I turned 28 this week. With everything that has happened it would be easy to just bury myself in my children and day to day life and let myself go. But I don’t want to do that. My life isn’t over and I won’t let myself give up on who I am. So in order to help keep myself moving forward, I have made a list of goals for me to accomplish in the next two years.

Here they are, 30 goals to hit before I turn 30.


1. Be able to run 2 miles straight

2. Be able to do 25 push ups
3. Actually be able to do all of the yoga moves in a class
4. Be able to do 5 pull ups
5. Take a self-defense course

6. Do one of those fun 5k’s 

7. Do a ropes course


8. Go see a Broadway show
9. Travel to Europe
10. Get a memorial tattoo

11. Go sailing

12. Visit a new state
13. Invest in a nice wardrobe

14. Make a cool cosplay
15. Get another autograph for my Lotr books

Career / Education

16. Go through year 2 of School of Supernatural Life
17. Get on a TV show
18. Sell Jon’s songs
19. Develop multiple streams of income
20. Submit my book to a publisher
21. Be competent in Spanish
22. Build my social media platforms to at least 3,000 followers


23. Move into my own place

24. Develop a strong community
25. Get Jocelyn into dance classes
26. Get a gun and concealed carry permit
27. Finish Jon’s memory box
28. Make photo albums for Jocelyn and Nathan’s first year
29. Move to Nashville

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30. Let myself fall in love again



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 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. Philippians 3:12