Tuesday, April 23, 2013

That post I promised yesterday

First things first, let me tell you about my first run.  It was easy.  Yup, easy.  I was expecting to be crawling back up my apartment stairs dying and laying in a fetal position the rest of the evening.  But instead it was over and I said "wait, really?".  It felt good, and I am glad I took the doctor's advice to do an 18 min mile (even though yesterdays time was 16 min).  If I was feeling as bad as I expected to I don't think I would have the will power to go back out there.  I do feel a tad sore today, so I know I really did get a work out in.  I am actually looking forward to Wednesday's run.  So, go me!

Now onto today's main topic:  my 30 by 30 list.  When I first opened an account with Blogger it was about 3 years ago because I decided to do a 101 in 1001 list.  Well, that was rather ambitious of me.  I think I did 5 things before I gave up.  The problem was that I made completely unreachable goals, so I got discouraged.

Yesterday I told you how I started feeling older.  I decided to make this 30 by 30 list because I wanted to prove to myself that just because I am reaching real adulthood (I feel like your 20's don't count, they are just practice years) doesn't mean that I can't still do things and have fun doing them.  So, without further a due  here is my list:

30 By 30
1. Get paid for a photo shoot
2. Complete a 10K
3. Become a mother (at least once)
4. Adopt a dog
5. Watch a sunrise and sunset on the same day
6. Watch 10 of AFI's top 100 films
7. Take more photos and start making an annual Family Yearbook
8. Loose 50 pounds and maintain it (making adjustment for number 3, of course)
9. Read 5 books from Penguin's "you must read before you die" list
10. Take a real vacation with Dean (one that gives me a sunburn)

11. Plant fresh herbs for my kitchen and use them
12. Visit Amy in Boston
13. Find a game that Dean and I both enjoy that we can play regularly
14. Visit Meg in Chicago
15. Re-start and maintain my everyday thankfulness journal
16. Go on a road trip with Crystal
17. Own a complete outfit from Mod Cloth
18. Own a Kitchenaid mixer
19. Host a dinner party for my friends/family
20. Own a bicycle

21. Leave a 100% tip for an awesome server
22. Hug my dad
23. Hang family photos in my home
24. Go camping with Dean and friends
25. Re-fashion a thrift store find
26. Meet a blogger friend in real life
27. Roast my own coffee
28. Get that tattoo I have been wanting
29. Frame and hang some of my photography
30. Make a 40 by 40 list

I originally thought that it would be a great idea to tell you why I added each thing to my list, but that is a lot of typing and would make one CRAZY long post.  Both sound like something that would frustrate me, so I am not going to do that.  If you really want to know all you have to do is ask and I will give you the details.  Cause I am cool like that.  

1 comment:

  1. I think those are some very accomplishable goals. To me, owning a kitchenaid mixer has always been, to some extent, a sign of being grown up. (I don't own one.) :P