Today is my last day being 28. I'm sorry what! How in the hell has this year gone so incredibly fast? I know I've said this a thousand times on this blog of mine, but time feels like it is literally flying by! I just looked at the post I wrote last year when I turned 28 and I wrote about the 5 things I was most looking forward to in my 28th year of life.
So I thought it would be fun (for who? Me I guess and you too) to see what became of those 5 things. Did they come true? Did they not? Let's see shall we?!
Living by myself for the first time ever. So far this has been amazing. Early on it was semi lonely and I found myself wishing for a roommate. But it's been 8 months and I can safely say that I LOVE living alone. I love having my own space. I love being able to do everything on my time. I love how my apartment decor has really come together. I've learned a lot about myself living alone and I'm glad I've had this time with....well myself. Which probably sounds totally weird but is true.
Maybe, possibly, hopefully meeting my person. Yeah this didn't happen. I dated here and there but nothing stuck. I feel like this is the most frustrating aspect of my life right now and I'm just not sure what to do about it. I know I know, I'm supposed to stop thinking about it and when I do it'll just happen. But hello!! I've been doing that for the last 5 years and it still hasn't happened. It's getting to where I'm officially going to be the last person in any of my friend groups without a significant other. I continuously ask myself why I wasn't one of those girls that met her "person" in college. And quite frankly the whole dating thing is exhausting, especially as I get dangerously close to thirty.
Reading 100 or more books. Negative. I met my yearly goal of 50 books and since then I've read 11 books, so that brings my total since this time last year to 61. I don't know what I was thinking when I wrote this one to be honest. How I thought I could read 40 addition books from January - March 17th is beyond me.
Visiting our nations capitol. My family and I visited Washington DC last July and it was a phenomenal trip. It was the first trip we'd been on as a family in about 5 or 6 years and we had the best time ever. We visited all the major sites and even got to tour the Capitol and The White House. As a teacher who specifically teaches US History, I think it was important for me to visit the Capitol.
Creating and completing a 28 in 28 challenge for myself. So it turns out that I ended up writing out a 30 Before 30 list as opposed to a 28 in 28 list. So I guess that means I need to write a 29 in 29 list for this year! Would it be cheating to include some of the items on my 30 Before 30 list? Because I totally think I might have to do that. Also stay tuned next week, because I am going to be doing a year check in on my 30 Before 30 list!
Well, over all I think my anticipations for my 28th year were pretty good. Two of them were obviously things I knew were going to happen and the last three were things I was hoping to happen.
I sometimes wish I could get just a little flashes into what my life if going to be like in the next 15 or so years. Then at least I wouldn't have to worry so much about the choices I'm making or the things that aren't happening that I wish would happen. But life doesn't work like that does it?
So I guess I'll just have to have faith and be patient. :)