8 May

My 30 before 30 list

While in the throes of a “holy hell I’m getting old and what do I have to show for it” moment, I opted for organized and rational thought. Rather than pursue a traditional quarter-life crisis, which I’m technically too old for unless the average life expectancy grows to 120 ( hey, it could happen), I decided to create a 30 before 30 list. Lists cure all!

I will turn 30 in June of 2011, which means I have about 13 months to complete my 30 before Thirty list:

1. Eat (hyper) local for a week.
2. Spend a day at the spa.
3. Buy a new house.
4. Start strength training.
5. Create a wedding album (seven years and counting).
6. Start a blog, website or side project.
7. Create a cozy mini-office at home.
8. Volunteer.
9. Do Finish the Apartment Therapy Spring Cure.
10. Make a plan to start a family.
11. Go to a comedy show.
12. Learn CPR.
13. Cook a 5-course meal and have a dinner party.
14. Do a 30-day yoga experience.
15. Attend a cooking class.
16. Go rafting or sailing.
17. Learn how to change a diaper (I always got out of this, like dodging the empty water cooler at work).
18. Run a 10k or 1/2 marathon (I ran a marathon in 2007 but stopped running consistently).
19. Get a smart smartphone.
20. Visit Turkey, Greece or the Adriatic Sea.
21. Make work meaningful.
22. Go backpacking (and possibly have to pee in the forest).
23. Get a full set of grown up dishes.
24. Visit 3 National Parks.
25. Read 13 books in 13 weeks.
26. Take a day or two off work (holidays and vacations don’t count).
27. Try a new class at the gym.
28. Get a dog.
29. Learn the Tittibhasana (Firefly) pose.
30. Attend a scooter rally or go on a group ride.

I will post my progress on the “30 before 30” tab and sidebar of my blog.

photo by 96dpi

So, what do you think?