I am a little over a month away from my 30th birthday… time to check in on the goals I wrote for myself almost 5 years ago!
Ten Things I’d Like To Do Before My 30th Birthday
1 ) Get my Masters Degree in Public Relations. I have a B.A. in Sociology and although I loved studying sociology I feel like I need to expand my skill set in order to get where I want to be career wise. Plus, going back to school is always a great option for folks like me who have no real direction in life.
Update –Still no direction in life but I did get a promotion at work, so I’m learning something new and got a little pay bump! I don’t think I’ll ever want to be a student again. I’m too comfortable with my 9-5 and VERY comfortable with not having any debt (other than our mortgage!)
2 ) Start a family with my husband. This is pretty self explanatory! I don’t see myself having a baybeh until I’m closer to 28 or 29 but it’s something we should start planning now because kids are hella expensive.
Update – I love how I thought I’d be ready for a baby “closer to 28 or 29.” Kids are STILL hella expensive and I don’t think any amount of planning will make us ready; however, Richard is still in school so it’s REALLY not a good time for us. I’d have to take care of the kid 24/7 while he writes papers and muses over events from WWII.
3 ) Volunteer more. I’ve recently started volunteering with Washtenaw Literacy and after only one lesson with my student I already feel like I’m making a difference. I’m going to try my darndest to make volunteering an even bigger part of my life in the years to come.
Update – Oh yeah! Killing this goal. My volunteering with Washtenaw Literacy fizzled out due to my work schedule at the time, which was disappointing. In March of this year, I started volunteering for the Humane Society of Huron Valley and it’s so rewarding. Since March I’ve put in 40 hours of volunteering – 20 hours of which has been walking the animals. I’ll be blogging about this later to share how happy I am!
4 ) Get a hot body. I’m happy with my body now but really want to start some sort of exercise program that gives me the body I know I can have if I put in the effort. Achieving this goal will mean I have to stop being a lazy arse, so it may take some time to accomplish.
Update – Richard says I look pretty good but yeah I still don’t have the body I imagined I’d have. I’m sipping red wine as I write this, so that won’t help the cause… I really want to commit to doing yoga mixed with walking and possibly weights. I gave up alcohol in September and I lost 6 lbs, so it’s all about balance.
5 ) Start my career. After accomplishing Goal #1, naturally. I’m working full-time now but it’s only a job and not want I want to be doing in one year, let alone 5.
Update – It’s time to realize what I’ve been doing is my career, even though it’s not what I imagined for myself, I have good pay and don’t have to lift heavy things. So let’s consider this goal ACCOMPLISHED.
6 ) Become a homeowner. If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I am VERY close to achieving this goal :)
Update – I BOUGHT A HOUSE & STILL OWN IT! CHECK THIS OFF THE LIST!!!!
7 ) Travel to Asia. This may be hard to accomplish as my husband has an aversion to travelling to non-English speaking countries (Boo!) but I’d love to visit Thailand, Bali, Japan… You name it!
Update – We did end up getting to Oregon this year for an awesome time visiting Richard’s family. Oregon is close to Asia.I don’t see myself getting to Asia anytime soon, there are more places in the US and Canada I’d like to see first.
8 ) Adopt another dog. I’ve always been a dog person and at one point imagined myself having upwards of 5 dogs. Adopting another dog would bring our count to 2. I’m on my way, folks!
Update – I still have two dogs and they’re still the sweetest. Being at the humane society so much has made me had the itch for #3, but that would be absolutely insane. I’m going to keep dedicating my time to helping the animals at the shelter and get fulfillment from that.
9 ) Spend a ridiculous amount of money on something. You may say buying a home is very expensive and that’s already on my list, but I’m talking about something totally frivolous. Like, a $1000 on a pair of shoes or purse. This goal may not seem realistic, but if I start my career and start making good money for myself – I think I deserve to splurge.
Update – Last time I updated this I considered buying expensive clothes, but I think I’ll buy myself a new laptop. This old Dell isn’t going to last much longer.
10 ) Get a tattoo. I keep changing my mind on whether or not a tattoo is something I really want…but I think I could handle a small tattoo somewhere hidden. I have five years to get the courage to do this.
Update – I am still tattoo free BUT I have an idea as to what I could get….. Stay tuned.
BRING ON 30!!!!