Tuesday, August 20, 2013

30 Before 30

On June 17, 2013 I turned 29 years old. In the weeks that followed, I knew I wanted to start a 30 Before 30 challenge. I just couldn't decide what to put on my list. I didn't want to read other people's lists and add random things to mine just because that's what others were doing. So I sat around for almost two months and thought hard about what I wanted on my list. I wanted to include things that I had never done or experienced. I wanted things that I needed to work on and things that I've always thought about doing but just hadn't taken the time to do. So after much thought, this is the list of 30 things that I will be trying to accomplish before I turn 30 years old on June 17, 2014.

I'm doing this list for me.

1. Walk Across the Golden Gate Bridge. Completed on 2/21/14
2. Pierce my ears.
3. Learn to quilt or sew.
4. Ride in a hot air balloon.
5. Visit the Castle Winery in Napa. Completed on 4/4/14
6. Journal for 30 days. Completed 4/27/2014
7. Take a vacation that's out of state and over a week long. Completed 7/26/14
8. Write letters to the people who mean the most to me. Completed 8/30/13
9. Walk around my neighborhood (I've never done this since I moved to CA). Completed 10/26/13
10. Hike a section of the Grand Canyon.
11. Make an emergency bag.
12. Try acupuncture.
13. Go to a shooting range.
14. Learn how to take a compliment.
15. Make three new desserts. Completed on 9/27/2013
16. Finish the white bedroom quest.
17. Do an anonymous good deed/pay it forward.
18. Make something in a crock pot. Completed on 9/20/13
19. Volunteer for a charity or donate money.
20. Write a will.
21. Ride a horse.
22. Catch a fish.
23. Put a message in a bottle and place it in the river or ocean. Completed 12/5/13
24. Paint two oil paintings.
25. Buy only gas and food for 30 days.
26. Tour the Hoover Dam.
27. Watch the entire Sopranos Series.
28. Visit the Redwood Forest and hug a tree. Completed 9/6/13 
29. Get a house plant and keep it alive. Completed 1/10/14
30. Get a tattoo. (Don't freak out yet mom).


Whitney @ EHFAR said...

I didn't know that you didn't have your ears pierced? You should definitely do it!

megs7827 said...

Love it! I've done Hoover dam. I didn't find it all that exciting. I want to go to that winery too!

Why Girls Are Weird said...

I have to same I'm excited for the tat one!

Deidre said...

This is an awesome list! Good job :) I hope you'll keep us updated on your progress :)

Shoshanah said...

I can't believe you don't have your ears pierced. Was it that your mom never let you, or you just never wanted to growing up.

And yes, you have to visit the redwoods! I love being up in the mountains, and there's really no excuse, at least in my opinion, while you're so close to them!

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome list! I hope that its a beautiful SF day when you walk across the GGB!

saucyminx410 said...

I just turned 29 too on August 8th and my very next blog post (hopefully today) is going to be my 30 before 30 list - we have a couple of things that are the same or pretty similar!
My poor little blog has been neglected this past month but I'm hoping with introducing my list I will be inspired to blog more - we should help keep each other accountable!

Unknown said...

I think it's so fun that you are giving yourself a year to do all of these and that you really thought about it. I'm surprised for someone who loves accessories so much that you don't have your ears pierced.