30 x 30

30 SparklersWelcome to my 30 x 30 list! The goal is to accomplish these 30 things before my 30th birthday, December 21, 2014. Two may happen between 12/21 and 12/31, but we’ll see. Some I’ll do by myself, others will require friends, but what matters to me is that I attempt them all! Nine months and 30 experiences; I’ve got this. To read my kick-off post, from March 21st, click here.


  1. Run a sub 36:00 5k (04/06)
  2. Take a day hike (06/28)
  3. Take a hip-hop dance class/workshop (11/29)
  4. Go trampolining (03/29)
  5. Run the Thompson Island 4k Trail Run (09/18)
  6. Freebie (12/21)


  1. Spend a day at the beach (06/24)
  2. One day Star Wars I-VI movie marathon (05/04)
  3. Get up solely to see the sunrise and watch the sunset on the same day (09/13)
  4. Lie in a park and relax or read and have no other plans for the day (09/12)
  5. Grow something from a bulb or seed (09/06)
  6. Spend a day with no technology (09/12)

Reading and Writing

  1. Re-read The Lord of the Rings (12/03)
  2. Read The Grapes of Wrath (08/26)
  3. Finish reading Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal (12/16)
  4. Reach 525 blog posts (10/01)
  5. Finish Pride and Prejudice fan-fiction novel (12/13)
  6. Participate in NaNoWriMo (12/01)


  1. Finish visiting the entire MFA with Caroline (11/23)
  2. See a comedian/comedy show live (05/18)
  3. Eat at a real sushi restaurant (05/24)
  4. Visit the Somerville Museum (11/09)
  5. Visit the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (06/23)
  6. See the Boston Symphony Orchestra again (11/28)


  1. Sing a song at live-band Karaoke (10/15)
  2. Spend a weekend in NYC w/ Tara (06/12-15)
  3. Visit and gamble at a casino (11/22)
  4. Get out of non-student loan debt (10/31)
  5. Get a tattoo (12/21)
  6. Visit Alie in VA (10/17-18)

33 thoughts on “30 x 30”

    1. Thanks Alex! I’m sure you’ll be a part of many of them. I think for the growing I want to do something solely for aesthetics, there’s something exciting about beauty for beauty, plus my Rando app ended last week 😦


  1. Great list! I like that you have a good variety of spur-of-the-moment activities (like watching a sunrise and sunset) and things that require planning and forethought. What do you think you’ll get a tattoo of? Needles scare me so I could never get one…I don’t think I could even handle getting my ears pierced again!


      1. Those sound like great ideas! Would a Harry Potter symbol be like a lightening bolt or something? If you are going to get something permanent it might as well be something awesome. 🙂


  2. Hi there! Long time no chat 🙂

    I hope all is well. Just wanted to pop over and say hello and that I think your list is great! I have another year to go before 30, but I really like this idea!!


    1. Thanks! You might want to start your list significantly earlier than mine, fitting all this into 9 (almost 8 now) months is definitely going to be a struggle.


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