Monday, March 25, 2013

To 30 and Beyond!

So here it is. The long-awaited "wrapping up my twenties" post. It's been swell. Blog done. (drop the mic)

Kidding, of course. Let's chat.

I've been getting lots of questions about the blog lately since I just dropped off the face of the earth, and thought they'd make a good post.

My 30B430 Project - How did it turn out? What are you going to do about the things you didn't finish? Are you going to do a 30 in 30 list?

Welp, didn't finish the list. But I am totally okay with that. What I liked about the list is that it gave me some public accountability for trying new things and putting myself out there. I also made the decision along the way that I couldn't live and die by the list, and that some priorities were more important than others. Writing my dissertation outweighs a Man vs. Food Challenge. Maybe not in actual pounds (food weighs a lot), but, you know.

I am very proud to say that I checked off 16 of the things. Just over half. That may not be how you measure success, but I am so excited about the adventures that I had and what I learned about myself along the way.

As for another list, I do have one and you can see it under the tab. I decided not to attach a specific time frame to this one (clearly I am not following the whole SMART goal philosophy here), but rather continue to add to it and grow my list of things I want to do in my life. It will be an inspiration, but not necessarily with a ton of structure.  I'll keep you posted on what I check off though!

Your Blog - Are you changing the name now that you aren't in your twenties?

Yes. Just not quite yet. I have the new name picked out, and have some other more exciting changes to come. It's just going to take a minute. I will attempt to get everything sorted out before I turn 31.

Your Birthday - How did you celebrate?

I had a wonderful, but low key birthday celebration. Chris and I drove to St. Louis to visit with friends and do some of my favorite things. Most of which involved eating. My favorite thing of all. We also visited the arch, did the AB Brewery Tour, and hung out with the best people of all. A huge shout out to Janelle for hosting us, and to Kelly, Lucy, Shiloh, Susan, and Shelley for sharing in the celebrations. I have some of the greatest friends.

I also got to have a bonus family celebration with Chris, my mom, and my sister. Any birthday that involves jambalaya, bread pudding, and key lime pie from Maxie's Southern Comfort is a win in my book. Yes, two desserts is ALWAYS the way to go.

What's next? 

Enjoying every minute of 30! I'm over a month in and I haven't fallen apart yet.

: )

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