My Aspiration in Life is Happiness – 30 Before 30 Update

Don’t forget about the 4th day blogmas

On the 5th day of Blogmas Aitza gave to me, an update on her 30 before 30 activities!!

My 30 before 30 bucket is about the aspiration for happiness #challenge
my 30 before 30 is filled with experiences want as a form of growth #life

Like clockwork, I use the month of December to reflect on my life. It has less to do with it being the end of the calendar year and more to do with the conception of me. Count back nine months from September 22nd, and you get some day in December. If you’ve been reading the blog all year, you’ll know I’ve created a new 30 before 30 list. It took me a while to understand that changing my goals and choosing not to pursue them does not make me a failure or quitter.

It took me a while to understand that changing my goals and choosing not to pursue them does not make me a failure or quitter. Click To Tweet

The New 30 Before 30

  1. Get my nose pierced
  2. Obtain my PhD
  3. Become fluent in Spanish
  4. Learn French
  5. Send Christmas cards every year
  6. Study and/or live abroad in Europe
  7. Blog consistently
  8. Spend time in Latin America
  9. Become a published author
  10. Get my license
  11. Consistently box/kickbox
  12. Have a net worth of 10K USD
  13. Grow my hair to BSL(bra strap length)
  14. Own a Chanel Bag
  15. Visit another country alone
  16. Learn to knit(in progress)
  17. Become a small business owner
  18. Return to playing the piano
  19. Learn to swim (I still need practice, but I won’t drown)
  20. Memorize 10 new scriptures
  21. Move to a new city in the US
  22. Live on my own
  23. Volunteer somewhere consistently
  24. Invest in Stock
  25. Expand my jewellery collection
  26. Get a tattoo
  27. Bake 30 new recipes (Time to crack open my Na’ne’s recipe book)
  28. Spend a holiday with Granddaddy
  29. Return to dabbling in photography
  30. Take a mother-daughter trip abroad
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 It took me a while to understand that changing my goals and choosing not to pursue them does not make me a failure or quitter. #selfcare

My Aspiration in Life Would be to be Happy

Over the last year, I’ve come to terms with the fact I might not accomplish everything on this list before the age of 30. As my pal Jun recently “progress cannot be put on a timeline.happiness cannot be put on a timeline.” As I revisit this list each year, I am reminded of my own personal growth. My 30 before 30 list is here to hold me accountable to the goals I want to achieve in life, but I am not a hostage. The best part of Beyonce’s Pretty Hurts was,

 

Beyoncé reminds us that happiness is the ultimate goal of a 30 before 30 list. #blogmas

That is my truth. Christmas is a time of joy and happiness. As I reflect on my year this blogmas season, I am reminded that my 30 before 30 is about happiness. I’m not out to achieve a constant state of happiness, because that’s not realistic. My goal is for the good to outweigh the bad. If I can reflect on my months or quarters or years and say “ there were some rough spots, but I had happiness,” then I am content.As I’ve said before “life is about growth and not staying stagnant.” I’m choosing to live 23 as a year of unknown; one where mindfulness is accepted and control is slowly released. This practice may result in a few more strikes on my list next year, or it may result in none at all. This year, it is not about the growth that can be quantified and broken down into percentages, but the introspective work that will lay the groundwork for who I will be once I reach 30 and 40 and 50.

As I reflect on my year this #blogmas season, I am reminded that my 30 before 30 is about happiness. Click To Tweet

It doesn’t matter if you have a 30 before 30 or a 40 before 40 or an unofficial bucket list. As long as you’re actively reaching for your happiness and holding your self accountable, you are going to live a fulfilled life. Be happy good people!

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My Aspiration in Life Would be to be Happy #selfcare #blogmas

coat- old navy (similar) // pants –levis  // flats – target // sunnies – local boutique(similar)// top-target (similar) // lip stick – colour pop// foundation –clinique// earrings – local boutique (similar)// ring -vintage (similar)

 

 

Besos,

Aitza