Remember this post at the beginning of the year
where I had picked 30 things to try and accomplish
before I turned 30 this Fall?
Well, in just one more week- my twenties are a thing of the past...
I've been thinking for awhile now about
just how I've done crossing off my checklist of
30 rather simple tasks. Nine months- no sweat right?
3. Sew curtains for the front room
6. Start and grow a design business on the side
7. Make and store strawberry freezer jam
11. Get new carpet! (this ones a stretch...)
15. Master homemade whole wheat bread
16. Pay for the person behind me in a drive-thru
19. Go to a hockey game
All in all, I checked 19 of 30 off the list...
Strawberry jam? Not while I'm also trying to move!
And while my design venture was a great hope, it wasn't a great reality.
I did take on newspaper correspondence for a time, so that was a fun sideline instead.
And a hockey game? Why was that important enough to add? Not sure now actually!
Curtains? Nope... probably a good thing in the long run!
The bottom line?
I guess it's just that there will always be
"30 Things" type of lists in my life. There will, for better or worse,
always be those hopes that don't get crossed off or
those earmarks that I look back on and
realize weren't important anyway.
I think that what I'd be most satisfied with
isn't making and checking off lists,
but being sincerely ok with lists left incomplete.
Does that make sense?
In my next 30 years,
I hope I'll be able to figure our how to be satisfied
both with what does and doesn't get accomplished.
Later on I'll post a few more of my thoughts for those next 30 years too!