My 30 before 30 Bucket List

Hello, all welcome back to another blog post :). Today I am posting my 30 before 30 Bucket List. Since I am currently a few weeks before turning the BIG 3-0 I wanted to post my bucket list and see how much I have accomplished and what I yet to complete. I have seen some posts around about turning 30 and their goals and I have decided to share mine. 

  1. Graduate College- (2010,2013,2015 were all my graduation dates from Associate’s degree, to my Bachelor’s degrees.)
  2. Dye my hair a fun color (Red, Blonde, highlights were all done on my hair)
  3. Crochet items- (Two twin size blankets, 4 mini blankets, booties, a sweater for a baby.)
  4. Visit Mexico- Went and had an incredible time, visited several places in Mexico
  5. Visit Florida- Had an amazing time in Florida. Got to experience how people live there different from New York.
  6. Have a baby/ start my own family- Started my family with my fiancé who we’ve been together for 10 years. I love my son and our little family. 
  7. Go to the movies alone- Enjoyed this experience did it several times, this wasn’t awkward at all.
  8. Go out to eat alone- Loved my own company eating alone had time to reflect and nobody notices nothing everyone is consumed in their own lives. Everyone should try this at least once.
  9. See a Broadway show- West Side Story was great on Broadway. I heard there making a new one looking forward to seeing it.
  10. Go camping- I have gone camping once and it was an interesting experience. For someone who doesn’t like bugs, I am proud of myself for trying and facing all that was thrown my way :).
  11. Volunteer- I have volunteered in several different ways and will continue to do so. Walked for causes, donating time to the elderly, donating clothes, coat drives. In 2020 I would like to do a back to school backpack drive and a toy drive for children. 
  12. Own a pet- I had an amazing dog named Bucca who sadly passed away September 2, 2018. Had her for 11 unforgettable years will always be thankful for her. 
  13. Read 50 books- I can proudly say that in the past 10 years I have read approximately a little over 300 books in both Spanish and English.  
  14. Have family pictures taken-  We have been doing good so far.
  15. Take better care of my health- I have been working on taking better care of my health. Health is wealth.
  16. Get rid of 30 things in 30 days-  I have been working on throwing things out several times it helps with clutter. 
  17. Rekindle an old friendship- I reconnected with a college friend who I haven’t spoken to in 10 years :). 
  18. Make new friends- I have made some amazing new friends
  19. Hug more-  lots of hugs have been given and many smiles follow. 
  20. Host my own Thanksgiving- Hosted Thanksgivings in 2017,2018.
  21. Start a blog – Rewritten Perfectly est. 2018
  22. Plan my 30th birthday party- Currently planning a great birthday having my best friend coming over from Texas to celebrate. Stay tuned for all my 30th birthday event. And also we will be celebrating it in small with family. 
  23. Host a craft party for moms and kids- Looking forward to sharing all of the mommy and me moments I have done so far and the ones we have coming soon :).
  24. Keep a plant alive- Currently have two plants that were gifted to me that are thriving 🙂 hoping it remains that way.
  25. Go outside your comfort zone-I have had a lot of growth when it comes to coming out of my comfort zone, which has helped tremendously with feeling anxious.
  26. Build your own values- This is important for me especially since I now have a little family of my own.
  27. Learn who your true friends are- One of the best lessons I have learned was to learn who my true friends are. 
  28. Smile more- Smiling a lot more these days. Since becoming a mom I find that seeing life through my son’s eyes gives me a reason to smile more.
  29. Ignore what others say about you- This too has been a valuable lesson I have learned. What others say about me is absolutely none of my business. 
  30. Parent your child the way you feel is best not what others may impose on you- I have successfully have been doing this since the day my son is born. 

 

After going through all of my 30 before 30 bucket list, I realize I have accomplished most if not all of it. I look forward to making new accomplishments to work on in the new decade I am about to embark on. What will your new goals be? What is your Bucket list for the next decade? I look forward to reading yours please leave them below in the comment section. 

 

As always I thank you all for stopping by today. Until next time

 

-Mari @rewrittenperfectly

 

 

An open letter to my mama on Mother’s Day

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Hi 🙂 welcome back to another blog. Today I wanted to take my very first Mother’s Day and celebrate and honor my own Mama. The lovely amazing woman who brought me into this world.

 

Mama,

I hope you know just how much I love you and appreciate you. It wasn’t until I held my little guy for the first time did, I realize “wow that overwhelming love and urge to protect him from everything must be the same thing my mom has felt and successfully has done all my life.”  Becoming a mother has been one of the most beautiful things I could have experienced but also one of the hardest jobs of all, yet you make it look so easy. You have placed yourself last so many times to ensure all of us were well taken care of that you lost yourself as a woman. Yet when it was time to back to find her you did just that for the better of our family. You finished your degree became the best nurse and on your way you were. Growing up I always remembered just how blessed and happy we were to have you for a mother you made us feel loved and everything we could have wanted was given -now I won’t say we were spoiled rotten children yet in a sense we were given so much and the love was always there. What we didn’t see was just how difficult and expensive it was at times and the hardships you went through in order to make things happen for us. Being the eldest I knew you worked two jobs and how it was long hours. I never knew if you were in pain, tired or unhappy because you never mentioned it, you never complained. Now as a mother I see just how hard you and dad worked together to make sure we were good. I now see just how hard it was for you too at times, the loneliness of motherhood and how although unintentional your children will make you cry sometimes. I am sorry for all the times I made you cry as a teen and even as an adult. I now see that in the end, all you have ever wanted is the same exact thing I want for my son. To be happy and avoid hurt, pain, and troubles not to learn life the hard way but through other people’s experiences and lessons learned.

Thank you for being our families rock for being the most amazing mom a girl could ask for. Thank you for being the best Grandma to my little boy and for loving him as if he were another child of your own. I love you to the moon and back!

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there, the ones who do it all for their children and families. May you enjoy your day and remember just how important you are in their lives. To those mommies to have lost their babies Happy Mother’s day to you, may you remember you too are a mommy to your angel in heaven.

Have a great day & as always thank you for stopping by.

 

-Mari @rewrittenperfectly