29 years ago, something pretty amazing happened….
I was born!
It is so hard to believe that I’ve been on this revolving sphere for so long. It feels like just yesterday I was celebrating my 4th birthday.
A lot has happened in these 29 years. Things that I didn’t even think would happen. This year has been one of the best, which I seem to say every year, but it’s so true. Life just keeps getting better and better every day. I feel incredibly fortunate for all that life has brought my way.
For the past few years I have put together a list of things I’d like to accomplish in the upcoming year before my next birthday.
Those lists have some pretty epic things on them. I start out with DO ALL THE BIRTHDAY LIST THINGS and carry that momentum for about a week.
Then it gets forgotten. I will look at it periodically throughout the year and think “Man, I really need to get working on some of these”
Soon forgotten again.
My 29 before 29 list is not much different.
Some things were crossed off and other things I had all the intentions in the world of getting them crossed off, then nothing happened. 8 out of 29 were taken off the list the past year.
Of course, I want things to be different this year. I mean, next year I turn the big 3-0! *gasp* I could write out a huge list of things I want to do before July 24, 2015.
But we all know how that goes.
Then I thought about forgetting it all together. No sense in making a list of things you probably won’t accomplish anyways.
What kind of mentality is that though?
A cruddy one.
I need something though, I love accomplishing big things.
So, that’s what the year before turning 30 is going to be all about.
Big goals with small steps.
What are the big things that I want to happen before I turn 30?
Become a personal trainer and health coach.
This is something I have been talking about a lot lately with friends and family. I keep putting it off because it is a bit expensive. But I know that I can do a lot of great things for myself and others with the certifications. Plan is to find a way to fund it and make it happen!
Write an e-book
I’ve always wanted to offer some sort of product to people that would potentially help them along their journeys to a healthier lifestyle. Not 100% sure what it will entail, but it will be great and helpful!
Move out of the duplex
I love the place we live, it’s roomy and great. There are things I’m missing in a house though, a big yard and more windows.
Take a photo of something that makes me happy everyday.
I love finding things everyday that make me happy. This year I want to document it. My plan is to print the photos off and create a scrapbook with them. I would love to do a monthly post with the pages I make.
Face my fears
Okay, so this one is pretty broad. I want to tackle things that leave me scared. If it gives me that fearful feeling, I want to do it. Skiing, swimming, asking for what I want, etc. Less fear, more life!
So, there’s the big things I want this upcoming year. Nothing that I cannot do! And it’s not an overwhelming list that I don’t think I could accomplish.
Now I’m off to go kayaking with Mr. B before I work tonight!