Tuesday, March 27, 2012

30 Things I Did While 30

I have the bad habit of focusing on all the things that I haven’t done. It goes along with the overachiever in me. When I was younger I had all these lofty things I wanted to accomplish by the time I was 30. I had no real plan regarding how I was going to get it all done, but I felt it all needed to be done and I was really negative as my thirtieth birthday approached. It was not something that I was looking forward too.

Today I turn 31 and instead of thinking about all the things I haven’t done, I am focusing on all that I have accomplished in the past year. Here are 30 things I accomplished while I was 30 (in no particular order). 
  1. Woke up to snow on my 30th birthday :(
  2. Went to the Cherry Blossom festival for the first time
  3. Moved to Richmond 
  4. Ran my third Half Marathon 
  5. Ran my first Full Marathon 
  6. Started this blog 
  7. Found a job I enjoy 
  8. Watched my little sister get married 
  9. Completed the course work for my PhD 
  10. Celebrated my third wedding anniversary  (Yay!)
  11. Opened a Roth IRA (I didn’t say they were all super fun) 
  12. Visited Virginia Beach for the first time
  13. Visited Colonial Williamsburg
  14. Saw 3 of my good friends become moms
  15. Explored the Newseum
  16. Went Ice skating in Orlando
  17. Visited SeaWorld with my husband, nieces and nephew, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law
  18. Tasted the delicious watermelon at the Carytown Watermelon Festival
  19. Had an amazing time with my sister, mom and others at my sister's bachelorette party in Orlando
  20. Tried a variety of new recipes (some that were delicious)
  21. Finally got sucked into Mad Men
  22. Enjoyed a Beer-Historic tour of Richmond
  23. Celebrated several friends joining me in decade three
  24. Read the Huger Games Trilogy (and loved it)
  25. Fell in love with my Kindle
  26. Realized that I am a cupcake snob
  27. Survived hurricane Irene (the hurricane that wasn't)
  28. Bought a new couch
  29. Got better about planning dinners
  30. Changed my perspective on being in my 30s
I may not have traveled the world, or done anything really all that extraordinary, but all in all it was a good year. When I started this blog, I really wanted to document my decade three. I am beginning to think that my 30s are shaping up to be a great decade.