30 Before 30: 1 Month To Go

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve thought about my 30 Before 30 list.  I’m just about 1 month away from the big 3-0 though,  and now that I’m back to semi-regular blogging, I knew I needed to revisit said list.  

Overall I’ve done MUCH better than in my last check in , which you can read here, if you so choose.  I’ve now completed 13 of the 30.  Good lord, when I actually write it out, I haven’t even completed half of these things.  But during the last check in, one year into the list I had only completed 5 of the items.  So I’m winning a little bit at least! 
So, here’s where I’m at in my list currently……

1. Go to Washington D.C.    

2. Go to Europe again.  
This has been planned and canceled a few times.  I think it’s safe to say this will not happen before 30.  But hopefully during my 30th year!

3. Live in and decorate my own apartment. 

4. Go on another cruise.
Done!  And another has been booked for July with my family!

5. Run a 5K or some other type of race.
Yeah no.  And it’s not happening either. 

6. Try online dating again. 
I did this.  Now I’m thinking about trying out Eharomony.  Maybe I’ll have luck there.

7. Reach 1,000 Instagram followers.
WOO HOO!! Done!  I’m at 1,176! 🙂  

8. Get the domain I purchased to actually work with my blog and eventually re-design the blog again.
Just renewed a few days ago actually.  And I’m happy to say I’m putting it to good use.
And the blog got a face lift in November!  Much cleaner and more put together in my humble opinion.

9. Read 200 books – 100 for each year I have left till 30.
Hmmmm…..I’ve read 100 since this goal was set.  So I doubt I’ll read 100 more in the next two months.    

10. See a Broadway or Broadway type play.
Nope.  And it won’t happen either.  I have zero plans to see a play between now and March 18th.  So this looks like some thing that will not happen.

11. Take a photography class.
Done!  It helped loads!  And I’ve recently downloaded Lightroom and that has totally changed my Instagram game.  Thanks to Helene from Helene in Between! 

12. Make photography a side business.
Nope!  Doubt this will happen either.
13. See Michael Buble in concert. 
Another negative.  But that’s not my fault.  He hasn’t gone on tour.  So, what can you do.
14. Go back to Universal Studios and see Diagon Alley.
YASSS!!!!  This happened last June and it was everything I wanted it to be and so much more!!! Can’t wait to see it again!

15. Apply for the Fund for Teachers travel grant.
Like I said in the last update, I’m still not sure I want to do this. If anything, it may happen next school year.  

16. Be healthier- possibly go down a jean size or two.
Well haven’t gone down a size but still haven’t gone up.  So win win if you ask me! 

17. Buy a clothing item full price from Anthropology.

I’m changing this to a full priced item period.  Which I’ve done.

18. Pay off remaining my credit card debt. 

I’ve paid off one small credit card AND one of my student loans.  So that’s something!  Ready to tackle the rest! 

19. Build my savings.

I’ve started this too! So fingers crossed by the time I’m 30 it’s a nice chunk of change.

20. Visit either: Boston, Chicago, or Seattle. 
Done!  Chicago is a gorgeous city.  I loved my few days there.  And I have a full guide coming to the blog soon! 🙂
21. Meet my future husband.
This is laughable.  And isn’t going to happen before March 18th.  Like at all.

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

23. Attend another blog conference.
This year Thrive is in Austin and is just too expensive for me.  But I have attended a few workshops.  So I’m gonna count those! 🙂

24. Go skiing.

Sad face.  Still hasn’t happened.  And wont be happening.  

25. Record a vlog.

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

27. Learn to like wearing high heels.
Accomplished.  Now ask me if I actually wear them that often and the answer is no.  But when I do I actually like it!

28. Eat in a restaurant by myself.

29. Send close friends and family birthday cards starting this summer.
I haven’t even sent one card.  Sadly this is a total fail as well.  

30.  Go to the Houston rodeo.
Plans are in motion to accomplish this!  If only I could go to the Brad Paisley or Garth Brooks concert while I”m at it.

SO there are a few that literally will not happen two months from now, such as numbers 24, 21, 18, 15, 13, 12, 10, 9 ,and 2.  But there are a few more that I’ll be able to accomplish like numbers 16, 22, 25, 26, 28, and 30.  Those last ones I just need to make a priority.  Which shouldn’t be too difficult because I literally have nothing else (besides work) going on in life right now.

Wish me luck! 🙂

4 thoughts on “30 Before 30: 1 Month To Go

  1. Go you for tackling the credit cards and student loans!! I know checking off each one of thsoe is a HUGE weight lifted off! We are getting close to the end of my husband's student loans and can not wait!


  2. My 30 Before 30 list pretty much got neglected too. Life just gets busy sometimes! Fun fact I’ve seen Brad Paisley twice at the rodeo and the first time was for my 17th birthday with my he boyfriend and the second was 10 years later with Trav.


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