Today is my 29th birthday.
I’m not really bothered by birthdays or “getting older.” But a few weeks ago, I started thinking about my 29th and 30th year, and I realized that I want to make the last year in my 20s significant. I’ve always been a fan of setting goals and making lists, and several of my friends put together lists of 30 things they wanted to do or accomplish before their 30th birthday. There’s LOTS of “30 before 30” lists and blogs around the interwebs. Seriously, just google “30 before 30” and you’ll be occupied for days.
So I decided to do the same thing. I spent a lot of time thinking through things I’ve wanted to do by this point in life. Some of the items are from lists I’ve had for years. Other things are new, and some are inspired by the lists from strangers that I read online. But all of them are things I’ve never done before–or never done in a very long time.
Surprisingly, it was rather hard to come up with 30 things. Generating this list made me reflect on the past 29 years, and I realized just how blessed I’ve been and how many great experiences I’ve already had in my life. It was a helpful perspective to have moving into this next year.
The plan is to blog about each of these items as they are accomplished, and the goal is to finish them all by April 10, 2014. I hope you’ll stick around this year to see how it all happens. Now, without further delay, here’s my list of 30 things to accomplish in the next 365 days…
30. Successfully complete a game of golf.I’m looking forward to a fun year! Also, thanks to my brother, Jason, for the “30 Before 30” image up top.