Thirty While 30

I turn 30 in 32 days — too short of a time frame to complete a “30 Before 30” Bucket List.  Since I’ve been set on making said list (and I want it to be somewhat challenging), we’re going to turn it into a “Thirty While 30” List instead, okay?

Here they are: 30 things I want to accomplish before I turn 31 on May 15, 2013.

1. Take a class.

2. Join a club.

3. Celebrate my 30th birthday in style.

4. Make our rental apartment a home.

5. Throw a party with fun, Pinterest-y party details.

6. Brush up on my Spanish.

7. Find a new hobby.

8. Read at least one book per month.

9. Travel to a new place (or few).

10. Sew something.

11. Paint a picture.

12. Celebrate PosePrints‘ 5th Birthday (July 17, 2012!).

13. Take an “annual photo” — same place, same time, every year.

14. Family plan.

15. Get — and stay — in shape.

16. Eat at Per Se & French Laundry.

17. Scan and organize all old photographs.

18. Keep up this blog.

19. Visit Alcatraz.

20. Rescue a pet.

21. Start a collection.

22. Look deeper into my (and my husband’s) genealogy.

23. Host (and make) a simple, pretty brunch.

24. Take a trip with my mom.

25. Learn something about carpentry.

26. Go berry picking.

27. Snail mail birthday cards to every close friend.

28. Give a speech (I hyperventilated just writing this point).

29. Give back.

30. Make things special.


(I will cross these off as I finish them.)

It was hard for me to decide to share this with an audience — however small! — but I love that there’s now some accountability.  Feel free to hold me to this list!

P.S. I’ve been inspired by others‘ lists — so if you have started a similar list, or are starting one now, please share it with me!