Since I’ll be turning 25 in a few days, that means I only have a few years until I turn 30. It doesn’t stop there, for I know 30 is still a young age.
Yes, the title is right. I was supposed to write a “30 Before 30” but halfway through the list, I can’t think of anything to add anymore. So I decided to just write the three important things and elaborate more. I also don’t want to be specific because there are some goals that I want to keep to myself for now.
Value my family and friends
I started to spend more time with them and I am hoping to continue that. I want to make more calls, set more dates and open up more conversations with them.
I want to help my parents build their dream home (our house renovation is already ongoing, yay!). I want to provide a small business for them. I want to help them support my brothers in their educational needs. I want to travel more and take them to beautiful places.
But more than the financial matters, I want to become a better daughter and a better friend. I want them to feel how thankful I am that they’re my family and friends. That despite of the rough times, we still stick to each other and support one another.
I’m glad I was able to realize how important my family and friends are before it’s too late.
Invest in myself
Through time, I’ve learned that I need to take care of myself first so I could take care of others well.
They say health is wealth and I realized that the hard way. I want to live a healthy lifestyle and hope that I won’t get sick anymore. I’ve already stopped drinking soda, but I still have to increase my water intake. I need to eat on time, and stop whatever I’m doing. I have to eat more fruits instead of having sweets because I know my tonsils can’t endure too much sweets. I need exercise too, which I’m really bad at. I have started taking yoga classes and dance classes recently so I hope I’ll be able to maintain that. I always walk, which is good but I think I need jogs too!
Aside from my health, I want to gain more self-confidence and fully accept my flaws. I also want to reward myself more for the hard work I’ve done. No more thinking twice on getting a new dress or a pair of shoes, even guitars at guitar center. I want to take a day to pamper myself to relax and breathe the stress out.
Saving is important but spending for myself is equally important.
Take risks and step out of my comfort zone
As I grow up, I become more careful in making decisions because I keep on thinking about what other people will have to say about it. But I want to change that. I want to make decisions because I want it, not because it’s what other people expect me to do.
Marriage has always been part of my plan, but as years pass by, I start to realize that it’s one huge responsibility. But still, I want to get married and love everything that comes with it. It’s a risk I’m willing to take and work with my future husband. And I hope that before that day comes, I’m 101% ready.
I also want to quit my corporate job and become a full-time mom and wife. I’ll be quitting my career where I earn a lot so that I could take a job that I’m not even getting paid for. But I know I won’t regret it.
“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.”
Honestly, I am scared and excited to reach 30 but I am hoping that when the time comes, I’ll become a better person than who I am right now.
It’s your turn!
- What are the 3 things you want to do before you reach 30?
- Are you excited to reach that age?