For a whole year now this tree has been as old as I am. I've hiked past this tree, each time reminding myself visually how many years of laughter and silliness and tears and joy I've had. This tree has been as old as I am for twelve months and now I am about to be a bit older than it...tomorrow is my birthday! I've been celebrating in tinsy ways throughout the week and I hope that I never get to the day when I don't fill with anticipation at the thought of celebrating the years of my life.
So without further ado here's 24 little things about me that make me exactly who I am:
: Once when I was four, I got a baby sister for my birthday (her birthday is on Monday)
: There was a sheep named after me when I was little- he was literally the runt of the family and the only black sheep...I wonder about that now...
: I am rarely without a book that I am reading
: I built a house in Kentucky
: I have never traveled past west of the Mississippi
: There were many years when I was known as "Messy Jessie"
: Those were also the years I liked eating chicken livers, lima beans, and cottage cheese (all those foods repulse me now)
: I'm the third generation girl who has a name starting with a 'J'
: I hate bridges
: I once climbed a mountain and did a cartwheel at the top
: I went down the Olympic bobsled track-totally awesome
: I chose being a speech pathologist on a whim (unlike everything else in my life) and I don't regret it at all
: Before that I was dead-set on being a doctor
: Next, I might become a midwife
: I had a pierced belly button in college
: I'm one of the only girls in my extended family therefore-
: I love football
: I have a serious weakness for candy corn
: I hate taking naps- even as a kid
: I am in love with all things small town
: I believe hot tea and cold, crisp air make things much better
: I know that I am at my best at 6:00 am
: I am very passionate about what I believe, some might even call it 'spirited' or even 'strong-willed'; I consider it my greatest asset
Have a great weekend! I'll return full of cake and another year older!!