Director Jewels: Thirty by 30: A List of Goals

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thirty by 30: A List of Goals

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?

12 comments:

  1. Love this! Serger buying and using is on my list, though Idk if it'll be by 30. BBQ eating is on my(almost) daily list (oh, how I miss KC BBQ!!!). I would love to see you on the stage again! And adoption fund--precious.

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    1. I seriously know I'm missing out by not eating KC BBQ all the time. Even if it will likely just be chicken. :p

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  2. I didn't know this was a "thing" but I had already been keeping a "30 by 30" list for a couple years now. Mine is mostly financial and trip goals. Definitely not blog worthy.

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    1. Write it down somewhere if you haven't already! So you have a way to keep track of what you accomplish. :)

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  3. P.S. You can take a ballet class with me on Tuesday nights. ;)
    Or I'd even change my schedule if you wanted to opt for a pilates class with me on a Thursday. :)
    First class from Kansas City Ballet is free! :D

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    1. Boo. I teach on Tuesday and Thursday nights. :( Maybe in the break between classes I could go once??

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    2. Well, they have a beginning class on Monday nights now, at 7:00PM, and one on Saturday at 11:45AM (As well as the Tuesday night one at the Johnson county campus and the Saturday morning Pilates at 9am.)

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    3. I could probably make Monday nights work! Maybe! I'll ask Andrew and look up how much they cost.

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  4. I'm working on my 30 by 30 list now! ( planned post for June 28th of this year! ) Great list! :D

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    1. It took me SO long to write this post! I'm really glad to have it recorded so I have some accountability to do everything now. :)

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  5. Let's go eat some BBQ, Dearie. And I have some ideas about that dance class.

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    1. No idea when I could manage a dance class at this point, but BBQ sounds good. :)

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