Tonight marks the last day of my 20s. I’ll be honest. It’s bittersweet.
Part of me is FREAKING OUT. The other part is asking, “DOES THIS MEAN I’M A GROWN UP NOW?”
I don’t know who to listen to.
In true big girl style, my last meal of my 20s went like this: peanut butter straight out of the jar with chocolate chips, water and a late night trip for froyo.
This past year has not gone as I planned/wished/hoped. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. I’ve just been re-evaluating my priorities and need to figure out where all the pieces of the puzzle fit.
Where do I focus my time? Efforts? Energy? This is big time grown up shit, people!
Oh, and my ankle gave me a birthday present: an MRI appointment next week. Lovely.
Before I bid my twenties adieu, let’s review my 29 things to do before 30:
Continue to work out, eat better, get healthy. – meh. kinda sorta. See every post I’ve written about injuries in the past year.
- Run a marathon.
- Run a half marathon without walking. Shit.
- Run 100 miles in a month. See above.
- Run/walk/bike/elliptical/etc 1000 miles in 2012. See above.
Run a race in at least 3 different states– check. check. check.
- Do a duathlon, triathlon or “extreme” race.
Complete my work’s Get Well Incentive Program.Holler! I’ll be getting a HSA bonus! Go vegetarian or vegan at least once a week. Write more.Yes. And No. Take a class (or attend a conference).Checkity Check! Network with education professionals-YES!
- Complete a 365 project. Ha. That’s funny.
- Document 2012 weekly using my Instax. See above.
Make pretty things. I’ve been knitting/crocheting up a storm! Pay down debt.Making some progress. Still not great, but ok.
- Create a budget. Ummm…
Support local and/or small businesses. I could do better. Family time. Help people. Friends. Make time for those who truly matter. Reconnect. Faith. Pray. Worship. Devotion.But I should do better.
Find and settle in to an amazing apartment.
- Get a tattoo… JANUARY!
Read. Catch up on RSS feeds. Read books. Read the paper. Read blogs.Avoid JSOnline comments. Those bitches be nasty. And I can’t stay away. Travel.Bonus points if travel involves any of the following: Road trip, Besties, Running, Airplanes, Booze. Wish there were more trips. Make time for me. Laugh. It’s the best medicine.
Ok, now that I look at the list, I did ok. But I know I could do better.
Where’s the 30 things to do before 31? I’m not ready to look forward to the first year of my 30s just yet. I feel like I’m still finding myself. I need to do more reflection before I plot out the next few years of my life!