In less than 30 days from now I will be turning 30 years old. Many people don't want to talk about that "old age," but I'm feeling really good about my 30s, what's to come, what I'm going to create and how I'm going to take ownership of my life. Age is just a number in my book and I'm ready to close the chapter on my 20s.
These are 30 things I accomplished in the past year leading up to turning 30 (in no particular order):
1. I became a business owner.
2. I learned how to meditate.
3. I embraced my yoga practice.
4. I took a stab at veganism and politely declined.
5. I quit drinking.
6. I raised more than $10,000 for the Immune Deficiency Foundation.
7. I moved from a studio to a one-bedroom.
8. I got my parents into yoga and truly embracing it.
9. I learned how to say "no."
10. I learned that my health was more important than anything else.
11. I read more than one book throughout the whole year.
12. I didn't ask for material things as a gift for the holidays, I asked for a plane ticket.
13. I produced numerous events for incredible organizations doing amazing things in the world.
14. I hosted a potluck dinner.
15. I let go of toxic friendships.
16. I coached my first client who wanted to quit smoking and has now been smoke-free for over six months.
17. I planned two successful surprise parties.
18. I became a certified professional coach (CPC).
19. I bought a big girl's dining room table.
20. I believed in myself and manifested my current professional situation.
21. I started wearing hats.
22. I bought my mom gifts that she genuinely appreciated.
23. I tried new foods (lentils, beetroot, and others) and learned to love them.
24. I reached out for support when I really felt I needed it.
25. I fell in love with making ginger-filled juices.
26. I convinced my friends to drive over two hours (each way) to see Arcade Fire on a weeknight. We sat in the third row and it was completely worth the trip.
27. I helped a small business owner develop strategizes for truly taking her business to the next level.
28. I began learning to let go of the things that were out of my control.
29. I connected and reconnected with people that share my values and interests.
30. I attended numerous music festivals in different cities.
What does your list look like? Similar? Different? Does this make you want to do more or less of something?