When I posted about my updated 30 before 30 list I had no idea I would be able to cross off one so quickly! Just a few days after posting Eddie and I went to the Mansfield Drive-In Movie Theatre to watch Despicable Me 3 and lounge in the back of my car.
I did the best I could to make the small space comfortable with some blankets, oversized pillows, lights, and comfy clothes (and slippers!). We loaded up with some much needed movie snacks: Smart Popcorn, Larabar bites (I legit ate the ENTIRE bag!), banana chips, KIND bars, and some bottles of water to get us through the movie.
It was a chilly night full of snuggles, laughing (the movie is so cute!), and checking something off of my list!
To say I had fun would be an understatement; I’ve already decided that we are going to go back a few more times because not only is it the most amazing experience, but it’s super cheap to see a movie! ((and next time we’re going to take the truck and a blow up air mattress!))
Now, to add a little back story to the scene – because things aren’t always perfect.
The day of the movie Eddie and I were having a little tift, nothing serious and honestly it is mainly just the cycle of being a military couple; yet it set a sour tone for the start of the day. We ended up getting in the car and driving to a location that Eddie surprised me with, Historic Wickford Village Rhode Island, and walked around for a bit. We parked out butts on the edge of the shore and spent some time soaking in the sunshine and throwing rocks into the ocean. Slowly the sourness ebbed away and we were left enjoying each others company and making the best out of our time together.
By the time we got back to the house we were both sleepy and just out of it.
It had been a super long week for Eddie and I was just feeling really run down; and I was kind of dreading having to wait until 8 to go to a movie (we are so old). We ate dinner then I attempted to nap (it didn’t work) and when we got in the car to head out to the drive-in we were both kind of back in that “meh” place. It really put a damper on my emotions – I felt like I couldn’t get past the stupid funk and we not “connecting”…..it’s amazing how we blow the smallest things out of proportion within a moment. When we settled into the dusty spot, curled up with each other under a blanket, and the movie started – everything was alright again. The previous frustrations were gone and we were back to being present with one another.
So take a moment to be present today; let all of the other fluffy junk go, and just enjoy the moment.
I’ve found myself thinking a lot about my 30 before 30 list.
I have overlooked the list a few times and I just feel like it is outdated.
Since the list was made I’ve gotten married and moved (and will move a few more times) so some things just aren’t feasible.
NEW 30 before 30 list
(Keeping the items I have already accomplished on my previous list and the items I still find to be relevant).
ravel outside of my comfort zone. | Went to Colorado,
reate a recipe that is all my own. | everything bagels with pimento cheese, & protein banana pancakes
3 Visit (maybe camp in) yosemite national park
ave a spa day (i’ve never had a professional massage!)
5 Get my personal trainer certification. (?!?!??!) something I’m thinking about
Go to a drive-in movie. | WOOHOO! It was so much fun!
o something that scares me. | Left my hometown and moved 1,000+ miles away
8 Master a set of 5 pull-ups.
9 Learn how to sew & make a piece of clothing.
10 Take a road trip.
inish. the. back. hallway/laundry room. geeze | finished!!
et a kayak and use it often.
13 Learn to drive stick.
14 Give blood (to honor my mother).
15 Take an art class (painting/drawing/pottery, etc).
17 Write a completed story.
18 Learn to use power tools & build something.
19 Attend a conference of some kind.
o 30 consecutive days of something. | whole30!
21 Grow my own vegetables.
ear a bikini (kind of wrinkling my nose at this one, ha!). | I wore a bikini for the first time in 2016! Now I would like to wear one CONFIDENTLY in 2018!
23 Eat clean for 30 days straight.
24 Complete 3 DIY projects.
25 Take some brand photography for a clothing company.
26 See the PNW.
27 Enjoy a northeastern fall.
28 Learn how to make a delicious poached egg (it’s so much harder than I thought).
29 Study more of my family history (maybe using ancestry or something).
Stay in a super fancy hotel. | For our wedding night Eddie booked us a room at the Wentworth Mansion – specifically one of the garden suites. It was amazing.
photos by anchored roots photography
Have you created a 30 before 30 list? If so, what all did you add to it and share your blog post with me, I would LOVE to read it!
I think having some goals to cross off to keep us focused is always a good thing; and man this will definitely help keep me focused.
i’ve been building this list for a while.
truth be told, i’ve seen them on countless other blogs and felt like i didn’t want to do it, so i didn’t.
then as i realized that my 27th birthday has started creeping closer – i did want to make a list.
a list that while doable, will challenge me.
a list that will not make me feel like a failure if i don’t cross off every single thing.
things i’ve been putting off, or too afraid to do, or still unsure of actually wanting to do.
they all made their way onto the list.
so without further ado…
1 travel outside of my comfort zone
2 create a recipe that is all my own
3 visit (maybe camp in) yosemite national park
4 re-learn how to play the drums
5 have a spa day (i’ve never had a professional massage!)
6 get my personal trainer certification. (?!?!??!) something i’m thinking about and idea could be tossed out
7 go to a drive-in movie
8 do something that scares me
9 master a set of 5 pull-ups
10 learn how to sew & make a piece of clothing
11 cut unnecessary spending for 2 months and build a solid nest egg
12 take a road trip
13 finish. the. back. hallway/laundry room. geeze
14 get a kayak and use it often
15 learn to drive stick
16 give blood (to honor my mother)
17 take an art class (painting/drawing/pottery, etc)
19 make a nice outdoor space in the back yard
20 write a completed story
21 do a haunted house on halloween (aka build one at my house)
22 figure out what i want to do with my life (aka my full passion)
23 learn to use power tools & build something
24 attend a conference of some kind
25 do 30 consecutive days of something
26 watch IMDB’s top 100 movies
27 grow my own vegetables
28 host a big outside dinner party
29 wear a bikini (kind of wrinkling my nose at this one, ha!)
30 learn another language
what about you – do you currently have a 30 before 30 list?
are you thinking of making one?
what would you add to yours and do we have anything in common?!?!?