There are 3 things I'd like to be by the time I'm 30: married, a published author, and a size 2.
My mom and dad were married at 23 and 25, respectively, so I used to think that marriage at any age past was ancient. It's 2011, I'm a career woman, yada yada. The times have changed and so have I. The 'by 30' clause actually has more to do with my childbearing years than anything. Of course the other factors - I'd like to be selfish for a bit longer, I'd like to accomplish a few more things before sharing it all with someone else - come into play. But mainly, I'd like not to stress about having kids. I'd just like to have them.
Well, I didn't write my book by 25, so perhaps by 30? Ideally I'd like to wrap it up by the time I'm 27 but the publishing process is a long and arduous one. Suffice it to say, if you see my book on shelves by 2015, I will have done good. But I'm definitely hoping for sooner. I realize now that I couldn't have finished it any faster - I needed to go through all of these experience to really make it what I want it to be.
The last part is sort of a joke - size 2, size 4, who cares - but it just sounded so good with the rest of the statement. I have drastically changed my eating habits by making small alterations here and there and it shows (and feels!). I've been thinking a lot about yoga recently... I'm a bit high strung and tightly wound, not to mention I make myself sick when I get stressed. I think it could be a great release for me.. What I really want is to be healthy and feel good. Looking great in a bikini wouldn't hurt, either.
What are your 3 for 30?