30 Before 30

30 Before 30

I always thought I wouldn't be one of those woman who is scared to enter their 30's. Luckily I've got another year before I find out if that is true or not. But today, I realized I sure am scared to enter the year before my 30's. I'm don't even really know why...maybe it's because I feel like there is still so much to accomplish before I move on to the next chapter, maybe it's something about the words "last year of your twenties" (last just makes things sound so final), maybe it's because, way back in the day, when I pictured 30, I pictured 4 kids, a big home, a million dollars (#dreambig, right?!), and while my life has worked out even better than I could have planned, it looks nothing like I envisioned it would all those years ago. Either way, I'm determined to make the most of the final year of my twenties, starting right here with this list, because if it's one thing that doesn't freak me out, it's lists.

30 Before 30

1. Visit Hawaii and Alaska to complete visiting all 50 states

2. Watch 30 classic films

3. Relearn French

4. Cook my way through "Mastering the Art of French Cooking"

5. Learn to make macarons

6. Pay off one of my two student loans

7. Take even better care of my skin by getting monthly facials

8. Start printing off pictures again

9. Take photos for things other than just work

10. Scrapbook pictures from our travels over the last 5 years

11. Take a spontaneous vacation

12. Ride in a hot air balloon

13. Send a handwritten letter once a month

14. Always make sure that my nails and brows are tidy

15. Learn to let go of things I can't control, negativity, and self-doubt

16. Continue to grow and expand the RC brand

17. Go on a fancy date with Mr. RC to Per Se

18. Buy myself a new handbag

19. Take myself out for lunch or coffee (I have a weird fear of dining alone)

20. Read all the books on this list

21. Volunteer on a monthly basis (at the very minimum, but would like to do more)

22. Get a frenchie (woof! woof!)

23. Become more active in our church community

24. Try a food I've never tried before (maybe escargot?! ewwww)

25. Other travel goals for the year- Italy, Iceland, Ireland, Prince of Edward Island

26. Learn to manage my stress

27. Get my work/life balance under control

28. Go to the top of the Empire State Building

29. Treat my Mom and brother to something special

30. Enter 30 without any fear or regrets