30 before 30 

This December I turn 29 years young. It’s my last birthday before I become “thirty, flirty and fun.” That’s a 13 going on 30 reference, bee tee dubs. 

I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and for some reason a lot of people I know are turning the big 3-0. It may have to do with a lot of them being my high school friends or maybe I follow an older crowd. Idk. Anywhoosers, I’ve seen the 30 before 30 bucket list. I was like YASSS that’s perfect. Lately I have been feeling that the only thing that I have successfully done is become a mom. If someone is asking me what I do, I say “nothing, I’m just a mom.” The smart people know the perfect answer is ” moms aren’t nothing, you are not just a mom, you’re a cook, maid, launderer, chauffeur, referee, nurse, secretary, personal shopper, paparazzi”  and I thank them. The not so bright say “oh that’s cool” <insert eye roll.>
What I want to do is challenge myself to do AT LEAST 30 things I’ve never done before I become that number I keep repeating and making myself feel so old. I need to remember that I’m not just a mom and that I’m a person too. My needs and wants matter just as much as anyone else’s. maybe not as much as the kids’ but they do matter.

  1. Go on a sans kids vacation with my husband. I’m not talking about a overnight hotel stay, I’m talking about a weekend,or longer, of doing exactly what we want to do.
  2. Sky diving. That’s on everyones bucket list, but I can tell ya, I will more than likely have a heart attack on the way down, so I believe indoor similuated sky diving will work.
  3. Turn a hobby into something I can make money doing.  Photography, blogging, sewing, making shirts
  4. Learn to decorate cakes
  5. Make real “mom” friends that hang out all the time… Play dates, library dates, kid less brunch dates.
  6. Run a color run or a 5k or something along those lines.
  7. Grow a garden
  8. Watch all the Lord of the Rings without falling asleep
  9. Learn to scuba dive. Or snorkel. I’d totally settle for snorkeling
  10. Take Addisyn to see the Eiffel Tower. In Vegas. And act like I’m taking her to a different foreign land.
  11. Disneyland family vacation with Mitchell. (I’m hoping this happens next month but probably not, this year though) omg how cute would Roczen be proposing to the princesses?!
  12. Test drive a Ferrari. Without scratching it. Actually I’ll test passenger a Ferrari.
  13. I really want to see Rockefeller center at the Christmas time. I don’t know if that’s possible. But it’s on the list. Even just before I die list.
  14. Buffalo Wild Wings blazin wings challenge.
  15. Get a selfie with a famous person/celebrity
  16. FINISH PAINTING AND DECORATING MY HOUSE.
  17. Get a an updated family photo. Our current one is 2 years old.
  18. Watch Justin Bieber perform. Live. Once a belieber, always a belieber.
  19.  Ride in a hot air balloon
  20. Learn to snowboard. I live in Arizona. Very limited. Haha
  21. Be more patient. 
  22. Hold a fundraising event in honor of my cousin Peter and raise awareness of childhood cancer.
  23. Join a Coed softball team with the hubby.
  24. Take the kids camping in the dunes to ride their dirtbikes. (Borrow a side by side)
  25. Master the talent of clean eating and improve my cooking skills.
  26. Ride an elephant.
  27. Read all the Harry Potter books and then go to Harry Potter world.
  28. Take an art class. Or some kind of class to improve my skills I already have. Haha like nunchuck skills.
  29. Do a 365 day, photo a day project. I take pictures everyday. So that should be easy. Maybe. Idk
  30. Bring in 30 like it’s going out of style. Have my husband throw me a party. Really I’ll throw it but say he did it so I’m not lame.

Here’s to the last 15 months before I turn the age to end all young feelings I could possibly have. Haha jk

I’m going to be forever young. 

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One thought on “30 before 30 

  1. You are so much more than a mom. There are days, I’m sure, you don’t feel like it – but you SOOO are.

    And don’t feel lame for throwing your own party. I turn the big 5-0 next year and I’m throwing my own party. I’m going to own that bitch. 😉

    (And if you need a place to learn to snowboard, I’m sure you have some people you could stay with in, say, Iowa? There’s snow there sometimes … )

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