30 Things to Do Before I’m 31…

30 Things

Turning 30 was not life changing.  Turning 30 did not make me feel older or wiser or grown up.  Turning 30 was the closing of a chapter in my life only to open the next.  The last year of my twenties taught me so much about myself, how strong I am, what I value, what I want to become, and most importantly how life can change in the blink of an eye.  It taught me forgiveness, and how to let go of an idea or plan for what was and to instead accept the unknown.  It showed me that the past is gone, the future is unknown, but the present is what I make of it.  Turning 30 is my chance of a new beginning and I know it will be the best year yet.

30 Things to Do Before I turn 31:

  1. Yell at the top of a mountain
  2. Photograph a Great Migration
  3. Live in the present
  4. Feel the wind of a train on my face at midnight
  5. Solve a murder-mystery dinner
  6. Get caught in a rain storm
  7. Learn a new sport
  8. Swim in a natural swimming hole
  9. Have a Girls’ Getaway
  10. Travel more with Ellie
  11. Write more poetry
  12. Disconnect
  13. Stay up all night watching b+w films
  14. Hear the Dalai Lama speak
  15. Go on a blind date
  16. See a sunset in Santa Fe
  17. Do a Color Run
  18. Visit a Planetarium
  19. Throw a dart at a map and go
  20. Make the perfect latte in the backcountry
  21. Surprise someone
  22. Go to a water park
  23. Complete a photo challenge
  24. Attend a concert/show of someone I have never heard of
  25. 3 new stamps in my National Parks Passport
  26. Visit as many breweries as possible
  27. Sit in a hot spring in the dead of winter
  28. Experience the color change in an Aspen Grove
  29. Continue journey of minimalism
  30. Complete my 29 Things to Do Before 30