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30 by 30

On my 24th birthday I made up a list of goals that I want to accomplish by the time I’m 30. This is that list.

  1. travel to India September 26, 2010
  2. become a mother
  3. speak another language fluently
  4. read all books on Newsweek’s Top 100 Books list *edited*
  5. run a marathon
  6. sky dive
  7. go skiing
  8. celebrate 10th wedding anniversary (This will be April of the year I turn 30)
  9. visit every US state
  10. see all movies on Time 100 best movies list
  11. have a habit of exercising daily (at least 30 minutes)
  12. knit or crochet an item of clothing
  13. make a quilt
  14. earn an award with Phoebe
  15. take a painting class
  16. join a book club March 31, 2010
  17. take a photography class
  18. have a recipe box of at least 100 things I like to cook
  19. eat some type of local delicacy (ie. insect)
  20. memorize Deuteronomy
  21. complete a scrapbook
  22. do the splits
  23. dye my hair something other than it’s natural color August 27, 2010 January 6, 2011
  24. go scuba diving
  25. visit the grand canyon
  26. keep a blog or journal daily for one year December 31, 2010
  27. drive across the country on route 66
  28. milk a cow
  29. ride a horse on a beach
  30. one mile on a hippity hop


  1. Hi! I am stopping by from the Blog Hop (actually, you visited my blog first), and I have to tell you that I LOVE your list! I hope that you reach all of your goals (especially becoming a mother – it's the best. Although, you read my post about the end of pregnancy, so you know what you'll have to go through to get there.) So glad to have found your blog too! And I'm inspired…I think I'm going to start working on my "40 by 40" list. 🙂

    • Very cool. Yeah I have a pretty good idea what getting to and being a parent will be like (although obviously I won't *really* know until I'm there). Actually, knowing all that goes into it is part of the reason it hasn't happened yet, ha!

      Glad I inspired you to make your own list of goals. I look forward to seeing it. 🙂

  2. Hi there, thanks for commenting on my blog and my 30 by 30 list. Great to read you list too – we have quite a few things in common. I'm also wanting to visit every state but I'm giving myself no time limit on that one yet, it's not so easy from Scotland, I've been to 12 already though so I'm getting there. Good luck with your list, I look forward to hearing how you get on.

    • Yeah I noticed we have a lot in common.

      I don't blame you for not having a time limit on the states. Coming from Scotland that can't be easy although 12 is a really great start!

      Look forward to keeping up with your list too 🙂

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