Wednesday, April 17, 2013

30 x 30

Do you have a bucket list?  That seems a little dire for me so I have a 30 by 30 list.  A list of 30 things I'd like to get done by the time I'm 30 (so I have a little more than three years) that are actually doable.  No winning of Pulitzer Prizes or singing at the Met.  Just things that are reasonable and doable.  I'll follow up as I get them done.

1. Ski regularly (once a year )
2. Join a book club
3. Apply to an MFA program, even if you don’t think you’ll get in
4. Go to a music festival
5. Learn to play one song on the guitar
6. Get professional family photos taken
7. Go on a weekend mini-break with just Dave
8. Make family photo albums
9. Build a piece of furniture
10. Wear a hat to a party
11. Get down to a BMI that is healthy
12. Knit a sweater
13. Make homemade ravioli
14. Start an herb garden in pots.
15. Pay off credit cards
16. Hike with David regularly
17. Learn to make Tom Yum Goong
18. Buy a real painting
19. Design and print family stationary and birthday cards that we keep on hand
20. Make a terrarium
21. Take a pottery class
22. Go camping with Mary and Will
23. Join a yoga studio
24. Buy a piece of real jewelry
25. Get a facial
26. Throw a dinner party
27. Go camping with Dan and Kate
28. Run a 5k (lets keep this reasonable)
29. Take bikes on C&O canal
30. Learn to french braid my own hair


  1. I love lists like this. I think it's so important to have goals in mind, even if they're "small" ones. Otherwise, time passes by in the blink of an eye, and you feel like you're scrambling to do ALL THE THINGS.

    (I'm gonna warn you--homemade ravioli is a BITCH. Delicious, but a total asshole.)

  2. I've seen bucket lists before, but I really like this idea of 30x30. I have slightly less time than you, but all the more motivation!