Some of my fellow bloggers have been creating Life Goal lists as of late. You know, like a bucket list — a list of things that they want to accomplish or experience during their life-time. This has got me to thinking because there’s nothing that I like more than a to-do list. I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning every time I check off a goal or cross off an item. Seriously fun stuff. So I’ve decided to create my own list — The Flirty with Thirty List.
In two weeks and two days, I turn twenty-seven years old, which means I have three years left before I turn thirty. And turning thirty doesn’t scare me at all, thus my title. I’m flirting with it, because I think that turning thirty can and will be fun…and I plan on having a blast during my journey there. (Turning forty, on the other hand? I think that will be traumatic for me, and I’m glad that I have plenty of time before I reach that milestone. I’m thinking that I’ll need to do something pretty amazing to combat with the feelings of depression. Hmmm, maybe if I start dropping hints now, my husband will take me on a cruise that year?)
I’m excited about this list, because it gives me three years to do some things that I probably already should have. Like finish a novel. When I was in middle school, I was convinced that 30 was the magical age in which I’d be a published author and working at a smart little magazine in the city. The only problem is that I’m nearly 27 and my incomplete novel is sitting on a shelf collecting dust. So one of my goals will be to at least have a rough draft written by the time I’m 30. Maybe that means it’ll be published by the time I’m 40, so the cruise can be a birthday celebration AND an I’m-a-published-author celebration.
Hey, it could happen! 🙂
To keep track of these items, I will be buying a photo album that has blank, comment lines next to each picture. I’m going to write down the goals throughout the album and then as I finish each goal, I’ll add the date I finished it, write a comment, and then add a picture. I think that it’ll be a great keepsake to look back on. In addition to that, my ‘Under Construction’ portion of this blog — which has been blank due to my complete lack of purpose for it — will be used to list the goals… and keep you updated as I complete them.
And all the things that I don’t accomplish in the next three years? Well, I’ll have the rest of my life ahead of me… 🙂
What are some goals that you want to accomplish in the next three years?