You guys. I turn 30 in exactly 100 days from today. On September first. And you know what? I’m excited! I feel good about myself. I love where I’m going. And life is just, well, good. To celebrate the end of my twenties and the beginning of my thirties, I thought I’d do something fun. I started throwing around ideas and I came up with things like, make thirty items before I turn thirty. And as I thought about it, it sounded, well, painful and stressful. Not how I want to welcome the big three-oh. So. I made a small, random list of things I’ve always wanted to do but have never gotten around to doing. And I’m going to finally do it all before I turn thirty! And every item is fun! Fun fun fun!Find lipstick that looks good on me. I don’t know whether it’s my pale skin or my maroon hair, but I can’t find any lipstick that I like! Thirty year olds are supposed to wear lipstick, right? So I’m going to go out, try on a million shades and find at least ONE that I like. Color and brand suggestions are more than welcome. What do you think would look good on me? I’m golden when it comes to color in apparel, but when it comes to color on my face, I’m a lost cause. So I welcome all suggestions.
Read Les Miserables. I adore the story of Les Miserables. It’s incredible. And the play is amazing. But I’ve sadly and embarrassingly never read the book. My dad gave the book to me in high school. High school!! It’s been sitting on my list of books to read for far too long and before I turn 30, I plan on crossing it off! And when I’m done reading the 1463 page book, I’m going to celebrate with ice cream and the new movie, which I haven’t seen yet.
Learn calligraphy. This is something I’ve always wanted to do, but never found a good reason to. Well, I’m turning thirty. That’s a good enough reason now! Ha! I haven’t decided if I’m going to go all out or just watch a zillion YouTube videos, but I am going to put fourth an assertive effort to learn the art. I must say, this class by Melissa is seriously tempting. Birthday present to myself, perhaps?
Grow something. Anything! I’m awful at growing plants. It’s bad, you guys. I’ve killed every plant that has entered our home. And I’m going to give it one last effort. My final attempt is going to be to grow tomatoes. My sister swears by the grow boxes and my sister-in-law is now letting me borrow one of hers this season. I’ve already planted the little tomato starters, so now I’m just watering and waiting. If I get one measly tomato, I’m calling this goal a success! I’m aiming really low on this one. Reaaaally low. One tomato.
Find an I’m turning 30!!! dress. Or maybe two dresses. According to Mason, I may need two dresses for my birthday weekend. Fun! I thought about making the perfect birthday dress, and I may still do that, but I think I’m going to go on a vintage dress hunt. The vintage shopping in Boise is on the pathetic side, so if you know of any great shops online, I’d love to hear about them! Mason thinks I’m insane, but I can remember what I wore to all the big events in my life, so I have to wear the perfect dress to ring in my new decade!
Bring it 30! I’m looking forward to meeting you!
P.S. I entered Collette’s Laurel dress contest and won the color category!!! Thank you to all who congratulated me! It meant a lot. It was a fun contest and I’m super surprised and excited I won!
P.S.S. You may start to notice my blog posts streamlining a little bit. My new layout is thisclose to being done and my posts are going to start reflecting the site that has yet to be revealed. So excited! I’m in love with it!