Thursday, February 15, 2007

Virginia Gal's 30th Decade

A friend of mine (interesting story on how we met, I'll have to tell it one day) sent me this list to do for my 30th Decade. It took me a while to get around to this (perhaps because I still have difficulty believing I'm 30, urgh). Its suppose to be sort of a blueprint for my 30's.

Anyway, here it is, what do you think? Too lofty or not lofty enough?

Places to visit: Salzburg Austria, Mecca Saudi Arabia, Antarctica, Egypt, Siberia, British Columbia Canada, The Andes, Japan, China, Napa Valley California. Repeat visits to: Lisbon, Madrid, Scandinavia, London, Edinburgh, India, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Paris, Italy, Greece, Prague, Moscow, South Africa, Germany and San Francisco.

Places to live: London, England!!! I would also like to spend some time in India (and than return to America).

Career path/diplomas: Graduate with my MBA and get a fabulous job in the HR department of an airline or an organization closely linked to the airline industry. My dream job would be working abroad for an international carrier or international alliance.

Marriage/Kids: Yes please – both! A nice Muslim guy, someone who respects and loves me – three or four kids (twins would be nice). All of the same sex if possible (doesn’t matter which sex, but all the same), but healthy is most important. If he looks like Nathan Fillion, all the better : )

Lifestyle/yearly points: I think the biggest thing I’m going to strive for is more positivity in my outlook on life. I’m going to enjoy just being alive and live in the moment (or at least try). Less pity-party’s and giving into my inherent depression.


Blogger Pax Romano said...

A serious question; and if I am getting out of line, or to personal, please say so...

Does Mr. Right HAVE to be Muslim? I mean would you consider a man of another faith provided he was a decent guy? I only ask because when I was younger and growing up in an Italian/Catholic environment no one married outside of their faith and hardly ever out of their ethnicity ... of course when my Dad met my Mom (who had an Italian last name) they hit it off, but almost broke up when he found out she was half Irish (her mother's side), of course love conquered all and in the end they stayed together. But my Dad has told me that his Mother was dead set against him and his "Little Irish Gal" hooking up.

My point is, if he had remained true to his cultural constraints, I'd have never happened (and wouldn't that have been a tragedy for all of mankind?).

So, please, fill me in (and if am being a busy body just say so, I won't get mad).

Now, as for your other goals ... go for it.

Might I add: Spend some time, or live in L.A. (I spent ten of the most fabulous weeks of my life out there), also Spend some time in Boulder Co (if you need a tour guide, I'd be happy to help).

Love ya

8:14 PM  
Blogger JoeinVegas said...

Hey, Vegas not on the list? What about all of the national parks out here - just wanting cities and not the country?

12:17 PM  
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5:59 PM  
Blogger o0ohso0ocrazy said...

aww im glad you have got goals!

you really have to watch Oprah's episode of "The Secret". i think youll really like it. im being totally serious about this. its a profound episode. go youtube/google video it!!

and one of your friends up top said something about your mr.right being muslim. seriously being muslim is what i would probably look for the most too because its a big part of us.

good luck!!

6:04 PM  
Blogger Tony said...

I like these goals. :)

7:38 PM  
Blogger Random Kath said...

I think if you focus on four of the five goals, the fifth - Marriage/Kids - will come. You will be such an awesome, accomplished, world-traveled woman - who could deny your confidence and charms? ;)

4:15 PM  
Anonymous elisamaza said...

I begin to wonder if we do, in fact, share the same brain. Maybe we're just worried about the same things because lots of women our age are worried about these things.

I'd love to travel more, would love to live in London again (for a while), am trying to finish my PhD by this summer, and am trying to figure out how to sweat the small stuff a little less. If you figure out that last one, let me know how, ok?

And I'd looooove to find a good guy who loves and respects me, and certainly wouldn't mind if he bore a passing resemblance to our dear Captain Tightpants ;)

Thanks for the link, by the way - I think you're the first!

4:33 PM  
Blogger Tony said...

Another Goal: QUIT worrying so much. You're beautiful, smart and a hell of a sweetie.

I know I am not the only who thinks this...
You make me smile and I cherish your friendship... others do as well.

Mr. Right is out there for you and he is gonna make you happy. You deserve it.


4:49 PM  
Blogger Merci said...

I'm with random kath. Besides, you'll have so much fun that the rest won't matter!

2:34 AM  
Blogger Molly Malone said...

i second random kath. ... and tony and merci. besides Marriage/Kids are the only things you really CAN'T control. all the others, you have way more control over. what's that prayer that i always really suck at applying to my own life? "accept the things i cannot change, courage to change the things i can and the wisdom to know the difference..."

again, halfway expressing the above to myself as well (you know some of the hurdles i have), but maybe we can strive together!

... incidentally, i like all the places you want to travel to. i have NO doubt that you will go these places!! maybe i'll join you in antarctica. ... at least take some good pix for me! and i do like your goals, very much; they're all admirable.

10:41 PM  
Blogger Virginia Gal said...

Pax - ahh good question, I'll answer it in my next post - you've brought up an interesting topic! As for L.A., I've been and I thought it reeked to much of artifice, but maybe I'll go again with you, I'm sure I'd have a TON more fun!

Joe - whoops my mistake, I enjoy Vegas and can always go back!

Naima - I'm sorry I keep missing you and the family. Maybe I'll see you at the baby shower this weekend (YOU have to come I don't really want to go, its depressing but I'm going to be the good friend and try). Thanks for your prayers : )

Tony - (I'm going to respond to both of your posts), thanks, I'm so touched that you think I'm a sweetie - I'm going to try to stop worrying so much - but I think that's in my nature so it might be quite hard - hopefully you guys can all help me.

Random Kath - oh you're so kind - that would be great if I do end up this worldy woman yet still down to earth and Mr. Right just came along. Sigh....that sounds lovely.

Elisamaza - oh I'm so excited that I was the first person to link you - you are my other half. Your posts are like written from my brain, LOL. oh wow - a Ph.D! A better woman than I, after this degree I'm sooo out of higher learning, period! And yes, resemblence to a certain captain would be great. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who worries about these things : )

Merci - Lovely to see you dear!!! I've been worried about you! But I figured anything super bad and Pax would have let me know, thought maybe you wanted to take a break from blogging. Thank you for the sentiments, yes, I hope you're right, that I'm having so much fun that I don't even notice : )

Molly - I have no doubt that you will overcome your hurdle, and I'm so sorry that it is weighting on you so much. I wish I had something magical to say and make it all better, cause I just know, feel it in my bones that it will be ok for you. Like you say, we must realize it is out of our control. My mom has this amazing faith and she truly believes it will all work out. As for Antartica pic's - girl, you. Me. our combined broods (i.e. families) - we'll make it a trip! Mad fun!!

1:30 AM  

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