Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Happy Birthday to ME!

Hey y’all! Guess what?


In honor of that, I’m going to offer up a free writing day so set those timers and just write. For five minutes.

stream of consciousness sunday

Thirty seven. 37. XXXVII. <<see I speak Roman. Fancy.

Feels like the beginning of my late 30’s, close to 40, rigth in the middle of “mid-life.”

I can honestly say, though, 37 feels better physically than 36 and maybe even 35. Is it because I’m running? Probably. Is it because I’m working outside the home? Possibly.

Thinking about my life in numbers, though, is scary. (Taking this idea from Erin who got it from GFunkified) (it’ll also take more than my allotted 5 minutes) (it’s my birthday, so I dare you to call me on it).

37 – age I am today

14 – years I’ve been married

18 – years I’ve been out of high school

3 – number of pregnancies

2 – number of births

11 – number of days I had contractions every 15 minutes when pregnant with Henry

1 – number of living children and number of angel babies

4 – number of cars I’ve had (that were “mine”)

2 – number of tattoos I have

6 – number of months ago I decided to start running

3 – number of 5k races I’ve run since then

74 – number of miles my runkeeper app says I’ve run since then, but it’s really more than that

13.1 – number of miles I’ll be running in February with Team RMHC (psst: If you want to give me a $5 birthday gift, feel free to donate to my run in memory of my Charlie, or not)

2500 – my goal to raise for that race

16 – size pants I was wearing 6 months ago

10 – size pants I wear now BOOM!

4773650 – times I feel like I say “stop it” during the week

7 – times I wonder what’s for dinner every week

3199 – age difference in days between Jason and me

4 – number of times I said “between Jason and me” out loud to see if it was right before realizing that I don’t really care and that’s how I’m going to write it (is it right?)

73 – times I’ve been interrupted while writing this


This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post (in the sidebar). .
  • Link up your post below.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.


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  1. Happy Birthday!!! Loved this free write. :)
    Anna Hettick recently posted..Stream of Consciousness Sunday | Photography ProjectMy Profile

  2. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fabulous day!
    Laura recently posted..Stream of Consciousness Sunday: I am getting oldMy Profile


    May the coming year be filled with peace, growth, and satisfaction!1

    Looking forward to you finding time to write more – I miss you here!!
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  4. Happy Birthday Jana! Congrats on the running and the weight loss! Go girl!!
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  5. BOOM is right! Go girl wit yo bad runnin’ self!! I am proud of you. Of course you feel better. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I like this numbers list. My birthday will be this week. I’m not sure how many cars I’ve had. We were stationed in Japan for three years and we spent between 100 to 300 American dollars on a car so we went through quite a few. We finally spent 1200 on one that lasted until we left and we were able to sell it instead of giving it away.
    Kenya G. Johnson recently posted..SOC Sunday: Untitled UneditedMy Profile

  6. Thanks for sharing your numbers! I hope you’ll consider linking up on my post, to share with the others.

    And HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Congratulations on the weight loss! I’ve also gone from a 16 to a 10, but it took me about twice as long. Oh well. :) It’s nice to “meet” you….I’ll be reading up on your story.

  7. Oh, wow! Thirty seven! That was a breakthrough year for me and I wish the same for you!! Happy Happy congrats on all the growth this year.
    Julie Jordan Scott recently posted..Not Your Normal Sort of HangoverMy Profile

  8. Happy Birthday. Thirty-seven is a great age. Sounds like you have lots of good things going on and are really coming into your own.
    Jack@TheJackB recently posted..Is There Such A Thing As Too Many Gifts?My Profile

  9. Happy Birthday, Jana!!! You are a young thang!

    Great job on the running. BOOM is so right! You go, girl.
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