Monday, September 27, 2010

I Really Freaking Did It!

As most of you probably know, today is my 30th birthday, and therefore the end of Project 29 to 30. Only it's not really the end because I still haven't written about everything I did this year. That's still to come, but today it felt appropriate to write a blog in real time. A blog about September 27th, on September 27th. Now that's definitely something I've never done before.

Today I woke up a 30-year old, knowing that in one year I accomplished my goal to do 365 things I have never done before. I would have loved to have finished writing about all of those things too, but I refuse to be disappointed in what I have done so far and have vowed to finish writing the 96 posts I haven't yet, even if it takes me until I'm 40. Just kidding, I'm still vigorously writing, so buckle up, because come hell or high water, I'm finishing this project.

There is a part of me that is sad that I'll wake up tomorrow without having to try something new, but I'd be lying if I said I'm not looking forward to relaxing a little bit, working out regularly and doing some of the things that I tried and liked for a second time.

I spent the last four days surrounded by friends and family at the beach and this weekend I will enjoy another celebration with more friends. To say that I am overwhelmed by the people in my life and their support of me and this project would be a gross understatement. Oh, and today I was on the freaking radio. How lucky can I get? You can listen to the segment here.

To those of you who have followed this blog, given me your suggestions, and encouraged me along the way, I cannot thank you enough for your support. This truly has been a year that I will never forget.

Some of you have asked me, "What about a Project 30 to 31?" Well, I can't answer that until Project 29 to 30 is over, but I've got some ideas for sure. And as always, yours are always welcome.

Thank you for helping me get to 30. I made it, and so far, it feels pretty good.


  1. Yay! Happy Birthday, Stephanie! I have really enjoyed reading your blog and experiencing a new thing with you every day for the past year. I'm glad Rutledge told us on Twitter about your blog. Don't forget, come to Charlotte to a race and give me a call if you want. We can go try Whiskey River. I have a free VIP party I need to use. lol.

  2. Yay! Thank you so much, Becky. I would love to go to a race, after going to my first one a few weeks ago (that blog is still on its way...) Thanks so much for your support from the beginning!

  3. Happy Birthday, Steph! You have done a great job with all of your postings and GREAT job on finishing your goal. I look forward to reading your next 90 entries. :)

  4. Happy belated Birthday! I'm grateful to Rutledge and his Twitter post too. This has been awesome & I've learned so much!