My Birthday Present From Me to You.

Monday, October 27, 2014

For the past few months I've been not looking forward to my birthday as I feel like I'm getting super old and I had no clue this is what my life would look like at 25.

I'm glad I've had the experiences I've had. I know I'm where I need to be. But I never thought I'd be 25, working at an upscale fast food restaurant, and going to community college (insert growth in humility, etc etc).

In reflecting on the past 25 years, I've seen that God has allowed me to have some amazing experiences! Some of these include:
-graduating college
-being a missionary for two years
-living in five different states (six if you count where I was born)
-visiting Spain
-going on mission to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland
-having an amazing family and getting to watch my littlest brother's birth
-being in some special weddings
-encountering Jesus in a real and deep way

I could go on and on.

It makes me excited.

Sooo for my 25th Birthday, I decided to come with my "30 before 30" or my list of things I want to accomplish in the next five years! Maybe I'll still be making just above minimum wage and going to community college, maybe I'll finish most of these. We'll see!!

These are some of my dreams and hopes, and I am sharing them with you. I hope you're inspired to dream and hope in your life and are able to support me in becoming a better version of myself.

30 Before 30
  • pay off student loans
  • take guitar lessons
  • graduate college round 2
  • master a signature eye shadow look
  • get my BMI below 30
  • fall in love
  • make a quilt 
  • visit Yellowstone
  • go to an Auburn game (ideally with my friend Brittany!)
  • become a morning person
  • run a marathon (I'm crazy. I know.)
  • move back to the South
  • have visited at least 30 states (50 States before 50 goal)
  • learn to drive a stick shift
  • be a godmother (again)
  • do a 30 day clean eating thing
  • master Helen's guac recipe
  • learn to make iced coffee
  • scuba somewhere cool (ideally with Margaret and Emily)
  • acquire a colony of bees
  • take my family/brothers to Disney World
  • visit Maine in the fall with my Mom
  • grow a garden and start composting
  • finish reading the whole Bible
  • build a bookcase or some furniture
  • learn to change my oil and replace my brakes
  • be able to do T25 without modifying
  • help someone have a baby (did I mention I'm crazy? #aspiringtobeL&Dnurse
  • get really good at walking in heels (or find a pair of heels I can really walk in)
  • register at a parish

I'd love to hear about your goals, hopes, and dreams! Join me and Brittany in creating a 30 before 30 or 40 before 40 or 100 before 100. Or whatever floats your boat.

The end.

1 comment:

  1. YES YES YES!!!

    I love that there's an Auburn game on here!

    Happy Birthday!