Before my 30th Birthday…

So it is 4 days till my 30th birthday. I will officially not be in my 20’s anymore. So a month or so ago I decided to start thinking about everything I have done before my 30th birthday. I thought I would post the list to make some kind of physical record of it all.  Most of it really occurred since I turned 18, so in the past 12 years, but yeah.

  • Lived in 3 different states (California, Arizona, and Arkansas), actually moved over 10 times
  • Traveled out of the country (Toulouse, France and Cologne, Germany) – yes both were for work
  • Graduated high school, college and got my PhD in Space and Planetary Sciences
  • Married my high school sweetheart at the Fairmont Hotel in SF
  • Had two beautiful little girls
  • Applied to be an astronaut (yes am one of the over 6300 applicants for the astronaut candidate program for 2013)
  • Worked at NASA, the USGS, SETI, oh and Hot Topic
  • Have never had any debt – Thank you parents for your support, my undergraduate education, and my first car
  • I have been active with my sorority for over 10 years and am currently an advisor for the UC Berkeley chapter

And not such big accomplishments:

  • I have been to Disneyland 7 times and Disney World once
  • I have watched every episode of Stargate, Gilmore Girls, and Buffy at least twice
  • I am 3 episodes away from seeing all of Smallville
  • I still have not finished the costume I started making for Halloween my Freshman year of college
  • I have owned every major game console in the past 10 years and have never finished a single game (oh and I still own a working ATARI 2600)

If I think of anything else but Thursday I just might add it to the list.

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