30 Before 30

July 25, 2011

Two weeks ago, I entered in to the last year of twenties.  I'm actually really excited about the prospect of my 30's and I'm hoping those are the years I finally begin feeling like a "real adult".  I'm still working on the 1001 in 101 (with a little over a year left to complete... eek!), but I wanted to make a list of items that I absolutely want to do before turning 30.  A list of items that I really want to hold myself to, even if I don't get to finish all the items in my 1001 in 101 (and yes, some of them overlap). 

  1. Finish the quilt I started sewing for my mom (like five years ago).
  2. Create an outdoor space where my husband and I can go to relax. 
  3. Finish my wedding recaps.
  4. Begin and stick to an exercise regiment.
  5. Be more optimistic, act more positively, and try my best to be a happier person.
  6. Read a biography.
  7. Take a camping trip and/or spend more time outdoors (when the temperature finally starts to go down, of course).
  8. Become more organized (both at home and at work).
  9. Start the journey to becoming meds-free.
  10. Eat healthier/ eat less red meat/ eat less processed food.
  11. Eat more meals at home.
  12. Become debt free.
  13. Hang pictures of my husband and I in our house (we still don't have any up- I know. I know!)
  14. Stick to a regular blogging schedule.
  15. Keep a journal or sketchbook.
  16. Sew more, and get better at it.
  17. Learn to read sewing patterns, and become good at it.
  18. Start a craft club.
  19. Open an etsy/big cartel shop- even if it only has one item.
  20. Disconnect from social media a few nights out of the week.
  21. Outline my personal goals for the next 10 years.
  22. Make a list of goals for my husband and myself, as a couple.
  23. Throw a dinner party.
  24. Celebrate a holiday at our house.
  25. Spend more effort on my work attire and dress more professionally.
  26. Take more pictures of my husband and me together.
  27. Create a substantial rainy day fund.
  28. Learn how to take better photographs.
  29. Start an herb or vegetable garden
  30. Start a compost pile.
Here's to year 29!


kelsey said...

Happy belated birthday!! Your list definitely sounds doable. And the 30's are all good. :)

Sara said...

i am turning 29 this Aug and making a similar list! I hope you have fun at your dinner party, holiday event, and backyard relaxing zone :-)

Amanda said...

That's a great list! I'd totally be a part of your craft club! :)

The Nest Chapter said...

I so want to make one of these! You have so many great things to do before 30 :)

I want to start a craft club, too!

Michelle said...

I wish I had drafted a list like this before I turned 30. There is some really great stuff on here that I may just cop for myself :)

Oh, and YES PLEASE finish your recaps ;) ♥

Larry and Martha said...

Wow that is quite at list. I can help with one if you count an RV trip as camping. You could come along with Larry and I sometime and see how you like it. We would love it.

Mo said...

Hooray year 29! I would like to eat more meals at home and be debt free. Cheers!

Jenn H. said...

I would so be in your craft club! I've always wanted to start one.