There are many things a woman needs to figure out by the time she reaches the last of her twenties.
Her signature lip colour (check), scent (nothing, as work is always scent free), and how to score free drinks (If only I drank).
Marriage and babies may happen, but more often, they’re being delayed to pursue goals, dreams, and of course world travel. It’s not that being a mom or wife isn’t important, but that can wait, if you choose, for a little while longer.
Which leads me to this blog post because at the newly-minted age of twenty-nine, unlike everyone else I know, I don’t have a bucket list. Which means my life is simply becoming a meandering journey, going where it takes me. Not that THAT lifestyle is wrong either, but I’d like a little more direction.
Gone are my dreams of 18 that included owning a house, driving a car, and having a super hunky husband. Those things just don’t seem in the cards anymore. I’m comfortable renting, catching the bus, and, well, I’ve been told that my time will come for love. Personally though, I’m now banking on the 50 cats I’ll find in the back alley and bring home with me. Whiskers, Mittens, Friskies…
For 29 this year then, I decided to make the last year before 30, good, and have some direction.
So this my friends, is a work in progress, feel free to throw in some ideas. Unless you’re one of those mean girls that hate me, please don’t contribute.
***”The 29 Year Old Bucket List” also known as “A Work In Progress”***
A list in random order.
*Realize I don’t live a rock star life. It’s no different from anyone elses. Maybe a little more traveled, but really, no better than any one elses. Everyone has good, everyone has bad and so on. Which means, being understanding about people who are not like me. Probably easier said than done, but I’m willing to give it a try.
* Make more girl-friends. Where did all of mine go? At this rate, if I ever get married I’ll have all my guy friends dressed in pink satin. Classy. I love the few I have, but expanding wouldn’t hurt.
* Stop paying attention to the people who think they have rock star lives. In fact stop paying attention to people who don’t matter. With social media, it’s so easy to (ahem) spy, but most people aren’t worth paying attention to, despite what they may think.
* Eat better, eat healthier. I’m a vegetarian, but lately, my eating habits have gone downhill. From now on, when I’m back at home, anything that comes from an animal will be organic. I thought about going vegan, but that’s hard, and soygurt tastes disgusting. Traveling will be a little bit harder for this so I need to give at least a little bit more leeway on this one.
*Learn a new language. I have 27 more days until I depart for China, so Mandarin will be it for this one.
* Travel, travel, travel! And don’t be afraid or listen to what others say. I’ve held back so many times because people have told me it’s dangerous to do stuff on your own as a girl, but this year, is different.
* Expand my source of knowledge . The media in my city is sub-par and rarely report on major issues. World news affects me more than my local news, so it’s time to start looking for other media outlets. Fox News perhaps?
* Read, write, and listen more. I have a lot to learn.
* Leran how to do videography, and better photography. It’s becoming a very competitive market now, and although my stuff sells, more and more people are coming out with better stuff every day.
* Ignore the haters. Be civil and polite to the ex’s, but nothing more.
* Figure out how to do a make-up routine. I’m actually pretty low key, so this is easy. And I think I have it all figured out anyways.
* More DIY on everything in life.
*Budget better. This next trip will be a good lesson I think.
*Work more, work harder, and get involved more often!
Now, that’s all I could think of for now, but if anyone has ideas, I’m always looking for suggestions.
Hello 29, here I come.