Today is my 29th birthday, and to be honest, this is a birthday I have not been looking forward to celebrating. But birthdays provide the perfect opportunity to start new. So, this year I aim to be stronger, braver, kinder and unstoppable. I aim to be fierce. I am ready to close the door on 28 and welcome this last year of my 20s with open arms.

To help make the most of Chapter 29, I have created a list of 30 things I’d like to accomplish before the big 3-0 gets here.

  1. Take an international trip
  2. Visit at least one new state
  3. Read 30 books in a year (Taking recommendations!)
  4. Try a new sport
  5. Take a girls’ trip
  6. Move to a new place
  7. Change jobs
  8. Grow my blog (Thanks for following along!)
  9. Get to know my family history
  10. Challenge my culinary skills
  11. Do something that scares me
  12. Work out more and on a consistent basis
  13. Take a challenging hike
  14. Relearn to play the piano
  15. Get back to graduate school size and weight
  16. Learn a new skill
  17. Visit a new SEC stadium
  18. Be more spontaneous
  19. Climb another state peak
  20. Learn a new language
  21. Improve my wine knowledge
  22. Get a pet
  23. Participate in a race
  24. Attend another short-term mission trip
  25. Travel somewhere alone
  26. Put more money away into savings
  27. Take on a monthly photography challenge
  28. Expand my food palate
  29. Spend a full-day at the spa
  30. Learn how to show myself grace

birthday shirt

29, I have the feeling you are going to be the best year yet!

What is one thing you want to accomplish before your next birthday?