Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Inevitable

There is no turning back now! The inevitable is sneaking up on me and approaching at what appears to be an accelerated speed. In approximately 106 days yours truly will turn the big 30! Nothing like the New Year to help you re-evaluate your life, however this New Year, 2011, the year that I turn 30 really made me take a look at the things I've already accomplished and the goals that I am still pursuing. I can honestly say that this lackluster milestone does not intimidate me one bit. For one, it is inevitable therefore I've embraced it and I realize that every single thing I've gone through in life thus far has help lead me to where I am today; blessed.

Instead of having a pity party or being depressed about my newly acquired wisdom I plan to celebrate this birthday in style, pausing to appreciate both the fun in my 20's and the new experiences to come in my future. As a tribute to my 20's I along with my friends and bloggers, Nicole and Sharina, were able to come up with a list of 10 things to do before I turn 30.

1. Lose 30 pounds
You look good, you feel good, point blank!! This is a must and something that I have already begun working on. The gym is my new BFF! I know this is going to take some work but I am definitely up for the challenge.

2. Complete Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred
I've had this DVD for quite sometime now and I always get to about day 14 and quit! If you are not familiar with this workout it is an intense 20 minute workout that uses aerobic and anaerobic intervals which helps you burn fat faster. Well this go round I plan on completing the entire 30 days!

3. Be A Diva for a Night / Karaoke
I would love to put on a sexy sequin dress, a nice wig and sing R E S P E C T! I've always been nervous about this because if you ever go to a Karaoke bar those folks take this serious! I didn't want them to boo me or get upset because I was fooling around. But like I said this is a new year and a new me, who cares if I get booed!

4. Race Car Driving
For some reason I've wanted to do this for quite some time now but never had the guts to do it. After watching Real Housewives of Atlanta and seeing Sheree and Candy go at it, it was quickly added to my list of things to do!

5. Weekend Road Trip with the Girls
No explanation needed just FUN!

6. Pole Dancing Class
Those flirty girl fitness classes look like tons of fun. I think I may have to work on shedding a few pounds first before I hoist my voluptuous self up on somebody’s pole! I am really looking forward to this class.

7. Win tickets to the Oprah Show
I heart Oprah and have tried to get tickets to her show for years now. I remember working for a customer service call center while in undergrad and instead of taking calls I would be calling the Oprah hotline to win tickets. I would have at least 5 phone lines dialing in but as you can see I never got through! It breaks my heart that this is her last season and I possibly will never get to be apart of her fabulous audience. I am going to keep trying!! SN: OWN is my new default channel!

8. Make-Over
When the weight is off and all is said and done, I want a make-over. Out with the old and in with the new

9. Have a Photo shoot Session
A nice photo shoot to show off my new look and to capture me while I can still mumble a 20 something girly girl.

10. Couples massage with Mr.
Nine times out of ten he will think this is "Fruity" but I think this will be a really nice experience for both of us. I would like for us to go to a place of solace, where we will be able to connect spiritually and tune into each others thoughts. We both have unspoken frustrations due to our conception obstacles but I have adopted the notion that God's delays are not God's denials, thanks to some of my wonderful followers!

I did this list because 30 is the start of a new chapter in my life and I wanted to seal my 20's on a high note. I had to look inward to really assess the highs and lows of my 20's and I realized when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change and regardless of my current station in life, I have a spiritual contract to make joy my constant companion and that I don't have to live a life filled with less-than-joyful activities.

Happy New Year!
Peace and Blessings..........


  1. I am 31 and there is NOTHING to be depressed about. I turned 30 with a pole party and great friends. Oh if your looking for a photographer try @mrjeno he did my photos for turningn 30. He is very professional!

  2. Love it!

    Thats Right hold your head up high as you walk into the Club! I'm waiting for you on the other side of the

  3. congrats! im sure you will accomplish all these things and more! :)

  4. They say 30 is the new 20! ;-) Happy Birthday!

  5. Thanks ladies!
    @ Caramel Glam I will check out that photographer!

  6. You are so lucky to be turning 30!!!!!!!!!! I hit the big 50 this May and boy I am not looking forward to that at all! It didn't boter me turning 30, my 30s were te best time of my life and I do not know why. I was in the best shape of my life I had a awesome job managing two doctor's offices, tons of friends always out. It is notbad so kick up your heels and embrass it and have a blast :)

  7. I am with you on a few of those.I want to race car drive to! I love to speed! I try not to break the law I promise.
    Lose weight yup yup! Me to.

  8. @Tamara B. Thanks doll! I bet you’re like fine wine only gets better with time! Thanks for the those encouraging words!

    @Jacqueline, Break the law..who me. LOL I can't wait check that one off my list. I'm really looking forward to it. I will definitely do a post about that experience along with pics!

  9. I love your list of goals and think they are totally do-able before you turn 30! I only wish we lived closer so I could celebrate with you!

    Here's to an awesome 2011 for you!!! Cheers!!! ((hugs))

  10. You will soon see that 30 is definitely flirty!!! Happy Birthday to you and good luck to you on your adventures!!

  11. 30 is a great age! You will enjoy it and every birthday after..I'll be hitting 31 in April

  12. @ Yakini thanks doll! I wish we lived closer as well. I've already celebrated 1 milestone birthday with you (21) so to connect for this one would be awesome!!!!

    @Ps in one POD: I like that quote "30 is definitely flirty"!!

    @Fab Do Gooder: I'm an April baby too! April 21st to be exact. Taurus here. I'm headed over to FB to get your exact B-day date!

  13. Enjoy your birthday. It's time for flirty 30.

  14. I hope you have a good birthday and get to accomplish these things that you've set out to do. Good luck!

  15. Grea list. Enjoy your day! You'll accomplish those goals, I just know it. And you'll feel amazing when you do.

    All the best, always!!


  16. Love your list. Love how you are focusing on achieving some very positive goals for yourself. I know so many times milestone birthdays have us focusing on what we don't have. You will be working toward filling your bucket before the day comes! Good luck.

  17. Love it! And we are going to make sure you accomplish everything on this list :) So lets get it started!

  18. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!

  19. I felt the same way about entering my 30s but now that I am in them I love it. Have fun completing your list.

  20. You have inspired me to stick to everything that I've set for myself this year! We have to support one another! What are the b-day plans by the way? (I think we can find a way to sneak into Harpo Studios!).

    Alicia J

  21. Great list! I will be 30 in October and made a list of 30 things to do this year.

  22. I love your Turning 30 to-do list. I especially liked the photo shoot. I made a mini bucket list similar to your list. I think we should 'go for it.'

  23. Your list is fun and fab.

    I am looking forward to my 30s, which will happen next year, and I hope I will make a list and work towards that :).

    Enjoy your photo shot, I def like to do one.

  24. Your list for your 30's looks like mine for my 40's!!!! LOL