30 Before 30

I feel like my 30 Before 30 list is too…vague. It’s not easy to check things off the list! So I’m going to rework it in a way that means I can easily check things off. I like checking things off. It soothes me.

  1. Have a kid.
  2. Home renovation:
    • bedroom
    • backyard
    • hardwood floors
    • nursery
    • living room
  3. Have a physical cookbook with at least 20 tried-and-true recipes in it.
  4. Complete P90X3.
  5. Travel outside the United States.
  6. Be debt-free (minus a mortgage)2 and have at least begun the early stages of investing.
  7. Have a small fuel-efficient vehicle, preferably a Smart ForTwo.
  8. Own a camper.
  9. Have at least…three…homemade decor items in each commonly-used room.
  10. Watch every episode of The Office in chronological order.3
  11. Develop my own website and not be 100% dependent on WordPress.
  12. Have a semi-regular post by Mr. T himself.
  13. Read 400 books (between Jan 1, 2013 and Dec 31, 2018).4
  14. Have a completed sleeve and all my Mr. T apprentice tattoos gone back into. Oh, and have a GB tattoo.
  15. Have Two-Tone’s books be in the black (make a profit) and Mr. T have his own tattoo shop in back.
  16. Bike 30 miles in one trip. (First: get my bike fixed!)
  17. Still have a job? Develop a solid career goal?
  18. Take a legit road trip (in the camper from #8).
  19. Have sex every day for a month (30 days).
  20. No. More. Roommates.1
  21. Steampunk photo shoot.
  22. Cut out paper towels and use almost all homemade cleaning products.
  23. Own a legit camera, have printed photos hanging on the walls, and start a yearly family photo book.
  24. Have a strong core of friends that I can “do life with”.
  25. Develop at least TWO other options for my hair, besides boring straight and boring ponytail.
  26. Attend at least…5?…cultural?…events each year. Live music, theater, ballet, festivals… *shrug
  27. Have at least two impressive gallery walls that are almost 100% “local” art (art bought directly from the artist and not purchased as a mass-produced print from a retail store).
  28. Have one overnight friend gathering every year (or five total).
  29. 15 minutes of fame!
  30. Some sort of vague “continuous improvement” nonsense.

1Updated 08/31/14 when our final roommate moved out!
2Updated 09/19/14 when we paid off Mr. T’s last student loan!
3Updated 11/16/14 when I finished The Office!
4Updated 12/29/14 from 375 to 400.


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