Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Big 3-0

Yep, that's right.  I turn 30 at the end of the month.  June 29th, to be exact.  (Yes, I am crying as I type this)  Since this is a big deal (to me), I wanted to mark the event with small goals.  Kind of like my goodbye to the 20's.

To ease into my 30's, I thought I would borrow an idea from Nicole at Making It Lovely.  She had created a list of 30 things she wanted to do before she turns 30, and called it her 30 Before Thirty.  Well, seeing I only have 28 days, I had to narrow mine down.

1.) Organize our basement

Since we took care of our basement backing up problem, it is now time to put the clutter away. 

2.) Be able to run a 2 miles without stopping

I can run between a half mile to a mile without stopping, but I want to push myself further.

3.) Lose 10lbs

I have already lost around 5-6lbs since the beginning of the year and kept it off.  It would be oh-so great to lose a little more.

4.) Have a garage sale

The date has been picked!  Now I REALLY have to get my basement in order!

5.) Start my own Etsy shop.

I have tried this before, but did not devote much time to it.  Now, I have decided that I need to try this again and make the effort to make it work!  I have tons and tons of art just sitting at home collecting dust.  They deserve to be hung on walls and enjoyed!

So that's, that.  I am not quite sure what I am trying to achieve here.  I think like many others, there is a certain pressure to feel that 30 means you are "old".  I remember through the years people telling me how they want children before 30 or want to be married before 30.  One thing I realized is there is no way to plan your life around an age.  What's the hurry??  Why 30??  Fear not people!  It's what you make of it!  So live it up!

I am going to miss my 20's.  They were very good to me and taught me a lot.  But I can't wait to see what 30 will bring!   

How have you celebrated your 30th, or how would some of you like to?


Lori B said...

I turn 30 on the 30th of this month so I feel your pain. I think I had a harder time turning 29 because it was the last time I was going to turn twenty-something I guess lol.

LizzieBeth said...

Horraaayyyy June babies!

I'll be 29 on the 13th. I think next year I want to go on a trip-- NYC or Atlantic City with my ladies. Wear overly sassy dresses and mingle with people I don't know.

Bring on 30. I'm soo ready for it.


jen @ homeinthecountry said...

30 is the new 20! :) Or at least that's what I keep telling myself...

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

I have awhile to go before I turn 30, and it's hard to say how I'll actually feel once I get there. But I think the most important thing is to approach it with a positive attitude! And setting goals is a great way to do that. Good for you!

Mrs. Chic said...

great list, I just turned 30 - its not bad at all :) Remember its just a number at a reflection of how youthfull you are!!

But I wasn't happy the days leading up to it!

micah @ the yellow front door said...

I just turned 30 a couple weeks ago! It's really not that bad ;) Great list, I would love to get back into running.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Best of luck with all your goals! I still have 4 years until 30, which I'm sure will be here before I know it

Scientific Housewife said...

I hope you get a lot of those accomplished, I will be excited for 30!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Those are some big goals... I'll be rooting for you!!

Cindy @The Flipping Couple said...

Awesome idea. And way to get your goals on "paper" that makes such a difference. Keep us updated - can't wait to hear how you do!!

elizabeth said...

Your gonna love your thirties- you will be amazed at how much you feel you have "grown-up" since the twenties!!
I love your idea of a mini-bucket list-
good luck hope you get it all done-
can't wait to see your etsy art!!

Kim at Yellow Brick Home said...

That's a good, round list you have going! Good luck - and congrats on already dropping a few pounds!

To be honest, I can't wait to turn 30. Shoot, I can't wait to turn 40. I'm a very anxious person, a busy body, and one heck of a perfectionist (not always a good thing - when you just can't leave well enough alone!). I feel as I'm getting older I'm learning to calm down. I can't wait to be 40 or 50 and finally start to feel at peace with things.

And happy early birthday!

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

Happy almost birthday! I love the list idea - I turn 30 next March but I'm not sure I'm cut out for a list - I lack discipline, grasshopper. :) Seriously, it's pitiful. But I love your list!