30 before 30

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I had every intention of publishing this post yesterday, but since it was my birthday I decided to celebrate instead with a big ol’ slice of pizza!  It’s the one thing I’ve missed the most since giving up sugar and flour and I decided that it was the perfect excuse to give into the craving.

I bring up my birthday because this concept of a 30 before 30 list is driven by the milestone that I celebrate every 22nd of October.  Yes, the title sounds a lot like 30 x 30 but I promise it has nothing to do with remixing my wardrobe (though I am tempted to take on a fall/winter challenge).  30 before 30 is sort of like a modified bucket list focused on squeezing every last bit of energy out of your twenties.  It’s simple…make a list of 30 things you want to accomplish by the time you turn 30!  You can start it at any point.  I’m starting with two years to go, and while that seems like plenty of time, I’m sure it will fly by and I’ll really have to monitor my progress or else October 22, 2014 will be here and I’ll have nothing to show for it.  This is, of course, not all I will do between now and then – if you know me at all you know I will always have a project, a challenge and a list in process – but this is the big picture for the next 2 years:

  1. Find my signature cocktail and learn how to make it
  2. Run a 1/2 marathon
  3. Ride in GOBA with my husband, father-in-law and sister-in-law (can you tell I married into a cycling family?)
  4. Become a home owner
  5. Visit Las Vegas
  6. Memorize a poem (probably this one)
  7. Yarn bomb
  8. Compose music and lyrics with my husband
  9. Complete a sprint triathlon (or this)
  10. Refinish/refurbish a piece of furniture
  11. Buy the perfect little black dress
  12. Learn to make my mother’s strawberry jam
  13. Meet a fellow blogger in person
  14. Take a grant-writing course
  15. Be a guest speaker
  16. Start a business (an etsy shop counts)
  17. Sing at an open-mic night
  18. Go zip-lining
  19. Take my husband to NYC and see a Broadway show
  20. Go scuba diving (completed Feb. 2013)
  21. Learn to ski
  22. Publish a knitting pattern
  23. Take a pole dancing fitness lesson
  24. Read Anna Karenina
  25. Be a guest blogger
  26. See a movie by myself
  27. Stay at a Bed and Breakfast
  28. Spend time at Lake Tahoe
  29. Go rock-climbing (indoor or outdoor)
  30. Knit a sweater for myself

This list was not easy to put together and I’m still second-guessing myself on a few.  Have you ever considered a 30 before 30 list or something similar to mark a milestone in your life?

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