The Life of Jennifer Dawn: 35 Before I Turn 35

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

35 Before I Turn 35

Today is my birthday.
I haven't really been as excited about this birthday as I have been with others.  Not sure just hasn't seemed as important with so many other things going on.  I've found that now that I have children, I actually get more excited about their birthdays than my own.  Maybe I will feel more in the spirit of things as the day goes on.  
I did finally do something that I meant to do a few birthdays ago.  I made a list...
I've always been a lover of lists.  Having "To Do" lists has always helped me get things done, but this is a special list...
A few years ago, I saw this list on another blog, and I started thinking about all of the things I would put on my own list.  What are some of the things that I want to accomplish before I turn 35?
Well, I finally sat down and put some of those things into my own list.  Now they are tangible, before me in black and white, and out there for all to see.
Here is my list...  

35 Things I'd Like To Do Before Turning 35
1. Take a photography class.
2. Learn a new craft.
3. Grow a flower and/or vegetable garden in my backyard.
4. Get a Master's degree.
5. Start a charity.
6. Take ballroom dancing lessons with the hubby.
7. Try adult ballet lessons just because it's never too late to learn something new.
8. Paintball!  Yep, never tried it before.
9. Enjoy a relaxing day at a spa.  (You know...facial, massage, mani/pedi, the whole pampering deal...)
10. Learn to silk screen.
11. Visit New York City.  (I want to have breakfast in front of Tiffany's, go to the top of the Empire State Building, see a Broadway play...the whole New York experience.)
12. Host a craft weekend at my house.
13. Write a children's book.
14. Have a third child.  (This one may not happen.  It all depends on God's perfect plan for our little family.  It is an amazing miracle times two that we have the two sweet babies that we already have.  If you've read the blog long enough, you know the story.)
15. Finish writing a novel that I started years ago.
16. Go on another cruise.
17. Host a Derby Party on the weekend of the Kentucky Derby.
18. Read all of the Newberry Medal books.
19. See an opera live and in person.
20. Go on a hiking and/or camping trip.
21. Paint a large canvas.
22. Send 5 "just because" gifts or cards to 5 different people one day.
23. Randomly pay for someone else's purchase at a restaurant, drive-thru, or store.
24. Spend an entire day doing 35 RAK (Random Acts of Kindness).
25. Live everyday to the fullest.
26. Join an adult tennis league.
27. Teach someone to play the piano and pass along my love of music.
28. Go on another mission trip.
29. Travel to Europe with my husband.  (Tim has never been.)
30. Be the best mom and wife that I can be each and every day.
31.Attend a blog conference.  (Any suggestions, my fellow bloggers?)
32. Travel somewhere new.
33. Continue to grow my Etsy shop and blog.
34. Make a difference!
35. Do everything I do for HIS glory and continue to serve Jesus, my Lord and Savior each and everyday!

1 comment:

  1. Great list Jennifer!!! I have a 30 Before 30 list that I made last year... I think I need to update it... :)


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