30 before 30 (Lina)

I’ve done so much and experienced so many things, I didn’t know where to go from there. I grew anxious and depressed. I needed something to help me. I enjoy writing very much and so the blog was still a possibility. When I spoke with Kat-my blog partner-she gave me the idea of 30 before 30. I’ve been wanting to write a blog for a long time. I had no idea what I wanted to write about. First I thought, “Maybe, parenting…” then it was “Maybe short stories…” It wasn’t until Kat that things seemed to fall into place. We found ourselves in sort of the same spot. In the aftermath of a huge emotional storm.We are both 29 filled with wisdom, experience, and everlasting stories that we wanted to share with others. She advised me to pick 30 things I wanted to accomplish before I turned 30. It could be anything, as long as it helped me become better. But a better what? When I was younger I knew what I wanted to be. I wanted to be a wife with kids and a loving husband. I know. How dreadfully boring! But I’m Mexican. My mother instilled in me the greatness of a loyal and obedient wife. As I grew older, American culture taught me independence, and my father taught me to work hard so that by my mid-twenties, I no longer wanted to be just a wife but a breadwinner. A hard worker and a mom and a wife. Now, I look back and I realize that was what society, religion, and my cultural upbringing had molded me into. It’s been hard meeting each and every one of those standards. Now, I know what I want my 30’s to look like. I know who I want to be when I grow up and how I want to look! So, I picked 30 things unique to me. Some are boring, some are intimate, and some are just things on my regular To-do list I thought I might as well add it here. I hope you join me and my friend on this road to self-discovery. I’ll share everything and if you know me, you’ll know I don’t lie when I say that. Ever meet a person and wonder, “Are we close enough for us to be sharing that?” Well, I’m that person and we’re close now. Be ready for a lot of cussing, TMI moments, and sass because that’s who I am and I’m not changing it now.  

Things I want to do before I turn 30…

  1.       Exercising 3x a week at least at night
  2.       Drinking only on the weekends
  3.       Move to Colorado
  4.       Join a Triathalon
  5.       Join my kids in their games
  6.       Give into looking nice
  7.       Save money w/out dipping into savings
  8.       Attend Lollapolooza
  9.       Learn something new
  10.   Finish something I started
  11.   Throw myself a birthday party!
  12.   Sleep early, wake up early-Stop trying to keep up with the younger crowd!
  13.   Learn more about my culture and my family
  14.   Write down as much as I remember from my childhood
  15.   Start a blog
  16.   Reconnect with an old friend
  17.   Learn a new language
  18.   Write a letter to my boys
  19.   Join a dancing class
  20.   Learn to ride a motorcycle
  21.   Learn to snowboard
  22.   Dress up as Xena at least once
  23.   Get my passport
  24.   Get kissed on the third date
  25.   Hot Air Balloon
  26.   Cook for my kids in the morning or the evening
  27.   Skydiving
  28.  Try answer my son’s curious questions
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