I’m turning 30 soon and I’m into it.
I FEEL 30.
I also feel 14.
And sometimes I feel 86.
They call it your golden birthday—I’m wondering if some hot man is going to wake me up that morning and sprinkle 24K gold flakes on top of my body then mist with me sacred rose water and adorn me with jewels—that’s what a golden birthday sounds like in my mind. ;)
In reality, I’ll probably wake up to my dog, Coop, licking my face after he’s already licked his bum hole, which is cool too.
In other news—-I want to share with you some things you might not know about me. Mostly because usually online bloggers/entrepreneurs/coaches/people share the super polished version of themselves and it’s boring.
I’d rather get real.
Welcome to 30 things you probably didn’t know about the Crow:
- Last year, for the first time in 15 years of dating, I got dumped. It’s good–it means I’m opening up my heart more than ever before and not controlling outcomes. #winning
- The last time I did Karaoke I sang Eminem’s Rabbit Run.
- I’ve only ever liked 2 cats. Cat 1: Mr. Tubbins [Location: Denver] Cat 2: Prego [Location: Sorrento]
- I say NO to pickles.
- Speaking of birthdays–last year I decided to celebrate my birthday by putting together a really cool give back in my neighborhood for people who are currently homeless. My friends and I raised over $1300 in 48 hours and made a lot of people smile. It was one of my first philanthropic endeavors.
- I’ve had glasses since 4th grade. They were purple. And round. And speckled (like my freckled face).
- Sometimes I forget I don’t know every person in the world and I want to pat people on the rump (just a friendly little tap) and then I realize I almost do it to a stranger and then think about how weird I am and start snickering to myself. Happens more often than you’d think.
- Hablo Español pero hable mucho mejor in la universidad.
- My one pet peeve is: manners. Please and thank you go a long way.
- A couple summers ago I watched every season of Gossip Girl for the first time and was straight up obsessed with Chuck Bass. Hahahah.
- When I was a little girl I would practice making ugly faces in the mirror for hours (only child). I’m really good at it now, don’t test me…seriously, it’s bad.
- People who aren’t super kind to waiters/waitresses scare me. Might as well walk around with an ax in your hand because it’s just as freaky. #beanicehuman
- When I get really tired I become super clairvoyant…it’s wild.
- I took my first solo trip abroad to Indonesia and India last year–I feel like I can do anything now that I did that, super liberating if you haven’t done it yet, and if you have–you get it.
- I grew up in Wyoming floating the river…the good ol’ days of beer and fishin’!
- The only reason I went sky diving a few years ago was because I wasn’t feeling anything and wanted to—it worked. ;)
- I used to think that people who had allergies had genetic defects until I realized I have an allergy to ginger. Then I changed my theory. Hahahaha.
- I have a legit phobia of needles. I looked it up and there’s a spectrum for it—and I’m on the high side.
- My favorite part of being an elementary teacher was when I saw kids sticking up for each other—at recess, in class. I love seeing people FOR each other, even small ones.
- When I was little I had a couple ear surgeries and got some fake chunks up in my right ear so now if I were to go under water my ear drum will pretty much burst. When I tell people that they usually ask me if I can still hear well and I answer them with, “What?” and they ask me again, and then I say, “I know. It was a joke. I can hear fine.”
- I don’t like jumping jacks. I think they are a poor excuse for not wanting to dance.
- One winter after 13 years of snowboarding, I decided I didn’t like being cold anymore so I sold my board, Burt, and never looked back. In fact, I moved my cold ass all the way from Colorado to California to warm up for life. I live near the beach and get sand everywhere—bum crack, in my mouth, in my cell phone charger portal thing…it’s worth every granule.
- One of my favorite things to say to people in the morning is the creepy line from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when Willy Wonka comes out and greets the families and says, “Good Morning Star Shine! The Earth Says Hello!”
- My love language is tied between quality time and gifts.
- The last time I ever saw my Dad was outside of a bar on Father’s Day weekend, I refused to go in because it hurt me too bad to see him numbing himself. Three months later he passed from alcoholism. I now believe death is our greatest teacher.
- Every other day I consider taking a spaceship to the moon. I want to feel the perspective! Plus astronaut ice cream is tasty.
- Six months after I started my first business I left my teaching career to go full on entrepreneur mode—took some major guts because everyone thought I was crazy! Now I look back and “I’m like yo girl, you had some balls, good job!”
- I still believe in Santa.
- Integrity is one of the most important things to me. And specifically integrity when it comes to excellence—I like to ninja level things and I like it when others ninja level things, too.
- I love watching people’s faces as they get on and off airplanes—there’s this interesting tense-ness. It’s fascinating.
Whew. That was FUN—I felt like I was doing one of those 2001 style surveys on Myspace.
I hope this makes you want to be more EXPRESSED in your own business.
People don’t like you because you’re luke warm. People like you because you’re so radically you that they have to either be IN or OUT.
Make them choose.