30 b4 30 or Die Trying
I usually keep my birthday a secret. The reason is because in the past it's been something that I've hyped and no one has remembered. Eventually I just stopped answering people when they asked. It wasn't until I had talked to a group of people and found out someone's birthday was the day before mine. I guess I got a little too excited so I blurted out mine shortly afterwards. Then I lost count and ended up telling several others.
Then it became the series of giveaways I did on my instagram. I like giving stuff away and lowkey pride myself in working hard to give the best gifts. That's all besides the fact, what I'm really getting at is that I just turned 29. It's not as painful as I thought it would be and that's mostly because people still tell me I look 22. But it's because I've done a lot for my age that I'm proud of.
In true Gabby fashion that's not being real to myself. I didn't just coast into the last year in my 20s like a normal person. I usually freak out and cry not this time, This time I made a list. I currently believe that you're supposed to read things when they're meant to be read. So when I came about this post by Plan Another Day, I knew I had to do it.
She came up with a list of her own personal 30 before 30 that reflected her and who she was to become as a woman in her 30s. I saw that and took the same concept, translated it and wrote it down.
So here's my list 30 b4 30. Some are inspired by other ongoing projects like my have dinner with 30 different people. I found Rob's project Robs10kfriends on Insta. While I was curious about it. I knew I could replicate it on a smaller scale with 30 people (who knows I might make it bigger). Others are just things I need to do to be a better person.
Create a signature cocktail
Get a tattoo
Read 30 books
Express gratitude more often
Learn after effects
Write a letter to myself to be opened in 10 years.
Be more mindful
Say yes to everything for one day
Sit and have 30 meals with 30 strangers.
Do a 30 day challenge every month.
Apply to that thing.
Perform a spoken word poem.
Love with reckless abandon.
Become closer to God
Bake a soufflé
Learn basic French
Go to my first Spurs game
Start and launch my project
Watch the winners of Best Picture since 1989.
Write at least 100 words a day
Give back to my community
Just listen for one whole day
Learn to be in the moment
Go to a missions/ flying chanclas game
Go sky diving
Run a 5k
Try a pisco sour
Keep a plant alive for a year
Get published in saveur or bon appetit.
Here’s to 29! I hope you’re the year I’ve been waiting for. If not I’ll help you to make it the best year yet. If you want to help or you’d like to participate send me a message and let’s talk!