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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!

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Yes, I got challenged, and yes, I participated, but I tried to do it a little differently. Why have so few people actually tried to explain what ALS is? Well, give my video a watch and see if that helps out at all.

I also used collected rainwater for my bucket and stood in my dog’s kiddie pool so that nothing was wasted. You can even see Tessa, my Aussie Kelpie, wander in and out of the video.

I hope you enjoy it and consider giving to your charity of choice. If you want more information about ALS, or how to donate, please visit alsa.org.