Wednesday, October 3, 2018

30 for 30 Birthday Wrap Up

HAPPY MEAN GIRLS DAY (and my birthday!).  At the beginning of this year, I put together my own 30 before 30 to keep me intentional throughout the year, and I'd like to think I did an okay job.  Yes, there were a few things I wish I could have accomplished, but that's what 30 is for now, right?!

1. Invest in an original piece of art - Pretty little canvas from Modern South Studio

2. Get back to my ideal strength and weight

3. Volunteer

4. Get 8 hours of sleep each night

5. Purge and donate my closet - Did this twice this year!

6. Start an herb garden - I started this last October and added more this spring.  My basil is out of control!

7. Have a girls night once per month - most months?!

8. Visit more baseball stadiums - We got to Dallas and Tampa this year!
9. Network more

10. Run another race - I did start running daily again but haven't signed up for anything. 

11. Take a cooking class - Big ole nope

12. Try yoga - Okay, so maybe I went on YouTube last night and did a couple of online videos, but hey, I did try it!

13. Start a family tree - This is definitely something I will be doing next year. 

14. Do something nice for a stranger everyday

15. Visit the rest of the breweries in Charleston - We only have 3 more!  Here is my latest installment of local breweries.

16. Try something just for the adrenaline rush - I bet I did, but I can't think of it now!

17. Learn about wine - errrrr, not professionally

18. Make a plan to get to Cuba - There's a cruise starting from Charleston in the fall of 2019!!

19. Be a positive encouragement to those around me - I tried my best!

20. Make an effort to break out of my introverted shell - This has definitely been helped with #9.  I'm trying to meet new people every way I can!

21. Go on a hike - Memorial Day weekend was a blast!

22. Advance my career - I went to a few events over the last year!

23. Buy a new camera - I bought my Canon 80D around Christmas and could not love it more.  There is so much versatility.

24. Travel internationally - Well, the London trip isn't happening due to work reasons, but we are hoping for a trip somewhere fun this winter. 

25. Invest for the future - We are now meeting with a financial planner, and we're on our way!

26. Cut my hair to donate again - I didn't donate it yet, but it is the right length!

27. Grow this blog - Such a big nope.  I just haven't felt like I've had the time or motivation to make it happen recently.  

28. Stay more connected with family - I need to start writing birthday cards again, but I have become better at texting and calling!

29. Learn all the words to Rapper's Delight - SO upset about this one.

30. Write to my congressmen about causes about which I'm passionate - Yes, yes, and yes.  Calls, emails, and letters.  This year has been a wreck.

Well, looks like I was 20/30 with (what I believe are) a couple more half points in there.  Now, if you need me, I'll be drinking all the coffee today while I still try to recover from West Coast jet lag!  I'll be sharing all about that trip (and my last month in the 20s) on Friday!


Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you enjoy your day! Dirty thirty! You did excellent on your 30 before 30 list!

Rebecca Jo said...

The Rappers Delight one made me seriously laugh!
Happy Birthday to you!!!! The 30's are the best - enjoy them!

Julie said...

Happy birthday! October birthdays rock ;)

LHWinstead said...

Happy Birthday!! This is such a fun idea - you did great accomplishing so much!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday!!!! You were able to accomplish so much! I love it.

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

How fun that your birthday is Mean Girls day! HAPPY BIRTHDAY girlie <3
Green Fashionista

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