Well, today is my 30th Birthday. So, I wanted to recap my 30 Before 30 list… I crossed off about half of them and honestly, I’m damn proud of that. I learned so much about myself over the last year and a half, part of it was because I put myself out there in ways I hadn’t before. Last year was one of the most amazing, and most heartbreaking years of my life. I traveled more than I have in my entire life. But I also ended the year with the hardest loss I could even imagine. I wasn’t able to do much the last part of 2016, or this first part of 2017 due to my health… but when I get this sorted out I’ll have to make a 40 before 40… it will have to be incredible! Ten years is enough time to see a lot of the world if I just put my mind to it.
My favorite item that is crossed off on this list, was being able to take a road trip with my cousin Dani. I will forever cherish singing and dancing our way to both Dallas and Tulsa. I miss you so much, breathe easy my little turtle.
So, here is my 30 Before 30 list, what do you think should be on my 40’s list?
Until Next Time…
Xoxo – H
>> BECOME A CERTIFIED PAYROLL PROFESSIONAL (Studied, took the test but came with in just a few points of passing.)
>> SPEND THE 4TH OF JULY AT THE BEACH
>> RUN/JOG A 5K
BECOME A SELF-HOSTED BLOG (8.22.2016)
RAISE $10K FOR THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION (It was actually about $11K!!)
>> SEE A PROFESSIONAL BALLET
READ 12 BOOKS. This seems silly to some, and like a low number. But I had stopped making the time!
BE SPONTANEOUS I’m crossing this one off, only because I’m getting so much better at allowing myself to be spontaneous. For those that know me personally. You know that I’m slightly OCD, and I like things to be planned out. This is still and on going process, but I’m proud of the progress!
START COLLECTING VINYL RECORDS.
>> TAKE A COOKING CLASS
>> BOOK A CRUISE
>> ATTEND A VLOGGER CONVENTION
ROAD TRIP WITH DANI So, it might not have been the trip that we had in mind… BUT- after my cousin/best friend received her double lung transplant in 2014 we learned that nothing goes the way you plan and sometimes you just have to roll with the punches. This weekend, we had a mini road trip to Tulsa (Jenks) and went to to the Oklahoma Aquarium! It was amazing!
>> VISIT HAWAII
WATCH FRIENDS FROM BEGINNING TO END. Ah, this was so much fun and nostalgic.
FIND AND BUY THE PERFECT BLACK DRESS
>> MAKE ONE PINTEREST MEAL A MONTH
WRITE IN A JOURNAL AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK FOR A YEAR.
>> TAKE MORE WALKS.
TRAVEL WHENEVER/WHEREVER POSSIBLE. – I changed the original, Learn to play piano to my New Years Resolution this year. To travel, no matter how small the trip might seem. If it was a small weekend trip, or a big week trip. Just to get out, and go! Stop making excuses! This is still in progress, I’ll let you know later in the year how I did. So far, so good!
TAKE MORE PICTURES. – This was to start the process of going back to school. I did a lot of soul searching last year and have decided that going back to school, at least right now in my life just isn’t what I want to do. I love my job and I just want to focus on getting certifications to better my profession and maybe I will look closer at school later down the road. I just want to be ready and focused so that I’m in a great place to be successful.
GO WINE TASTING. Chocolate Box, Seattle, WA. 5.6.2016 (And beer tasting at The Pike Brewing Company)
>> TAKE ONE TRIP ALONE. SOME WHERE I CHOOSE, SIMPLY BECAUSE I WANT TO. – This was to learn to edit videos, but this one is something that I really want to do. There are so many places that I want to go/see. I want to stop making the excuse that I don’t have someone to go with me or schedules do line up. So, I’m going to make the plunge and just go somewhere for a weekend alone, and explore.
>> FINISH DECORATING MY HOUSE. – Slowly but surly getting closer to crossing this one off, one room at a time!
>> GO TO DISNEY.
TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF THE USA. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. March 2016!
>> ATTEND A MUSIC FESTIVAL OF MY CHOICE. – I’m thinking about going to Stagecoach next May out in California. My good friend Brandy is slowly talking me into it!
SEND MORE LETTERS/POST CARDS. I’ve been sending them to my friends who live further away. But, I would like to get even better about sending them to even my friend who live right here.
>> WORRY LESS. – This one is still a work in progress. 🙂
MAKE NEW FRIENDS. I’ve made some wonderful friends since making this list, but there is always room to make wonderful friends or reconnect with old ones.