The Flirty with Thirty List

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?

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6 Responses to The Flirty with Thirty List

  1. I can’t wait to see your list! And I love that you’re keeping a photo album on the side to document it as well. FUN! 😀

    One thing that I’d like to accomplish in the next three years would be to land a job that I love. I would…well…love that. 😀

  2. dianacheung says:

    I plan on getting married sometime before I turn 30!! It’s my secret wish! If only my bf would graduate soonnnn! One more year so we’ll see!

  3. bellawilfer says:

    I’ve been thinking about goals, too, Nicole. 🙂 Especially since I’m turning 25 tomorrow. At the moment, I’m looking at goals for this year – I’ll have to think about a 30 year bucket list, definitely! – I want to learn how to swim, learn how to ice-skate and sing another solo before the year’s end. I’m looking forward to the experience of it all!

    But in the next five years…I’d like, well, mostly it’s “get married.” *grin* I figure five years is plenty of time for that!

    I love the photo album idea. I just might steal it. 🙂

    • Nicole says:

      I hope you do steal the photo album idea!! 🙂 And — girl — I don’t doubt that you’ll be married in five years. *grinning too**

  4. Jeannine Como says:

    Hi, Nicole,

    Before this moment, I didn’t even know what a blog is! Now I do!

    I turned 70 last Monday, and I’ve never had a list of things that I want to accomplish by a certain age. Maybe it’s because I am completely satisfied with my life, my family, and my job. I feel very blessed and fortunate, and there are no empty spots in my life.

    Mrs. Como

    • Nicole says:

      Mrs. C, that’s one of the many things that I love and admire about you! You do live life to the fullest… always! I want to be just like that!! 🙂

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