30 by 31

After much pondering, listing, erasing, and revising, the much awaited list has arrived!  I had such a great time with my 30 by 30 last year, I decided to carry on the tradition (and wrap up the few things I didn’t get to) with a 30 by 31.  For a second I thought about upping the list every year to match my age, but what happens when I get to 90?  I think making and completing 30 goals by each birthday is plenty, so that’s what I’m sticking with.  And here’s what we have in store for this year — the first year of my thirties.  xoxo

1.  Do one unassisted pull-up.

2.  See Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Delaware. {Completed 3 of 4 as of 2/24/12.}

3.  Learn how to rag knit{Completed 10/26/11.}

4.  Complete 30 hours of concentrated piano practice.  {Completed 16 hrs. as of 2/10/12.}

5.  Find and buy something fabulous from a thrift shop in the East Village{Completed 11/18/11.}

6.  Be consistent with a food journal{Calling this one good.}

7.  Go up to the crown of the Statue of Liberty.  {Currently on pause – no crown tickets available.}

8.  Have a beach bonfire{Completed 9/9/11.}

9.  See World of Color at Disney’s California Adventure{Completed 9/6/11.}

10.  Write my Grandma once a week{Mostly completed 1/8/12.}

11.  Double my blog readership{Completed 9/1/11.)

12.  Get an agent.

13.  Re-read The Borrowers. {Completed 6/1/11.}

14.  Eat a dessert with bacon in it{Completed 7/10/11.}

15.  See a concert.

16.  Run a 10K(Completed 8/13/11.)

17.  Watch Life is Beautiful{Completed 7/14/11.}

18.  Visit my family at least three times. {Trip #1 Completed 5/1/11; #2 Completed 5/25/11.; #3 Completed 9/1/11.}

19.  Paint along with an old Bob Ross episode{Completed 2/3/12.}

20.  Re-memorize the 50 states and their capitals in alphabetical order. {Completed 11/19/11.}

21.  Stop and enjoy my wedding day{Completed 8/20/11.}

22.  Make macarons from scratch. {Completed 5/10/11.}

23.  See my bestie. {Completed 4/22/11.}

24.  DIY a pinata. {Completed 5/13/11.}

25.  Make my own guacamole recipe. {Completed 5/5/11.}

26.  Take a dance class that scares me{Completed 11/17/11.}

27.  Sing in a choir{Completed 9/17/11.}

28.  Teach my niece something{Completed 5/28/11.}

29.  Book another show. {Completed 4/22/11.}

30.  Readers’ choice!  Leave a comment with a goal for me to accomplish — something exciting, attainable, and awesome.

  1. Amanda Rodriguez on said:

    Sky dive or bungee jump

  2. Elaine on said:

    Is #20 in song? 🙂 AAAAAAnamaaaaaniacs!

  3. B on said:

    #16 with your besto. In Colorado. In May.

  4. Kristina on said:

    No. 19 is my favorite. I used to be enthralled watching Bob Ross paint when I was little.

  5. Nick on said:

    When you going to complete #1, yo?

  6. Laura on said:

    Do an intensive at CSU Summer Arts (which is being held at CSU MONTEREY BAY in June 2012!!)

  7. chapman on said:

    hello there ! turning 30 this month i made a similar list !!! would you mind using your logo and sourcing your blog for my blog page ?? dont hesitate to contact me by email as I would love to feature some your diy project on my french blog ! http://mapetitevalisette.blogspot.com/

  8. Rachel H. on said:

    Would you mind sharing your guacamole recipe?

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