Saturday, April 17, 2010

Today I am....

Happy Birthday to me!
Happy Birthday to me!
Happy Birthday to meeeee!
Happy Birthday to me! :)

So... I let a lot of blog award acknowledgements escape me way back a few months ago when I had my surgery! I decided that today I would list 33 things about myself that you may not already know! I always enjoy reading these lists about other people (that usually go along with some of the blog awards) so I thought... why not! It's my birthday... I can do what I want! :)

Disclaimer... not all of these things will be things that I am 'proud of' but they are telling of who I am or progress that I have made! ha

1. I played sports my whole life up until my first semester of college.
2. I was voted Most Athletic my Senior year of High School.
3. I had a fracture of the spine my Senior year.
4. I played basketball for a local college for a little while my Freshman year.
5. I quit... I hated it.
6. I hate people telling me what to do.
7. I got in a lot of trouble as a teenager.
8. I got into several fights as a teenager. Actual physical fights.
9. Most of those fights were caused by taking up for myself or my friends.
10. I was engaged at 19 and married at 21.
11. I was engaged after only 2 months of dating.
12. For several years we had a motorcycle.
13. Sometimes I miss having a motorcycle... let me clarify... I miss having a Harley! :)
14. I have a bachelors degree in Psychology.
15. My first job... post college... was as a Case Manager at a local mental health clinic. Interesting to say the least!
16. My second job was as a Benefits Administrator at LifeWay Christian Resources.
17. My very first job that I had... I had for 5 years and it was working at Mrs. Winners (a fast food chicken place).
18. I guess I will tell you about my only other job in between that and finishing college... it was as a Traffic Assistant at Performance Food Group.
19. I am terrified of public speaking.
20. If I were to move away... I would want to move to California.
21. I am ashamed at the amount of crafty stuff that I own.
22. My #2 dream job would be to create everyday and get paid for it.
23. I live my #1 dream job!
24. I hate hate hate drama and I hate it even more when I seem to create it myself.
25. I don't hang out with a lot of women because of the fact that I hate drama!
26. I am a loner and very independent... always have been.
27. I drive fast... I like to drive fast... I drive better at a faster rate of speed!
28. I bite my fingernails.
29. I bite my toenails (ha ha... just kidding... just seeing if you are paying attention)...
29. I am anti-social as often as I can be.
30. I have a very small tattoo of a cross on the inside of my right ankle.
31. I got that tattoo on my Senior trip.
32. I have gone through a bout with depression before. That's what working in Mental Health and getting married as a baby can do for you! :)
33. I sometimes think I could still benefit from some medicine! :) Can I get an Amen?

Okay... so I am not as sweet as you might think, huh? :)

Well... if you stuck around... Thanks! :) I had a hard time thinking of things which is unlike me because I am always so chatty!

I tried to think of things that you didn't already know... hopefully you already know the important things...

I am a Christian!
I love my family!
I love my church family!
I love you guys!
I am blessed! :)

Peace and Love! Have a great day on 'my day'! :)


AnitaRex said...

Happy Birthday to you Kelley! (think of me singing it I am a singer!) Happy Birthday you dear Kelley! Happy Birthday to you! Hope this year is absolutely amazing! May God bless you in every way! I enjoyed reading random things about you, I so don't see you as being anti socail! :>

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Happy birthday, sweet friend!! I hope that it's the best ever!!

Vanessa said...

You are even sweeter to me now I know more about you! Happy Birthday dear friend!!!


Karen said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Kelley!! I hope you have a great day and an even better year! Love your 33 pic....too cute. :> And yes, I read the first #29, so I was indeed paying attention! :> lol Thanks for the shares....I read each and every one!

Winter said...

Happy Birthday Kelley! It is so nice to know alot of those things about you already! I love how real and honest you are! Have a very Blessed Birthday, Love you! :)

Winter said...

Oh, and I was just getting on to Chace about bitting his toenails tonight! So there really are people who do that! :)

Alice Wertz said...

love love love reading more about you Kelley!!! =) Have a very Happy BIrthday, my friend! =)

Sarah Craig said...

Happy birthday, sweet girl! I will never see you now without remembering you are a tattooed biker chick! And I know what you mean about drama, but it does seem that our women's groups are good about less drama, thankfully! Love you, girl!

Courtney Baker said...

Happy Birthday Friend! I think I knew almost all of those. Well in a good way, I didn't think "Oh Kelley doesn't like people to tell her what to do." I don't like people telling me what to do either. Oh wait. I didn't know you hate drama so much. You would have hated my job for the last two months. :) But I do hate it too. Rambling. Happy Happy Birthday Friend.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday to you Kelly I hope you have a fabulous day!!!!!!

Jeanne said...

Happy Birthday...a little late! I enjoyed reading more about you. Since I'm new to your blog it was all stuff I didn't know. What I like most about your list is that you are keeping it real!

Hope you have an amazing 33rd year!

Janelle said...

Happy, happy birthday, my sweet friend! (Yes, I'll still call you sweet even after knowing the "truth" about you!) Read them all. Love you even more. (Glad you aren't a toenail biter, though -- that may have been the straw that broke the camel's back. haha) Love you, girl! Have a fabulous day!!

Krista said...

Happy birthday Kelley! I hope you have a great day AND a great year. Neat list - lots of stuff I didn't know about you. :)

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday Kelley!!!!! Love getting to know you even a bit more... pretty scary to know how similar we are in many ways :) May this year be your best yet. Enjoy!!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday Kelley! Welcome to club 33 (I joined last December) I love how you're always so honest here--very refreshing! Have a fabulous day and an even better year!!

