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The year of THIRTY

This year, I turned thirty. At the age of twenty-four, I started anticipating thirty and by the time I was twenty-six, I somewhat hyperventilated when I though about or talked about that looming birthday. By twenty-nine however, I started to calm down. That birthday was inevitable, and I wanted to make the most of the milestone. “Cheers to 30 Years” was the theme of my party and I entered my year of thirty with toasts and friends.

board that says cheers to thirty years

I also created a list of things to accomplish this year, which are as follows:

1. Do something adventurous…hang gliding? 2. Don’t be lazy, go see a show in the City 3. Grow my own vegetables 4. Read thirty books in varying genres…I’ve already read four since May 5. Learn to play golf…and like it 6. Buy a bike and ride it 7. Learn to can vegetables 8. Go berry picking 9. Do something once a month by myself that I’ve never done before 10. Wake up early on the weekends 11. Start taking classes to go back to school 12. Write a postcard or letter once a month to someone that I care about 13. Take my thoughts captive when I get upset that others are engaged, married, having babies, getting promotions, etc. and I’m not. 14. See a car race 15. Ride a scooter or tandem bike…preferably on a date! 16. Use my crockpot more 17. Take a painting class 18. Mentor someone 19. Be mentored by someone 20. Participate in at least one volunteer activity a month 21. Complete a 5k and 8k 22. Meet my neighbors 23. Work on not letting others actions dictate my actions 24. Learn French 25. Listen to and engage with people I haven’t previously 26. Take more walks 27. Keep the calendar on my phone updated 28. Listen to voicemails 29. Go to a dueling piano bar 30. Go paddle boating

Italicized = items that I have done or am in the process of doing

What are some things on your “bucket list” for this year? Do share!

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