My Thirty Before Thirty List


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When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive: to breathe, think, enjoy, and to love. (Marcus Aurelius)

This Sunday is my 1/4 birthday! I had to visit to know for sure, but now that I do it feels like something worth celebrating. My 29th year is nearly a quarter complete, and there's a lot of exciting times ahead.

Whenever I come across a thirty before thirty list on the web, I think about how fun it would be to have one. (Check out this one from my blogging bestie, Chelsa Bea.) A countdown to my 30th birthday + a list of fun things to do? Yes, I want in!

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I've been collecting ideas since my 29th birthday on March 29th. Before putting together the final list, I looked through each item and asked myself three questions:

Is this exciting? Is this possible? Is this a celebration?

Each item that got yes yes yes, stayed. Anything that got a no had to go.

There are things I'm pretty certain will happen. Getting married!!! Relaxing honeymoon!

There are other items that might be a challenge. Learning Photoshop has been a back-burner goal of mine for 10 years (seriously). So, that would be an accomplishment.

There are travel-related things. I have a serious case of wanderlust... what can I say!?

And there are items just for fun! Like getting a makeover and buying designer jeans.

This list has me smiling from ear to ear. It will take effort and time to accomplish, but that's ok! I love lists — and this one will add some focus + fun to my 29th year.

On my 30th birthday, I want to look through my thirty before thirty list with gratitude for all that's behind — and excitement for all that's ahead.


Images via Unsplash + Kaileen Elise