I so wanted to make a pun here about 33 being my prime number…
…until Google told me I’m an math failure. (I did, however, find this hysterical site: http://is.33.aprimenumber.com/.)
This weekend, I turned 33 years old. It’s a weird age, because it’s so far from my college years and yet I don’t really feel like a grown-up. Sure, I’m married with a kid, and sure I own a house and have two dogs and two cars (yikes, that’s scary) but I also still stress out about how I look and whether people like me and where my career is going.
But overall, I think I really am — as my father told me during a recent video chat — in my prime.
I won’t waste your time or bore you with a list of all of the blessings in my life, but you should know that 33 is freaking awesome. 32 was better than 30 and 30 was better than 25 so I have nothing but high hopes.
I mean, at 33:
- Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic alone.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote his essay, “Nature,” encouraging readers to see the miraculous in the common.
- Vaudeville performer Walter Nilsson rode across the United States on an 8 1/2 foot unicycle.
I am more passionate than ever about my job. I have the world’s most beautiful baby. I have a husband who is not only drop-dead sexy — he’s my best friend. I have friends across the country that love and support me. I have blog readers, whom I think of as friends.
It’s my birthday, but I wanted to give YOU some gifts. So enter below* to win one or both of these items:
1) An ENDORPHIN WARRIOR bracelet
I discovered Endorphin Warrior through Twitter, and reached out to them to see if they wanted to work with me. I am so inspired by the messages on their jewelry, and the company told me it’s inspired by YOU, my amazing readers, and they wanted to show you some love. So one winner will get to choose an Endorphin Warrior bracelet (several messages are available). No big surprise — I chose the bracelet that celebrates my love for dance (#freebie).
(If you don’t win and decide to buy your own piece, you’ll not only get a cool bracelet, you’ll get a bonus item AND help others. During March, EW is giving away a FREE Dog Tag/Key Ring to anyone who places an order on our website and are also donating $1 from each order during March to support a local youth running club for lower-income kids.
2) I RUN THIS BODY t-shirt
If you are not following Dorothy from Mile Posts’ journey, you gotta head there now. Girlfriend is a rock star (a published author, mom, magazine cover girl and business owner) and these shirts are absolutely amazing. She sent me one (#freebie) and I loved it so much, I went and bought a second one just to give to one of you.
THE FINE PRINT:
*only entries through the Rafflecopter widgets will be counted, so please make sure you follow all of the instructions! You may enter one or both giveaways. Winners will be drawn randomly. NOTE: if you win the shirt and need shipping to Canada, you will need to cover the additional $14 cost (shipping in the U.S. is included in the giveaway). Giveaways end at mightnight ET on Thursday, March 21, 2013.