Thirty Before 30!

1/10/2019 tringel 0 Comments

To the one or two pairs of eyes (or spambots) that have been checking in on this blog each day while I have gone silent, thank you. I am not going to say "I'm back!" or make any false promises of series/posts to come. I am taking this blogging thing post by post, but at the moment I am excited to be writing in my little corner of the inter-world, again.

Today marks the 30 day countdown until my birthday, where I will be turning the big 3-0, woah! Really 30 is just a number--I don't feel like I am about to be 30-years-old, at least I don't feel how I thought I would feel when turning 30. It's not really a big deal, right?! Well, if you ever had a thought different from society, let them chew you up and spit you out until you conform. I still don't think it is a big deal (at least when the big day is still a month away--I'll let you know if that changes on February 9), but I have let society influence me a bit, as I have created a "Thirty Before 30" bucket list.

To be honest, it isn't only about turning 30. There are a lot of things going on in my life; life moves quickly, and over the last several years I have come to realize no one is going make things happen in my life except me. But, why not let the looming day of turning 30 be the launch pad. Thus, I have created my own little challenge. I am not only doing 30 things, but I am doing one (or two) each day in the 30 days leading up to turning 30. These aren't the generic items you would find in a googled list of "30 things to do before turning 30." These are tailored to my interests, big and small; they are things I have been wanting to do and that excite me. Of course, with a 30 day time limit I couldn't fit in everything I have on my to-do list, but let's save that for my 40 before 40 post, as the main goal is to start doing things I have put off for way too long.

Follow along with me (instagram, if not here) as I attempt to do everything on my list, and I countdown to turning 30! See what I have in store:

TRACY'S 30 TO 30!

30: January 10
Blog again

29: January 11
Solmonov Tour, Part 1

28: January 12
Solmonov Tour, Part 2

27: January 13
Visit and explore the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

26: January 14
Volunteer by serving a meal

25: January 15
Throw away old underwear and socks (anything with holes or stains)

24: January 16
Trivia Night

23: January 17
Don't use snooze

22: January 18
Visit a strip club

21: January 19
Visit the Annmarie Sculpture Garden

20: January 20
Crafting: write greeting cards and send to friends
Swim meet

19: January 21
Experience a movie and dinner movie theater

18: January 22
Pay for a strangers meal

17: January 23
Dye my hair

16: January 24
Apply for something "top secret"

15: January 25
Go snowboarding

14: January 26
Cake making class
Visit a museum
Omakase experience

13: January 27
Start a cookbook club/Read and cook from a cookbook I own but haven't used yet

12: January 28
Game night with Brenden [Scrabble; Puzzle]

11: January 29
Try Hebel Halva

10: January 30
Make croissants to celebrate National Croissant Day

9: January 31
Read the Diary of Anne Frank and/or Les Miserables

8: February 1
Explore the Aquarium and possibly go Star Gazing after

7: February 2
Eat brunch at a new (to me) bagel shop
Visit a museum OR a planetarium

6: February 3
Complete an outdoor winter running race

5: February 4
Go rock climbing

4: February 5
Eat dinner at a new (to me) restaurant

3: February 6
Spa evening: facial, eyebrow wax, and nails

2: February 7
Become more flexible: be able to touch my toes without bending my knees and/or get splits

1: February 8
Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years

D-Day: February 9
Birthday cannoli; Sushi to go (from my favorite spot); and/or swim meet
Celebrate Luke turning 2

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