November 29, 2019
Happy Birthday to me! 🎉
As I was approaching my birthday this year, I couldn’t help but think how big this one is. Not only is it my golden birthday and my first birthday as a wife, but it’s also the last year in my 20’s. Some people would be afraid of that last part but honestly, I couldn’t be more excited. I keep telling Matt that I cannot wait to be 30! My 20’s were full of self discovery, lots of goodness, hardships, and SO much learning. I’ve come so far from when I was 19 to now being 29 that I cannot wait to see what another 10 years will bring me.
Thinking about almost being 30 had me reflecting on all the things I’ve accomplished in this decade while questioning all the things I have not accomplished yet. I’m really lucky to have experienced a lot of good things. I graduated college, started a business, bought a house, traveled all over the country, and got married. That would be enough for most people but being the crazy perfectionist I am (I’m working on it,) I was curious to see what else I could do in the last year of my 20’s.
From there, the 30 Before 30 project was born.
I’ve complied a list of 30 things I want to accomplish before I turn 30. I love challenging myself and getting uncomfortable, that’s where growth happens. Some of the things on this list will be more challenging and some may seem simple, but there’s truth in it when I say I’ve never done it. Like doing a cartwheel! I never learned! These 30 things are super personal to me but I’m excited to share them with you all.
Over the next year, I will work on accomplishing each and every item. There is no order of how I plan to accomplish them. They just all have to try and be complete by November 29, 2020. I understand a few things are out of my control and if I don’t accomplish everything, at least I tried. I will be documenting my progress along the way through blog posts and email updates, but the majority of it will be found on my Instagram and Facebook pages under the hashtag, #shaunae30by30. I’m not just sharing my successes, I’ll be very open about my struggles and challenges that I’m sure will come. I’m hoping to learn more about myself in this journey and to really try new things, things I may never have tried!
Thank you for letting me share with you all. I hope you’ll join me on this adventure!
The “30 Before 30” List!
Do a cartwheel
Speak at a new conference or retreat
Month of gluten-free / vegetarian / vegan / Whole30 (choose one)
Read 52 books in the year
Run a race
Meet an idol or mentor
Do a handstand or the splits
Start a retirement fund
Visit a new city
Visit a new state
Visit a new country
Weekend of social media detox
Go ice skating
Work on learning a different language
Learn to cook a new dish
Pay off credit card debt
Cancel unnecessary items
A week of self-love (no negative self talk)
Map out my family tree and Matt’s family tree
Create our own family crest
Volunteer at a new organization
Splurge on something unexpected
Finish a new DIY project
Consistent journaling for a month…and hopefully beyond
Plant a tree
Spend more intentional time in the Word
Write a letter to my younger self and my older self
Face a fear
Start a family
Ready to start your own list?! Download the FREE guide HERE! I cannot wait to see what you accomplish in 2020!