Friday, May 6, 2011

Thirty before Thirty Bucket List


30 things I’d like to do before I’m 30 (April 3 2012):

1. Travel
2. Take a girls trip.
3. Take a cooking class.
4. Finish writing my novel (I won NaNoWriMo last year but didnt finish the story).
5. Sew 3 projects.
6. Pay off auto loan.
7. Update family blog. (new posts at least twice a month & catch up from last Nov!)
8. Video tape the family/kids more often. (My goal is at least 2 a month.)
9. Compile family videos into dvd home movie (at least one per kid for now).
10. Learn how to play the guitar that I've owned for three years now.
11. Read 30 at least 30 books.
12. Write a letter every month to someone whom I admire.
13. Make a quilt.
14. Redecorate Master Bedroom
15. Write in my journal (at least twice a month).
16. Read a Jane Austen novel.
17. Begin learning Spanish.
18. Travel somewhere in Utah I’ve never been to before. (Zions, Lake Powell, Bear Lake)
19. Make and complete two months of exercise regime.
20. Plan and implement fun summer activities for the kids/family.
21. Get an updated family photo taken.
22. Organize (& dejunk) two rooms in my house. (Or 1 room and my master closet.)
23. Plan a fun friend bbq party.
24. Practice my ASL skills with my children.
25. Plan a fun trip for our 10 year wedding anniversary in January.
26. Try at least 12 new recipes (attempt at least 1 new recipe a month).
27. Hand write a heartfelt thank you note once a week.
28. Update the family's 72 hour kits & practice again emergency plans.
29. Print some of my photography and hang them in the house.
30. Celebrate turning 30 in style!

I wanted to post it the last day in April but still had alot of holes in my list. I think my main problem was that I have to feasibly know I can to do it within the next year which means those bigger "to-do before I die" bucket list items dont really apply to this sorta list. But I did it. The list is done.

A big thank you to those of you who helped me earlier with your great ideas!


What do you think? Have you done a list before? What would you put yours?


[edited to add completions below]




30 things I’d like to do before I’m 30 (April 3 2012):


1. Travel
2. Take a girls trip.
3. Take a cooking class.
4. Finish writing my novel (I won NaNoWriMo last year but didnt finish the story).
5. Sew 3 projects.
6. Pay off auto loan.
7. Update family blog. (new posts at least twice a month & catch up from last Nov!)
8. Video tape the family/kids more often. (My goal is at least 2 a month.)
9. Compile family videos into dvd home movie (at least one per kid for now).
10. Learn how to play the guitar that I've owned for three years now.
11. Read at least 30 books.
12. Write a letter every month to someone whom I admire.
13. Make a quilt.
14. Redecorate Master Bedroom
15. Write in my journal (at least twice a month).
16. Read a Jane Austen novel.
17. Begin learning Spanish.
18. Travel somewhere in Utah I’ve never been to before. (Hopefully Zions, Lake Powell, Bear Lake)
19. Make and complete two months of exercise regime.
20. Plan and implement fun summer activities for the kids/family.
21. Get an updated family photo taken.
22. Organize (& dejunk) two rooms in my house. (Or 1 room and my master closet.)
23. Plan a fun friend bbq party.
24. Practice my ASL skills with my children.
25. Plan a fun trip for our 10 year wedding anniversary in January.
26. Try at least 12 new recipes (attempt at least 1 new recipe a month).
27. Hand write a heartfelt thank you note twice a month.
28. Update the family's 72 hour kits & practice again emergency plans.
29. Print some of my photography and hang them in the house.
30. Celebrate turning 30 in style!

I wanted to post it the last day in April but still had alot of holes in my list. I think my main problem was that I have to feasibly know I can to do it within the next year which means those bigger "to-do before I die" bucket list items dont really apply to this sorta list. But I did it. The list is done.

A big thank you to those of you who helped me earlier with your great ideas!

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10 comments:

skippyn8 said...

Good list. I should put mine together before it gets too late. Only two years and 220 days left....

Barbaloot said...

Good luck with all those things! Some seem fun...some not so much:)

Do you realize we're only two years apart?

Jenni Elyse said...

Sounds like a great list! I love Bear Lake. It's one of my most favorite places in the whole world. The water is gorgeous, even though it's cold. (Go in August when it's really hot.)

Victoria said...

I like it! It also looks do-able, which is awesome. I used a place called Adorama to make some canvas prints of some of my photos last year, and it was pretty cool. I had some antique frames I found on eBay that I had painted white and distressed, but they were in non-standard sizes. However at Adorama, you could specify any size for the canvas that you want, and crop and move the photo around. I ended up doing one 20x30 canvas in B&W and one 16x20 (standard size) canvas in color, and I spent under $200 for both! They are beautiful quality. Anyway, I am rambling now. Happy Mother's Day! :)

Olivia Carter said...

Love the list! Can't wait to get updated on how it goes!

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

Great list. I wish I had done one before I turned 30 this year!!

Suey said...

What an awesome list! Good luck with it all! I look forward to the report on everything you manged to do.

Kristie said...

What a fun idea. To bad I didn't think of it last year. I guess there can be 35 things to do before 35, right?

Ginia said...

Great list! I tried NaNoWriMo last year. I sadly didn't reach 10k. Now that I think of it Nov. 2010 was a bad month for writing my novel. Anyway, you've got me thinking about a 40 before forty list. I have 4 1/2 year to put one together...

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

You guys thanks so much for all the support! :) I was hesitant to commit (even though some of these are small) to doing all these things in the next year but I'm excited to start working and reporting. Yay!