Thursday, February 10, 2011

30 Before 30

It's official--only 365 days until I turn the big 3-0! For now, turning 29 today is shocking enough. I figure the only way to gracefully hit 30 is to accomplish some things, big and small, along the way. And so I give you.....

My 30 Before 30 List

1. Try out art journaling
2. Get a facial (I've only ever had one in my life!)
3. Take a Zumba class
4. Meditate for 30 days in a row and blog about the experience
5. Visit Annapolis, MD. I live so close and I've never been.
6. Learn to cook food from a different culture
7. Adopt an animal from either Poplar Springs or Farm Sanctuary. Maybe go visit my adoptee!
8. Travel to a state I've never visited before
9. Travel to a country I've never visited before
10. Go to a Phillies home game at Citizens Bank Park
11. Bake a pie from scratch
12. Take a tour of the US Capitol Building (lived here 11 years and never officially toured it!)
13. Go camping
14. Learn about different types of sea vegetables
15. Volunteer my time for a great cause
16. Bake whoopie pies from scratch
17. Pay off one of my credit cards
18. Create 1, 3 and 5 year goals (personal, professional and financial)
19. Get a full astrology reading
20. Read one book on each of the following places: China, Africa, North Korea, Iran
21. Tour a winery
22. Work up to being able to run a 5k.
23. Get to know Washington, DC better. I spend 95% of my time in Northern VA, Foggy Bottom, Farragut West and DuPont Circle. So much more to explore!
24. Perform a random act of kindness.
25. Go on a picnic.
26. Learn to read a crochet pattern.
27. Lose 50 pounds.
28. Host a New Year's Day brunch (I'd like to make this a tradition!)
29. Go apple picking
30. Spend my 30th birthday somewhere fabulous surrounded by the people I love!

3 comments:

Cari said...

Awesome! Wish I'd heard of the 30 Before 30 in time. Maybe I could do a 32 Before 32.

If you need a buddy for the Capitol tour, I'd love to join you! Haven't been there since about 2000, and I love it there. Would also love to grab dinner or lunch on a weekend sometime -- it's been way too long!

Alison said...

Ooh ooh I can help w/#'s 1, 8, 13, 14, 15, 21, and 25! Come visit us in California (I don't think you've been here), where I have lots of art supplies, where there are beautiful campgrounds, where I can feed you delicious sea vegetable sheets that I can't remember the name of right now, and we can picnic IN a winery while you volunteer to play with/read to Isaiah!

Love you birthday friend!! SO excited to see you this year!!

HUGS!!!

Valerie @ City|Life|Eats said...

Great list! Happy Birthday and may this next year be wonderful and fulfilling.