February 12, 2013

3 Years & 3 Months

So before this whole new year, 2013 thing happened, I decided I would share with you all my list of 30 before 30. For those of you on the slow train this morning (don't worry...I'm right there with ya)...30 things I'd like to complete before I'm 30 years old. I'll be 27 in 3 months (April 30th...write that down.) which means I've got 3 years and 3 months to complete all 30. {Gasp.}

I shared my list with you as a way to hold myself accountable for actually completing all 30. (Perhaps I should start posting my weekly chores and workouts so you all could hold me accountable there too? Just an idea...)

So anywho...since I've started working towards some of my goals, I realized I've actually made quite a bit of progress! (Pats self on back.) Granted, there's still a lot to do, but hey, at least we're not starting with a blank canvas here people. Give me some credit, k? K!

Some things I'm currently working on, some I've completely accomplished, and some, well, I haven't even thought about yet...

Without further adieu...my 30 before 30 update:
  1. Pay for someone else's meal anonymously: still looking for that perfect person/family!
  2. Witness a proposal: check & check! This should count as two things, yes?
  3. Be a maid of honor
  4. Learn graphic design: LONG way to go here... 
  5. Drink wine in Napa 
  6. Learn how to shoot in manual (& be semi-decent at it): EXTRA long way to go here...
  7. Make double mortgage payments once/year: possibly happening next month?! 
  8. Pack only in a carry on for a trip: DONE! My recent trips to both Pittsburgh AND Vegas were only packed in a carry on! And yes, one night trips totally count when the other people you're with checked bags! 
  9. Eat a raw diet for 3 days straight: ya...so about that...
  10. Turn my blog into a book 
  11. Write a gratitude for a full year: currently in progress! It's amazing the things you're thankful for when you know you have to write something different every single day for an entire year! I highly recommend this!
  12. Find a church and go regularly: DONE! Beau and I both recently found a church less than a mile from our house and we are really loving it! We actually get excited on Sunday mornings and look forward to the message for once! The fact that you can literally wear anything (and I mean ANYTHING) you want and our pastor is hysterical makes going to church THAT much better. 
  13. Swim in Lake Michigan: possibly this summer?! We shall see! 
  14. Grow blog to 6,500 followers: always a work in progress! And YES! Some bloggers may say they don't pay attention to/care about the followers. I'm pulling the BS card... 
  15. Send handwritten cards once/week 
  16. Renew our vows in April 2016: can we do this, like, tomorrow?! ;)
  17. Have a baby: no set plans as of now but who knows?!
  18. Go an entire week without social media: wahhhhh!! I don't wanna!! 
  19. Host a party all on my own 
  20. Start a new family tradition 
  21. Take a vacation with just Beau and myself: planning one for next year! Hallelujah! 
  22. Visit my family in Tennessee 
  23. Send my mom on a vacation 
  24. Get a puppy: Check! Check! Check! Well, almost! Our new baby girl will be home in 6-8 weeks! 
  25. Be a leader in my company: always a work in progress! 
  26. Buy Beau a Ford Raptor...in cash 
  27. Wake up at 5am every week day 
  28. Work out 3 times per week before work 
  29. Rebuild savings account to at least $25,000 
  30. Pay it forward in a really BIG way
My goal for 2013 is to complete 11 of the 30 to keep myself on track. It's only February and I've already knocked out 5. Can I get a hell ya?!

Proof yo:
{not pictured is #12, for obvious reasons...}

How are you doing on your 2013 goals? 
You DID set some, didn't you???



  1. I have always wanted to do a 30 before 30 but I have just never gotten around to writing the list. I need to get on that because I turn 27 in a few weeks so I don't have a ton of time! You are doing so good at yours and I love the things you have on your list.

  2. I def need to make a 30 b4 30 list :)

  3. My 30 before 30 list isn't doing too bad.. buuuuut I'll be 30 in 6 months and there are some things on there that I know aren't going to happen sadly like going to Europe. We postponed our Europe trip that we were going to take this spring to our 5th anniversary and we're doing the much more budget friendly Punta Cana instead :-P

    And drink wine in Napa? YES PLEASE! :)

  4. I love that Lake Michigan is on your list! What part are you looking into? You should check out Traverse City, in Michigan. It's an awesome little tourist town and one of our favorite places, even being from Michigan.

  5. having only a carry on is totally legit even if it is for a one night visit. having only a carry on is a really hard thing to accomplish...at least in my book ;)

  6. Great progress on your goals! I'm jealous that you could be knocking out the double mortgage payments next month. Way to rock it girl!

  7. Great list!!! But... Um, I just turned 30 on Saturday. Am I took late to make this list? :(

  8. Love all of these goals! I think it's so important to have goals... otherwise I feel like I'm just spinning my wheels in one place all of the time.

  9. I loved reading your list! It's inspired me to do a few of those things listed. :)

  10. instead of a 30 before 30 i have a 101 in 1001 list. and i love that you want to buy beau a raptor. zac wants one too.

  11. I love this list! I may have to do something like it! Great idea :)

    Oh, and I just helped you with #14! Haha!

    I'm new to the blogging world, come say hi!

  12. I just posted about my goals for 2013 yesterday...took me long enough! hahaha. I turn 30 in 2014...so maybe I should do one of these? I dunno...the list I have for this year is pretty good for me right now.

  13. GREAT list girl, and well done on starting to achieve these too! I've done a 20 wishes list for the next year...
    P.S. So glad you found a new church that you are both enjoying... It sounds a lot like our church and we LOVE it too!

  14. Yes! I set some and I'm doing great on them. My most recent accomplishment was to make a homemade pizza with my husband!

  15. These are some great goals! I especially like drinking wine in Napa :)

  16. i love this so much and really want to do this

    my friends and i made a friends bucket list of 30 things to do before 30 and i feel like i need one for ME now!!

    5am every weekday omg. Can you call me too?? i feel like i should wake up that early an work out or something or make breakfast rather than waking up 20 min before leaving and scarfing down a cliffy bar on way to work hahah

    send your mom on vaca....i just love your big heart

    looooove you <3

  17. such a great list! i love #1, #15 and #18 (that one will be so hard to do, but i bet it'll feel good. and who knows? you may be a new person after that week!).

  18. That's an awesome list!! It really inspired me, and I wrote my own! I'm totally a copycat, but imitation is a form of flattery right? Good luck on your goals!


  19. Great list!!! And you are doing so well with it so far! Can't wait to see more of what you get to cross off. :)

  20. Girl Lake Michigan is cold even in the summer. brrrr...Love the list!

  21. I think I wanna do a 25 before 25 soon! I'll be 25 on Aug. 2, 2014, so I gotta start thinking of some good things!

  22. Love the idea!! Congrats on your 5! I'm sure you can get your 11!


  23. I seriously need to get a 30 before 30 done soon!


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