I just found this list that I wrote when I was 27ish. I am now over 30. So, who wants to see what I wanted out of life a few years ago? I’m interested. I also think that I’m going to make a new list. I am a far different person than I was in my 20s. So, now I’m going to read through it and check off the things that I’ve completed and have a good laugh probably. (I’ve italicized the ones that I have completed.)
My 30 Before 30
01 Create an inspiring studio space at home
02 Create an amazing portfolio website and blog.
03 Get a good graphic design internship.
04 Travel to 2 countries that I haven’t been to yet.
05 Make a masterpiece painting. Something that I look at and say “WoooooOOOOOOOooooooow!” like the Asian girl on Scott Pilgrim.
06 Write a book. (This is in the REAL CHALLENGE category).
07 Go on a road trip.
08 Graduate with honors in December.
09 Get an amazing design job or go to graduate school… (I’m undecided on this right now).
10 Finally find that hair style that I love.
11 Go to a baseball game.
12 Take my husband to the beach.
13 Buy oil paints and use them. (I’ve only ever painted with acrylic and watercolor).
14 Read more classic books.
15 Go to a cool concert (The Civil Wars?)
16 Go camping.
17 Figure out if I’m related to the John Hart who signed the Declaration of Independence (My great-grandmother always said that I was…).
18 Buy an amazing camera and learn how to use it.
19 Go whale watching (This is in the BIG CHALLENGE category too, because I am terrified of whales).
20 Decorate my house in a way that reflects my personality.
21 Dress up for a movie premiere. (That’s just for fun. I think that I’d like to go to Catching Fire in full Capital make-up).
22 Get my sister’s book published. It is amazing and she is nearly finished writing it.
23 Have a baby (Put this is the maybe category).
24 Build a ridiculous design portfolio.
25 Learn how to use my telescope properly.
26 Buy an espresso machine. Well, I bought a Moka pot.
27 Have a pet.
28 Live in a house, instead of an apartment. (My husband and I have been in apartments for our 3 married years).
29 Learn more about cooking and baking!
30 Be content with whatever life brings! (Life is too short to worry about what could have happened. Enjoy your present, and dream a little about the future, but don’t live in the past).
And the final count looks like 18 for me! That’s respectable.
Make your own 30 before 30… or 35 before 35 like me. ;P Leave me a comment about some of your long term life goals.