Wednesday, June 8, 2011
A few weeks ago I sort of finalized my list of 30 things that I want to do before I turn 30. So I guess that means I need to get started....but where to start?
Looking at the list, there are some that are going to take some significant time. I've started on my list of fun books, but obviously that one isn't going to get finished overnight. Unlike my mother who is often in the midst of 3-4 books concurrently, I can only read one book at a time. I'm also not made of money, which means I am going to have to do some calculated saving to be able to pay off my car, and take the trips that will let me check off numbers 8, 9 , 16, and 29. And then there is that tricky half marathon - that's going to take some training...
A few of my items can be targeted as good summer projects. I'm sure I can manage to get up to see a sunrise sometime soon, although it'd be a lot more fun if it was somewhere beautiful. I would love to work on the giving up soda this summer. I am typing this while drinking a 32-oz Diet Pepsi for breakfast. Yikes!
And I am happy to say that #15 is in the works. The first step is just figuring out where exactly we will be living...stay tuned.
I think the key thing is going to be keeping going with my list. It is easy to get caught in the day-to-day, which is part of why I decided to do this in the first place. I have chatted with a few of my friends my age, to see if they have any interest in joining me on the journey, with their own lists of course. I haven't gotten anyone else on board yet, but a few thought the idea was a good one, so I am hoping they will at least be a good support system, and maybe even join me on some of my adventures.
Okay, enough chatting for now. Back to the grind.