30 before 30 - an update

September 20, 2016

Almost exactly three years ago, I wrote a list of 30 things I want to do/accomplish before my 30th birthday - my 30 before 30. It's time to check in on this list since I've put a nice dent in it. By the end of the year, I should be halfway there!


Each "done!" below is linked back to the corresponding blog post, if I blogged about it.

Let's jump in!

1. Run a 5K - done!

2. Visit one of my dream destinations 

3. Learn how to change the oil in my car - done! My boothang taught me this back when we were dating. I wrote this list about a month after we met, and shortly after, he broke down the entire oil change process... as he changed the oil in my car. Funny how life works out.

4. Master the Crow, King Pigeon & Scorpion poses in yoga.

5. Own a dog. - done!

6. Write a book.

7. Go Christmas Caroling. 

8. Completely eliminate red meat from my diet. - I mentioned in my last post that I saw a natuopath recently (detailed post is on the way), and one of the things she suggested was for me to remove red meat from my diet. I don't eat it often, but I do love Korean BBQ and carne asada on my street tacos. Again, I wrote this list long before I got any professional dietary direction.

9. Design my apartment, like, to actually fit my personality. - done! my apartment days are over, for now, but I now realize that apartment was very much "me."

10. See a show on Broadway.

11. Watch Star Wars (the original) - will happen by the end of the year

12. Learn to surf

13. Buy a house (or townhouse, or condo) - done!

14. Ride a motorcycle.

15. Go ziplining. - done!

16. Shoot a shotgun.

17. Feed the homeless on Thanksgiving Day

18. Go to a Detroit Lions game.

19. Write & sell a song.

20. Cut my hair - done! I don't think I blogged this, but I distinctly remember standing in front of the bathroom mirror one morning while I was getting ready for work. My hair just wasn't working with me, so I grabbed the scissors and started... chopping.

21. Get another piercing(s) in my ear - done! another one I didn't blog about, but that happened about a year and a half ago, and the starter studs are so secure that I haven't been able to change the earrings out. I need to go back to a piercing shop and have a professional remove them for me!

22. Audition for something.

23. Go fishing and actually catch a fish. - done!

24. Go an entire day without using any technology. - will happen by the end of the year

25. Become a morning person - done! On my days off, I typically wake up around 7am. I don't think I'll ever enjoy early mornings, but those moments right before/after the sun rises are magic.

26. Renew my passport - might happen by the end of the year

27. Have a real Christmas tree - will happen by the end of the year

28. Carve a pumpkin - done!

29. Host a party - will happen likely during the next super bowl

30. Read the entire Bible.

And there we have it. I made this list for fun, but it's been even more fun crossing things off as the months/years go by. Does anyone else have a list of things they'd like to do or accomplish before a certain age? Do tell.



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    1. Thank you! It's very much a work in progress :)

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  2. I'm a few years from 30, so I need to make a list. I've actually been thinking about doing so lately, but glad you've accomplished a lot! Looking forward to the update.

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    1. Yes, yes! Make a list, make a list! It was actually a lot of fun making the list itself, but looking back as time passes has been a super cool experience.

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