Goals for 30

Bucket List

My goals for 30 are simple mostly because I want to enjoy life spontaneously and not constantly with a planned out list. If you don’t know me by now, I love lists. I love making them, checking them off, re-reading them. When I feel lost or bored with life, I go back to my lists and re-focus.

This year, entering my 30th year on this planet, I am looking to do the things I didn’t get to do in my 20s.

1. Finish my first children’s book, Alba and the World with illustrations. I started this story last summer but I really need to sit down and finish it. I had always wanted to write a book, get it published, and share with my friends and family. I have written a lot but nothing I would want to spend my energy self publishing.

But Alba and the World, which started out as an Italian exercise writing course, became a dream that I hold very close and dear to me. I look forward to finishing the story and using my love of art to illustrate parts of the book.

2. Learn to swim. I have this on my bucket list to learn to swim and go snorkeling. I love the ocean, going into the water, the beach—it’s a surprise that I don’t know how to swim! It’s supposed to be good for my asthma, another form of exercise, and most of all, snorkeling!

When my friend told me she went swimming in the ocean for her Bora Bora honeymoon, I thought, that is so cool! I want to do that too!

I just have to find a pool that will teach swimming without breaking my bank account.

Two goals aren’t a lot. But these are long projects that will take some time.

I’m so excited to get started on them. And I hope life will surprise me with more traveling and opportunity.