Seattle Bucket List

I will be visiting Seattle in October to celebrate my 30th birthday. I’m extremely excited, words can not express how excited I am. Back in the summer of 2006 I was able to pass by Seattle when I went to Yakima Washington. However, I didn’t get to fully enjoy Seattle. Now it’s my time to explore the city. Here is my bucket list for Seattle. If y’all have any other recommendations, please let me know.

  1. Kerry Park: Apparently, the best place to take a picture of the city.
  2. Pike’s Place Market: A farmer’s market that I want to check out. It also has the first Starbucks and a Gum wall that I will contribute to.
  3. Space Needle Observation Deck: Where I can see a 360 view of beautiful Seattle. The observation deck also has a restaurant but I will not be going to the restaurant.
  4. Seattle Great Wheel  (Ferries Wheel): I heard this is the largest ferries wheel in the west coast. That is defiantly a must see and more beautiful views.
  5. Puget Sound Ferry: Of course, I have to take a ferry ride here.
  6. West lake Center or Pacific Place to shop: shopping break!
  7. Museum of Pop Culture: a non-profit museum and it’s dedicated to the history of popular music, science fiction, and pop culture. This is something my boyfriend and I really want to see.
  8. Discovery Park: Seattle’s largest public park and it contains 11.81 miles of walking trails. I want to be able to walk and enjoy the city.
  9. Check out the Coffee Culture: Other than visiting the first Starbucks, I want to check out some local coffee shops there. Since Seattle has a huge coffee culture.

Hopefully, my bucket list can be accomplished but either way I’m just happy to be visiting Seattle.

 

On Turning 30

As I get closer to 30, I can’t help but look back on my life. Growing up, I felt like 30 was the age that you had to have everything figured out. You have to have the job, the dream job or live in a big city and in a house. Maybe even be married with a kid on the way. Basically, I had a different life set out for myself. 30 makes me think of things I did not accomplish. I thought having the job, the city, the house, and the marriage defined success and 30 was that magic age. Now, I’m 2 months away from 30 and well… my life is different than expected.

My main question about turning 30 is would past me be proud? To be honest, I think so. I  like living in Texas because I am not far from family or close friends. San Francisco was my dream city but the cost of living is a different story. I would not be able to enjoy the culture there because the majority of my money would go to rent. Marriage is a beautiful commitment but I am glad I have waited. I feel like I am still getting to know myself and I wouldn’t be a good wife if I don’t get to know myself. I am more prepared now than the past and I am excited for my future marriage.  It would be great to own a house but I am not financially ready and I do not know what city I want to live in. A house is a really big commitment and it needs a lot planning. You need the money and you can not forget about the maintenance. My career is still starting and I feel good things are happening my way. I am hopeful for it, my current job and past jobs have taught me a lot.

30 might seem like the magic age to have everything figured out but there isn’t a magic age. I think whats important is that we live our lives everyday. Also, having a good support system is definitely necessary.  I like getting older because it makes you realistic and when your realistic you’re better prepared for life.  I know I don’t have the house, the big city life, the marriage, and the job but I am excited for 30.  However,  right now I am going to enjoy being 29.