Saturday, October 20, 2012

Well...It Happened...

...I'm now officially 30.

To be honest, it feels about the same.

I do have a few aches that I'm considering having looked at...but those have been around for a while.

My right shoulder has been crackling a little more than usual.
My left knee hurts during certain activities.
And my back sometimes feels funny.

I think these are just new manifestations of some minor old injuries.

Here are a few things that aren't so bad about this 30 year old body:
-My vision correction is the same as it has been for the last 15 years.
-I still have a full and luxurious head of hair.
-I still fit into the same clothes that I wore 10 years ago. How do I know this? Well, I still have a suit that I got 10 years ago, and I actually wear it from time to time...
-While my level of physical fitness has fluctuated some, I am definitely more fit than I was 10 years ago. :)

Moving on...
Long time readers may remember that shortly after turning 29 I set a few goals for myself.

How did I do?

Let's evaluate...

Ok. Goal #1: Move out.  Yeah, I did this...TWICE!
I moved out to live with a friend of mine, and then he got married so I had to move out again to a different place. Loving it! Moving out (once I had the financial means) was one of the best things I ever did for myself!

#2: Get debt free. Oh yeah! Did this a while ago! Feels good to be able to save, invest, spend, and know that I am beholden to no man. Everything I have is my own. And while I am employed and single, I'm able to get a good financial foundation under me. :)

#3: Do a triathlon. Heck yes I did! This was once of my favorite goals to achieve. So fun! Read about it here.

#4: Half marathon. Nope. Didn't do it. Frankly, I don't like running much, and I have been pretty busy, so I just didn't get in the training for one. Maybe I should carry this goal over and do it before I turn 31...

#5: Travel Internationally. Sadly, I didn't do this either. I was expecting to travel for work, but the trip got delayed. It will probably happen, but not for a few more months. Maybe next summer I should go on a cruise or something.

#6: Motorcycle endorsement. I thought about it. Looked up classes and rates. Never got up the motivation to actually do it. Maybe next year once it warms up.

#7: Road bike. Yup. It was kind of necessary to achieve goal number 3. Bought one. Love it!

#8: Run the Golden Gate Bridge.  Sadly, I haven't made it back to the Bay area since last year. Next time I do though...I'm totally doing it!

#9: Buy another gun. Yeah, I definitely did this one. How many guns did I buy this year? Five...I think.

#10: Take a cooking class. Missed this one. I did look up classes, prices, and schedules...I just never got around to it. Maybe I will do this on a date sometime in the near future.

#11: Obtain a permanent position at work. Honestly this was probably the most important goal I set for the year. I feel very grateful that this was achieved. You may have noticed that the majority of my goals required some significant financial backing. Without a good job most of these things wouldn't have been possible. I am very blessed. :)

#12: Get my weight back down to 160. This is a tough one. I am so dang close! When I set the goal I was steady at about 175. I am now holding steady between 163 and 166. That's a solid 10 pounds off! My belts have been tightened, my clothes fit more comfortably, and I feel a lot better about how I look.  I am going to get to 160, it might just take a little longer. The other part of this is that I have been lifting weights again, and have put on some muscle. So in addition to losing fat weight, I am gaining some muscle weight.  I feel pretty good about how I am doing on this, so I'm going to go ahead and say that this goal was achieved.  I need to take a picture of my scale when I get there officially.

Ok, so that's it for the goals. Now, let's talk about my party!

Yes...I did decide to have a party.
I really want to put some good mojo on my 30's, so I figured that I had better celebrate their arrival.


I've always wanted to do one ever since I saw Men in Black, and Zed says "We're not hosting an intergalactic kegger down here." Well I want to host an intergalactic kegger!
So I've procured a 5 gallon keg of root beer. :)

The evening is going to commemorate the year of my birth, 1982.
We will be showing the major blockbuster films from that year, which includes Tron, Rocky III, Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan, E.T., Blade Runner, and Poltergeist.
'82 was a good year for sci-fi...

I have also obtained the Billboard top 100 hits from 1982 to play as party music.
I've been previewing the playlist, and there are a ton of my favorite songs on it! I had no idea so many great hits came out of that year!
1982 was just an awesome year in general.

Anyway...I think it will be a good party, and I will definitely be blogging about it.

Getting serious though, I feel like 29 was an important year for me. Many things changed for me. Most things were good, some things were very hard.
Presently, I feel like everything is going very well in my life. I'm really quite happy, and I'm feeling very optimistic about entering my 30's. I think that some exceptionally good things are coming. :)