The other night I was thinking about how close I am to turning 30 and how much I still want to accomplish in my life. Now I know the fear of turning the big 3-0 is not unique, and that I have a future beyond that, but I wanted to set some goals for myself. So I spent some time and created 100 things I want to do/see before I die and 30 things I think I can accomplish before I hit my 30th birthday. Step one will be to keep up with this site.
Monday, January 9, 2012
#20 Crossed off the List: See a matinee by myself
Saturday I was able to cross off another item from my list. When I told people about some of the challenges that I gave myself, they gave me a strange look because the truth is, none of the things on my list are all that challenging. With that being said, the point of this exercise is that each of these things are time consuming, and completely about me and who I am as a person. So often we get wrapped up in the routine of the everyday we forget to explore our passions. The truth is, until I started this challenge I didn't know what I was passionate about. That is something I am still trying to discover. Before this challenge, my personal resume would have read like this:
Casey Barile: Director of Marketing for Cheeseburger in Paradise Wife of Logan Barile
Boring! I don't want to be defined by my job and my spouse. Now it reads:
Director of Marketing for Cheeseburger in Paradise
Wife of Logan Barile
Christian woman who loves growing her Faith
Active volunteer for The Spring of Tampa Bay
Enjoys Photography and Photo Editing
Loves Event Planning for friends and Hosting
I'm still exploring more of my passions for life and I look forward to seeing how my 'personal resume' continues to grow.
Oh, and regarding the matinee experience - I LOVED sitting in a quiet theater by myself. It was very empowering buying a ticket for one and I saw a great movie: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. However, I don't see this becoming a regular activity when my couch is much more comfortable and I can push pause whenever I need to leave for a minute. I always drink too much water in the theater and the last 30 minutes of the movie get a bit uncomfortable.