29 Things Before I Turned 29

Last year at this time, I had just finished up a big life project of mine, “28 Things to do Before I Turn 28.” This project was incredible for me in so many ways, but terribly stressful at the same time. For a few weeks after my birthday, everyone kept asking me what I was going to do before I turned 29. What I wanted to say was: “Are you kidding me? What have *you* done in the last year?!” But I just told them that I needed a little break from the self-imposed pressure.

Now, it is my 29th birthday and I’ve been reflecting upon this last year of my life over the last few days. I realized that even though I didn’t set out to make a list of things I had to do, I’ve still done some amazing things this year. And so, I present…

29 Things Before I Turned 29:




  • Wrote for a website that wasn’t my own
  • Organized a team to run in a charity race for work
  • Started a new role at work that has been my favorite in seven years at my company
  • Passed my Series 63
  • Passed my Series 79



  • Had a “sisters” weekend in Philadelphia
  • Discovered my love for Firepit Fridays
  • Celebrated three good friends’ marriages at their bachelorette parties
  • Was asked to be a bridesmaid in two of my dearest friends’ upcoming weddings
  • Played about 1,000 rounds of “Cheers to the Governor” with my favorite people in the world

I’m already looking forward to my 30th birthday so I can look back at everything I’ve done in this next year. Considering this year will start off with free first-class flights to Hawaii, I have some pretty high expectations. Don’t let me down, 29.


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