Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Birthday List

I’m 28 today. I know. To most of my bloggy buddies I’m so so young. But I do feel old. I don’t know where the time went. I feel that panic coming on. You know, the “I’m almost 30 and I’m not even close to where I want to be” feeling. Sigh. What to do what to do.

I think I am old enough now to create a “30 Before 30” List.

1. Visit New York-I live 3 hrs from there but have never been
2. Print out some of my favorite pictures and hang them on my bare walls
3. Get rid of baggage-emotionally and physically
4. Cook a Sunday meal from scratch-preferably beef stew.
5. Bake a cake from scratch
6. Clean out the closet under the stairs-I actually really need to do this BEFORE the baby comes
7. Have my last dog fixed-Can’t take the humping anymore!
8. Go camping with my daughter-Maybe she won’t notice if we do in in the backyard…
9. Eat a piece of fruit everyday for at least a month
10. Buy myself a new wardrobe-I’ll never fit back in my size 3 jeans and after this baby KNOW I really ain’t gonna happen
11. Travel to another country for leisure, not work
12. Finish my Bachelor’s Degree-I’m halfway done!
13. Stop cursing completely-Ok, maybe…
14. Spend a whole day happy and not let anyone or anything ruin it
15. Make Tech Sgt- I work hard and deserve the extra rank
16. Ride a horse, or a pony :o)
17. Go to Vegas and live it up!
18. Take a road trip with a good friend
19. Enter a marathon and finish it
20. Scuba Dive
21. Learn another language-Maybe French since it’s such a romantic language
22. Sing Karaoke in front of people
23. See a dolphin show and swim with them if I’m brave enough
24. Help a stranger without them fining out
25. Go to a spa and get the WORKS!
26. Start a garden and be able to eat something from it
27. Take Lael to the American Girl store in NY and let her splurge
28. Make a grocery list and actually stick to it
29. Wear a bathing suit and not care about what people are thinking
30. Taste coffee….The smell makes me sick but I heard it yummy

What are some of your recommended MUST DO’s before 30?


  1. Well, you sure are ambitious!

    I think I'll be working on my baggage my entire life :)

    Happy happy birthday!

    (I'm 34, if that makes you feel less old, then I'm glad I told you) ;)

  2. One of my 30 before 30 is now...get my friend Keyona to drink coffee.

    What is wrong with you?!?!

    Seriously, though - I would love to take Emily to the AG store in Chicago. We bought her a doll a couple of years ago and she saved her money for another one this past summer. She loves it but damn is it expensive!

    Happy Birthday!

  3. I love the roadtrip idea! Um...maybe I should make a 45 before 45 list - yes, I am OLD!

  4. Happy Birthday! ANd what a beautiful present you've got cookin'!

    I can't believe how many items I want to do on your list!
    2,5,8,9,10,11,13,16,18,22,25,28 (ha!), and 29!! Wow!

  5. Happy Birthday!

    Great list! I wonder if I'll be able to do all that by 40! (I'm 35 now).

    Hope your day is wonderful!

  6. Great list and Happy Birthday!

  7. Happy Birthday!!! We share a few of the same goals! This inspires me to do a 30 before 30 list! ;) Hope you have a wonderful day!!

  8. Well first smack Keyona b/c she's 28 and I'm already 33!!!! :) One of my 30 before 34 would be...quit worrying so much!!

    I hope you make great progress on your list you old woman! ;0


    I don't have a to do list. :X

  10. Happy birthday, Keyona!

    Wow, what a list. I have tons of lists, but weirdly enough, I don't have a list of to-do's for before I hit *gulp* 40 next year.

  11. Just get on the Amtrack and go! NY is wonderful. Just be sure to go on a sunny day in the fall or spring. Cold NY and hot NY suck.

  12. I love a cup of good coffee. Work coffee is horrid. And, I need real creamer and sugar.


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