Nancy L. said...

Happy Birthday Kelley!! Thanks for letting me know you a little better! Have a great day!

Sara Jones said...

Happy birthday!

#32 cracked me up cause I can TOTALLY relate (well without baby so far) - working in mental health as a therapist took a HUGE toll on my own mental health. lets just say i am a much better wife and friend, out side of that field... whoops!

Nancy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Kelley! I hope it is filled with FUN! I enjoyed reading your post today. We have a lot in common too!

Amy Heller said...

Happy Birthday, Kelley! Thanks for sharing so much about yourself, I had no idea you bit your fingernails - LOL! No really, as a fellow self -induced loner that doesn't like drama, I can totally relate! :)

Cindy Lee said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kelley!!! Have a fun filled day!! Thaks for letting us getting to know you better!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HAPPY birthday to YOU!!! Loved your little list! NOTE to self:: Gotta remember to do this for one of my birthdays;)

Hope you have a blessed day! Celebrate--today is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!! Psalm 118:24

Randee E said...

Happy Birthday Kelley!! Your list was soo fun and so insightful! Hope you have a wonderful day celebrating all the 33 things (and more) that make you so unique and special :0)

~amy~ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLEY...dang're a rebel in disguise:)' momma:)

I have an arts & sciences degree with a concentration in psych..LOVED all my psych classes:)

Lea L. said...

Happy birthday Kelley!! We have a lot of things in common! Fiercely independent, hate drama, not a lot of female friends, and married young (I was 22). Hope your day is a fabulous one!


~kelly marie~ said...

Happy Birthday, Kelley! I hope you are having an amazing day! (Your card will be late. I am sorry! I am always late!)
It was so fun to learn more about you! It makes me wish we lived closer even more!
Lots of birthday hugs to you! Feliz Cumpleanos!

Alison F. Collier said...


Carly said...

Happy birthday sweetie!! You are still a young cat. :-) I loved your list too! Enjoy your day!

Elise said...

Well, NOW! How did I NOT realize that we're BOTH Aries!?! Sheesh! Oh, KELLEY! Happy, happy, happy birthday to YOU, sweet friend! {You're just a BABY! ;o)} I love it - I love you! I love knowing just a wee-bit more about you. In fact... I must share that the only thing that I'm shocked by... is that you are ASHAMED {!?!} by the amount of paper crafting supplies that you own! Tsk, tsk.... {Be PROUD, my paper crafting SHERO! You rock!}

Have a spectacular celebration!!! Yee Haw!

Dana said...

I hope you have an amazing day today, Kelley!! Wishing you every happiness for the year ahead! :-)

Stephanie said...

Hey you, you fast driving, toe-nail biting (hee hee) birthday girl!!! I saw this post on reader and knew I had to pop over now to wish you a super duper extra fabulous day!! I'll be back when I have some more time & have calmed down from a day spent with middle schoolers! May year 33 be everything you can dream of!

Daniela Hendea {PurpleD} said...

Happy Birthday!!

Gee, I thought I was the only "somewhat nice" among all these "natural nice" crafters! :-)

Margaret said...

Happy Birthday....I can always remember your birthday because it is also my anniversary. You turned 4 years old on my wedding day.

I read you list....knew most of these things... just reminded me how much you are just like me. That's a good thing. :-)

Creative Momma said...

Wishing you an absolute wonderful Birthday and many more...Hope your day was filled with many blessings :)
P.S. It was great to read all about you...for a minute I thought I was reading all about me LOL

Maile Belles said...

Happy Birthday Kelley! Hope you had a good one!

Jane said...

Happy Birthday!!! God bless! and.......AMEN!! ;)

Amanda said...

Happy birthday for yesterday. Sounds like you've had a colorful life! hee. Sounds simular to my teen+ years. ;) xx Amanda

Jennifer said...

Hope you had a WONDERFUL Birthday - glad you don't bite your toenails (= LOL!

Ann said...

Happy belated birthday, Kelley! Sorry I've been swamped with work, I didn't get a card out to you! :( Hope your day was sweet and wonderful, friend!

Fika said...

Happy belated birthday Kelley.. :) Love reading more about you. Can't believe the anti social part and LOL on bite your toenails :D Hope you had wonderful birthday with tons of fun :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday Kelley! I think I would want my sons to marry a girl like you - sweet (yes!) but able to stand up for injustic - and throw a punch if needed:). We used to have a red ford truck - and I loved it! Then we had our second son:( good-bye pretty red truck! BTW, you could hang out with me becaue I HATE drama, too!

I pray for blessings and joy for your new year!

Alanna said...

Sorry I'm late in wishing you a happy birthday. I enjoyed reading those 33 things about you. I hope you had a great day.

Christina Smith said...

Happy birthday! Wow, 41 birthday wishes from your blog friends! That's fantastic!! My sister shares the same birthday as you! Miss you!!!

Catherine said...

I know this is a bit late but I hope you had a wonderful birthday Kelley. Happy 33rd Birthday sweet lady. xo

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Sorry this is so belated! Happy birthday!! Such interesting facts about your life - thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! With exception to the athletic part, we are a lot alike! I hate drama too! That's why blogs are fantastic! I would love to work in a mental place, tense I'm sure, but lots of good stories! hee hee Hope your birthday was a good one!