Now, let's get down to business. I just turned 29. Do you know what that means? I have one stinking year, 365 days (minus however many days away it is now from my birthday) to achieve my 30 by 30 goals.
I'm hardcore serious about this. (mostly because it is day two. We'll see how it's going on day 302.) But let me give you a ride in my traveling time machine to day 302....lights beeping... "You are in the future. It is not as cool as the Jetsons have led you to believe. It is day 302 in the countdown to Jamey's birthday. SHE IS KICKING ASS!!!" ....and now you have been transported back to present day.
I let you have that little sneak peek because I'm going to do this. I HAVE to do this. This isn't a desperate grasp at not getting older, hanging on to my youth, or anything like that. This is absolutely the reverse of that.
This is about the fact that:
I. AM. BLESSED. TOTALLY. BLESSED. TO. BE. IN. MY. OWN. LIFE. AND. I. NEED. TO. LIVE. LIKE. IT.
(all those periods are another way of
When I started my list back a little over a year ago, it was kind of a lark. It was a blog post. It's become more than that to me though.
This is a way for me to be sure that I don't get lost inside my own life.
If you'd like to see the progression of my 30 by 30 Goals you can check the link. If you don't care about the history of my goals
1. Family Completion
2. Take a Family Vacation
3. Be More "Green"
4. Publish a Book
5. Improve My Blog
6. Healthier Lifestyle
8. Advanced Degree?
9. Speak Conversational Spanish
10. Take Good Pictures on Purpse
11. Spend a Weekend Alone with Husband
12. Political Involvement
13. Publish an Article
14. Read the Bible Entirely
15. Have a pet
16. Memorize 12 Bible Verses
17. Volunteer Regularly
18. Take A Class
19. Know More About the World
20. Read Biographies
21. Have a Family Picture Taken
22. Have a Wardrobe That Doesn't Embarrass Me
23. Date Husband
24. See a Play
25. Leadership Role
27. Have a Garden
28. Play Tourist in DC
29. Catch Up My Photo Albums
30. Be More Organized
I have each of these detailed out into more specific and quantifiable mini-goals to help me along the way and so that I have a slightly more objective way to check my accomplishments at the end of the year. To your great sorrow delight I'm going to break these down for you over the next few days. Anyone who would like to help me out in some way is welcome to!
Also this is slightly coincidental:
I have 30 goals to accomplish by my 30th birthday which is on the 30th.