Tuesday, February 1, 2011

30 Reasons to Be Grateful

Guess whose bizack?! It's ME!
I took a little hiatus. Hello everyone! SO much has happened to me in the past 5 months since my last blog post. There have been highs and there have been lows, but I think I'm more resilient now than I ever have been.
Last Friday, I celebrated my 30th birthday. I thought with this milestone the resurgence of my blog would be a good idea. I considered shutting it down and even starting a fresh one. But, decided it was a better idea to just pick up where I left off and see where we go from here --- just like we do with life.
I have lots to share, including pictures from my birthday celebration. That will come in a later post. For now, let's just get reacquainted. I have 30 reasons to be grateful. Those 30 reasons are 30 years of life. What a blessing! So to celebrate that (which is what this blog is all about), let's come back with something fun: 
1. Someday I hope to open my own clothing boutique or bookstore. It's always been my dream. I always wonder how well that would work out since clothes and book are two of my favorite things. I fear I wouldn't sell anything due to me putting my own products on reserve. 

2. I get sick and nauseous whenever I read in a moving car. But, I do it anyway.

3. I HATE CROWDS, yet, love to party ... where there are usually crowds.

4. I have a wild imagination. I create fantasies in my head.

5. I cry. A lot.

6. I am horrible with directions. Thank God for GPS.

7. I love writing out "To-Do Lists". I'll add completed tasks just so I can put a red 'X' next to it.

8. I am lactose-intolerant, but still eat dairy. I love cheese and ice cream, but unfortunately they don't love me. 

9. I love board games. Game nights never get old to me. 

10. I used to be more of a people person, until I started working in the city (Manhattan). I'm getting better though.

11. I am obsessed with chubby cheeks. I can't help but to pinch, bite or kiss a pair whenever I see some.

12. When I was younger, I dreamed of owning a porcelain tea set when I got older. I am still in search of the perfect one. 

13. I rock myself to sleep. 

14. I have an affinity for all things vintage. Clothes, hairstyles, photographs, celebrities ... the list goes on. If it looks old and worn, chances are it’s a cache that I need in my life. 

15. I love wearing my husband's t-shirts @ home. It makes me feel safe and protected.

16. My little sister brings the greatest joy to my life. I want her to be bigger and better than me. 

17. I am a worrier. I worry about most things EVERYTHING. 

18. I still send handwritten letters and cards. I believe it's a lost art. 

19. I miss summers in Canada with my cousin. They're one of my fondest memories and she is one of my best friends. We're like sisters.

20. I LOVE birthdays whether it's mine or someone else's. This includes the whole she-bang -- cakes, candles, sprinkles, confetti and balloons. 

21. My husband proposed to me when I looked my WORST (seriously). For that (on top of many things) I will love him forever. 

22. I've always wanted freckles. There's something magical about them. 

23. As much as they can irk me, my family means the world to me. They keep me sane and I'm so grateful that we're a huge lot that's also close-knit. 

24. I sing in the shower and sometimes talk in my sleep. 

25. I am an avid movie watcher. Especially old ones. Watching them sometimes feels like an escape.

26. I love trying new recipes and cooking. I can spend all day in the kitchen. 

27. I'm addicted to shoes. They are my weakness.

28. I recently went natural. I'm almost at month 4th. I always said by 30 I would go back to my natural hair, and I did! One of my proudest moments.

29. I HATE talking or writing about myself. Pretty ironic since I'm listing facts about me. 

30. Christmastime used to be my favorite time of the year. But, due to recent events, that's changed. I don't think it will ever  be the same for me. I pray everyday for an amazing 2011 and the hope that that will someday change.


  1. Welcome back! I enjoyed reading your list. I think I identified with almost half of them :)

  2. Thanks for sharing! Glad you are back!

  3. Welcome Back!! Great post Steph!

  4. I'm loving the post... nahmean son son... Dag your husband proposed to you when you were at your worst. He must be the most handsome idris elba/reggie bush/lance gross hybrid looking guy ever. Probably the smartest guy in the world...

  5. So happy your back! I love your list.... especially since I can relate to most of them.