Saturday, November 7, 2009

20 + 20 = today

20 years ago, I was 20.

In the last twenty years...

I have lived in Bondi Beach, Hamilton, Canberra
I have lived in Swan Hill, Ballarat, Port Douglas
I have lived in Airlie Beach, Magnetic Island and Horsham
I have eloped with my best friend
I have learnt money is not everything
I have visited Thailand, Maylasia, Singapore & New Zealand
Spent 4 wonderful years backpacking around our beautiful country
I have had a niece born with Cystic Fibrosis
I have learnt my husband is a Cystic Fibrosis carrier
I have been pregnant 4 times
I have had 2 cesarians
I have had 1 natural birth
I've had 1 miscarriage
I have spent 3 1/2 years breast feeding
I have made mistakes
I have worked as a jillaroo & cleaner
I have worked taking tourists for horse rides on the beach
I have been a retail manager
I have sold bra's, bread & boots.
I've lost my Nanna, Venice, to cancer
I have owned a Volkswagon, an Exa, a Commodore & Statesman
I have had my heart broken

I have sailed around the Whitsundays with some great friends
I have had 2 speeding tickets
I have made contact with friends from long ago, thanks to the internet
I have spent 3 wonderful months camping around Tassie
I have made some fantastic friends
I have started an online store & blog
I have been lucky to have 3 happy healthy boys
I have learnt to not live beyond my means
I have learnt to keep things simple
I have learnt, it's OK to say no

Have a nice weekend, I will, bottoms up
Jacqueline :)


  1. Happy Birthday! A fantastic post, as my brother would say you are still 20 just with 20years experience. Have a great weekend and cheers ;)

  2. What an eventful twenty years you have had.May the next twenty be just as exciting.Love what you wrote,love your honesty.Happy Birthday.

  3. What a lovely post - hope you have a wonderful day. Happy Birthday

  4. HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY!!!
    Wonderful post! I hope I can learn some of those lessons by the time I get to 40 ;) xox

  5. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  6. Happy birthday to you!
    I hope you enjoy your celebration! Especially after the kids settle down for the night! Bring on that DVD...

  7. Happy Birthday!! What a fantastic post! I hope you have a wonderful celebration and that you are spoilt rotten. Love Kate XX

  8. Happy Birthday!
    I know its a little late, I hope you had a great day. It was good learning a little more about you. : )

  9. Hi there. I've just given you a Kreativ Blogger award. Head over to my blog for more info! Raewyn x


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