30x30, Personal Project

30 Before 30 (30 x 30)

Keep Calm 30On December 21, 2014, I turn 30 years old. As funny as it is, I’m not really nervous or scared of the big three-oh, honestly, I’m just ready for it. I did, however, enjoy the image to the right so included it. I’m sure my parents (and aunts, uncles and grandparents) are more nervous than I am, but hey that’s what they’re for! (I’ll link to the list here so you don’t have to read the ENTIRE post if you don’t want to.)

A few months ago I started seeing 30 before 30 lists everywhere. I didn’t put much thought into them until friends started turning 30 recently and then I wondered what would be on mine. So I decided with the last nine months of my 20s there were a few things that I want to do and this list developed. A couple of friends made suggestions and a lot on the list will require friends to complete. I’ve divided my 30 to-dos into five categories: physical, relaxing, reading and writing, cultural and miscellaneous.

Of the entire list I’m fairly confident most will occur before my birthday and there are two that may happen after my birthday but before January 1st (#s 27 and 30), but I’m going to make them happen this calendar year. I’ll write a post about each one and link them on the full list you can see here!

The five I’m most excited/nervous about are:

  • #5. Finish a half-marathon (Physical)
  • #11. Grow something from a bulb or seed (Relaxing)
  • #18. Participate in NaNoWriMo (Reading and Writing)
  • #21. Eat at a real sushi restaurant (Cultural)
  • #28. Get out of non-student loan debt (Miscellaneous)

Local friends if you’re interested in one or more of these, let me know and we’ll coordinate! Here’s to nine VERY busy months.


3 thoughts on “30 Before 30 (30 x 30)”

  1. I found 30 to be an easy transition, but 31 caused me a wee bit of anxiety strangely. I think that was more with what was going on in my life at the time, though. This list is a fantastic idea.

    You need to go and eat some sushi immediately. It probably makes up about a third of my diet…


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