30 Before 30
Today is my 29th Birthday ! I can not believe that in one year I will be 30 years old. I’m sure this age change is hitting my parents much harder than me but 30 is still a big jump from 29.
At 29, I feel accomplished. I feel proud of how much I have achieved in my life and all the things I have experienced. I have graduated high school, went on to college and earned my Master’s Degree. I have met the love of my life, gotten married and started our family with one little babe and one on the way. I have a full time job, a beautiful home and 2 adorably crazy dogs. I have traveled to numerous places, mostly in the US, but also to some warm tropical locations. I have experienced loss but also the greatest love I could ever have. I have a family that is wonderful and supportive not only that I was born into but that I married into. I can not help but feel extremely grateful for everything that 29 years on this earth has given me. While I have been busy with all these things, I have decided to make my 29th year even bigger and better. I created a list of 30 bucket list things I want to accomplish before I turn 30 next year.
Take an International Trip
This is mostly to go somewhere tropical again but with my husband this time. He’s never been and I would love to experience it with him by my side ! I am hoping by 35 to go somewhere bigger like Italy when things are more stable for us personally and financially ( a new baby on the way doesn’t allow for much extra travel and spending.)
Read 50 books this year
I love reading but always lose the motivation to do it. I have several new books coming and some new series I am ready to tackle in the next year.
Pay Off Something
This is general because we have several things that need to be paid off and really paying off any one of them within the next year will be a big accomplishment !
Visit a new State
I have been to 16 states either from traveling to them or traveling thru them. I am hoping to get to at least one new one in the next year.
Grow my Blog
I have found myself learning more and more about blogging and am interested in growing my blog to reach more people and cover more topics.
I am not sure where or what I want to volunteer for but I know that I want to make it more of a regular thing in my life. I often do a lot for different things here and there but I am hoping to do some more permanent volunteering possibly with the humane society or a homeless shelter.
Attend Yoga Classes
This is a big out of my comfort zone thing but I would love to consistently attend yoga classes and learn so much more just about the practice.
Learn a new Skill
I am again not sure what I want to learn but I have several things in mind that I want to try and just love that I can always be learning something new.
Open a college savings account for both kids
We have a savings account for Layton but I want to specifically open one for both kids and set up consistent deposits into these accounts ! College is not cheap and we already have one kiddo just 15 years away from going !
Run a 10k
I have already done a 5k so I am just expanding to a 10k. I don’t know if this one will happen but I am setting that as a goal to motivate me to run again after baby gets here.
Get caught up on Layton’s Scrapbook, Start Baby’s Scrapbook
I am so far behind in Layton’s scrapbook, I think I have until he was 5 months old. I need to get caught up and to try and stay ahead of the new baby’s scrapbook.
Attend a Penguins Game
This one is mostly for my hubby but I would love to go too ! Plus visiting the city will be a plus.
Eat Something I never Would
This is a big one and a big opportunity for me. I typically eat the same 15 foods all the time and never try anything new. I want to break out of my shell and try something not typical for me !
Attend a Conference
I’m not sure if I want to attend a conference for work or something else but this kind of relates back to that learning and I enjoy just being able to learn new things all the time.
Take a Girls Getaway
Even if it’s just for a weekend, I want to plan some time with my best gals to relax and have fun !
Learn to Ski
I have been wanting to do this for years and again just never have done it. I am hoping that my sweet husband can teach me in the next year.
Purge my Closet
I have so many clothes, like way too many to ever use. I have even started to take over Cole’s side. I need to purge and clean it out ! I will likely never wear 50% of those things again so there is no reason to keep it.
Take a Cooking Class
I like cooking but I basically know just the typical things. I want to take a cooking class to learn new techniques or new recipes.
Join a Club or a Group
With this, I was mainly hoping to join some sort of mommy group or something to keep me and the kids busy when Cole travels.
Be the first person to Apologize
Totally out of my comfort zone, I like being stubborn and often don’t apologize. I need to learn to say sorry more.
Pay it Forward
This one speaks for itself, I believe that good things happen to good people so I want to pay if forward.
Write in a Journal
I am hoping to start this in the new year. I have such an awful memory so keeping a journal is a big thing I want to start doing. I want to have something to read when I am old and gray and can’t remember anything.
Do Something for 30 Days in a Row
It tasks 30 days to create a habit so that is my goal with this one. Doing something consistently creates better habits.
Tell my Husband 10 nice things every week
I often get caught up in being a mother that I forget to be a wife. My husband is a saint for dealing with me and he deserves to hear nice things every week.
Go on a spontaneous adventure
Because who doesn’t love the idea of an unplanned trip somewhere unexpected. Plus I could stand to be a little less of a planner sometimes.
Start a Collection
Find something to collect and spend time trying to expand that collection.
Take Care of My Body
I’m hoping to become more aware of products i’m using and things I am putting in my body. We only get one body for the rest of our life !
Help Someone when they need it Most
I generally try to help anyone and everyone but this is just my way of trying to help those that need it the most. Be kind to others, you never know what they are going through.
Go to Church
I don’t go often but want to start getting the kids involved and want to make the change for myself !
Write a Letter to myself to open at 40 !
Just for fun, I want to see how 10 years will change me.
There you have it ! A challenge to myself. A year full of bucket list tasks to accomplish and cross off ! I’ll keep you updated in the next few months to see how it’s going !
Hope you enjoyed this blog.
Cheers to 29 years !