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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I'm 31

I turn 31 today!  So it's not a "biggie" birthday I know.  But you know what feels great about 31...is that I fit into a dress I wore when I was 18 years old.  That's an incredibly awesome thing about being 31.

You know what else rocks?  When you're 31, you get to roll around on your floor and be goofy with kids and it's OK.

Being 31 means I've been with Hubby for 13 years.  That's pretty cool.

Being 31, I've already settled into a career.  And yes, folks...I can't deny it any longer.  While I'm hating my job right now...it's a career.  It's career money and career responsibilities and it feels like I'm a full blown grown up!

It's also the 10th anniversary of my 21st birthday...and what an awesome birthday it was (no pics of this...no one must ever see the evidence...).

I'm 31 and was excited to go to the gym yesterday.  I wasn't excited to do that at 18.  I was excited that my 1 mile "run" was less than 15 minutes.

I was excited that once I finished my 1 mile and did my weights I realized that I had only worked out for 45 minutes so needed to do more so I hopped on to the elliptical to do another 10 minutes and the stretching machine.  31 year old MandaPanda loves the stretching machine.  28 year old MandaPanda never would've gone back for those 10 minutes

31 years has finally brought me a better sense of "me" and I feel more confident and less socially awkward than I have in years.

Yep...being 31 is shaping up to be pretty good all in all.  Happy Hump Day everybody and Happy Birthday to Me!

22 comments:

4 Smith's said...

Manda - let me be the very first to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! May all your dreams this year come true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Happy Birthday !!!!

Jules said...

Happy Birthday!! YAY for all the awesome milestones!! You're so inspiring! I hope today is an awesome day for you!

Lap Band Gal said...

Happy Birthday!!!

jennxaz said...

Happy Birthday mandapanda...you look HOT in your dress---and I am so proud of you going to the gym this week...you have inspired me to pick it up a notch AND THAT IS SAYING SOMETHING! Hope you have a fabulous day!

Ronnie said...

Happy happy happy birthday to you! 31 is treating you well already. :)

You look fantastic!

Patrick said...

Happy Birthday!!

Steph said...

Happy Birthday you youngin'!!! Way to rock the "vintage" dress...what a wonderful present. :) Have a great day!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday you young thing!! Hope you have a fantastic day!!

Yum Yucky said...

hurrah for 31! I'm about to exit my 30's soon, but I gotta tell ya. The decade of 30's can be pretty dang awesome. Keep on enjoying it!

BandedIceGirl said...

Happy birthday :D you make being 31 sound amazing :D hope you have a great day with the fam ;)

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Sarah said...

Happy birthday. All the best people were born in 1981!! :oD xx

Leigh C. said...

A very happy birthday to you!

JRD said...

Happy birthday MP!!!!!! Have an amazing day to celebrate!!! xoxoxo

tz said...

Happy Birthday! and let's see 31 and together with husband 13 years...were you guys high school sweethearts? My hubby and I were and I just don't meet many other people who are :D

Momee3021 said...

happy day!!! You look great in that back to the future dress... which BTW today was the date set to go to in future the movie so this is a sign of awesome stuff for your 31st year!

Banded With Favor said...

Happy, happy Birthday!!!

Barbara said...

I am late to the party but wanted to wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY BELATED and to tell you that you look fantastic!!!!

Sarah G said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Fab Kate said...

Happy (albeit belated) Birthday!

Andrea said...

Hope you had a great birthday!!!