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11.17.2009

Countdown to 30

Let's face it. The end of another decade in my life is approaching and the sails are catching wind as time goes by. I'm not opposed to birthdays, I LOVE them, but I'm having a hard time grasping that another 10 years has so quickly vanished. I often wonder if I've accomplished anything in the last decade. Of course, I have {I think}, but it doesn't always feel like it. Being a realist {when I want to}, I understand that not everything turns out the way you expect it or even want it to, so I'm perfectly okay with how my life is; surely I'm not the only one to look back and think, "Wow. So this is it, eh?" All that is me can, and will, go from good to great to fabulous to absolutely sparkling over time.

While reading the archives of a favorite site, The Frisky, I came across a list of things a woman should know how to do before she turns 30. I agreed with some of the ideas they had, but decided I should come up with a list of my own. Hopefully, I've already mastered most and those items I have left to conquer, I will in the next 150 days.

40 Skills Every Woman Should Have
Before Turning 30

1. Make coffee. French press, percolator, automatic drip. You never know what you're going to run into.

2. Diplomatically tell Mom to butt-out.

3. Ace a job interview.

4. Ask a man out.

5. Send a thoughtful thank-you note.

6. Listen to a friend in need. Key word: Listen.

7. Ask for help.

8. Effectively end an unhealthy relationship (romantic or platonic in nature).

9. Beautifully wrap a gift.

10. Say "no" gracefully.

11. Whip up a great dinner using only the items in the fridge.

12. Drive a car with a manual transmission.

13. Sew a button.

14. Mix a kick-ass cocktail.

15. Take off her bra without removing her shirt.

16. Know how to accept a compliment.

17. Apply lip gloss in the dark.

18. Balance her checkbook.

19. Create a budget.

20. Find the best deal.

21. Negotiate a car loan.

22. Read a map.

23. Apologize when she is wrong.

24. Say something in French just for the hell of it.

25. Dress for her body type.

26. Change a flat tire (or know who to call to come change it for her)

27. Spot a fake (handbag, diamond, potential friend...)

28. Feign interest.

29. Know what to tip at dinner.

30. Hold a baby.

31. Know the difference in appropriate behavior between dinner party and bachelorette party.

32. Hail a cab.

33. Do laundry.

34. Grocery shop.

35. Eat alone at a restaurant.

36. Self defense.

37. Effectively learn how to maintain a healthy relationship (romantic or platonic).

38. How to pack light.

39. Program a universal remote.

40. Learn the rules of at least one sport.

1 comment:

  1. I love it! Even at 30 I still struggle with #16 and I am not sure I would know where to begin with #39! Good luck with 30, it's really not all that bad!

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