About six months ago, I sat down and wrote out a list of 30 things that I wanted to do before I turned 30. My time is winding down and I am still working on my list, but I am pretty happy with my progess. (deadlines help...and I couldn't procrastinate my birthday!)
My list included things of all types...silly, serious, spiritual, goal oriented, personal, and just things that I wanted to do to say that I did.
There were things I wanted to try...including rock climbing, ice skating, and snorkeling. I took a spontaneous trip, I started learning Memorized the articles of faith (go ahead...test me!), I started writing a personal history, got all the closets in the house organized (that was quite the task!!), I tried dying my hair darker (because I have always been blonde), I grew veggies, how to cook with wheat instead of white flour (for better health), I learned a new hobby (and that was tennis..I had never played in my life until recently), I wanted to win a game playing a sport (also tennis...but, to my credit, that is the only sport I have tried), I took dance lessons (... and I am dying to take more!). There were several other things on my list... and probably the more important ones that were personal goals I set for myself. I would feel strange reporting those a public blog, but I have challenged myself...and I have grown.
This last decade has brought a lot of change in my life and a ton of blessings. In the last ten years, I have: fallen in love, been married, graduated from college moved cross country a few different times, had children, worked many jobs, adjusted to being a stay at home mom, made many friends, learned millions of things, had many trails...and learned to seek the Lord and find the silver lining in trials.
For those number people, in the last 10 years, I have lived in 15 houses/apartments, had 4 different cars, gone through 6 digital cameras, worn out 5 computers, given birth to 2 girls , went 1 day without chocolate and so much more.
I loved my 20s, but look to my 30s with a lot of excitement...
BRING IT ON!!