May 12, 2013

Things that need to happen more in my 20's

I had the strangest realization today that the last sleepover I had was with my Mom, a month ago, when she came to visit. I haven't had a legit sleepover in ages, but that doesn't mean I don't communicate with my girlfriends about this particular idea on the reg. It just never comes into fruitition. We end up saying a big fat sleepover is going to happen, but then we get distracted and it's all shattered dreams.

This got me thinking about things I need to happen more in my 20's, before it becomes weird or negligent for me to do when I get into my 30's.

1. Have sleepovers
Hello! I need to have a sleepover. With air mattresses, sleeping bags, popcorn, Now & Then, The Breakfast Club, My Best Friend's Wedding, and some antics such as highlighting each other's hair and making homemade face masks. Then we all wake up the next day and have a boozy brunch.

2. Travel
I know eventually I will be tied down to a husband (I say that like it's going to be horrendous...) and children, and traveling won't be as often of an occurance as I'd like. I live in California and I have never been to San Diego or Santa Barbara. That is a travesty. Further, I've only been to Palm Desert twice, Dinseyland twice, and Magic Mountain once. HELLO? WHAT ARE THIS? Why is this my life? I should be on a vacation every weekend. 

3. Do crazy shit to my hair
I don't know... I am so conservative with my hair! Why is this? I guess it's because I had short hair growing up. But right now it's like, basically teased the eff out, and it's not growing. (I think it's also because I eat poorly.) But I should be chopping my hair off and getting rosegold highlights and just going nuts with my hair. Because this will not fly when I am a full-fledged adult. (I refuse to believe I am one right now.)

4. Date
Eh. This is fairly obvious. But I got to thinking about the guy I dated at the end of high school, and how we had the most passionate romance, like, ever, and I haven't had that since we ended things. Did this type of feeling die the moment I went on to college? I would like to meet a guy who makes me giddy to talk to him or let alone be around him. But I can't have that type of feeling if I don't date in the first place...

5. Get in the best shape of my life
When I was a senior in college, here is what happened: I woke up at 7:00, threw on a sorority tee and yoga pants, made scrambled eggs with a slice of Velveta; walked to my 8:00AM, then hit up Einstein's Bagels for a thin-sliced bagel with veggie schmear (light on the schmear); went to my American Dream class (it was a literary credit, and we got to read books like Fight Club. And I'm pretty sure my obsession with Twitter started at this point.) and then ate a healthy salad from Eden's Garden, the local salad shop. And I don't remember a majority of my day but I know I would go home, eat a Lean Cuisine for dinner, walk to night class and then spend two and a half hours at the gym from like 9-11:30. AND I WAS THE IN BEST SHAPE EVER. I had lean arms, I had a flat stomach, I had amazing legs... I was 21. I should be in the best shape of my life right now. I don't have to answer to anyone but myself. I make my own schedule (outside of work duties). Why am I not in tip-top shape? I should be the hottness. Let's be the hottness together!

I am publicly proclaiming that I am going to get super fit. My friend Trevor went dairy and gluten-free two eyars ago and said I should try it out. Dairy-free sounds like a form of torture, so I'm going to start with going gluten-free. It's not that bad, and there are a lot of food options, but I need to lay off the carbs. I was on a "no carb left behind" type of diet and it clearly isn't working for me here.

Join me on my quest to be the hottness, and come up with some 20-something bucket list items too. 

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