Wednesday, December 29, 2010

30 Before 30

Today is my champagne birthday. I turn 29 on the 29th. It's not a big milestone, but next year sure is.
Between that and the new year fast approaching I have been thinking about my "do before 30" list. It's a list I have going in my head but I've never articulated. Until now.
I want this list to be something to keep me accountable to my goals, however small they are. I want to be able to at this time next year look back on the year and not think "what have I done this year??" but instead think "Wow! look at all I've acheived!" In that vein I'm not going to put vague things like "eat out less" on the list. I want concrete things I can check off. Some are things I've done before, some are not.

30. Sew something for myself, that I wear, regularly.
29. Have a professional family portrait taken, of all four of us.
28. Learn to make cheese and actually make some.
27. Send out Christmas Cards. Don't address them and forget to mail them.
26. Start to compost.
25. Send out Thank You cards to people who deserve them.
24. Knit a pair of socks, for myself.
23. Make a family tree.
22. Paint the kitchen cabinets.
21. Learn how to change a tire.
20. Skate at the Rockefeller Center.
19. Visit Ellis Island.
18. Send an anonymous gift to someone.
17. Write at least 6 handwritten letters to my Grandmother.
16. Host a dinner, at my house, for my In-Laws.
15. Go for a ride in a horse drawn carriage.
14. Grow something edible and eat it.
13. Get drunk on Champagne.
12. Visit the Museum of Modern Art.
11. Make some art I'm proud enough of to display in our home.
10. Take a yoga class.
9. Make a will.
8. Have a burger at White Manna.
7. Go to a taping of the Colbert Report.
6. Eat at Babbo.
5. Go to a wine tasting.
4. Go see the Statue of Liberty.
3. Read 6 NEW books. Not books I've previously read or part of a series.
2. Volunteer for something.
1. Lose 30 lbs.


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHY!! Hope you have a great day! :) The goals are great! I should make one for myself as well~ (29 before 29! XD)

    I'd love to sew something for myself too.. and I should thank those who I'm in debt to... You got me thinking! X3

  2. I love to sew, and I've sewn for a lot of my friends, but I've never sewn for myself! I deserve handmade too!!

  3. Happy birthday, you crazy awesome woman, you.

  4. I think that's a great list! I need to do something like that for myself, but im usually very vague when I do. I need to write out something more specific. I love some of the things you want to do.

  5. thanks for the comment and letting me know about i will have to check them out! great list :) happy belated birthday!