Monday, June 18, 2012

30 Before 30

Yesterday, I turned 29 years old. I've never been one for shying away form celebrating my birthday, as I feel so many people in my life are, or are becoming. I hope I never lose my birthday enthusiasm, no matter how old I get. I wouldn't say I'm particularly excited about turning 29; it's not a year that warrants any extra enthusiasm. But, really, there is a reason to be excited. This is my LAST YEAR of my twenties. Which is kind of cool. My twenties have been a strange bit of time. They were Boston bookended by Pittsburgh. I made a ton of very awesome and very terrible decisions in both cities along the way, but ultimately, ending my twenties in Pittsburgh feels perfectly appropriate. I'm ready to start looking into some adult-ish things, mainly buying a home, and I'm starting to feel like my life is calming down a little. (Not in the stupid-fun kind of way, but the frantically worry about what I'm doing with my life kind of way. I'm still planning on doing ridiculous things all the time.)

This is all a longwinded way of saying that I've made (rather, am making - it's not complete yet) a list of 30 Things To Do Before 30. I plan on spending my last year of my twenties doing things I've never done before, have always wanted to do, haven't done in a long time, etc. I've been brainstorming with friends, so I expect the list will be complete soon, and when it is, I will re-share it with you. If you have any suggestions, please leave a comment! Here's the list as it stands now.

30 Things To Do Before 30

1. Walk the Panther Hollow Hidden Path
2. Take in a Laser Show at Carnegie Science Center
3. Finish Pedal for Pennies
4. Take the Carrie Furnace Tour
5. Have a picnic at four different skyline viewpoints
6. Take a Pittsburgh Duck Boat Tour
7. Take a class in film or art at a Pittsburgh facility
8. Finish neighborhoods stitchings project
9. Visit the Frick Art Museum
10. Go to the Pittsburgh Zoo
11. Go to the Symphony
12. Get to 400 posts on EvBetPGH
13. Start the sidewalk chalk project
14. Go to Banjo Night
15. 21 questions project
16. Cut my hair, kinda short
17. Go white water rafting
18. Redesign my poster wall
19. Go to the casino
20. Field a softball team of friends
21. Take a limo ride
22. Go to Sandcastle

Later this week, I'll fill you in on what I did to celebrate. But here's a quick preview:

1 comment:

  1. I am in for 4, 5, 6, and 9.
    My list before 30:
    cut off my hair!
    go to Europe!
    Run a marathon (just a month off. Still counts)
    Move home!

    I will think of some cool stuff for you to consider