April 25, 2012

30 by "Thirty" Late to the Party

Happy Wednesday friends, I hope your week is going well.

I was reading through some blog drafts yesterday and found this gem.
(I also found some truly ridiculous drafts...neither here nor there though)

I can't remember WHEN I actually wrote this list
but I believe it was VERY early in my blogging stage.
I had seen the 30 before 30 going around, wanted to join the fun,
but never pulled the published trigger.

Well since the big THREE OH is very very very close
(too close for comfort in my opinion)
I figured I should publish what my goals WERE back then and see where we are on the list.

FYI, not very far!
cue sad face :(

Here is my Thirty by Thirty List (In no particular order)

1) Get Engaged

2) Buy my own place (or a place together with a spouse)

3)Run a Marathon

4) Cook a whole Thanksgiving/Christmas meal

5) Get Married

6)Go back to Brazil for mission work

7)Volunteer with the youth at my church

8)Go to a Yankee's game in the new stadium

9)Go to a NCAA National Football Championship

10) Go to a Dallas Cowboys Football game at Cowboys stadium

11) Go with C to a Bengals game

12) Take an Destination Unknown trip with C

13) Visit Baby Spice at law school

14)Go Camping for the weekend

15)Ride in a hot air balloon

16) Do something CRAZY trendy with my hair

17)Sing a solo/duet/quartet at my church

18)Get better at math (not use a calculator all the time)

19)Tell people about my blog

20)Write regularly to a solider over seas


22)Set a fitness goal and stick with it for at least 6 months

23)Decorate my place on a budget

24)Do a 'New Recipe a Month' program for a year

25)Become fully reliant on myself (not my parents)

26)Hike Old Rag mountain with C

27)Visit Nashville

28)Truly be able to tithe at church

29)Have all my Christmas shopping done by Halloween

30)Consider starting a family

WOW, I was pretty ambitious back then. Although, 2ish years did seem like a decent amount of time to accomplish everything.

I am kind of sad so many of my goals will not be reached by next year.
(GAH I SAID IT....GAH!!!!)

No fear, I will update this list and make new goals for 33 by 33?
Or something like that!

What are some of YOUR 30 before 30 goals?


  1. I think these are great goals, and you should NOT get down that they haven't all happened. They are goals...things to work towards. You know the saying "We make plans and God laughs"? Same thing....those things will ALL happen...you are just working towards them. If they dont happen by 30, or even 33, it does NOT mean that they won't!
    I think they are great goals! :)

  2. These are great goals!!!! I can't wait to hear about your 33 by 33! :)

  3. These are great! I have not done my official list yet and I only have 6 months! But getting married and starting family were there, one of those down one to go.... pretty sure starting new career was not there, but heck yeah! and who needs 33 before 33, Ill take3! As for dallas cowboys game... i'm in dallas so let me know when that one comes along...

  4. What's important is you've vocalized these goals and put at least a few into action. When your goals are visible it's a proven fact you'll have a higher rate of accomplishment. :)

  5. First - I had the same type of post saved for a LONG time but I never got around to writing it. Now I have a bucket list... almost the same thing, right?

    Second - Can we have the first one happen? That would make me SUPER DUPER happy. :) Love you!

  6. I thought you've ridden in a hot air balloon? I'm pretty sure I bragged about that to some one. In fact that was my main reason for thinking you are cool... now I don't know who to give those cool points to =)
    Also, super glad you got to do lucky number 13!

  7. Great list!! I need to put one together... I have 14 months till the big 3-0. A few items will be to *try* and become a morning workout person, be debt free, know all of my neighbor's names, and join a church. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. girlfriend these are some lofty goals and you are so young - you have a lifetime to do all these wonderful things! my sister just turned 30! yay 30!!! :)

  9. I need to make out a list like this...but I don't want to put a set year on it. Maybe like 80. You can still do tons of stuff in your 30s, 40s, and 50s!!

  10. I made a 30 by 30 list a couple months ago...I feel like there is so much to get done!! you have a great list!!

  11. I am going to be 30 next month!!

  12. I have 3.5 years left before 30, so I GUESS I should do one...But I do like to "wing it" most of the time, so I probably wouldn't go through with everything...Maybe we should update it as we go along, and sub in things we can't do for things that we did -not previously on the list.


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