Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My 30 Before 30 List!

Creating my "30 Before 30" list was more difficult than I imagined. While I was thinking of items to put on the list, I would feel these sudden urges to write down ridiculous goals, like "Learn how to surf" or "Climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro." But then I realized something. I don't want to learn how to surf, and I really don't want to climb to the top of the highest mountain in Africa.

I do have big goals in life, and I do want to accomplish significant things before I turn 30, but I want this to be a FUN list with a good mixture of easy and difficult things that are possible for me to finish.

Also, whether I complete the list or not, thanks for coming along for the ride.

  1. Finish Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred (because we saw how well my attempt at Slim in 6 turned out)
  2. Take a weekend trip
  3. Try a new restaurant
  4. Make homemade ice cream
  5. Have a girls night
  6. Throw a party
  7. Go hiking
  8. Print wedding photos (now putting them somewhere is a different story)
  9. Redecorate one room in my home
  10. Run a race
  11. Read five New York Times Best Sellers and review them here
  12. Bake a cake from scratch
  13. Document a "day in my life" with photos
  14. Spend time exploring a city in Georgia
  15. Visit an Atlanta attraction
  16. Try Pinkberry (they finally made it to Atlanta)
  17. Write a short story
  18. Decorate my work office
  19. Plan and implement an entire date day
  20. Volunteer for a worthy cause (besides English School, where I have volunteer taught English to foreign adults for nearly three years)
  21. Go on a picnic
  22. Spend a whole (non-sick) day lounging around the house with movies, books, etc.
  23. Do 100 consecutive push-ups
  24. Create a scrapbook
  25. Go dancing
  26. Visit a museum
  27. Create an A-Z album (idea borrowed from Janet)
  28. Make cupcakes
  29. Create a new cocktail
  30. Visit a foreign country

5 comments:

J. et K. said...

I can help with n°12 (cake baking) and n°30 (Senegal!!). It'll be tight, but we can squeeze in y'all's visit before your birthday ;)

PS - n°15, we hope to do a lot of. III has only seen Atlanta from 285.

Ellen said...

Love the list. Ijust saw a pinkberry in NYC and wondered if we had one down here! All these new yogurt places are popping up everywhere!

Abby said...

I vote that you, Kari and I complete #5 (girls night).

And on a side note, I would love to do #8 with you... ours are still on CDs!!

So glad you are blogging again!

Anonymous said...

Well, we could take care of a few with a trip to St. George (Barb, you and I). You could prepare for the trip by accomplishing #1. Do #3, #4, #5, #13, #28 and #29 all while we are there! Imagine the fun!! :)

But of course, I am always willing to help with #24.
Love, Steph

Amy M. said...

I got a Pinkberry gift card for my birthday, so you are going with me.

Also, let's make cupcakes. And go on a picnic. And create a new cocktail. Basically, let's do all the food-related stuff together, preferably while satisfying #22.