Friday, January 16, 2015

30 Before 30

Okay guys, seeing as my Birthday is Saturday, I was trying to think of something different to do for a Birthday post. I didn't want to do the typical Birthday post because sometimes they can be a little... well, awkward. I wanted to avoid this, so I got this totally awesome idea from Kristen, a 30 before 30 list! You can view her's here. I have been really loving getting my hopes and dreams written down on paper. I hope you enjoy them as well! Linking up with Rebecca!

1. Graduate College
Anyone who knows me, knows what a challenge this dream is. The reason being, I just plain out       hate school. So this baby made number 1 on the list.

2. Pay off my car
I know, sooooo boring, but this is a big one to me as well. I don't want to live my life under the thumb of debt collectors.

3. Back pack Europe
I have had this dream since I was a young child. I would love to spend a whole summer seeing all the different places in Europe, meeting new people, and really discovering who I am. P.S. This sounds like it would make an awesome book.

4. Go to New York
I can just see it now: ridding down the streets of NY, looking out the window at all the tall buildings, while Taylor Swift's Welcome To New York is turned up on the radio. Can you tell I like movies?

5. See a Broadway play, on Broadway.
I love musicals and plays, so this is a big thing for me. I would be on cloud 9!

6. See wild orcas
Ever since Free Willy came out when I was two, I have been obsessed with orcas. I actually wanted to be a trainer for Seaworld. Not gonna lie, it would still be pretty awesome.

7. Swim with dolphins
Another life long dream. You can thank Flipper for this one!

8. Move into my own house
Not necessarily own my own house, more along the lines of be living somewhere other than my parents house. It's well past time.

9. Have my own puppy
In case you didn't know, I'm a huge dog lover over here! This one would seriously make my life complete.

10. Meet someone special and fall in love
I know this sounds extremely cheesy, but I desire to meet that special someone, fall in love, and start having a life with them. Keeping my fingers crossed.

11. Go to a Taylor Swift concert
I have been a swiftie from the very beginning! I've wanted to go to her concerts multiple times but it never worked out. It will happen and soon!

12. Learn another language
So, I started this one last week. I found out real quick it's going to be a hard task.

13. Live somewhere other than America for a year
Preferably Ireland or Africa.

14. Become certified to teach Jazzerciser
One of the funnest work outs I have ever taken in my life! You should see if class are offered where you live.

15. Take a photography class and better develop my photography skills
I love being able to make precious moments last forever. Photography is one of my favorite hobbies and I really want to become better at it.

16. Create a recipe completely from scratch
Experimenting in the kitchen is one of my favorite past times, but I always have a base to go off of. I want to just throw something in a pot and have it become a family favorite,

17. Read 30 classic novels
Reading is my vice, so this one should be pretty easy.

18. Learn to play the piano
I have like five friends who know how to play and I have no idea why I haven't learned yet.

19. Complete the Color Run
Two of my really good friends have completed this run, and it looks like so much fun! Shoot, I'm a poet and I didn't even know it!

20. Learn how to properly eat, and practice those healthy eating habits
Taking care of your body is a really important factor in living a happy and full life. It's time I really started working on my life style choices.

21. Finish writing my album and record it
Not to become famous or anything. Mostly to have something to pass down through my family. A recording is a little piece of you that will live forever. I think that's incredibly cool.

22. Take a road trip across the United States
I just want to grab my best friends, hop in an old VW van and drive across this beautiful nation. It's a grand adventure I cannot wait to embark upon!

23. Learn how to drive a stick shift
It's something I've wanted to learn how to do for years. Somebody's got to sign up and teach this girl! Any takers??

24. Work at my dream job
This goes in hand with finishing college. I can't be a third grade teacher until I get that degree!

25. Learn how to sail
Sailing has always seemed so magical to me. I love the ocean and I think sailing across it would be a pretty awesome experience.

26. Sing Karaoke
I've sang in front of my church family, but never in front of a random crowd. I would be the girl up there taking it way to seriously. Ha!

27. Be an extra in a movie
Preferably one with Chris Hemsworth.

28. Read the Bible cover to cover and grow in Christ
I have been in a relationship with Jesus since I can remember and I still haven't read the Bible cover to cover. It's long over due.

29. Go to Disney World
Everyone should know by now that I am a HUGE Disney lover. I have wanted to go since I was literally three years old! I will make it there, eventually.

30. Be comfortable and confident within my own skin
This is something I struggle with... I am constantly doubting my worth and feeling like I'm never good enough. By the time I'm 30 I want to be happy with who I am.

Well, That's it for my list! I was thinking that 24 would be the perfect age to write this down and start checking things off. What are somethings you hope to accomplish?


  1. Happy Birthday to you!!!!
    I love Jazzercise & always said I wanted to be an instructor... I did Jazzercise for 10 years - only stopped when they moved & its not close to me now. LOVED IT!
    The broadway on Broadway is one of my goals too
    Pretty much this whole list tells me we would be besties :)

  2. Thank you!! Yay to a fellow Jazzercise lover! I have become obsessed. It's so fun I don't even view it as working out. Girl, I think we would be great friends! :)

  3. Happy Birthday! This is a great list, and has a lot of variety! I bet you'll have so much fun as you start to check them off :)

  4. Aw, thank you girl! I'm soooo excited to start marking things off! It's going to be awesome. :)

  5. GREAT list! I am currently working on my list and you have some wonderful ideas...the perfect mix of fun and productive!

    1. Than you so much! I've had a few of these in mind for a long time. I can't wait to start doing some of them! :)
      I look forward to reading your list!