30 Before 30: Checking In On My Birthday

Thursday, January 15, 2015 | Stamp in My Passport| |

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Last year I made a 30 before 30 list. Although some of the items may be lofty goals, I still have seven years to complete them all. Some are realistic, like completing a 30-day challenge of some sorts, while others may depend on outside circumstances, such as Coldplay still touring. Over the past year, I've settled on a beauty routine, purchased furniture with no assembly required and took a cooking class.

Many are in the works, such as visiting a city I've never been to, learning another language, getting more comfortable with my DSLR and hosting a dinner party (I have a fondue pot which is not worth breaking out for just a couple of people.)

And still others are simple tasks to save for a rainy day. Here's to another year of crossing still more items off of my mini-bucket list of sorts! 

Looking back at the list makes me laugh a little at what I thought were going to be priorities in my life in the upcoming years. I went to zero concerts this past year so there was no potential to get front row tickets, hang out at a festival or see Coldplay. It's just not something that I wish to put a lot of my money towards. Plus, Tallahassee is not much of a tour destination for many of the bands I listen to.

What items would be on your 30 before 30 list?

1. Host a dinner party.
2. Buy a home.
3. Send 100 handwritten notes.
4. Visit a city I've never been to.
5. Find (and stick to) an actual beauty routine.
6. Purchase furniture with no assembly required. (aka not from Ikea or Target)
7. Watch all of AFI's 100 Greatest Movies
8. Compile all of my favorite recipes into a cookbook.
9. Invest in a quality handbag.
10. Visit another continent besides North America and Europe.
11. Pay off my student loans.
12. Learn how to use chopsticks.
13. Experience Christmas in New York.
14. Learn another language. 
15. Get front row tickets to a concert. 
16. Adopt a pet. 
17. Own something from Tiffany & Co.
18. Take cooking classes.
19. Take a trip on the next flight out of town.
20. Start a journal and finish it. 
21. Practice photography. 
22. Open an online business.
23. Participate (and complete) a 30-day challenge.
24. Plant a vegetable garden. And not let it die.
25. Be on a first name basis with a barista. (bonus if they memorize my order)
26. Attend a Coldplay concert.
27. Participate in a 365 photo project.
28. Pay it forward.
29. Attend a music festival.
30. Create my own font.


Alex Fahey said...

Good luck! Chopsticks are super easy once you get the hang of them... you'll never eat noodles with a fork again!

Megan @ Semi-Charmed Kind of L said...

I love these lists! My birthday is in March, so I've been working on a 30 Before 30 list to post for my birthday. :) You can bet traveling and snail mail will figure highly into the mix!

Erika said...

Great list! I think most of these seem pretty do-able! I made the mistake of doing one with only a year to get everything done -- and 30 things is a lot for one year.

Jess said...

haha i am not that ambitious! but i did want to try and add things that had the very real possibility of happening.

Jess said...

always good choices! it's so much fun sitting down to make these lists :)

Jess said...

noodles aren't the hard part, it's the rice...i like to eat too fast and get tired of taking small bites haha!