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Tomorrow!

Tomorrow I will turn 30. Seems like a big thing, right?

And I suppose it is. But rather than being upset at this milestone of life, I took the chance to reflect back a bit, and I think I’ve come a long way!

In my thirty years so far, I’ve gotten an excellent education, a BA and an MA, I can read and speak multiple languages, and I’ve traveled to amazing places and all over these United States- though not quite to all 50 yet! I’ve been scuba diving and sky diving, I’ve road-tripped and cycled, I’ve played all kinds of sports, I do roller derby, and I’ve camped and climbed and hiked for days. I’ve taken the fleece from a sheep and created garments, I’ve cooked and baked, brewed, and even made cheeses; I’ve sung for hundreds of people at once, I’ve been on TV, I’ve been the opening model in a fashion show, I have danced and acted and reveled in the applause after a show or a tour. I have fallen in love and out of love, I’ve been married, divorced, engaged, heartsore and broken, hopeful and happy. I have been single and lived alone. I have lived with complete strangers and friends and crazy housemates. I have moved away from everyone I knew and started over. I have had some lovely pets, including my fur babies Haley (now gone from my side) and my dear Tessa:20140913_162128

I have amazing friends, a supportive and loving family, awesome coworkers at my great job, and a crazy bunch of internet peeps who listen to me (I’m looking at you LSG!). I have taken these two lovely ladies dress shopping more than I can even count!

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I know that I want to keep traveling, keep experiencing everything I can. I want to keep learning, to keep singing, to keep loving life. I didn’t fill out a pre-30 checklist or anything like that; I just lived. And tomorrow will be a beautiful day!

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Welcome to August!

At the Denver Aquarium

Today marks the beginning of the end of summer. By the end of the month, students will be back in school and the feeling of the city will vastly change. We’ve had a downpour for days to cool off the main heat of July, and it’s time to look at harvesting and canning.

Last weekend my parents came out to visit, I had a house-warming bbq celebration, and I discovered that the tree in my yard, all scraggly and overgrown, is actually a plum-tree. I love plums! I also went to the Denver Aquarium for a friend’s birthday, which is where I found the lovely mermaid bench I’m reclining on in the picture above.

I have had plenty of luck finding new recipes, trying new restaurants, and enjoying Boulder life. I think I’ve been on Pearl St. more in the last two months than I had in seven years of living in Colorado. That’s right, last week marked me being here for 7 years! It’s amazing how much can happen. It really doesn’t feel any different from when I first arrived, other than I know my way around on all the buses now. 🙂

I’ve started dancing again, and climbing. I’m a happy Patty. My plan for tonight? Either a dinner out or trying a new brownie recipe, and possibly a new refrigerator dill pickle recipe. Either way, it will be a good evening!