Friday, March 25, 2011

30 before 30 Update

In roughly SIX months I will be the big 30!  It is crazy how fast my 20's have gone and as I have said before they have been really fun filled with great friends, family and laughter.  I continue to realize that I have let work control most of my life and time since college and I am still not where I want to be in life.  I am working on creating the best Roxy I can and working towards making a career and life I love.

As a link up to blog that inspired me to start my own, E, Myself and I, I am giving my 30 by 30 a make over. I have changed over the last few months and so have my goals. 

So heres to enjoying my last 6 months of being young :)

1. I want a start my blog!  I didn't want to cross this off until I sucessful kept my blog up to date, which for the most part I have done.  I really love writing my blog but do apologize for the bad grammar :)  Hopefully some of you enjoying reading about my life :)

2. Visit my friends all over England ~ Going in August for my childhood best friends wedding!

 3. Visit my old friends ~ I have go to get on this ASAP, I have 7 weddings to go to this year all over so I need to squeeze in some trips to NC, SC and Richmond!

4. Become a more positive person ~ I am trying really hard on this one and really, really trying to enjoy the littles things.  The silly stresses in life just aren't worth wasting my time on!

5. Be more social ~ I am a somewhat social person, I do like going out and seeing friends but over the last year or so I have become a homebody and bored of Roanoke.  So I am starting to try and enjoy other things in Roanoke, like Trivia night.  Which is really fun and I've met some great new people.
6. Take French again and remember it this time

7. To fully Launch Stella Jewelry. They say find something you love and you will never feel like its work. I truly love making jewelry and hope this can be my career sooner than later ~ I had a photo shoot a couple of weeks ago, the etsy store is getting bigger and a new website and logo are on the way.  Also I am trying out some advertising on blogs and in the JL Newsletter in April.

8. To stick it out with college classes, college isn't for me but I now know its something I want to complete.

9. Actually read and enjoy a fiction novel. I am not a huge reader unless it’s some juicy celeb gossip online so I would love to actually make my way though a book and enjoy it. ~ Saving this for the flight to England.

10. I danced from the time I was 2-17 and then I moved to America and never danced again. I am not sure why I decided not to start again but it’s something I regret so before I am 30 I vow to at least take one dance class. Probably hip hop, those routines are always by favorite on SYTYCD. ~ thinking about taking Zumba now.

11. Take my Mum to a SYTYCD show, she’s obsessed with the show and I know to see them in person would bring her such joy ~ Took my mum for her birthday it was soo fun!

12. To send a celebrity my Jewelry :) hopefully they I will spot it on one of my gossip sites :) ~ Who should I send it too?? Posh Spice?

13. To visit Salem, MA in the fall.

14. To actually rest and relax on a vacation.

15. Make cupcakes from scratch and learn to decorate them like a professional.

16. Send all my out of town friends a letter through snail mail. Who doesn’t love something in the mail that’s not a bill or junk mail :)

17. Clear out my closets and donate anything I do not need.

18. To organize all photographs and scrap books.

19. Go to a tech game.

20. Take a ghost/historic tour in Va.

21. To not eat fast food for a week, actually a month!   ~ No fast food February was a success read about it here :) 

22. Help my Mum as much as I can in her store ~ This is a work in progress but I have been helping her with blogging, displays and other marketing items as much as I can.

23. Enjoy the little things ~ I do this more and more each day.

24. Take a silver smith class. 

25. Stop procrastinating things ~ getting a lot better!! This is really helping with Stella Jewelry.

26. This is getting tougher :) ok this one is simple enough wake up early on the weekends and take a stroll through the farmers market or downtown. Photograph this experience as I am not a morning person ~ Planned for tomorrow actually.  I am taking a jewelry class  in downtown Roanoke.

27. Live a life of intention ~ Read about that here

28. To find another store (other than my Mums amazing shop) to carry our jewelry ~ My amazing mother has introduced me to a rep for college bookstores, so we are working on getting my jewelry out there as I type :)

29. To enjoy every minute of my last 6 months of my 20’s and not stress the 30s.

30. Have an amazing 30th birthday party :) ~ Vegas Baby


  1. Roxy, thanks for adding your list! I actually just left your mom's store... such cute cute things! Good luck to you in the next six weeks!

  2. Love your list! You have gotten so much accomplished.