Wednesday, January 27, 2010

100 from 30

On January 23, 2010 I celebrated my 30th birthday. 30 years. Wow. Really? I don't feel any different from, say, last year . I still don't think I'm old enough to have the responsibilities that I have (home, cars, KIDS!). Fellow birthday party attenders kept asking me if I was "okay" with turning 30. Ha! Of course I am. Why wouldn't I be? I can't stop it from coming. If I could, I wouldn't. Besides most of my friends hit that milestone before me. I got to "suffer" with them, so when it was my turn it didn't bother me at all. (Now, ask me again in 30 years!) Age is just a number. And to me, the bigger your number the more stories and laughs and memories and blessings you've acquired! I've been more than blessed in my short 30 years here on earth. I look forward to many more, healthy, fun-filled years, if that's what I'm given.

About a year ago I had the distinct pleasure of taking a workshop that left an impression that will (probably) stay with me forever. An imprint on my heart, as a familiar song puts it. From that class I also gained a life long friend. That friend is the one who gave me this idea: to write down 100 Truths about me. It was fun. Of course, it's about my favorite subject. Ha ha...only kidding...kinda. 100 Truths. Ok, that shouldn't be too hard, right? It was harder than I expected.

Well, this is what I ended up with and I thought I'd share them with you, Mr. and Ms. Blog Reader. 100 Truths from the last 30 years of my life. Hope you enjoy them.

