I turned 29 on August 11th and with that, came the inspiration and responsibility to create my Things To Do Before My Next Birthday List!
I love that I’ve been doing these since I was 23.
You can check out all my previous years’ lists here:
24 Before 24
25 Before 25
26 Before 26
27 Before 27
28 Before 28
(29 Before 29 does not exist, because apparently I was never 28/or was sucked into a time warp)
Thanks for following along, all these years :)
Being 28 was RAD. We bought and LOVE our house. I surprised my best friend on her birthday in SF. Christmas brought 4 generations under 1 roof. Quality time was spent with dear friends in Boulder, NYC, St. Louis, and Cincinnati. Our nephew graduated preK, our second became a teenager! Our niece learned to talk (and run!). We continued the running streak! SCUBA dived in the Galapagos and Maui. We welcomed a furry Add’ition. I photographed a wedding. Weez’s family came to OR for a priceless 2 week vacay. I got a new job!
Being 28 also had its challenges. There was loss, pain, and personal struggle with balance. But ya fight for what matters and grow from it. Thank God for Weez last year; how the heck did I do life without him?! He is so awesome. Anyways. See ya later, 28! I’m excited to be 29! :)
And without further ado,
30 Before 30!!! (holy crap, I’m turning 30 next year…)
Try to make it to 600 consecutive days of running.Then go for 300 more :) Tutor HS chemistry students Celebrate 2 years at Intel
- Book a spontaneous flight
- Run another ultra marathon
- Photograph a Trash The Dress session
Shoot 6 sessionsand post them on Erin Fortin Photography‘s FB page (can you guys head over and “like” the page, while you’re there??)
- Blog a least once a month!
Rendezvous with my girls for a weekend+ getaway
- Read 12 books
- Run a sub 21 5K
Volunteer to mentor HS or college-level students Do 50 real pushups in a row Reconnect with old friends in new places Visit 3 new countries Wander a fairytale castle Simplify! Become comfortable saying ‘no’ to things Dance on top of a biergarten table
- SCUBA dive somewhere new (and/or convince family to go on a liveaboard with us)
Go on a 3-day backpacking trip Go camping with my nephew Braid my niece’s hair Attend a loved one’s wedding
- Write a love letter
Convince my parents to move to the PNW Pay for a stranger’s meal/drive-through/coffee
- Hike to the summit of Mt. Adams
Celebrate our 4 year wedding anniversary Cherish family in new ways Chase after what matters most
I don’t know about you, but I have a sneaky suspicion that 29 is going to be pretty darn awesome :)