Thirty for thirty



Do you want to hear a secret?

Come closer.

A little more.

That's good.  Now listen carefully.

I am turning thirty this year.

Yup, the big 3-0.

It is a little weird.

I don't have the aversion to getting older that a lot of people have, but I do want to accomplish some things.  I mean, I will be thirty.  I think that is officially an adult.  I will no longer be in my twenties.

And so, this is the list of things I want to accomplish before I turn thirty.

  1. Host a real tea party.
  2. Re-read the Jane Austen books
  3. Hike Ben Lomond 
  4. Go to an opera
  5. Star Gaze
  6. Eat a Raw meal
  7. Run at least one 5K
  8. Go on a vacation with just my Honey
  9. Run a Lemonade stand with my kids
  10. Dance in the rain
  11. Go fishing
  12. Be more mindful of others
  13. Speak softly with loving words
  14. Establish a house of order
  15. Make a blanket
  16. Relax
  17. Start a book club with Keith
  18. Appreciate and show more love to my husband
  19. Decide what I want to do when I go back to school
  20. Develop a new skill
  21. Attend a play
  22. Appreciate and love my body
  23. Lay on the grass and make cloud shapes with the kids
  24. Throw random parties
  25. Write and mail more letters
  26. Be a better friend
  27. Speak/read more Spanish
  28. Visit Martin's Cove
  29. Take a row boat ride out to an island and have a picnic.
  30. Love myself the way God loves me


    valentine said…
    What a great list! I love the idea of a real tea party.
    Unknown said…
    That's some list there! Looks like a lot of fun though!
    I've got a few years before I turn 30. It's a little weird. I think you're right though, 30 means you're really an adult now. When, and how, did that happen?
    mub said…
    Gosh you're nearly ancient ;)

    Jokes jokes!

    I just started my 101 in 1001 list and having a tea party is on my list too. =)
    Susan Anderson said…
    It's good to have a list like this...

    (I'd have to come up with 59 things this year!)

    Familia Morales said…
    Love your list! Had to laugh at #16. How are you supposed to get that done with 29 other things to do?!
    Lisa said…
    AWESOME!!! Sounds like a fun list! I'd love to do most of those too. So, if you need any help getting any done, or a partner in crime, let me know! :)
    It does seem like a grown-upy age.

    I'll be 35 this year. I'm working on a "sort-of" bucket list of my own.
    And I think you've hit upon more of those items on the list than you know.
    Carrie said…
    I love that you made your list;)
    Gina said…
    I am doing a 5K with my students on May 15 and I'm already nervous!
    Terra said…
    I have almost 8 years on you....UGH that makes me feel old...Good luck with your list! It will be fun to see what you do!
    That list exahausted me just reading it! I love some of your goals though!!! Keep us updated on how this goes. Maybe I should make a list? I'm only a few months behind you.
    Emmy said…
    30 isn't so bad. I turned it just last October :). I was happy to turn it actually as then when people said I don't look old enough to have three kids I could say "I'm thirty!"
    Lourie said…
    What a great list! I love #30!
    Myya said…
    What a fantastic list! When do you turn 30? How long do you have to do all this stuff? Man, why didn't I think of something like this when I was turning 30... maybe I would have gotten a few things accomplished LOL.

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