Wednesday, September 14, 2011

30 before 30

So many people are doing a 30 before 30 list- Thirty Things to do this year before I turn 30. I initially hadn't thought I would do one of these lists, but then I turned 29. Twenty-nine sucks. It's that year before 30, where you still are in your 20's but not really. I'm definately "late twenties" and it isn't that I think it's old, it's just older than I think of myself. Also the 20's were a big time of change for me. Get engaged, get married, graduate from college, travel, buy first townhome, buy first home, get a carrer, become a Principal at my firm, get pregnant, give birth, become a mom, have serious grown-up callings... I'm a big kid now. So I guess it's wierd more than anything to think I'll be in my thirties.

I suppose this time of change wasn't helped by my nephew who told me "Wow, this is the first time you are 29. After this when you say you are 29, you'll be lying. Wait! That means that you are old enough to lie about your age! That mean's you're old." Gee, thanks.

So, now I'm on to my 30 before 30 list. I think it will be a good way to end off my 20's and ease into the 30's. Plus I'm a big fan of always setting goals and always doing new things and learning. So here's my list. I feel a bit exposed listing some of these as it says a bit about me... for instance, going to the dentist twice a year is a BIG deal for me. I tend to wait a few years between dentist visits without my mom making the appointment for me and tricking me into going. Some of the listed items are a bit odd and may be shaped up more and I've even already crossed a few off. I need two more for the list so I'd appreciate any suggestions. Now, is it bad that a third of the list items are food focused?

1. try a new hair cut or color
2. reupholster a chair
3. take ruby camping

4. run a 5k
5. learn to swim
6. buy mascara and give it a try

7. go to the dentist at least once this year- aim for twice
8. do something with my bedroom- make it a room I actually like
9. enter something into the state or county fair
10. learn to make a GOOD loaf of bread
11. take ruby on an airplane
12. go to the temple 12 times/or once a month
13. get some kicky boots… that’s k-i-c-k-y boots. Not kinky.
14. fix up my grandpas bike and start riding it
15. hang a picture of the temple in the house
16. hang a picture of the temple in Ruby’s room
17. get a thick belt that I would wear over a sweater and wear it proudly
18. bear my testimony in sacrament meeting
19. do something brave
20. perform a new service
21. get a massage
22. send out family Christmas cards

23. eat at all the diners, drive-ins and dives visited locations in Utah that I haven’t been to: Pat’s BBQ
24. eat at all the diners, drive-ins and dives visited locations in Utah that I haven’t been to: Burger Bar
25. eat at all the diners, drive-ins and dives visited locations in Utah that I haven’t been to: Red Iguana
26. eat at all the food trucks of salt lake that I haven’t been to (really bummed I missed the Great Food Truck Race when it was here): Torta Truck
27. eat at all the food trucks of salt lake that I haven’t been to: So Cupcake
28. eat at all the food trucks of salt lake that I haven’t been to: grilled pizza truck (anyone know the name of this truck?)
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2 comments:

Connie said...

I'm thinking #18 and #19 could get crossed off at the same time. Bearing your testimony in Sacrament Meeting surely counts as something brave if you ask me!

Good luck on your bedroom goal. I'd love for you to post before and after pictures (like on a design blog). No pressure though!

Paige said...

I would love to see your reappolstered chair when you do that. I would like to do that one, too. It sounds like you will be eating out a lot! We should meet at Red Iguana!