I turn 40 in about a year and 4 months. I can’t believe it but I have decided that I want to make some changes prior to that big day. Here are 10 things I want to do before leaving my 30s:
1. Move away
Yes! Denver is on the top of my list but who knows. I have lived in Boston almost all of my life and I need a change and this is a big one.
2. Ask a man out
Yes, I am a big wuss when it comes to men. I think that no one would love me but I tend to talk myself down and now, that must end. If I want to change things, I have to jump into the fog.
3. Learn to swim and skate
I don’t know how to swim. We never went to be beach and I was taller than all of the pools in the neighborhood so I never had to learn. I was too much of a klutz to be given a pair of skates.
4. I want a tattoo.
This is crazy but I want a live, laugh, love tattoo on my foot or shoulder. Like this:
5. See the puffins in Maine.
Atlantic puffins nest on 6 islands in Maine. I could do a day trip before I do #1 or maybe make a weekend of it.
6. Have compassion on a continuing basis for myself
It will be hard but I deserve it.
7. Go to Italy
I want to go to where it all began for my mother, San Donato Val di Comino. I am embracing my Italian half.
8. Get a dog.
If I am going to move, I will get a place where I can have a dog. I grew up with cats, dogs, hamsters, gerbils, iguanas, I am an equal opportunity animal love.
9. Volunteer more
I had thought about volunteering for the hospice service that took care of Mom but I am not sure that would be good for me.
10. Drive across country.
I love road trips and well, I have always wanted to hit the road and see the country.