Recently I celebrated my 30th birthday. All year I knew the time was coming, but of course no matter how hard I tried, I was not prepared. I guess I hoped that time would stop, or that the government would create a time machine where you would spend your life savings to use. You name it, I prayed for it! But guess what, none of that happened. My birthday still came and went, and I am no longer in my twenties.
As early as January 1st of this year I already started feeling the side effects. My metabolism was slowing down, my body would ache in places I never thought it could, and staying up till 11pm seemed like mission impossible. If you have ever seen that episode of friends “The One Where They All Turn Thirty”, that was me.
Fast forward to today, I look back and take a look at what I have accomplished so far, and what I hope to accomplish within the next year. Lets be honest, we are always looking forward to Christmas, our vacation, or even dreading each week till it’s the weekend. By doing this we are already waiting for this day to end and missing out on creating opportunities and making memories. Why do we live like this? Today matters and this day you will NEVER get back. Their won’t be a time machine, or at least in this life time, to step foot in and bring us back to this moment.
I created a bucket list of things I would like to accomplish within the next year to keep me on track, motivated, and most importantly, mindful of each day that passes. It is easy to get stuck in the day to day routine, and before you know it a whole week has past. Come to find out, nothing has been accomplished aside from bills being paid, laundry (sometimes), and your typical errands. Let’s make everyday count! You are only 30 once, right?
Below I put together everything I would like to make time for. Most of these items can be done on a Tuesday afternoon, which would make my typical day a whole lot more exciting.
- Drink more water – This I have been struggling with my whole life! Time to make a change!
- Visit a place I have never been
- Take more pictures of the kids
- Attend a yoga class
- Go camping
- Pay off all credit card debt –
- Volunteer at the animal shelter
- Take a home design course
- Create a design portfolio
- Hold an essential oil event
- Learn how to knit
- Take a creative writing course
- Learn to french braid my own hair – I can do my little girls, just not my own.
- Grow an essential oil community – A go-to place for questions and educational purposes
- Write a letter to my future self – I wish I had done this 10 years ago.
- Buy a decent camera
- Plan and play in a co-ed baseball game
- Design my own mug
- Go horseback riding
- Meditate at the beach at sunrise
- Get family pictures done
- Finish writing my book
- Plant a tree
- Help my kids with their book
- Take better care of my skin – Hello wrinkles and aging
- Read at least 12 books
- Create an organized and useful wardrobe – I am a clothes hoarder. I still have the same pair of jeans and shirt I wore on my first date with my husband.
- Start date night traditions with the kids
- Go to a concert
- Build a piece of furniture
- Unplug for a week
I made sure to make a realistic bucket list that wouldn’t discourage or slow me down. I encourage you all to do the same, it is never too late to get started! What is one thing you want to accomplish within the next year?