Today is my birthday. This year my birthday was bugging me more than normal. I'm 29 years old today and that just feels so ridiculously weird to me. It's the last year I'll be in my twenties. On one hand, I don't feel my age at all. I'm still collecting toys, wearing Hello Kitty t-shirts, and putting my hair in pigtails. But when I read something like this article, I realize I'm no longer 23 and that there's parts of me that have definitely aged, or matured. Currently, I'm the healthiest I've ever been mentally and emotionally. My relationships with friends and family are stronger than ever before. Physically, I've definitely had some crap to deal with over the last year but it's nothing I can't handle or deal with.

I want this next year to be a great year in all areas of my life so I decided to make a list of things I want to do and accomplish before I hit the big 3-0 next year!

30 Before 30

1. Rebrand Sparklegirl.
2. Go on a vacation with Adam.
3. Start and finish our wedding scrapbook/photo albums.
4. Be more adventurous with my cooking.
5. Host a dinner party. 
6. Find a 'day' job I enjoy. 
7. Find a new church home.
8. Feel comfortable and happy with my body. 
9. Start a family with Adam or start preparing for one.
10. Sew more skirts for myself.
11. Go to a comic convention as a spectator, not a vendor. 
12. Master french macaroons. 
13. Go on lots of hikes throughout Sudbury.
14. Become a better photographer. 
15. Invest in a better camera.
16. Travel further North to see more of Canada.
17. Learn to get up when my alarm goes off, not an hour later.
18.  Plan a big party.
19. Get new eyeglasses. 
20. Try a new food.
21. Go fishing.
22. Have an all-day movie marathon.
23. Grow tomatoes on my balcony.
24. Hang photos in our apartment and finish decorating it.
25. Go to a fancy event with Adam where we're both dressed up and dance.
26. Play and beat more Nintendo DS games.
27. Visit and swim at every beach in our area. 
28. Go to a farm to buy a pumpkin and carve it for Halloween.
29. Dance as often as I can.
30. Spend my last day of being 29 doing all the things I love!

Thank you for reading my little blog and for all the support you've given me <3
xo Jen


  1. Happy birthday!!! Have to be honest, from your photos I always thought you were young twenties, *never* would have guessed 29.

    And absolutely love your list -sounds like this is going to be an awesome year for you.

  2. Happy Birthday! Your list is great! I think I'll borrow that idea when my birthday comes around. Hope you enjoyed your special day.

  3. Happy Birthday!! Hope you're having a really fantastic day with lots of cake. This is a really good list- sounds like this year is going to be an adventure! :) xxx