My birthday is in just a few short days. A few months ago I told someone I was 27. Then last week I told Chap that I promised I’d make a dentist appointment before I turned 30 next week. Apparently late 20s comes with some memory loss? Or I’m deep enough into ambiguous ages that I can’t even keep track anymore….I am 28. 29 on Saturday.
I know people react differently to aging, and I’m sure part of that is being at different stages of life. This current age used to seem so old and adult and put together. If I could only tell my 15 year old self what it’s really like (some days you’re a great adult and other days you survive on cereal and naps with your mutt Miley) maybe she’d not be in such a rush to grow up. Although the cereal and dog parts aren’t so bad.
In anticipation of the monumental (so they say) dirty 30 next year, I started making a list of things I wanted to accomplish, experience or learn before then last year. I’ve slowly been working my way through the list and using the hashtag #sprenks30before30 on Instagram to document it. I had some friends ask for the complete list so I’ve compiled it below. I like to think I have a nice mix of adventure and travel, fitness and knowledge, goals and skills to master. Many of these will be money dependent so I’m not expecting to complete the entire list but it’s nice to have something to dream about.
These are in no particular order except what I thought them up in:
Snow Ski Red Rocks Concert
- Travel Out of the Continent
Open Fitness Studio 20 States on the Race Map Porch Swing on House Eric Church Concert
- Skinny Dip (not in a pool)
2 Nights Camping Trip
- Scuba Dive
- Learn Another Language
- Hot Air Balloon Ride
- 15 Pullups
Half PR (beat 1:47:36) Open Retirement Account
- Sub 21minute 5k
RYT Certification Winter Cruise Remodel Bathroom Alaska Trip Payback Graduate School Debt Cook Rice Without Burning It
- Helicopter Ride
File My Own Taxes
- Shooting Range
- Year of News
And as I’m typing this, it appears my inability to count my age also translates to making lists. I thought I had 30 things! What would you put as the last item on my 30 before 30 list?