For the past few days I’ve been in a bit of a funk. I’m sure this is magnified by staying put for almost four weeks in Arizona and feeling a little claustrophobic due to the steady 100+ degree temperature. To fully round out my Debbie Downer post, I’ve been more than slightly sad/mad/annoyed at the state of my generation. Ok, I know everyone is struggling right now, in fact I have it incredibly easy compared to some. However, it’s upsetting for us mid to late 20’s folks who are facing a horrendous job market and competing with people who have decades of experience. The thought of buying a home is just a distant dream. Careers are put on hold, raises are withheld with the “economy” as an excuse. Families are put on hold as we struggle to maintain stability. Not to say I necessarily want a mortgage/child/job, but I want that to be a reasonable option and right now it isn’t. Ok, so that was REALLY depressing. In an effort to get out of my funk I have decided to begin a “30 before 30”.
1. Take a photography class
2. Learn to ride a motorcycle
4. Go to India
5. Go back to school and get my Masters
6. Run a half marathon
7. Become a better cook
8. Go vegan for at least 3 months to see how I feel
I’m going to stop there and keep adding to the list in the next couple of weeks. It might be a daunting list to accomplish in three years but I’m already feeling better. And with a trip to New York in less than a week, life isn’t so bad after all.