Big milestone this week. On Sunday I turned 30. I have difficulties in that, albeit short, sentence. I still think of myself as maybe 22 – maybe everyone does – and although I’m married and own a house I still wouldn’t consider myself a grown up.
When I was 25 (and prematurely freaking out about that age) I made a list of things I wanted to do before I turned 30. It was supposed to be 30 before 30 but I couldn’t come up with that many things which probably gives some indication of how successful the list was!
Here’s what I had. Those crossed out were actually completed and I’ve noted the completion dates beside each one.
Go to ItalySeptember 2015 Buy / Build a houseNovember 2015
- learn a language to conversational level
Run a road raceJuly 2017
- Go to Scotland
- Visit every county in Ireland
- Find a job that i love
- Learn how to play piano (again)
Take up swimming1 course of lessons- still not great though Get marriedApril 2017
Be part of a groupJoined Virginia Gospel Choir June 2016
- Read more books (currently 2 a year, need to increase)
- Mini goal of at least 20 mins a day
Build and maintain a websiteAugust 2014 but now gone
Take more pictures & print themJuly 2017 and ongoing
- Tap Dance / dance in general
Take singing lessonsJanuary 2015
- Lose 10lbs
So that’s a 52% success rate. Not bad, I suppose, but the things on this list still need to be completed. I’ll go through the few I have completed in future posts but I plan on ticking a few more off this list this year!
In true “The Middle” Style, I’ve decided that my birthday celebrations are now year long and that this is The Year of
Sue Kellie. It does look to be a pretty Awesome year, which of course includes going Honeymooning on the Caribbean and Disney World. This year its more of a seize the day mentality I’d like to adopt and this seems as good a time as any to start.
Hoping turning 30 may be the kick in the arse that I needed!
(header image borrowed from : http://www.skirtcollective.com/5-life-lessons-to-learn-before-turning-30/)