The following is a Facebook post by one of our Alumni.
So I'm minutes away from officially turning 30 years old. My last thoughts of my 20's:
So glad I got over my 20's.
So glad I didn't have to stay in my 20's forever. God knows a few of those 20's I was a complete disaster.
Learned a lot about myself. Unfortunately it was the hard way because I'm stubborn about my misfortune. Lol.
Best thing about my 20's was becoming a mom of a super cute little boy. Magaly Sanchez, gracias (kisses). Por los tamales tía que ayudaron a complacer los antojos de mi joejoemania. Oh yeah, can't ever leave out or forget having my grandma around—to enjoy best little woman ever. Super blessed to have such an amazing grandma. Definitely better than winning the lottery.
Worst thing about my 20's was the men that came into my life. Lesson learned, though, so not in vain. Lol.
People to thank for getting me through my 20's include my family of course. My madre, Susana Sanchez, sister Ivonne Aguilar, other sister from another mister Magalli Padilla. Lol. Alexander Aguilar, best little brother—ever brat child, or not. Still love the bejeezus out of him—my little chonchy's.
Friends like Jade Pittman who is a super inspiring one of a kind—for sure, hands-down. Shy Johnson for being super amazing and sweet to this young mess that is me. Pat Aldaco for always being willing to listen to every crazy soap opera like episode that is my drama-filled life LOL—real trooper this one. Rebecca Chavez for never letting me wonder away from the path of God. Susan Kaiser, not just for giving me and JoeJack rides in her big blue truck (my son is in love. Lol), but for also becoming my sponsor when I needed someone the most. Christina Smith for being my crazy partner in crime when I needed churros, ice cream, marathons of movies and ty shows. She was always down. Naomi Marisela Gonzalez for being an awesome first roommate when I was scared of my new place. Nancy Marderosian for being there for me and JoeJack when I needed someone to be there in the most special time of my life. Will never have enough ways to thank her. The wonderful people at Elizabeth House. Alumni for giving me hope in humanity again when I was convinced there are no good people in the world—they showed me otherwise. Sylvia Tyberg, super amazing woman who doesn't even know how special and valuable she really is. Everyone from my church—best church family anyone could ever ask for.
If I left someone out, please forgive me. You know I think you’re awesome in your own way. Plus knowing me (and knowing that the responsible thing to do is blame the fact that it’s late at night), hopefully you let it slide. Lol. If not, by the time you read this, it will be my birthday and you can't be mad or yell at me on my birthday because that's not nice.
On my to-do list for my 30's:
1. Be baptized
2. Walk a better, fuller Christian life
3. Be a good mom to my son
4. Be a better me each day
5. Value each day the Lord gives me
6. Get my life together
I might have more but I'm running out of time to make it before I'm 30. Lol.