Honestly, with all the thought about the new baby arriving, I haven't given much thought to my upcoming birthday. Some of you know that it is possible that the baby and I might share a birthday. I am not necessarily hoping for that, but given the dates, it is very possible. This birthday is a big one for me - the big 3-0, and I think I am in some ways happy to have it overshadowed by the birth of the baby. I don't really want to think about getting older and time that has passed (even though most of that time has been wonderful). I don't think 30 is old, but each birthday marks the passing of time, and that in and of itself is a little, well, concerning. You don't get it back, after all.
The "Thirty Before 30" is not a to-do list. It doesn't read "do the laundry," and "go to the grocery store," etc. These are more meaningful tasks, although some of them can be home-oriented. Not all are huge or life-changing. At this rate, with just about 10 weeks until my birthday, (and my energy level, which is not so high right now), my list will be simple and achievable. I have about nine items so far, but I will not share any until my list is complete, as I am a notorious reviser, and I want to get this right before my big reveal.
I'd also like to share with you my inspiration. Please note, that I did not read her list. I wanted mine to truly be mine, so I only glanced at a few items before deciding this was a fantastic idea that I wanted to steal for myself. You can find Amy and all her wonderful musings at Positively Splendid, as well as a link to her Thirty Before 30 list.
Wish me luck in my list creation!