13_until_30We’ll talk about Africa soon. I promise.

But there are some looming situations [one main looming situation] that we need to deal with.

I’m less than 400 days from being 30.

Approximately 13 months until 30.

[Hence the little graphic here- wherein my face is way more discouraged than I really am. I just thought that picture was funny. And, I mean, I paid for the headshots, I should find a way to use them all. Right?]

I’m not stressed about turning 30. 29 feels like it’s gonna be a bit weird [on July 7th- I heart my birthday], but 30 doesn’t make me sad. This isn’t one of those “I’m scared of the next phase of my life blah blah blah…..”

I promise.

I do have some serious goals I want to meet by the time I’m 30. It’s just a good round number to work with, so I picked it. There are three main things that I want to accomplish by July 7, 2010. [I mean, there are a few more… but these three are the ones I’m willing to blog about… at this point.]

Ready? Here we go.

#1. I want to learn to play the piano.

  • I’ve been looking for a creative outlet/hobby for when I need a break from writing. So the search began for something that I could do in my free time that doesn’t involve words or my computer. In the past few months, said outlet has been television. What. A. Waste. So I decided to learn to play the piano. I found a rather inexpensive teacher, I have a keyboard from high school, so I start lessons soon. Hilarious, right?

#2. I want to sew a blanket.

  • I purchased a beautiful large piece of fabric in South Africa. And I want to turn it into a blanket- which involves using a sewing machine to sew together the fabric, batting, and a back. So my goal is to make this blanket and gain a working knowledge of how to use a sewing machine.

#3. I want to be fluent in French.

  • Okay, I agree. A bit lofty. So let’s just say I want to be on my way to fluent. The actual goal is to learn every language on Earth. [I’m going to blog about that tomorrow.] But I’m going to start with French. I figure it will be beneficial in Canada, Europe, and Western Africa. This is the only goal that I don’t really have a plan for yet, but I will.

So here’s what I’m going to do. Every month, on/near the 30th, I’m going to update you on my goals. Hopefully by June 30th, I will have had a piano lesson… and I will have some idea of how to learn French.

And it will be 12 months until 30.

Weird.