I won’t bore you with the emotional ramblings of a 29-year-old (trust me, my poor friends and family have suffered enough already). Instead I am going to excite you with how I am turning my wrinkly-frown, upside down – without Botox.
The day has finally come. The big 3-0. A new decade is here. Well, at least it will be here on Monday.
It seems to have crept up on me far too silently and far too quickly – perhaps I’ve been having such a good time I never noticed? Whatever the reason, I can’t escape it now.
My husband has been asking me for months what would I like as a present and what would I like to do to mark the occasion? Honestly though, I cannot think of a single thing I want. Grab the sick bag but there is nothing that money can buy me right now that would do this milestone justice.
So I’ve decided to give myself something instead. A fantastic 30th year.
I really didn’t want this birthday to come but instead of feeling sorry for myself, I want to look back at this time and remember it being filled with hopes and achievements. So I give you:
Thirty Things to do in my Thirtieth Year:
- Finish a first draft of my work-in-progress
- Win something in the field of writing
- Finish Writing for Children online course
- Finish writing story book for children
- Apply to do my masters
- Finish landscaping my garden
- Write creatively every day for a year
- Take my sons to the library once a month
- Take my sons swimming once a month
- Raise £300 for the charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK
- Volunteer for something
- Go to a literary festival
- Visit a London museum with my family
- Do the allotment with my dad (even if it’s just keeping it tidy)
- Lose three stone (and be happy if I only lose two)
- Start making a note of my family tree
- Finish filling in the boys’ baby books (both of them)
- Print and frame a large photo from our wedding day and hang it in the house
- Finish (and start) making a patchwork quilt out of the boys’ baby clothes
- Do the reverse 52-week money challenge
- Meet up with a friend for a cuppa and a (proper) catch-up bi-monthly
- Come up with (at least) one really great article idea for work once a month
- Pay off the credit card
- Go and spend an afternoon doing a jigsaw with my grandad Jimmy
- Pay for my parents to go on holiday with us
- See Metallica sing Nothing Else Matters live
- Book a weekend away with the husband
- Frame my graduation photo and certificate
- Do the #100happydays thing
- I will leave number 30 blank for now (please feel free to share ideas)
Wow – that’s a whopper of a list. It took me more than an hour to write it too. Wish me luck!
In a bid to make sure I achieve this, in the near-future I will be posting this under a separate header on my blog. For now, I feel rather drained just looking at it.
Roll on 30. I have a feeling it’s going to be a big year.
(In the end, the husband decided on a birthday meal out and tickets to the Dirty Dancing musical. One happy wife.)
*This post was inspired by day nine of Blogging 101.