Uh Angie -you’re 31? Why are you still doing 30 Before 30?
30 Before 30 is the story of how I, Angie Banicki, put my career on the line and headed out on an adventure around Europe for 30 days before my 30th birthday. Me – small-town dorkypants gone Hollywood publicist – gave in to gut instinct and risked all that I had worked so hard to achieve in search of inspiration and purpose. I started by creating a list of the most inspiring and influential people in my life and then gathered their favorite moments to construct my journey. I went to Europe with a peek – a snapshot – into the most precious memories of others.
And who wants to stop getting inspiration, right? So I continued with the moments and started the blog so that I could keep going while I finished writing the story of my European journey that had started it all….
I’ve decided to graduate from my 30 Before 30 and become professor like Dad Banicki. I will make it my assignment to help create these special moments for others…..by reaching out to the inspiring people in their lives and tracking down the people who they want to inspire them.
I want to show how you can create a 30 Before 30 or even an 80 Before 80 – like Grandpa T. A passion project to help you get through troubled times, gain knowledge about yourself by experiencing someone else’s meaningful moment, or just make some fun out of life….and show it doesn’t have to be in Europe:)
Here’s how it works and our Day 1 – My Mission Moment
Destination of the moment – Santa Monica and Muscle Beach
Inspiration of who and what got us there – Grandma Rose and Papa T, who are a big part of Janae’s life, send us to the place they met and fell in love
Actualization of what happened – Jj Banicki provided the BeBackstage CD of inspiring songs for the drive down to the Westside. We visited grandma and grandpa’s first home in Santa Monica. Rose and Papa T are two peas in a pod. From Papa’s room full of books of photographs he’s taken over the years to Rose’s stories of their grandkids – they inspire you to find true love! Janae and I then headed to Venice to watch the muscle men like they liked to do! We had a lot of laughs along the way.
Realization describing what lesson came from the moment – I pulled this quote out of Mom’s Inspiring Quotes Bowl the morning we began – When people show you who they are, believe them. Maya Angelou
Janae has been a constant cheertweeter of 30b30! She made me believe in myself and when she emailed me that she was in a funk, I knew it was time to pay it forward and remind her why I believed in her….and so did that muscle man on the boardwalk:)
Your moment completes the DIARY – Visit the Venice boardwalk and observe some muscles. Or ask your grandparents for something that inspires them and go do it:)
In one month, I will start on another 30b30…..if you want to be my
next passion project, tell me why YOU need inspiration or how I could
help create your 30 Before 30!