Wednesday, February 13, 2013

30 before 30

Certain moments in life are milestones that mean different things to different people. I sit here and realize I am 25 months away from my 30th birthday and there are so many things in life I still want to do! I know I have time but I have decided to create a 30 before 30 list. These are different from my bucket list. Bucket list has some pretty expensive travel wants and big ticket life items. This is a more reasonable list for the next few years. Some of the things on the list may seem silly or odd but they are random things that I have seen someone else do and thought, "I can do that". So here is my list.

  1. Raise a service dog- Rowena has graduated and Maggie will go in for her harness training in the summer *sniff sniff*
  2. Sub 30 mintute 5k
  3. Invest money and start saving for the future- Done
  4. Sew an outfit for myself
  5. Go on a road trip
  6. Run a 5k, 10k, 15k, and half marathon- DONE!
  7. Cook an entire Thanksgiving meal- Did this in 2011 for my family and Jeff's parents!
  8. Be able to do 10 real full pushups- military style
  9. See sunrise and sunset in the same day
  10. Goal weight: 13lbs to go
  11. learn how to box
  12. Complete the Spartan Challenge in under 1:15
  13. Find a job I love- DONE!
  14. Skydive
  15. Have a picnic on the beach at sunset
  16. Get a promotion and not just a new job
  17. Have non wedding family photos taken
  18. Do a 1 week juice cleanse
  19. Paint a piece of old furniture
  20. Start a family
  21. Take an international vacation with Jeff just cause- I guess this is done since we've been to Africa and Costa Rica together but I want 1 more before I'm 30
  22. Ride the entire Pinellas Trail
  23. Ride a motorcycle
  24. Win an award for something I did
  25. Make a pie totally from scratch
  26. Have a recipe that everyone asks for
  27. Grow my own herbs
  28. Be a leader for an organization
  29. Visit half the states in the USA 18/25 done
  30. Throw someone a surprise party

Do you have a list of 30 before 30, or 40 before 40? What would you add that I don't have on my list?


  1. If you want to Skydive, I'll go! I LOVE IT! I also think you should do 9 and 15 on the same day :)

  2. I should totally do 9 and 15 on the same day and I really do want to skydive but I'm totally too chicken right now haha

  3. KATIE!!! I didn't know you had a blog! Super cute, by the way. I love your list. My blog started because of my 30 before 30 list. I love the concept, and while I still have a long way to go, and need to be better about posting more often, it's exciting to see an old friend making progress on her list. I hope you accomplish all you've set out to do, good luck!
    Natalie (Baca) Napper

  4. Thanks for reading my post! I'm headed to your blog now!

  5. I've made myself two dresses and numerous skirts. I started with snaps, then buttons, then finally zippers for closures. Don't be afraid of the zippers! (They are WAY easier than buttons/buttonholes) You can definitely make something great! - Lisa Haiss