As my thirtieth birthday approaches fast it has forced me to start thinking about what I want out of life. Life is way too short to just glide along hoping all your hopes and dreams fall into your lap somewhere along the way. I know that as I get older I think about what I would regret if I looked back 30 years from now and didn't achieve the things I once desired. Time flies as we get older and I am determined not to miss out on anything.
The best thing about getting older is that you also become much wiser. There are so many times I look back into my 20's and laugh to myself at the choices I made and the things I did. Not that they were all bad choices, but at that point in my life, it was the choice I thought was right. As I inch towards 30 I am much more comfortable with who I am both inside and out and the choices I make are in alignment to my core values. In my 20's my choices often seemed to be heavily influenced by the people around me. Now I don't care what others think. I only care about what is right for me. It's actually pretty freeing not feeling that pressure of pleasing others that we often do when we are younger.
Of course you can not have control of all thing in life, like when you are going to get married and have kids. But I have always believed that you need to work for the things you want in life. You have to make a commitment to yourself and most important follow through.
I am writing this blog because I don't want to look back with regrets. I have always had a strong desire to succeed in life and this is my commitment to myself! I made of list of things that I want to achieve in my life and I will be blogging about my journey through this list and my life. I would like to think of this list as a work in progress. Like myself, my list will always be evolving. You can do anything you put your mind to and this is my list of things I want to accomplish. Some are big and some are small but each goal fits into what I want out of life.
Write a Blog for a year
Make Health a priority
Take cooking classes
Volunteer my time to a non-profit for a year
Go back to Europe and see 2 new countries
Take an Art Class
Take a Photography class
Become active in a Meet-up group
Show my parents how much I appreciate them
Surf a wave
Go to Hawaii
Read more (1 book a month)
Feel confident in a bikini
Become financial secure
Show more gratitude and appreciation to the people who deserve it
Play volleyball again
Drive down the 101
Buy a really expensive pair of jeans
Go somewhere tropical with white sandy beaches
Be very successful in a career I love
Go see Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soliel
Find true love again