Have you ever looked over the last few years of your life and wondered where did all the time go? Lately with the holidays and getting ready for all of that it’s been on my mind lately. It really hit me after my last birthday when the reality of inching closer to 30 hit me. I’ve just been feeling like I need to make my twenties count for something.
What is 30 Before 30?
I actually came across this idea from reading an article that was in my email. This girl used her 30 Before 30 list sort of like a bucket list to accomplish all this stuff that she thought would be fun to do before turning 30. She gave herself a deadline to get some many of the items done so that all of them would be accomplished by her birthday.
What Inspired my list?
I have to admit that making my list was a little bit of a challenge. As much as I wanted to make it all about traveling, I had to be realistic. That’s one pointer that I would give anyone wanting to make one. I based my list off of things that I things that I wanted to see for my life along with some dreams that I’ve always had. So it’s fun and practical, with a hint of optimism if I actually get to do the big ticket items.
- Learn sign language so I can have a conversation with someone.
- Move forward in my writing career and get work published in some major magazines.
- Attend some media and journalism conferences because I love being around people who share my passion for writing and the truth.
- Go to a Beyoncé concert because it has been my dream to do this since Destiny’s Child. So next tour I’m going to be there an in the front section.
- Buy my first house that’s spacious enough for and office and guest.
- Learn to sew clothing because I designs floating around in my mind.
- Watch Breakfast At Tiffany’s because I love classic movies and I haven’t seen it!
- Go on a wine and cheese tour in Napa so that I can see what a vineyard looks like and visit California again.
- Travel to at least two of the places to my bucket list.
- Take a cooking class so that I can feel like I’m one of the chefs on Food Network.
- Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator so I can make my own graphics and make them look professional.
- Do something spontaneous and fun!
- Go to Comic Con so I can see the cast of the shows I watch.
- Attend NYC Fashion week.
- Be apart of a speaking event that’s geared to young women so I can inspire and motivate them.
- Take a Zumba class so I can see what it’s about and find fun ways to exercise.
- Attend a taping of a talk show like Bethenny or Oprah Lifeclass.
- Go to a book singing of some of my favorite authors.
- Be thankful more for the things I have and not focus on what I don’t have.
- Change my hair (maybe cut it or color). Just something fresh.
- Spend more time taking care of myself and paying attention to my needs.
- Be more involved in helping support Breast Cancer awareness.
- Learn the basics about cars and car maintenance.
- Decide on a major and going back to school to go after my masters degree.
- Save money compared and find a way to live on a budget.
- Learn some self-defense skills.
- Go horseback riding.
- Get a pet that’s fun and low maintenance.
- Work on developing the Mind of a Diva brand and rising brand awareness.
- Take a family trip where everyone can come because it’s been too long since we’ve all been able to get together.
Now that I have this written out, it’s time for you to work on yours! We have work to do!