February 21, 2016

30 by 30: I'm 30!


Welp, I'm 30 today. It's kind of exciting but kind of scary. I had made a 30 by 30 list more than 3 years ago and sadly, I did not quite hit it all, although part of me knew I wouldn't.

On my 30th birthday, this is where I ended up...

1. Be an English Teacher (have my own classroom)
2. Have baby #2.
3. Buy a house.
4. Own a pair of Manolos. (Really not my lifestyle anymore-- might be a pair of Jack Rogers instead)
5. See a show ON Broadway.
6. Run a 5k.
7. Weigh 150 lbs again. (muscle weighs more than fat-- this will never happen. Maybe we'll say, be a size 8/10)
8. Get my Masters degree.
9. Do a photography challenge for a month.
10. Pay for someone else in the drive through behind me.
11. Get my palm read/fortune told.
12. Go to a blogging conference.
13. Re-learn how to sew and make a blanket from Em's old clothes. 
14. Own a car that's less than 5 years old.

15. Go for a weekend trip to Martha's Vineyard.
16. Adopt a family for Christmas.
17. Buy a bicycle. A regular old fashioned bicycle.
18. Go to Vegas for my 30th! (The 29th can count too right?! I just wanted to go!)
19. Start (and keep) a vegetable garden.
20. Spend a day getting pampered.
21. Learn to crochet or knit. (Why was this important to me?!)
22. Buy brand new furniture.
23. Have dinner out with my husband at Top of the Hub or go to Blue Man Group (he's never been!)
24. Wear a bikini to the beach... no cover up.
25. Bring Emmalee to see the Rockafeller Christmas Tree.
26. Do a boudoir photo shoot.
27. Go to a group fitness class.
28. Buy an original piece of art and frame it in our house.
29. Go on our first family vacation (must be out of state, can't be CT)
30. Make a list of 100 things that make me happy.

22 out of 30 in just about 3 years is pretty awesome to me!
I'm excited about 30.  I am exactly where I need to be, exactly where I wanted to be, even though 10 years ago, I didn't know this is where I wanted to be. 

I think a 40 by 40 is my next list.

As Tim McGraw says:

I think I'll take a moment celebrate my age

End of an era and the turning of a page 
Now it's time to focus in on where I go from here 

Lord have mercy on my next thirty years...


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