I turned 30 back in December. Yep. The Big 3-0. I know many people have a difficult time with turning 30 but I thankfully did not experience that at all. I have felt encouraged and excited about what lies ahead of me and the many lessons I can learn from years passed. As a nod to this milestone birthday, this is my “Year of 30”; 30 intentions for my 30th year. If you read the introduction to this blog here, you will know that being intentional is something I am endeavoring to do more of and is my reason for starting this blog in the first place. So here goes:
- Learn one song on the guitar
- Become more proficient in sewing
- Do one adrenaline-rush activity/an activity way out of my comfort zone
- Travel more–out of the country at least once
- Take more actual pictures (i.e. not with my phone)
- Learn more German-started this for a trip last year and would love to continue
- Develop a more consistently healthy relationship with food, exercise, and body image
- Narrow down niche for counseling practice and gain professional development in those areas
- Build genuine friendships with those outside my regular group of friends
- Help others and those less fortunate in practical ways
- Read Bible more intentionally through deeper study
- Host a fancy dinner party…maybe more than one!
- Organize my home and life in effective and practical ways–and help others do the same!
- Write down and compile favorite go-to recipes
- Journal to record major life events so I can reflect down the road
- Read one book per month
- Make more intentional and humane choices with clothing and other purchases
- Only keep items that are absolutely necessary or hold a great deal of meaning
- Start the process of looking for land to build our Shipping Container Home
- Learn more–watch documentaries, read articles, research questions instead of just “googling”, etc.
- Bake something wonderful and technical (a la Great British Baking Show) at least a few times throughout the year
- Watch less TV/Netflix
- Continue to use technology in a productive and healthy way
- Stop saying “I’m Sorry” for no reason
- Develop a better system for meal-planning and cooking–and become a better cook in general!
- Consistently abide by a budget
- Practice more yoga for mindfulness and rest
- Discover new places in Charlotte
- Be more “in the moment” and don’t overly plan everything
- Stop comparing my list with others–what I feel like I “should be” doing, cooking, reading, excelling in, studying, etc.
There are many more small goals I would like to focus on but this is the most comprehensive list I could develop. I encourage you to develop a list of intentions for the new year if you haven’t already. It helps to give some focus and, you guessed it, intention for your year. Let’s grow together!
3 thoughts on “Year of 30”
I loved reading your intentions. It encouraged me, and I kept thinking, “yeah! me too!” 🙂 …..thank you for sharing! Many blessings on this exciting new year for you!!
Thanks so much! Happy New Year and many blessings to you as well!
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Thanks for linking up on my blog for Motivational Mondays. I turned 30 2 years ago and I’ve got to say I’ve loved being in my 30’s I feel so much better in my 30’s than in my 20’s. I hope your 30’s are amazing.