Tuesday, February 17, 2015

30 before 30

I have to admit it- the only reason I make lists is because my dang brain fried once I became a mom. If I don't write it down, I forget it! I don't get any satisfaction out of crossing things off my to-do list. I mean, I really hate lists, they are just a necessity for me now. But I did make a 27 before 27 list and while I didn't accomplish everything on my list, it's fun to look back and see what I did make happen. So I decided to give myself a little time to try and accomplish some fun goals by making a 30 before 30 list. Maybe I'll learn to get a little more satisfaction out of crossing these off my list, ha ha!

1- Go on a cruise, just Eric and me.
2- Take Mia to Disneyland.
3- Go camping. Preferably in Yellowstone National Park, but anywhere will do :)
4- Be debt free (except for a home if we finally settle long enough to buy one).
5- Learn Spanish.
6- Go to a concert.
7- Stop popping my dang knuckles.
8- Go to New York City.
9- Run a 10k or a relay race.
10- Get at least 1 new stamp on my passport.
11- This is kind of shallow, but I would love to see if I can grow my Instagram account to 10k followers!
12-  Do 50 push ups in a row.
13- Go on a spontaneous weekend trip. No planning before hand- just straight up "let's pack our bags and leave in an hour" kind of spontaneous.
14- Print my blog into books.
15- Learn how to use my camera (It's time to get out of auto shoot!) I would love to take a class but seeing as how I have very little spare time, a one day course would be just as amazing! Just something to get me started.
16- Go on a girls trip with just one friend, or a bunch! But a legit weekend (or a couple week days) away from husbands and kids, just enjoying girl time. Preferably at the beach, but anywhere will do :)
17- Participate in the "Pay it Forward" movement and purchase a meal, a treat, etc for a complete stranger.
18- Go to Lake Powell. Oh how I miss that slice of heaven on earth!
19- Read the Bible, Book of Mormon and D&C- cover to cover.
20- Attend a blogging conference.
21- Swim with a dolphin.
22- See a Broadway show on Broadway.
23- Attend the temple once a month, for 12 months straight.
24- Take ballroom dancing lessons with Eric. We've talked about this for years and Eric is totally on board! I think it would be a fun way to spice up our relationship!
25- Start playing piano again.
26- Try a macaron. I've never had one!
27- Give Mia a sibling. Maybe two. MAYBE.
28- Make a drastic change to my hair.
29- Do the splits. (I did ballet for years when I was young and never once mastered the splits. My body builds muscle, no problem, but flexibility is another story, so this may never happen, ha!)
30- Go BIG with my 30th birthday celebration. Amazing vacation, a big party with friends and family, etc. Just something big :)

24 comments:

P!nky said...

What a great list, lady! I know you'll get some of it done. A sibling, eek, so exciting! I'm like you, good on muscle not so good on flexibility!

Stacy G said...

Love your list. I have not yet tried a macaron either! I am hoping to learn to make them so maybe that will be my first one! They are just so pretty! xo

BLovedBoston said...

I love all of these but #30 is my favorite!!! I think you should pair #26 into #30 and have a macaron in paris!! :) xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog said...

I'm with you on number 15!! I really want to learn photography!

Tawnya Faust said...

Love all of these!! You should join I heart faces, they have tons of great photography tutorials to get you started out of auto... just start with one thing, practice and go from there!!

PS>I've never had a macaroon either!! I always think they look so good and pretty when people post photos of them but I have NO idea what they taste like? Are they a cookie? A pastry? Fluffy marshmallow goodness? haha

Nina Robinson said...

Love this whole list! You've inspired me to do something similar :)

Our Pretty Little Girls said...

Great list! I love the simple things on here. Like try a macaroon! I never have either.

Brittany said...

I absolutely love all of these! NYC is a must and you can cross off a Broadway show while you're there! I love the idea of a spontaneous weekend trip and might have to do one myself. The first time I ever had a macaron was last year and I'm sad to report that I think they're WAY over hyped. I'm excited to hear what you think, though! ;)

~Dawn~ said...

I love your list...sounds like you have some fun years ahead!!

Claire C. said...

I feel like we are SO similar Courtney haha! I love your list!

Lauren said...

great list! we have already discussed taking the girls to DisneyWorld in 2018...and it's 3 years away! I'm not sure I can wait that long!

Hall Around Texas said...

First of all, you are adorable! Such a great picture of you. And amen to the fried brain! I can testify to that one too. Ha. Nathan and I are wanting to take a cruise, too. We’ve never done it! I’ve wanted to print my blog to books for the longest, but now it just seems so overwhelming! Let me know if you do this and who you go through! I’ve never had a macaron, either! Ha. This is a great list!

Sprinkles and Glitter said...

Such a good idea!! Great list!!

Caroline At Windy City Chic said...

Those are all great goals, and I think that you can achieve all of them. I also feel old now since I'm going to be 35 this year. :-/

tina bumblebee said...

You've never been to a concert?!?!? I go to multiple a month so that sounds CRAZYYYYY to me! And I'm also surprised you haven't been to NYC! Better jump on those 2 things especially :)

Whitney @ Southern Hope said...

Oh!! This just inspired me to write one too, I'm turning 29 this month AHHHHHH!!! Y'all definitely need to go on a cruise and work on baby #2!!!

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

How fun!!! I personally like #2 the best... but only if you add "meet Mason and Liz (and Seth too, he can come too lol). I love lots on your list though, unfortunately I can't do a 30 before 30 (since I just turned 30) but maybe I could do a 35 before 35 so I buy myself some time (ps 35 sounds SO OLD to me right now! eeekkk!) I'd love to go to a blogging conference too, be debt free, add GET a camera and learn how to use it, see a broadway show on broadway, and turn my blog into a book (ps how do you do that???)

meandmr.com said...

This is such a great list!!! I need to make one of those for myself!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

Laura Marie Keenan said...

I love seeing people's 30 before 30 lists! I've always considering doing it, but considering I have less than a year left, I have given up on the dream! I'll be looking out for any announcements about #27! :-)

Kirsty and Seth said...

I love this list! Seth and I did ballroom and Latin dancing for two years and took a couple of dancing exams as well. I loved doing it, it was so much fun! Then we moved to London and life got busier so we had to stop. I really miss it, but highly recommend it!

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Sara Elizabeth said...

I love this list... I definitely failed at my own list, but I think I need to make another one!!! Passport stamps! Yes please!!

jessica said...

I am totally stealing your #30 - I've got one left on my list and have been trying to think of something good! I never throw myself a party, or really celebrate my birthday so this might be a good way to get out of my comfort zone a bit :)

Erin LFF said...

I love your lists!! I have had a 30 before 30 going for awhile now and I'm slooooowly chipping away at stuff on it :) How long do you have to finish all yours? I can't remember but I think we're the same age? lol

Tedi Palmer said...

That is an awesome list! I wish I could think of that many things I would like to do before I'm 30 (but that is LESS than a year away - well now you know how old I am). Some things that I feel I should mention to benefit us both...

I will gladly run a relay race with you (hands down) ANY day! They are SO fun! I will invite you to the next one we do! :)
Chase and I will go ballroom dancing with you (if you are ever back in the Provo/Orem area - or if we ever come to AZ), there are a few great places to go. We really enjoy swing, and I have caught on pretty quick, since Chase is the dancer in the family. :)
FYI - popping your knuckles is not bad for you like SO many people say it is... I do it all the time - let me guess, you are going to pop them right now because I said it? ;) (cause I just did) hehe

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