Jewel tones have always been my favorite color palette, so I was thrilled to see that emerald is all the rage this fall. Whether you’re incorporating it into your outfit with a bold necklace, or a sleek suede pump; there’s no going wrong with a pop of green.
As is evident from my lack of consistent posts in recent months; life has been rather hectic lately. After starting a new job at the end of July, and spending two weeks on travel in the middle of August, I’ve struggled to get back into a routine. That being said, by the time my 30th birthday rolled around on August 30, a big blow out bash was the last thing I wanted. Ryan, being the ever-so-thoughtful boyfriend that he always is, surprised me with a perfectly timed getaway to the quaint, but charming, Chincoteague Island for Labor Day weekend.
Of course, we went to relax and to spend one last weekend at the beach, but since Chincoteague borders Assateague, it went without saying that the main goal was to complete #15 on my list of ‘30 Things‘ – See the wild horses on Assateague Island. After a day at the beach, we roamed the ‘wilderness loops’ and dirt roads of the national park at Assateague until we stumbled upon them. There is something so incredible about coming across these animals in their natural habitat; it honestly took my breath away. The fact that the park is so vast, and they can roam about as they please, made it that much more special to see the handful of horses that we did. I will never forget watching them as the sun went down over the water, or how I spent my 30th birthday. #15 on my list of ‘30 Things‘ is complete.
So here we are just days away from my 30th Birthday, and my list of ’30 things to do before 30′ is no where near complete. While I have loved having this little list in my back pocket, and have used it as a reference point for making plans on a number of occasions; I simply haven’t stressed the urgency of completion. Sure, I might have gotten overambitious back in January. And I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that life has simply gotten in the way over the last few months. But deep down, I think I’ve avoided checking each box because I don’t necessarily want 30 years old to be the stopping point.
The 30 things I came up with were goals I set; some to challenge myself, some just for fun. And the bottom line is, I don’t ever want to stop doing that…nor do I want to rush through it. So I have decided to change my tune. Moving forward, I will refer to “the list” as just ’30 Things.’ I still want to check each box. I still want to experience it all. I just don’t want a deadline…and I don’t want to stop coming up with new ideas. I will work to complete the first 30, and then I’ll come up with 30 more. I promise to continue to share my experiences, and you’re welcome to track my progress on this new page, or by clicking the icon for ’30 things’ in the sidebar.
I’m excited to keep it moving, and to work my way through it. Thanks in advance for your continued support and encouragement!
I’ve had my eye on these Prada oversized retro sunglasses for some time now, but have had a hard time getting over the $290 price tag. When I stumbled upon this pair from Sole Society, I couldn’t believe the similarities in the two, but the drastic difference in price. If you had to chose; would you spend or save?