You reach your 21st birthday and you are super excited…then 25 you feel like you of age…next 30 and you begin to think about life in a serious way, but it is still a big celebration. So now we are at 35, who are you, what have you accomplished, you begin to question if you are where you want to be in life and if you have accomplished all you thought you would by age 35.
Well, I just celebrated my 35th birthday two weeks ago and it was a great one! I spent the weekend with friends and family in Sandestin, Florida. It was truly a celebration that I will never forget. Great weather, family and friends and the beach. What more could I ask for???
Like many, I did a lot of self reflection and goal setting in preparation for the BIG 35. While I am overly excited about 35, I realized there were simple things in life that I continued to overlook in an attempt to achieve my goals and aspirations. While these are all very important, so are the simple things in life. So, I have decided I won’t overlook these things anymore! Now if you know me, I came up with a great idea to make the simple things fun and memorable.
My brilliant idea was to create a list of 35 things I would do over the next year that I have put aside over the years. Well I thought I could come up with a list of 35 things easily, but it seems like I bit off more than I could chew. So, I have a list of 14 items right now and I will continue to update this list until I come up with a total of 35 .
I will share this journey with each of you on Madam Manners and also on Instagram. To keep up with my journey on the Madam Manners blog, please visit the page 35 at 35. Oh and it would be impossible to do this without a hash tag, so be sure to check out #madammanners35! I am super excited about this journey and each of you being a part of it! I really hope you enjoy my antics and adventures during year 35. Not only will you get to see more of Madam Manners, but you will get to meet my friends and family along the way! Get ready for lots of pictures and recaps!
- Spend my birthday with those close to me
- Belt Line bus tour
- SkyView Atlanta
- Key West
- Cocktails in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens
- Visit a food truck park
- Start taking Zumba classes again
- Visit Serenbe
- Hear TD Jakes Speak
- Hear Oprah Winfrey Speak
- Attend a Braves Game
- Plan a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains
- Create relationships to begin Guest Blogging
- Purchase a pair of Converse