OK! I’ve already tackled some of these but edited a few others out since my birthday in October. I’m finally ready to share.
I wanted to make sure the list had things that were defined and could be crossed off in a relatively short amount of time – so no long-term or abstract things like “blog more”, even if I should also do those.
I made sure some things were just for fun though so it wasn’t just another to-do list – as much as I love a good to-do list, they’re generally made up of chores.
At the same time, there are a lot of things that need to get done and, even though I want to do them, I need a little kick – ahem, numbers 13 and 14 in particular.
Finally, there are a handful of items that line up with the life I want to lead – hooray for being able to take time off to go skiing and learning more about the food I eat.
So, without further ado, my 30 before 30.
Take another photography class.(Check!) Start using Flickr to post AND get feedback on photos. (Check!) Enter at least one photo “contest.”(Check!) Set up photo-shoots with at least 3 friends or family members.(Check!) Set up a photo-shoot with someone who doesn’t fit into item 4.(Check!) Visit the modern wing of the Art Museum. (Late, but Check!)
- Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio.
Learn how to apply liquid eyeliner.(Check!) Learn to make paella. And sangria while I’m at it.(Check!) Re-paint the second bedroom.(In Progress and Late, but Check!) Re-paint (or replace) the kitchen cabinets.(Thinking about it, the project begins, and late, but check!) Replace bedroom carpet.(Late, but Check!)
- Finish photo album from senior year of college.
- Make honeymoon photo album.
- Organize things saved from our travels.
Organize boxes of photos.(Check!) Go to Jazzin at the Shed.(Check!) Make Lauren holiday shoe clips.(Check!) Make ornaments for all the kids.(Check!) Plan Friday Night Holiday Lights.(Check!) Organize all of my magazine cut-outs.(Check!) Read Food, Inc or another food-oriented book.(Check!) Make a ham. I should probably do this before number 22.(Check!) Visit Sonoma.(Check!) Go on a one-month shopping hiatus.(Check!) Go skiing in Colorado.(Check!) Make a list of books to read.(Check – visit me on Goodreads!) Go to a movie with Pete. We’ve only ever been to one together. This is my fault.(Late – we went to see The Vow on 2/11/12 – but Check!)
- Try a Pilates class.
Make pasta sauce from scratch. All the way down to the tomatoes scratch.(Check!)
No going back and editing now, except to cross them off as I finish! Wish me luck!