From my blog post Ten Before Thirty
I love making lists. I’m going to go ahead and blame Maria for singing the “Favourite Things” song so beautifully in the Sound of Music & making list-making an art form.
I turned 25 on Friday and all I can think about is how I’m THAT much closer to being 30. Birthdays are always a time of reflection for me – What have I done up until this point? Am I satisfied with how the past year went? Usually, I come to the conclusion that I haven’t really done anything and although I’m satisfied to be alive & healthy, I feel like I could be accomplishing more. Hence, this list!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6 ) Become a homeowner. If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I am VERY close to achieving this goal :)
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!
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!
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.
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.