Friday, September 26, 2014

[thirty] before 30.

September has come... and almost gone. 

I am writing this today to share in a little project I have put some time and effort into conceptualizing and beginning this year, (now, actually!) I will make a reality. 
Enter: The Thirty Before 30 Project

It's not a new concept, but it's something I have thought about doing for at least the last couple of years. On September 14th, I turned the big 2-9. TWENTY NINE. I realize that it's still an infant age to some, it's an ancient age to others; but to me it's a big one. 

I've created the following list of 'bucket list' items, if you will, for me to start and complete in the last year of my twenties. The intent of this list is to challenge me into going / doing / seeing a lot of things that I've always wanted to do, or to help me in working on parts of myself that I've always wanted to work on. Along my journey from September 14, 2014 until September 15, 2014 I will share little check-in points along the way, to document how far I'm coming with my list. 

There's no time like the present to do what you've always wanted to do. 

[thirty] before 30.

  1. Get married!
  2. Read five (5) fiction books.
  3. Read five (5) non-fiction books.
  4. Make our Christmas stockings.
  5. Take a "real" day off. 
  6. Run a 5K.
  7. Host a party.
  8. Finish knitting the second sock.
  9. Travel to Julian, CA in the fall.
  10. Create a signature cocktail.
  11. Take myself on a date.
  12. Start a wine journal.
  13. Have a beach day.
  14. Lose 10 pounds.
  15. Try my hand at canning.
  16. Learn how to use my DSLR camera.
  17. Unplug for a whole day.
  18. Try a new exercise. 
  19. Make a new friend.
  20. Sew a piece of clothing.
  21. Build up my savings account. 
  22. Try five (5) new meal recipes from Pinterest.
  23. Try five (5) new dessert recipes from Pinterest.
  24. Play a round of golf with Spencer.
  25. Develop a healthy skincare routine.
  26. See a live music performance.
  27. Take the dog out for a 'Doggie Day' once a month.
  28. Cook at least one meal a week.
  29. Make a piece of art for our house.
  30. Take at least one (1) photo a month with Spencer.
I'm anxious and nervous to start some of these, but I as read through this list and can't help but be extremely excited to cross off each and every one! Follow along with me as I work my way through these. The best is yet to come.