Hello friends! Every year on my birthday I like to make a list of goals to accomplish before my next birthday. I've been doing this since I was 26 and now that I'm getting ready to turn 29 and close out my 20s, it feels like a really great tradition. I am feeling really reflective this year. I keep going over my list for next year, which I decided to go with a 30 Before 30 instead of sticking with my current format. I keep second guessing my decisions. Are they too silly? Should I put more big things on there? Will I feel accomplished enough by the time I turn 30? I think a big turning point for me was realizing that you don't stop growing as a person at 30. You still have so much potential to do great things. 30 can seem so old when you are 18 and just starting out, like a turning point in adulthood where you should have it all figured out, but I just keep reminding myself, "Girl, chill." My 20s were crazy, amazing, heartbreaking, wonderful. I seriously cannot wait to see what my 30s bring.
Seeing my goal list from last year makes me realize how many things I was able to cross off. Some of the things I didn't get to just don't vibe with me and where I'm at right now. I would love to still learn to knit or make more tintypes, but it wasn't in the cards for me this year. Sometimes I think it's hard to remember things you want to accomplish or work on during the daily grind. I found that printing out my list and keeping it in my planner really helped me evaluate where I was at and what I wanted to do next. It definitely was the inspiration to make an appointment to get my nose pierced last month, and to sit down and make a legit budget recently. Do you make birthday goals? Definitely share with me yours if so!
*I'm still undecided if this is something I want to do. It's always in the back of my mind but I'm not sure if I will ever figure out what to go to school for
*Another goal I'm carrying over. I have no plans to travel overseas but I do think a passport would be handy to have.
*This was my favorite birthday goal and I crushed it. Some months we were trying to find a place on the last day of the month, but I was able to try somewhere new every month and found a ton of restaurants that are now favorites!