever came to mind in the moment. Hope you enjoyed learning a few things about me.

Hope you guys have a great Tuesday!!!


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