My birthday is tomorrow! As much as I love my actual birthday, every year on September 6th I reflect on the past year of my current age. Today is the last day I will ever be able to say I am 23 ever again. I want to savor that. I wanted to share with you all 23 things I have learned and observed this past year. Enjoy 🙂
1. I’d be rich-ish if I didn’t have bills.
2. I am open to more things than I thought I am open to. Cool.
3. Life keeps trucking along, whether you are on board or not so I should probably just stay on board.
4. People are going to do whatever they want to do.
5. I am capable of getting a better job.
6. I am truly a unique individual. Growing up you always hear that there’s no one like you, the revelation that this is true has been both rewarding and at times lonely.
7. God is awesome! He’s got my back and he ALWAYS answers my prayers. Major Shout out to God!
8. Happiness is a choice and it’s a choice I have to make every day. There is no such thing as a naturally happy person. People who are happy, try to be happy.
9. What’s meant to be will be when it is supposed to be and not a second sooner. What’s not meant to be won’t be, ever.
10. I should probably respond to text messages and missed calls within 24 hours…probably.
11. I am young and I know a lot of things, but I don’t know everything and I am totally okay with that.
12. There’s a huge difference between being self-ish and self concerned.
13. If I count my blessings I get really excited about everything I have and focus less on what I don’t have.
14. Supporting someone doesn’t necessarily mean agreeing with them. It means catching them if they fall without saying “I told you so” and being there no matter what.
15. I am not responsible for how others feel about me. Might as well just be myself.
16. Love goes a loooooooonnnng way.
17. My savings account should be used as an actual savings and budgets are a necessary evil.
18. I will always feel better when you take care of myself mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. If any one of these things are off, I am off too.
19. It’s okay to see a therapist. Sometimes life happens and you need to talk about it with an unbiased and completely uninvolved party.
20. I have an addiction to reading.
21. It’s okay to change.
22. Justin aka Mr. J is THE BEST partner in crime.
23. Self acceptance and self love is the best gift I could ever give myself.
Today is a very special day. Guess why? Yep, that’s right, it’s Mr. J’s birthday! Yay!
As some of you may remember for my 23rd birthday Mr. J wrote 23 facts, feelings and whatever else came to mind about me. So for his 24th, I wanted to return the favor. So without further aduie, I present to you 24 random things about Mr. J.
Mr. J is one of the kindest people I have ever met. He really cares about the wellbeing of others and never hesitates to help a person in need.
Mr. J is one of the most genuine people I know. He is not one to fake anything. If you ask, he will tell you exactly how he feels; good, bad or indifferent.
Mr. J likes monkeys just as much as I do, even though he would never admit it.
Mr. J lets me call him “Monkey”.
Mr. J has to put things back where he got them from. Always.
Mr. J moans when he eats.
Mr. J’s default volume is “loud”. If you are within a mile radius of him you will know. He’s the tall guy shouting at the person directly across from him as if they are 50 yards apart.
Mr. J does not fit in rides at Knott’s Berry Farm because his legs are too long.
Mr. J can do the dougie and secretly loves when the song comes on at social gatherings so he can “hit his dougie” for the crowd.
Mr. J is the most supportive friend. He will be your number one fan.
Mr. J will do anything for the people he loves and probably just as much for someone he hardly knows.
If Mr. J has been sitting for a long time he stands up like an old man because his knees are bad.
Mr. J enjoys a good two-step. (old man tendencies die hard)
Mr. J was team captain of his basketball team in college & he was (and still is) a beast on the court.
Mr. J dunks on people while staring them in the eye.
Mr. J will have a long/deep conversation with a stranger. He will genuinely be interested in everything they have to say and then be perfectly content never seeing or talking to the again after said conversation is over.
Mr. J can successfully pull a boot off of a woman’s foot.
Mr. J is a lingerer. If you plan on leaving somewhere at a decent time, he is not the person to ride with. He is usually either among the last to leave or the very last person to leave.
Mr. J wears a size 15 shoe and has huge hands – No subtext. I am literally just saying he has big hands and feet.
Mr. J always announces when he has to go number two. And if he is really comfortable with you, he WILL leave the door open while doing so.
Mr. J will dance with me when there is no music playing.
Mr. J always knows how to put a smile on my face.
Mr. J never ceases to amaze me. Everyday I discover something else about him that is just as awesome as he is as a whole.
Mr. J is my best friend. He is truly just an honest to goodness great person. He cares for people and looks out for them. His ultimate dream is to lead a life of service to those in need, who could not love that?