30 Facts About Me - Della Devoted

30 Facts About Me

I have officially been the big 3-0 for almost 2 weeks now. At first I was a little depressed about turning 30, but now I'm learning to embrace it. I might as well accept it because I can't change it.  I still don't feel my age though, most of the time I still feel like I'm a teenager. Life has not been easy at all my last 30 years, sometimes it has been just plain hard and full of a lot of heartache. However, I am still very blessed. God has always been good and faithful to me.  I have a wonderful God that I serve, an amazing family, a wonderful husband who is also my best friend, and an amazing son that is the light of my life and also my whole world.  God has blessed me far more than I deserve. So with that being said, I want to share with you 30 facts about me now that I am 30.

Now for the list in no particular order...

1) I was born on September 8, 1987

2) I actually have 4 best friends. Yes, you can totally have more than one best friend! We have been friends for years.  I have been friends with Adora since I was in 2nd Grade, Melissa since 6th Grade, Tif from Bright on a Budget since 9th Grade and Tina since 2007.

3) I lost my mom when I was only 18 to Ovarian Cancer. 

4) I am very close to my son, husband, dad and brother.

5) I always wanted to be a singer.  I have been singing in church since I was a little girl and still sing solo every time I attend church.

6) I was saved and baptised when I was 8 years old.

7) I absolutely love Fall and everything about it. Fall is by far my favorite season. Yes, I have an obsession with all things Pumpkin Spice.

8) Water and Coffee are my favorite beverages.

9) I have a major love for Mexican Food.

10) I love to talk but I am not a social butterfly.  Once I get to know someone then I will talk their ears off. 

11) Large Crowds give me anxiety.

12) I have an Associate's Degree in Applied Science with a Degree in Respiratory Therapy.  I am a  Certified Respiratory Therapist. However, I do not work in that field. 

13) I am currently working on my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I honestly believe this is my true calling. 

14)  Baking and Photography are my favorite passions. I wish I could learn how to get better with photoshop. I also enjoy watching my husband race and I love watching movies.

15) I was in an automobile accident that broke my neck in 3 different places in 2007. I am very blessed to be alive and not paralyzed. The good Lord was definitely watching over me and Justin when we wrecked.

16) I have been married to my high school sweetheart Justin  since July 18, 2009. We dated 5 years before getting married, but we have known each other since we were little kids. 

17) Together we have one son, Raylan Eli Cole Preston born on February 20, 2014. We went through the terrible heartbreak of miscarrying  twins before we had Raylan. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of our babies, but I am so thankful that the Lord saw fit to give us Raylan. He is a true blessing from God.

18) I am terrified of Roller Coasters. I absolutely hate those things! They make me so sick!

19) I was always classified as a nerdy person back in school. Yes, I made all A's in school and I still love to read.

20) My favorite way to relax is with candles burning, a good cup of coffee and curling up with a good book.

21) Bubble baths do not relax me at all.  There, I said it! I know you probably think I am crazy, but they have never been relaxing for me. I would much rather have a shower any day.

22) My favorite movie of all time is Sweet Home Alabama

23) My favorite colors are Purple and Teal. I am passionate about Teal because it represents Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Food Allergy Awareness. My son has a severe nut allergy and he is also allergic to Fish.

24) I have never actually been to a real concert. I plan on changing that very soon.

25) I cannot stand to go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink. I always have to have a clean sink before bed! I also have OCD. I have to check and make sure everything is turned off at least 3-5 times every night. I know it's bad, but that's due to my childhood home burning in 2007. I also have to make sure everything is locked.

26) I have taught Sunday School a few different times over the years. However, I am not teaching it right now.

27) I have developed a love for Fashion and makeup since blogging and that has been a wonderful thing. It has been very good for my self esteem. I just wish I could afford to purchase more, but that's every woman's dream.

28) I love to travel. The beach is my favorite, but the lake is a close second. I also love Day Trips. It's so much fun experiencing and learning about new places. 

29) I have always wanted to have my own business. I used to think I wanted a bakery, but I would love to have a little bistro.

30) I have already started coming out of my comfort zone since turning 30. The Lord has put me into some awkward  situations in the last little bit, but it has been a good thing. It has helped me to learn and grow into a better person. 

Thanks for letting me share some personal and random facts about myself. I feel like my 30's are going to be fun and hopefully my best years yet. God Bless You!

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