Thursday, August 9, 2012

30 through 30

It is hard for me to believe that I will be 30 in less than 3 years. As a child, that number always felt so grown up to me. I definitely don't think it's old (especially as I approach it), but it does hold a new decade for me. In honor of the occasion (I know I'm starting early) I'm making a list of 30 things I would like to accomplish from now until my 30th year is complete. This gives me a little more than 3 years to get it all done. A lot of my list has been on my mind for years to do, so I'm anxious to have a celebratory cause and a deadline for myself.

These are listed in no specific order.

  1. RUN a 5K. 
  2. Read the whole Bible. 
  3. Have another child. 
  4. Back-up all of my photos and important documents online and on an external hard drive.
  5. Read at least 10 classical novels. 
  6. Go to NYC.
  7. Try yoga..
  8. Try Zumba.
  9. Go on a cruise.
  10. Take a Photoshop and camera/photography class.
  11. Make a wedding scrap book or photo book.
  12. Make a scrap book or photo book of my pregnancy, birth, and growth of Emery.
  13. Make a photo book of all of my Project52s.
  14. Create a recipe book with all of my favorite recipes from my mom, grandmothers, and Jeremiah's family.
  15. Build a headboard.
  16. Learn how to use chopsticks.
  17. Finish my t-shirt quilt.
  18. Run a 1/2 marathon.
  19. Make an entire meal from Julia Child's cookbook.
  20. Kayak with my husband. (Probably the Hiwassee River)
  21. Go camping with my little family.
  22. Ride my bicycle again.
  23. Take vocal lessons.
  24. Ride in a hot air balloon.
  25. Have family photos made.
  26. Redecorate my master bedroom.
  27. Go sailing.
  28. Take a dancing class with Jeremiah.
  29. Learn how to bake bread.
  30. Find the perfect boots.
And 2 extra hopefuls: 

31. Go to Santorini, Greece
32. Throw a huge party when all items are completed!


  1. I'm imagining a cruise through the Mediterranean which includes Greece. During said cruise to take a zumba class on board, go sailing in an excursion day, and find the perfect boots in Italy! I'm not totally making this up cause a friend just took a cruise that included both those countries and shopping. :) Awesome list!

    1. That's hilarious! I'm gonna really try to take your advice on all of this!!!

  2. That's so funny! I just posted about 30 before 30 and I'm also doing the 31 days series with the Nester. :) I will be 30 in just a year though. Look forward to reading more of your posts.