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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