Thursday, December 30, 2010

30 before 30 (on the 30th!)

I wrote this list, my 30-before-30, to get me over the squickiness of turning 29- and now I'm genuinely excited about this part of it. I've started working on these things already, and look forward to crossing them off in the coming year. If you've got experience, input, advice, or suggestions for any of these, I'd love to hear from you!

Ready? Okay!

Read
3 books each month
The Book of Mormon before Easter
Jane Austen's major works (6 books)
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Chronicles of Narnia

Start
AM and PM Routines - Regular 'to rise' and 'to bed' times
Daily and Weekly Routines with the boys
Exercising 3 times a week
an Etsy shop with WBH
Posting 7 times a week on the blog

Learn
to make button holes
to use a serger
to make and use royal icing for cookies
to make a blog button
to make marshmallows
to make caramels

Create
a 15-day recipe binder (15 each of breakfast/lunch/dinner/dessert/cookies)
a dress for myself
awesome halloween costumes
a re-fashion
a pattern from an existing piece of clothing
a quilt for the living room (to hang over the mystery second door)
2 years of scrapbooking done
a piece of furniture

Other
Increase Blog Traffic
Perform in a production
Finish no-cost bedroom makeover
Lose 20 lbs
Run my hometown 5k
Upstairs Bathroom fix-up

7 comments:

Debra Reynolds said...

I am off to camp but I will catch up with ya when i am back. Love road trips. Even day trips. Saw a black bear on Friday somewhere between greer and Morenci. I am not sure what my blog web address is so if you do not have it let me know and i will figure it out.

Debra Reynolds said...

I just would say try fly lady on the routine stuff and just adjust for you and yours.

Pam said...

I have lots of the same goals. I just finished the BOM and plan to read it again this next year. I think you have some wonderful plans. Max and I have a blog I started about two years ago. He is hoping to get more followers.

katinkadinks said...

wow! these seem like ambitious goals!
I can tell you that buttonholes are surprisingly easy... and I have a recipe for Royal icing if you need it. You should participate in Book club - that would take care of one book per month. I don't know much about it, but my SIL blogs and has an etsy shop, both of which are pretty successful... and she says something about flicker groups have really helped her gain a following (again, I don't know much about what that entails or how to get involved)... but just an idea...
Good luck with all of your goals!!

earwaxtasteslikecrayons said...

I love all your goals--however, I personally would cross LOTR trilogy off. Of course, that is just me yawning from reading the Hobbit. It was enough. My brain is probably too small. (I loved the movies, though. It seems almost blasphemous to say so, when I haven't read the books. But whatever. I'm already past 30, so I have license to be crotchety, no?)

I think you're ambitious (which is good--you youngsters can afford ambition) and inspiring. I have a few of the same goals (Esty shop, dress, pattern from clothing, re-fashioning something) although, obviously, the less-ambitious versions. You go, girl!

balloongal said...

Wow. I'm excited to see how these turn out. Good luck.

James and Elizabeth said...

I feel overwhelmed just looking at your list. hehehe I guess that's why I have a few more years before I turn 30. I can't wait to see you accomplish your list. When is your hometown 5k? I should join you with that goal.