This time next week it'll be my birthday....it's not a big birthday but kind of a milestone, and one I've been dreading a little bit. It's my last twenty something birthday and it feels a bit scary!! Who knows what I'll be like this time next year (think Joey in Friends...why God???!!!)
A few weeks ago I stumbled across an idea on a blog....I forget which........apologies if it's you!! The idea was a list of 30 things to do in your thirtieth year. As I was about to embark on my thirtieth year I thought it might be a fun thing to do so I set about writing a list.
It's not a hugely ambitious list, it's more like a list of prompts......some things are quite 'big' but others are more simple. Some are things I've wanted to do for ages and some are just a reminder of what I want to be like every year. Some are related to work, and others to hobbies and passions that I don't want to be forgotten because of the hectic nature of my job.
Anyway, here it is.....
Learn how to decorate cake pops properly...mine are always rubbish!
See at least 1 live gig
Go to the theatre
Make at least 1 thing from pinterest per month
Scrap at least 1 layout a month
Get a tattoo
Go on holiday.....already booked!
Meet up with some blogging/twitter friends.....under discussion!!
Buy a new car....done today!!
Complete a document/yearbook style project
See a live comedy show
Crochet a blanket for me
Achieve a better work/life balance.....tricky to measure but one I need to be reminded of!
Eat proper Macarons
Go camping with friends
Learn to fondant ice a cake
Watch live motor racing
Find a permanent (or less temporary!) job
Be spontaneous......a quality I always aspire to but need reminding!
Take more photos on an actual camera not a phone!
Go on a plane......booked!
Spend a few hours in my craft room per week
Be part of a choir concert
See my own class in a christmas play
Complete my NQT year
Dance more often
Make a Christmas journal
Try new recipes
See 2013 in in style
Live, laugh, love....just generally have a happy and fulfilling year.
I've already got plans in place for some, and others I hope will just happen. I won't beat myself up if I don't do them...it's just for fun. I'm also hoping to document them in some way so that I have a record of the year before my big 3-0.
So, here's to the next year!!