The Journey Begins – 30 Before 30 (Kat)

I don’t pretend to have any of the answers. The truth is, I have no clue what I am doing and no clue where to start. What I do know, however, is that I need a change. A big one. A life altering one. And that it needs to happen now. Sometimes life throws you curveballs and that’s where I find myself as I begin this journey and try to accomplish some milestones before I turn 30. Eva (Lina) and I turned our attention to writing this blog because, although our lives are very, very different, we found ourselves thrown together by unforeseen circumstances and ended up at the same place at the same time, both being wounded by the same thing. Dealing with the emotional aftermath, I turned to her for comfort and found that we have more in common than we would have thought. We are both 29, both on a mission to improve the quality of our lives and both striving to find ourselves. Between the two of us, we have had so many life experiences and learning opportunities. And so, here we are. To share our journeys and stories with you with hope that should you find yourself lost, our own paths to getting to know ourselves can inspire you to do so, too. We may crash and burn a few times, we may hit obstacles, but we will share it all without censorship. I don’t think this will be easy. I don’t think this will be comfortable. What I do know is that I’m willing to be uncomfortable now if that means I can have a better future. So I’m jumping in, without hesitation and with a friend who understands all too well, by my side. So without further ado, here are 30 things I want to accomplish before I turn 30 at the end of the year:

  1. Improve my credit rating (to an 800) and finances
  2. Climb the Manitou Incline in under 1 hour and 15 minutes
  3. Learn how to ride a bike
  4. Travel to a different country
  5. Eat healthier
  6. Get in shape by working out at least 4X per week and weight training
  7. Stick to a skin-care regimen (yes, we’re talking eye cream here)
  8. Take a skiing lesson
  9. Build my social circle by making new friends and reconnecting with old friends
  10. Spend more time with my dad
  11. Work on my family tree
  12. Start a gratitude journal and write in it consistently
  13. Go on some dates and attend a few meet-ups
  14. Meditate every day and work on mindfulness
  15. Cook more often rather than going out all the time
  16. Get my concealed carry permit
  17. Run a 5K in an actual race
  18. Join a book club
  19. Adopt a puppy (Bernese Mountain Dog)
  20. See the Grand Canyon
  21. Volunteer
  22. Deep clean and detail my car
  23. Get serious about moving in to the marketing department and make it happen
  24. Go on at least 20 hikes
  25. Take a photography class
  26. Go to a Broncos game  
  27. Ride in a hot air balloon
  28. Get recognition at work for a job well done
  29. Move back into my own apartment and/or buy a house
  30. Fall in love

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