On a somewhat recent trip to McKay’s used books and music in Manassas, I picked up a discounted little read I had been considering for several years: 30 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do Before Turning 30, by Siobhan Adcock. I love books that give you the author’s opinion of things that everyone should do before they turn a certain age, before they die, before they get too old to appreciate it, before they have kids, before they do anything else ever again, bla bla bla.
So here begins a little experiment of mine. It just so happens that my 30th birthday is under a year away – closer to nine months away, to be exact. And I don’t know how to do everything in the book. So why not try out Adcock’s suggestions and see if I can indeed learn to do all of these things? It can’t hurt to hone my present-wrapping, cooking, dancing, flat-tire changing, and persuasive speaking skills. At worst, I’ll make a fool out of myself for your amusement. At best, I’ll pick up some awesome new skills I should’ve learned a long time ago – no, I cannot parallel park – and have fun reviewing the book in a creative manner along the way.
And if it works out well? I may just try out the experiment again with another “everyone should” book. There are plenty of ’em. Stay tuned for Thing #1, in which I learn to wrap a professional-looking present! How timely!