Hey everyone, I’m Kelly. I used to show my face around these parts a lot more than I have been lately, but life got in the way and I kinda disappeared for a while. I’ve always said when this blog turns into more of a job than a hobby I would step away. That day came a few months ago so I decided to go back to only blogging when I felt like it. Sadly that means that quite a bit of great memories haven’t been documented over the last few months. Maybe I will take the time to sit down and get them all on here at some point, but not right now. Right now there is something much more pressing that needs to be addressed. I am going to be 30 in two months!!!
How has this happened? I swear it was just yesterday that I was freaking out about turning 25. How am I down to my last two months in my 20s? I guess it’s true what they say, time flies when you’re having fun. I find myself a little conflicted. There’s many things that I thought I would have done by now that I haven’t, but at the same time I’m pretty happy with where life has taken me.
I haven’t crossed some of the biggest items off my 30 Before 30 list. If we’re being honest with each other though I might have aimed a little high on some of them. Those items will be carried over as I change it to a 40 Before 40 list, or should I make it a 10 in 10 list? I guess that’s something that can be figured out later. I will say though that I’m proud of the fact that by the time my birthday come around I will have crossed 20 of the 30 items off my list.
While there are things I wanted to do that I haven’t, there are so many things that I have done that I didn’t think I would. I have forced myself into situations that are way outside my comfort zone and it has paid off pretty big. I am at a job that I love in a town that is quickly becoming home. I have made new friends and experienced things that I didn’t think I ever would. I have found more confidence in my ability to manage my anxiety and push myself to try new things.
Over the next few months I am going to start compiling my 40 Before 40 list. Basically I’m going to add 10 more things I’d like to achieve in the next 10 years. Here’s what I need from all of you. What’s the best advice you have for someone about to say goodbye to 29 and hello to 30?