30 Before 30

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was writing a 28 in 28 list.  You know 28 things I want to do while I'm 28.  However, as I was writing said list, I realized that the likelihood that I would complete some of the things on the list in a single year was very much unlikely.  So I decided to change my list from a 28 in 28 to a 30 before 30 list.  

This gives me 2 years to complete the list you're about to read.  Some of them are personal, some just for fun, some I already know I will be completing, and some are blog related.  I think I've got a pretty good mix of stuff here.  

Here we go....

1. Go to Washington D.C.

2. Go to Europe again.

3. Live in and decorate my own apartment.

4. Go on another cruise.

5. Run a 5K or some other type of race.

6. Try online dating again.

7. Reach 1,000 Instagram followers.

8. Get the domain I purchased to actually work with my blog and eventually re-design the blog again.

9. Read 200 books - 100 for each year I have left till 30.

10. See a Broadway or Broadway type play.

11. Take a photography class.

12. Make photography a side business.

13. See Michael Buble in concert. (Hopefully he goes on tour in the next two years.)

14. Go back to Universal Studios and see Diagon Alley.

15. Apply for the Fund for Teachers travel grant.

16. Be healthier- possibly go down a jean size or two.

17. Buy a clothing item full price from Anthropology.

18. Pay off remaining my credit card debt. 

19. Build my savings.

20. Visit either: Boston, Chicago, or Seattle.  (or all three! :) )

21. Meet my future husband.

22. Take a (or preferably multiple) workout class - Zumba, Pure Barre, Spin....something!

23. Attend another blog conference.

24. Go skiing.

25. Record a vlog.

26. Learn to do my hair in an up-do.

27. Learn to like wearing high heels.

28. Eat in a restaurant by myself.

29. Send close friends and family birthday cards starting this summer.

30.  Go to the Houston rodeo.

Well there ya have it!  30 things to do before I turn the big 3-0.  Let's do this!


  1. Great list but hold the phone- you haven't been to the Houston rodeo?!? You need to fix that!

  2. I personally like the Go to DC one...and I think you should add "and meet Jenn" haha

  3. I love 30 before 30 posts! A couple things:
    3. I can' wait to see how you decorate your own place!
    6. I met my boyfriend on OKCupid...we've been together 2+ years!
    9. Yes. Yes. Yes.
    11. I want to do this too!
    28. I've never done this, either...I'm scared.
    30. So much fun!!

    Thanks for sharing! Happy Thursday!

  4. This is AWESOME! I did a 25 before 25 a few years ago. I think I need to do a 30 before 30 too!!

  5. I love your 30 before 30 list! It makes me want to do one as well. I'll run that 5K with you, I run slow so I'm an awesome running partner if you're just starting out! Ha!

  6. I haven't done one of these list, but I love yours!! Also, I love your blog design, don't change it!

  7. You can definitely do it! The thirties club is the best, and if you don't happen to finish this list before it, you'll definitely get it done while you're there. ;)

  8. All great things! It's so crazy you posted this bc I was going to post on of these today since I'm now officially 2 years from 30!

  9. I love this list!! I want to go to D.C. and Europe also!!!

  10. Ahh this is such a fun list! I JUST bought a piece from Anthro recently!

  11. Love this post!! Some of these places have officially been added to my bucket list!! Especially Europe someday!!

  12. YAY I love these kinds of lists! I hope you accomplish everything :)

  13. Great idea! But mine will have to be a 40 before 40! Eek!!! :-) Lots of fun ideas on there!

  14. I love all of these!! I need to do a 30 in 30 list too, seems like an attainable thing to accomplish. Definitely yes to all the travel related things on your list, I want to go to the Houston Rodeo too, hopefully next year!! I definitely want to go to a blog conference too, so much to learn at them.

  15. I love your list! You have me inspired to do a list now too!!

  16. A cruise vacation is all about doing a variety of things or absolutely nothing.

  17. I love this girl! A lot of yours sound like mine especially the meet the husband. I had done a 25 things I learned before I was 25 a year ago.


  18. oooh i have seen michael buble twice.. he had two shows in sydney on the same tour and i went to both of them hahaha. he was really good, though i wish i hadn't seen two shows back to back because he recycled his jokes which i know is probably super common but it made me sad lol. he was so good though!

  19. I need to make a 30 under 30! It's hard to create fun goals at this point in life, but this is a great idea for us!

  20. I love this! Definitely making one asap. I'm reaaallly running out of time! :D. But I love making goals and trying new things! Perfect! Love your list!

  21. Love that you changed it to a 30 before 30 list! If you ever need a partner crime for any of these I'm totally game! I'm always down for a Broadway play, especially since they come through town all the time, and I'd love to take you to the Houston rodeo for the first time next year! I can't wait to see how you do with your list!

  22. Ummm I OBVIOUSLY love #1!! So many of these are on my list too! I'm so far from 1,000 Instagram followers but I would love to hit that on my blog! I want to take a photography class and see Diagon Alley! Anthropologie...yes girl! Me too! I would be happy to take a workout class with you when you're in DC!!! That could be such a fun blate!

  23. LOVEEE your 30 before 30 list! I just did one myself back in Feb. I just went to Chicago this past fall and it was AMAZING! Seattle is on my bucket list too!


  24. Bucket Lists are so much fun! I can't wait to watch you complete yours!



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