Apr 23, 2008

Five Things Before Thirty

About three years ago, I made a list of five things I wanted to do before I turned thirty! This was just for fun. I looked back on the list last night to see how I'm doing. Here they are, in no particular order:

-Start a business
-Travel to 6 continents
-Run a race
-Have a kid
-Scuba dive

How am I doing on my list?

Well, one major accomplishment is that I started my own business! Which, by the way, I absolutely love. I am thankful to my husband for being supportive and letting me try my “idea,” because it was quite a risk (I had to quit my full time job). God has truly blessed me with the opportunity to work for myself, doing something that I enjoy, and I am thankful for that.

I’ve done a lot of traveling – I’ve been to the following continents: North America, South America, Europe, Asia. I have a few more to go: Australia and Africa (I’m not counting Antarctica). I only have 2.5 years left! We’ll see…

Run a race…why did I put that in there? Once Cross Country was over after high school, I came to the conclusion that I didn’t really like running all that much. Maybe I’ll try it again? I would like to run a 5K sometime. Hmmm…

Have a kid...we'll see about that one!

I have to admit, scuba diving really scares me. I LOVE snorkeling, it is one of my favorite things, but being in deep water is scary, because it’s not possible to just “run away” from something. I just may have to face my fears and do it, because I think it would be amazing to see more of God’s creation…underwater!

What are the five things you want to do before you turn 30 (or 35, or your next mile-marker birthday)?


Anonymous said...

Wow, five things. I think I would need to say five things before I turn 35, because if I say 30 that only gives me a little over a year. If I had to pick right now, they would be:

- lose all the baby weight (that better be before I'm 30!)

- have another baby.

- go back to the Carribean with just Ben.

I'm going to have to think on the other two.

brianna gray said...

Oh fun idea, Nealy! I love yours! I'll try this out...

1. Run a half marathon.
2. Travel to Europe with just my husband.
3. Have a kid... or two.
4. Own a house.
5. Working for myself/owning my own business!

As for your 5K idea, I did my first two this past fall and winter. They were SO fun!! You should totally do it. Maybe all the girls can do one this summer or fall or something. Its just an easy-going, fun activity to do with friends!

Kiki@Seagulls in the Parking Lot said...

I only have about a year before 30...

1. run a 10K
2. vacation with just Drew
3. have my third baby
4. lose my baby weight from third baby
5. make an awesome girlfriend in Houston

So, I have completed the first two the third is cooking and the last two will need work!

Does that count? Can I have some on my list that I can already check off?

Amanda said...

Before I'm 30, I'd like to...

1) Run a marathon
2) Successfully get a MOPS group off the ground at Woodcrest
3) STOP HAVING KIDS...Oh wait, I've already accomplished that! :)
4) Travel some place exotic with Andy
5) Move???

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