Another milestone in life. It seems like these milestones are spaced further apart the older we get. When we were 12, we were excited to turn 13 and become a teenager. From 15 to 16 to drive, 16 to 18 into adult-hood, age 20 for the new decade, 21 to drink, and then 30!
Life seems to really fly, doesn't it? I look back on my life and can remember random memories from nearly every year. Some good, some bad, but they all shaped me into the woman I am today, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
I still feel like a kid at heart and I know I always will be. I collect toys, I watch cartoons, I'm goofy and playful. That's just how I've always been. It fuels my creativity, it keeps my brain sharp. Learning can be fun!
I don't really foresee HUGE changes in my upcoming 30th year. The 30th birthday is always made into a big deal, but it's not going to become an ultimate change on the day of. That's what it has been like on my other "milestone" birthdays. It's a gradual change. It's growth, and most important- it's who YOU make yourself out to be.
I know people who've yet to turn 30, and I know people who've already hit this milestone long ago. Age is just a number, but I think these new decades are like a reckoning, they stir something inside of us. I remember when I first turned 20, I realized I wasn't going to be a teenager any longer, but a young adult. Now that I'm hitting 30... well, I still feel like a young adult! I think younger people would see it more as full adult-hood. That's how I've always viewed it. However, it's very different for every person.
It's just interesting. No longer a 20-something, now a 30-something. I've always been interested in numbers. 3 is the magic number, and now I'll get to have 10 of them in a row!
I use to worry and say things like "I've got to do X by my 30th!" Now, I worry no longer, but go with the flow. I set goals for myself to accomplish them. If I don't do something by a certain time, so what? Who says I have to? Only me!
So upon turning 30, I've decided to write this blog. In addition to my thoughts, I also wanted to cover 3 things:
- 30 Things I've accomplished within the past 30 years
- 30 Things I'm GOING to accomplish within the next 30
- 30 pieces of advice
I hope that you enjoy! Not only will this help me share my knowledge, experience, and thoughts with you, but I hope this will inspire you as well! When I look back on this article and accomplish more, I can see "See, I've done it!"
30 things I've accomplished within the past 30 years:
1. Ran an obstacle Course Race
2. Graduated College
3. Went SCUBA Diving
4. Went Skydiving
5. Piloted an airplane
6. Got married
7. Bought a house
8. Bought a car
9. Saw my favorite band in concert
10. Opened my own Freelance Business
11. Started a Blog
12. Traveled to NYC
13. Went on a Cruise
14. Took Aerial Classes
15. Went on Flying Trapeze
16. Rode motorcycles
17. Went horseback riding
18. Met celebrities
19. Went to Conventions
20. Worked & Volunteered at many places (that should be a list, or maybe an article, in itself!)
21. Been an extra in movies/shows/commercials
22. Sold my art
23. Went to Space Camp
24. Bestowed Wisdom
25. Went Camping at a music festival
26. Went spelunking
27. Lived on my own
28. Stood up for myself
29. Made a name for myself
30. Conquered Fear
That's only the tip of the iceberg, it was tough coming up with 30 things because there's SO many things! Some, like jobs, should be a whole list by itself. More on that later!
Look back on your accomplishments!
30 things I'm GOING to accomplish:
(Notice I say "going to" that's because these are more than just dreams, these are goals! Make goals for yourself!)
1. Get a Pilot's License
2. Get SCUBA certified
3. Get Skydive Certified
4. Get Motorcycle License
5. Perform for a large audience
6. Open a small business
7. Become very well-known for my work
8. Have a speaking role in a movie/show
9. Host a successful blog
10. Voice Act for a Cartoon Show
11. Animate for a big studio
12. Meet my favorite band
13. Write a book
14. Travel to all the countries
15. Start a TV cartoon show
16. Do stunts for a movie
17. Become great at Aerial Dancing
18. Vendor at Con/somewhere and sell my wares
19. Get Celebrity Status
20. Start a podcast
21. Become a Motivational Speaker
22. Plan an epic party
23. Invent something
24. Write an Autobiography
25. Learn a musical instrument
26. Get something named after me
27. Climb a mountain
28. Further my education
29. Learn a few new languages
30. Continue to be awesome (done and done!)
Whew, that was hard putting it into a list! Again, SO many things I want to accomplish! This could turn into a huge list. Things like Travel or Work end up becoming sub-lists in itself! What about you, what do YOU want to accomplish? Which leads me to my next list:
30 pieces of advice from me to you:
1. Dream BIG!
2. Don't let what people say or think bother you
3. Have integrity
4. Be honest
5. Keep your word
6. Put forth your best work
7. Take pride in your accomplishments
8. Be humble
9. Don't sell yourself short
10. Take the leap, if you're afraid, just do it!
11. If you must speak of others, say kind things
12. Show kindness to everyone
13. Stand up for yourself and your beliefs
14. Be assertive and take charge of your life
15. Never speak negatively of yourself
16. Learn to say no
17. Take constructive criticism graciously
18. Think before you speak or act
19. Always be professional in work
20. Take time for yourself
21. Spend time with those you love
22. Mind your own business
23. Take risks
24. Make your own opportunities
25. Learn something new everyday
26. Take care of your body & mind
27. Always strive to improve
28. Never compare yourself to others
29. Find reasons to laugh or smile
30. ALWAYS BE YOURSELF!
So that's my Blog on Musings about turning 30!
I'm very excited and I know the new decade is going to bring forth lots of exciting new things, with new stories to tell and new accomplishments to make!
No matter what your age, whether you're 30, 13, 83, or 53, I hope that you enjoyed reading my blog. I hope that it inspired you to create your own list of accomplishments, dreams, goals, and advice! You never know, you could impact someone's life today!
Everybody's life path is different and unique. Make your own path! There's a realm of possibilities waiting just for YOU!
Blue Skies! Enjoy the Chaos & Stay TOONed!