At what age did you stop looking forward to your birthday?

I recently turned 31 and it got me thinking... Most of the people that I either know or have seen on tv hated their 31st birthday. Why do you think that is? It seems like as a kid and even into our 20's we are all excited about getting older.

I've asked this question before.

Some say it's because they started realizing that their life was getting closer to the end.

Other's said that there's just nothing good to look forward to anymore. You know, things like getting your driver's license, being old enough to go to the casino, being old enough to drink...etc

After the age 25, when we (depending on the state) are finally allowed to rent a car, there's not much left.

This even bigger question that I have then is why is there nothing big left? Why don't we make something big?

Every year I'm excited about turning another year older because that means I have made it another year. I'm alive! Yay!

Every year I also create goals and things that I'd like to do over the next 12 months. Very similar to a New Year's Resolution except this is something fun. This isn't restricting myself like common New Year's Resolutions are.

-Go on a diet... loose a set amount of weight.

-Quite drinking for a month.

-Get on a budget and save money.

-No soda or fast food.

How many restricting resolutions have you set?

Having a New Birthday Goal is so different!

Instead of having a restricting resolution I set goals. Just like in soccer you want to make a goal. You run towards the goal. It's exciting and fun and after scoring a goal you are excited to run and score another goal.

Why don't we do this in the real world?

Why not set a goal that you're excited for? One that you'll actually have fun running towards?

Age means nothing, but the quality of life means everything.

Over these next 12 months I have at least a few things that I'd like to achieve.

1: Be able to do at least 1 full pull-up.

For some of you, this may seem silly. But I have never been able to do a pull-up and I think that that would just be the bees knees if I could actually be able to conquer that.

2: Hike Borah Peak.

"Borah Peak (also known as Mount Borah or Beauty Peak) is the highest mountain in the U.S. state of Idaho[4] and one of the most prominent peaks in the contiguous states.[5] It is located in the central section of the Lost River Range, within the Challis National Forest in eastern Custer County. | Elevation12,662 ft (3,859 m)" ... Learn more from

This would be huge since I'm so scared of heights. But I'm so over feeling controlled by my fears and have been working through this fear via rock climbing. So far... I'm still scared of heights haha but I'm able to continue through it and each time I get a little stronger.

3: Go on my very first backpacking trip.

I have always been one to not enjoy camping because I hate bugs and I don't like being dirty or touching dirt. haha It really is silly when you think about it. I haven't been enjoy the beauty that God has created for us because of some dirt and bugs...

Well, this is something that I have been working on over the last few years and now I'm ready to take it to a whole new level.

So what goals do you plan on setting?

Leave me a comment below or you can always message me on Instagram @sjoy88 | @beyoubelove

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