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30 Before 30

Posted on: January 3, 2010

I like New Year’s resolutions. I really do. Perhaps it’s because I love starting something new. And never finishing. Which, correct me if I’m wrong, is what defines a New Year’s resolution. This year my list seems to be a mile long, ranging from be more organized, to learn to have more self-control. Grand plans that I can already see dying quick deaths.

About 4 weeks ago, after watching Julie & Julia, I decided to make a list of 30 things to do before I turn 30. I’ve slowing been working on it, fine tuning my goals. Some of them seem downright ridiculous, while others actually seem do-able. I decided, instead of having a resolution, this year I will mark off 12 things from my list. Lofty plans, my friends.

1. Run a half marathon (DONE!! 4/18/10)

2. Learn to sew a dress

3. Learn conversational Spanish – 25 phrases

4. Write a children’s book for the girls

5. Complete a sprint triathlon

6. Learn to play 3 Christmas carols on the piano

7. Read through the Bible

8. Have a Girls’ Getaway Weekend (planned for 9/16/10-9/19/10)

9. Go on a family mission’s trip

10. Visit Paris

11. Visit Colorado

12. Visit Yellowstone

13. Host an over-the-top 5-course dinner party

14. Finish my wedding album

15. Memorize 100 verses

16. Start my own business/company

17. Get a tattoo (DONE!! 4/3/10)

18. Knit the girls each a blanket

19. Ride in a hot air balloon

20. Read The Great Gatsby

21. Submit a recipe to Southern Living

22. Speak before a large audience (50+ people) (3/3/10)

23. Learn conversational French – 25 phrases

24. Boldly share the Gospel to the people on my prayer list

25. Take Julia on a horseback ride

26. Take the girls to the Children’s Museum at Indianapolis

27. Own a Leg Lamp

28. Learn to make crepes (2/21/10)

29. Have another baby

30. Get my Teaching Certificate

13 Responses to "30 Before 30"

Love the list!

In case you lack any supplies, I bought a dress pattern this weekend (that’s one of my goals as well) and I have a Christmas Carol piano book and a crepes cookbook.

what tatoo are you getting? just curious!
Also looking forward to speaking before a large audience 🙂

The tattoo is a secret for now. 😉 Once I do it, people will be able to see it (it will be in an obvious location), but for now location, design, etc, is just between me and Jonathan.

K- I’ll take you up on the borrowing your crepe cookbook sometime!

You know I’m always willing to lend a hand – especially where my hand may help…..

I Love you sweetheart!

Grandpa Dave

Awesome list. I just created my “25 things to do while I’m 25,” and will post it… sometime. =)

Wonderful list, can’t wait to hear more about it.

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