Since June 2010, I finished up a masters degree, got a new job that I am loving, visited 18 new cities in 6 countries including finally hitting my 6th continent. I moved from NYC to Chicago for eight months and had an absolute blast in my first “grown up apartment”, then relocated to Moscow, Russia for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Along the way, I made new friends from all over the world and reconnected with old friends. I also got back into dancing by taking Zumba classes, bought my first SLR camera to get started on the path to becoming a photographer and became more committed to writing and blogging. Oh, did I mention I went skydiving?!
The joy I got from thinking back to how far I’ve come in a year’s time made me think about how I could replicate that feeling on every birthday. This thought along with the now-popular concept of bucket lists made me stop to create a “30 before 30” bucket list…. a list of 30 things I want to have accomplished before I turn the big THREE ZERO. Making the list itself was a fun process because the patterns that emerged from the different items on the list reminded me of what was important to me and what boundaries I want to break by the time I turn 30.
Feel free to peruse my list and I would love to hear about others’ lists!