100 Things about Me
1. I am Macey Dionne Wilson Highberger: a woman, daughter, wife, mother, and friend. An Aquarius, born on January 23, 1980, a balmy 80 degree winter day in Tulsa, OK at 12:17am.
2. I am an only child who hates the stigma associated with that phrase…even though it’s true.
3. I love making people happy and I try every day, even if it’s just to smile and say “hi”.
4. I love planning for parties and events, including food, drinks and decorations and making sure that everything is just right.
5. I enjoy cooking. I like working from recipes or experimenting on my own.
6. I love having a clean house…but not necessarily cleaning it.
7. I love buying new things, even if it’s just new to me.
8. I love making cookies and candy at Christmas, dressing up for Halloween and popping fireworks on the Fourth of July.
9. Although I love being around a lot of people, I also love the time that I’m alone.
10. I love the smell of a roast on the stove, a wood burning fireplace, pinion wood, fresh cut grass, a spring rain, and scented candles (although I’m picky about the scent: Yankee Candles Sun & Sand and Beach Walk!).
11. I love to hear beautiful music, a catchy beat, my children belly laughing, thunder from an approaching storm, “I love you”, the dinner bell, and a sincere “thank you”.
12. I love touching the softest blanket, warm water, the skin of loved ones, people’s souls, and my bed after a long day.
13. I love seeing people at their best, the interactions of strangers, the sun, my family happy, red poppies, green grass, changing autumn leaves, my kids’ smiling faces, and money in my bank.
14. I love tasting great food, slightly spicy salsa with thin, salty chips, cheese enchiladas, a cold beer on a hot day, anything my mom cooks, and king crab legs and fillets on Christmas Eve.
15. I love feeling appreciated, special, wanted, happy, silly, smart, excited, well rested, anticipation, and loved.
16. I love the warmth of the beach and the sound of the waves.
17. I love planting new flowers in the spring and getting my hands dirty.
18. I love bringing the outside indoors by opening windows and having fresh cut flowers around.
19. I love the look of a made bed and towels folded and laying the same direction.
20. I love people who inspire greatness and expect it in themselves and others.
21. I love driving with my windows down and my music on…loud.
22. I love a warm day at the pool, lake, or ocean; playing in the water and relaxing with friends and family over a cold one.
23. I love playing sports, competing, sweating, and being active.
24. I work hard to play hard.
25. I believe that Jesus Christ is God's only son, conceived by the holy spirit, born by a virgin. I believe he lived a sinless life and died on a cross as a perfect ransom for the forgiveness of ALL sins, so that we may live in unity eternally with our Heavenly King.
26. I like coffee in the morning, water throughout the day, and a glass of wine with dinner.
27. I love the feeling of being weightless. I dream of being able to fly or breathe underwater.
28. I love the show LOST.
29. I love finding great deals.
30. I love being pampered.
31. I love new shoes.
32. I love when people come to me for advice and value my opinion.
33. I love being pregnant.
34. I love holding a baby until he/she falls asleep.
35. I love watching my children sleep, learn, and use their abilities.
36. I love going to girls’ night out.
37. I love playing Guitar Hero.
38. I love watching a movie while eating popcorn with a pickle.
39. I love going to bed early.
40. I love lying in clean sheets.
41. I love sleeping with the fan on high (even in the dead of winter), snuggling under the blankets, and holding on to my huggy pillow.
42. I love cleaning an empty house with my music blaring.
43. I love big earrings, glossy lip gloss, pink cheeks, and long eyelashes.
44. I love feeling girly by wearing pointy high heels and nice jeans (and paying for good quality).
45. I love giving people presents.
46. I love letting people know that they are special and I care about them.
47. I love performing (even if only in my own mind or for my family to roll their eyes at).
48. I love people who know how to drive (according to my standards, of course).
49. I like the toilet paper roll when it flips over.
50. I love when people correctly use “and I” and “and me”.
51. I love finding the uniqueness in everyone, but think myself ordinary.
52. I love when people can take care of themselves.
53. I enjoy not taking things too seriously. (Seriously.)
54. I love anything with icing on it.
55. I love planning, creating, stressing out, problem-solving, fixing, finally finishing, and giving people outrageous cakes.
56. I love a white cake with white icing.
57. I love a hot cookie (or brownie) with cold ice cream.
58. I love licking the bowl.
59. I prefer emails over phone calls and talking in person over all else.
60. I love being tan.
61. I love being a human-airplane for my children.
62. I love making shampoo Mohawks in the bathtub.
63. I prefer limited lighting to overhead lighting.
64. I like being organized, but find it hard to get that way.
65. I love being busy.
66. I love drinking water that’s just kinda cold.
67. I love spending quality time with friends and family.
68. I love people who are not self absorbed.
69. I love when people can laugh at themselves. We are all just clowns dressed as humans, faking perfection around others while trying to hide the big, red nose on our face.
70. I love to pretend I’m on a stage and dance around the house.
71. I love being rewarded for doing well.
72. I like marking things off of a list.
73. I love people who can listen with an open mind, critique with compassionate words, and accept differences with an empathetic heart.
74. I love people who can accept and minimize their weaknesses and can focus and magnify their strengths. (I'm trying to be that person.)
75. I believe that good things don’t always happen to good people and bad things don’t always happen to bad people.
76. Other than medicine (ha!), I believe authentic laughter is the best medicine. Nothing re-aligns perception like being able to laugh during a time of adversity. And more often than not, it’s the ability to laugh at ourselves and our shortcomings that is the cure all.
77. I think a dish that can be put in the sink, can just as easily be put in the dishwasher.
78. I love winning, but not at all cost. I would take a mentally and physically well played game any day over a sloppy win.
79. I find it hard to rest. There’s always something that needs to be done or read and if I’m not doing it, I feel lazy.
80. I believe that acknowledging people and agreeing with them are two different things. I always try to acknowledge and reserve my right to agree.
81. I believe you can’t love if you don’t love yourself.
82. I think too much time is wasted being regretful.
83. I get my feelings hurt easily.
84. I often think this thing called “life” is just plain weird. There’s this magnitude of fragile human shells running around earth, dazedly going to their jobs day in and day out, driving these strange 4 wheeled vehicles (often too fast). Each one trying to outdo the other. Always in a hurry, going from place to place. Then they wind up at their dwelling place where they put food into their bodies (often unhealthy), go to bed to rest that shell (often too late). Just to get up and do it all over again the next day. They don’t take care of their bodies and are constantly searching for things to make them happy and for their purpose of being on this earth. It’s just weird.
85. I feel like someone is always watching me.
86. I wonder about weird if I was meant to be here at this exact time. If my parents never got married is it actually possible that I could still be here today? (I know, probably not, but I still wonder.)
87. I think sweating and soreness is a direct indicator of how hard I worked. And I love both.
88. I always think there is an opportunity to be discovered (like, for a movie!).
89. I fully believe that every single person on this earth deserves to be loved…some more than others.
90. I think the companies who put their widgets in that impenetrable, harder-than-crap-to-open-even-with-scissors, kind of plastic…should be excluded from society.
91. I appreciate and recognize when people go out of their way for me.
92. I have a hard time staying on task. I am easily sidetracked by other projects, requests and desires. They all seem important to me.
93. I think skunks smell good and often get their smell confused with the smell of fresh brewed coffee.
94. I would rather endure quick, intense pain than long, moderate pain.
95. I love an 80 degree day, being outside and grilling out.
96. I like taking notes, but rarely refer back to them.
97. I like taking my time on the weekends…getting up late, making breakfast, cleaning up and eventually getting in the shower.
98. I love running in the rain. It makes me feel like a kid again. It's the only time I enjoy running. 99. I always try to look nice.
100. The best compliment I ever received was that I make the place better just by showing up.

30 years.

So far, so good.

Until next time!


  1. Happy Birthday! 30 was a great age (eight years past for me).

    Hey, a little birthday present for you, late. I featured your beautiful blog today at

  2. Macey! I got your email and checked out your featured blog! So awesome, and your blog totally deserves it. It is a beautiful blog from a beautiful person! Love you and congrats. We are so excited for you!