30 Before 30: Part 3

Part 1
Part 2

*whew! I’m almost done! 10 to go!!

  1. Steampunk Photo Shoot. I started making plans to do this shoot…last year?? I was supposed to do it this spring/summer and THAT didn’t happen. Now my photographer friend has moved to Colorado and winter is just around the corner. I need to get in shape, Mr. T needs to construct some steampunk weapons for me, and Banana needs to finish my outfit. All of us have failed. >.< But! Surely sometime in the next FIVE YEARS I can do this! Well, it’s got to happen pre-baby. So…two years.
  2. Go Green(er). I would LOVE to cut out paper towels, for one. Recycle more – reuse more. DIY cleaning supplies and buy more eco-friendly products the rest of the time. Pinterest is an amazing resource for this, as much as I hate to admit it. I’ve made my own laundry detergent, dish detergent, shampoo/conditioner, surface cleaning spray, face wash, body wash… I tried to make toilet bowl cleaner, but that was a fail. Anyway – the point is, I want to do more of that. I like the idea of installing solar panels as well, but who knows if that will ever happen.
  3. Pictures. I want to take more pictures!! And organize them! And print them out!! Make photo books on Shutterfly (or another company – any suggestions??) to display in my house. All my pictures are just on Facebook and taken with my phone. Granted, phone pictures now are way better than they used to be, but still! I want pictures I can look at in real life – hold in my hand – lose in a fire (please, no). These days people are TOO digital. Also, I want a legit camera. I doubt I’ll ever be a photographer, but I want to capture my life in images. I almost said “on film” but…that’s not gonna happen.
  4. Friends. I want to spend more time with the friends I have – grow closer to them. I want to make more friends. I want to befriend other bloggers and do bloggy things together – crafts and trips and…I dunno. Promote each other. Miss C and I used to be super close – she’s the only person other than Mr. T and family that I’ve felt comfortable calling just to chat. And we don’t even do that anymore! I want more friendships like that. I used to think I wanted friends that could just show up at my house and hang out, but I’ve decided I don’t want that. I do want friends that can just text/call and be all “wanna chill?” and I’m all “hellz yeah!” But…no showing up at my house unannounced. ;)
  5. Hair. I need to figure out what I’m doing with this hair! I think I have a really cool hair cut, but I’ve NEVER known how to fix hair. A super long mohawk is only so cool if you can’t fix it in any cool ways! Braids, poofy ponytails, buns…something! I want to have fun with it – figure out products and accessories I can use with it and styles that look ah-mazing. For work, for fun, and for photos. I NEED TO BECOME MORE GIRLY, DARNIT.
  6. Music. This year Mr. T and I went to Bonnaroo for the first time. It was so amazing, guys! We also went to Music Midtown. It was so not amazing, guys! >.< But we did get to see Cake, and that was beyond amazeballs. So it was almost worth it. Almost. But I have the music festival bug. So for the next five years, before we start to get old and cranky and have kids that ruin our lives, we need to go out and experience music! Festivals, outdoor concerts, new bands, old favorites…I want to do it all. I’m still not going to listen to Rush, Geddy. Just because it amuses me. ;) “Tom Sawyer” came on the radio yesterday and I almost called you!
  7. Art. Now that Mr. T as an art gallery, I’m constantly tempted with art. It’s pretty amazing – I want to fill my home with local art! Not just thinks Mr. T paints (as amazing as he is) or stuff I copy from Pinterest (as hard as I try)…I want people to come over and say “Whoa – that’s cool!” and I can tell them all about an amazing local artist that I know personally that has such a huge…talent. ;) (Bonus points if you know the quote – without Google!) We just purchased some for our half-bath at the most recent auction. I’ll have to post pictures once I get them in my little paws. We also have a giant cephalopod (I tried to spell that 3 times, getting cray cray spell-check responses, before I went to Google. Then I discovered this spell check didn’t have the word in it to begin with!) – We also have a giant cephalopod piece Mr. T traded a tattoo for and a spray paint can painting (painting of a spray paint can, not a painting made with spray paint, or on a can) he purchased a month or two back. One of the artists gave us a painting for Mr. T’s birthday, too! So we’re getting there. 8}
  8. Crazy hi-jinks. I want to do crazy things with crazy people! I’m such a homebody. I want to go out and live life! I should document it all with my camera from #3 (which is actually #23) and post about it here on this blog. Miss C and I tried to start a blog about all the nonsense we do, and suddenly stopped doing anything. >.< It was too much pressure, I suppose. But! This needs to happen more in my life. I need to be willing to embarrass myself in public. Without being totally white girl wasted, lol. Gah, I can’t wait for the unknown adventures that are ahead! 8P
  9. 15 Minutes of Fame. I don’t want to become famous, I don’t think. But I would like to do something (positive) that gets a little bit of notice. I have no idea what this will take. And I don’t want it to be something I do specifically to get attention, either. I don’t want to be some crazy attention-starved psycho on a reality show. It needs to happen organically. ;) Is that too much to ask?! lol! Maybe one day…
  10. Become the true me. I’m not 100% sure what this even means, but it sounds good, doesn’t it? I want to continue to grow as a person and eventually feel comfortable that I’m exactly who I should be. I know I’m doing God’s will for my life – I know who I am and what I want out of life. I don’t want to feel awkward while interacting with people, constantly worrying that I’m saying the wrong thing or dressed the wrong way. Basically – I want better self-esteem. Because the “true me” is already in here – I’m just scared of her. I’m scared that she’ll be judged and you know what? WHO CARES! Be yo’self, people. Be. Yo. Self.
I'm 25; Mr. T is 27.

I’m 25; Mr. T is 27.


5 thoughts on “30 Before 30: Part 3

  1. You left off cruise festivals. Must have been an accident. ;)

    Don’t call me for Tom Sawyer. Any other Rush song that comes on the Radio, you call me, but dear god, not Tom Sawyer. (I’m kidding, you can call me whenever it makes you happy to do so.)

    And there’s that pretty picture again!

    • I wouldn’t recognize any other Rush song!!!

      I would LOVE to go on a cruise festival! Just not the one you’re talking about. It would have to have at least one band I liked attending. 8}

  2. So…I have a camera that I do not use and was thinking about selling. It is a film camera, so it would definitely help with the be less digital and having photographs you can hold in real life. :P

    • lol! Thanks, but no thanks. I do not want to deal with the permanence of film. I enjoy immediate viewing and deleting, thankyouverymuch. Especially if it’s a picture of me!!

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