Tuesday, May 22, 2012

30 before 30 version 2.9

It's my birthday!  The big 2-9 to be exact.  The older I get, this milestone becomes an invitation for  introspection and reflection. Where have a I been? Where am I going? Am I becoming the person I want to be?
Last year at this time, I shared a list of 30 things I wanted to cross-off before turning 30. It has been a beautiful way to hold myself accountable to doing the things I love.  To my readers, thanks for all your encouragement last year!

It's a big year ahead, let's see what is begging to accomplished?

30 before 30
1) Have 1000 followers on Pink to Green
2) Host an al fresco movie night in our backyard
3) Go camping at least 2 times {1 down, 1 to go}
4) Learn to preserve food or can the food from our garden  {pickle recipe here}
5) Attend a photography class
6) Master the art of making whoopie pies {zucchini and soon I'll share chocolate}
7) Try acupuncture
8) Own a DVF wrap dress
9) Attend a yoga retreat {ashtanga workshop}
10) Go to the symphony
11) Get at least 1 article published {contributing food blogger at WFAEats}
12) Learn more Italian
13) Read 5 new books from the top 100 best novels of all time list
14) Write at least 1 handwritten letter and send snail mail per month
15) Watch PBS's Civil War series from start to finish
16) Grow hydrangeas in our yard
17) Learn a new Chopin piece on the piano
18) Take more picnics
19) Take a girl's weekend trip {coming up this weekend!}
20) Go back to IU for a weekend
21) Decorate my house {this is ongoing}
22) Eat at a Michelin star restaurant
23) Be financially ready to start a family {are you ever ready?!}
24) Own a lemon tree
25) Play in the ocean
26) Visit an art museum
27) Be a great aunt to my niece or nephew-to-be {Kate is my favorite niece}
28) Go to a horse race
29) Take a trip with my husband to somewhere overseas {we're hoping Turkey!}- booked! 
30)Write a letter to myself to open when I turn 40

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Laura Casey said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dear friend! So glad that we connected! Have a great day!!!

Sascha said...

Happy birthday! I'm also turning 29 this year. Have a great day!

Hannah said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! I will be turning the big 2-9 in November. You've got great things already crossed off your list. I hope you have a fantastic day!

RWL said...

Happy birthday - hope it's a great one! I turned 29 too (in January) and am definitely trying to spend the year reflecting, dreaming, planning, etc. Here's to a great last year of our 20s!


Melissa Marie Head said...

Happy Birthday I LOVE your list. I need to make a 40 before 40 list

Ninah said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! My 29th is coming up in June...the 20's are passing us by ladies! LOL Hope you have an awesome birthday!

Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

I love your list. Thanks for sharing and giving me inspiration. I just turned 32 so maybe I will make a 40 list. Love the idea of the letter to open when you turn 40. and Turkey will be fantastic!

Jess at Just Rainbows and Butterflies said...

Happy Birthday! I love your list and have one similar on my blog. I love that you went to a yoga retreat. I'll have to read about your experience there bc I've always wanted to do that myself.

angie banicki said...

I love this!! here's my 30 Before 30! would love to help you in Turkey! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1075766368/30-before-30-traveling-under-the-influence?ref=email

Colleen said...

What a fun list! I love this! Happy Birthday honey!!

Megan@TwoDelighted said...

Happy Birthday sweetie! I just turned 30 too. Welcome to the club. It is not terribly exciting. :) Hope you had a perfect and memorable day!

Devon said...

Happy birthday! I have so enjoyed following your and Meg's blogs for the last few years...

DVF wrap dress: there is an adorable blue and white one available on net-a-porter.

Love the greatest 100 books list. I just printed it out. Pippi Longstocking made me laugh!


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