Friday, November 6, 2009

28 Reasons

As I approach my birthday in just a few short days, I am reflecting and daydreaming. While 28 doesn't seem that harmful, it does put me one year closer to the dreaded 3-0. I remember thinking to myself that by age 30, I will have accomplished so many of my life goals. And while I believe I have accomplished many of my goals, I never really imagined myself here.

That may sound pessimistic, but its not, I love my life, even if its not exactly how I imagined. The fact that we are pushed and pulled from our course with life's surprises should be a constant reminder that we cannot choose our exact path, we can only aim, work towards it and hope for the best. So these are my targets:

1. Travel, travel, and more travel. I forget sometimes how much I love the adventure of something totally new. I believe in using your passport at least once a year! I can't wait for our Caribbean getaway!

2. Create my own business (of some kind) - whether full time, whether on the side, I just want to be my own boss for at least some fraction of my life. Below is a hint into my new career, I guess that's a pretty big hint.

3. Ride any capactiy, just ride. Being with such large and graceful animals has an incredible impact on my mental health.

4. Keep checking off and continue to add to my "While in California, I must...." list. There are still many items on this list. Up next: attend a taping of the Late Show with Conan O'Brian, hit up the Reagan Library and have dinner at the Getty.

4. Stress less. Live more in the moment.

As a goal oriented person, it is easier for me to get where I am going if I have created some stepping stones. Some are vague, some are specific - but I better get to it, not a moment to waste :)


  1. Dreaded 3-0? I can't wait until I turn 30. I think people who aren't living life dread turning 30. Clearly, this is not you. I wish you all the best of luck in your new endeavor. Once you 'Spice' it up; you'll kill it! =)

    Ps. I hope you don't mind but I am your first creepy "follower". Cute blog and I love your writing style!

    Happy Birthday!

  2. Happy birthday! I really admire your "to-do" list... I sure could use to live more stress free!

  3. Meghan! I didn't know you had a blog :) Yes, goals are very important, I am the same way. Glad you're sizing things up too. I think that's a conversation that's been going around a lot of people I know our age...None of us are really where we thought we'd be by now, but we're not in a bad place either! I'm glad we can all continue to discover and share and encourage each other toward future endeavors. I'll help by getting you to travel more when I move overseas! Yesssssss! Two goals in one :)