Two days ago, I turned 27 1/2. And I decided, it's about time that I publish my 30 by 30 Goal List.
Have you heard of this trend? It's like a bucket list of things to achieve before you reach a certain age. The first time I saw a 30 by 30 list, I found it kind of silly - but the more I thought about it, I really really like it.
I'm the sort of person who makes a lot of plans, but I need a strategy to see them through. I do my best work at the eleventh hour, which means if I don't have a deadline, it may not get done. So having a tangible list to report back to from time to time? That's the sort of thing I need.
So here they are, in no particular order. Thirty things I want to accomplish by my 30th birthday! Some of them are silly, but some of them are serious. All of them are things I really do want to do in the next couple of years. Bonus: I wrote this list months ago, and have actually already crossed off a couple things! Yay! I'll keep updating the list as things are completed!
My 30 by 30 Goals.
-Take a dance class.
-Grow a garden.
-Take the kids to Disney World.
-Buy (and learn to use) a serger.
-Read the Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter again.
-Done. Open Etsy Shop.
-Visit 2 states I've never been to.
-Eat all the BBQ. I've lived in KC my entire life and have only ever eaten at one of our many famous BBQ joints.
-Read The Silver Linings Playbook, The Boy on the Porch, The Fault in Our Stars, and Night of January 16. I told my librarian husband that he could pick some books for me to read - these are his choices.
-Done. Make my own bread. I did this...and then my bread machine died three days later. New birthday wishlist item: bread machine.
-Attend the Plaza holiday lighting ceremony.
-Watch all Disney animated movies in release order.
-Blog - Reach 20K unique visits/month. Feel free to help me get there!
-Have an article published in a magazine (other than my ongoing review column).
-Sew an incredible Belle dress for Addie.
-Clean out my scrapbook room and donate some supplies.
-Catch up on yearly Project Life.
-Pay off credit cards.
-Reach 100 Etsy sales.
-Attend a blog conference.
-Find a church we love.
-Blog the 30 Things My Kids Should Know About Me series.
-Perform in a theatre show. I miss the stage.
-Direct a dream theatre show.
-Write a complete work of fiction. This is crazy talk, but...maybe.
-Memorize the order of presidents. So my history-major husband is not mortified at me when I start homeschooling.
-Read the Bible completely. I've done it before, but it's been awhile.
-Have another baby. I might be crazy!
-Host a BIG playdate with tons of friends.
-Start an adoption fund.
Did you make a 30 by 30 list? What would your list look like compared to mine?