Sunday, July 17, 2011

30 Things Before 30

I love making lists. To-do lists, packing lists, lists of goals, reading lists, etc. When I moved to SC, I made a list of things to do/see. I'm leaving in a week and I've done quite a bit, but not everything. Oh, well. It's been a good year!

I've decided to make a list of fairly big goals that I want to accomplish before I turn 30 - things to do, see, get, and experience. I know I have 5 and a half years in which to accomplish everything, but I see a lot of bloggers make lists like this when they're 28 or 29 and not accomplish everything.

I figure if I give myself enough time, I can get everything done that I've come up with, use it as motivation to not be lazy, and (assuming I'm still blogging in 5 years) you can all follow my progress.

30 Things Before 30:

1. Visit at least one new country.

2. Finish my list of 100 Books Everyone Should Read.
(14 down, 86 to go!)

3. See 35 different waterfalls.
(10 down, 25 to go!)

4. Go to Disney World.

5. Take a cooking class.

6. See a dozen different lighthouses.
(4 down, 8 to go!)

7. Make sure I've been to at least half of the United States.
(20 down, 5 to go!)

8. Learn (at least the basics of) a new language.

9. Hike at least part of the Appalachian Trail.

10. Sit in the "splash zone" at Evil Dead the Musical.

11. Run a 5K in under 30 minutes.

12. Donate a total of $1000 and 100 hours of my time to good causes.
($412/3hr down, $588/97hrs to go!)

13. Have at least 6 tattoos.
(3 down, 3 to go!)

14. Go for a walk on the beach at sunrise.

15. Visit the West Coast.

16. Go on a cruise.

17. Help throw and/or take part in a progressive party.

18. Gamble at a casino.

19. Go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

20. Get a solid, steady job.

21. Do a cleanse or fast.

22. Successfully make a souffle.

23. Go on a week-long camping trip.

24. Try vegetarianism and/or veganism for at least a couple of weeks.

25. Bond with my sisters.

26. Go on a romantic getaway.

27. Go to a dorky/nerdy/geeky convention.

28. Achieve my goal weight.

29. Buy a house.

30. Learn to surf or dive/snorkel.

(Last update: 07/03/2015)


  1. I've already done some of these, so I'm surprised you haven't... but let's talk about your list.

    2. Can you forward me that list? Or show me where it can be found?
    9. I'd like to do that too.
    14. Why haven't you done this? We've been to the beach several times. lol.
    16. Yes. Let's.
    17. What is a progressive party?
    18. Yes. Let's.
    19. Yes. Let's. lol
    20. You haven't? :o We should rectify this situation while you're back at home. :D
    21. I thought you did. Like, several times. lol.
    27. Comic-con next year, shall we?
    29. You should have gone to the one in DC with us!

    If you are actually going to reply to this, you should probably tell me somewhere else. lol.

  2. Haha
    2. I can email you the list of books. I found it online years ago, and I've still only read, like 10 of them. lol
    14. I always plan to, but I end up sleeping till noon. :-P
    17. A progressive party is a dinner party that takes place in several different houses. Like, you have appetizers and drinks at one house, salad at the next, entree at the third, and dessert at the fourth. And you can have as many courses as you want.
    20. I will have to be wasted. lol
    21. No. I planned to this year, but it never happened.
    27. YES. That's what I was thinking. That or a Buffy con. :-P
    29. I don't think I knew about it?

  3. 17. That's kind of an awesome idea. I was thinking maybe it was something to do with progressive politics, lol.
    20. Of course, I will too, but it's fun! We should do a duet. :D
    29. Yeah, we did the Equality March. It was all gay and angry and awesome. lol.


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