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30 Before 30

I enjoyed this list and challenge everyone to make a list with a deadline, even if it’s just a few things! Check out the recap of my 30 before 30 list.

30 things to complete by my 30th birthday. 

End date: October 22, 2015

  1. Go on 4 hikes
    1. Kennesaw Mountain
    2. Lands End
    3. Tallulah Gorge
    4. Panola Mountain

  2. Run 1 new half marathon (Capital City Half Marathon)

  3. Run 4 shorter races (5K/10K)
    1. Hot Chocolate 5K
    2. First Day 5K
    3. Cooper River Bridge Run
    4. 420 Fest 5K

  4. Complete 2 Triathlons
    1. Grandman Triathlon, (Fairhope, AL)

  5. Volunteer for a race

  6. Complete a bike race

  7. DeKalb Tennis Round Robin (5/16/2014)

  8. Do yoga once a week for at least 2 months (Red Hot Yoga)

  9. Sit and watch a sunrise (8/17/2014)

  10. Volunteer at least 6 months in a row (UpStreet)

  11. Go to 10 new Atlanta restaurants
    1. Rosebud
    2. The Barrelhouse
    3. Sun In My Belly
    4. No. 246
    5. Six Feet Under
    6. Antico
    7. Babette’s Cafe
    8. Victory Sandwich Bar
    9. Table at Ten
    10. Highland Bakery

  12. Go to 5 new Atlanta bars
    1. The Ivy
    2. Johnny’s Hide-Away
    3. Park Bench
    4. Tongue & Groove
    5. The Painted Pin

  13. Visit 1 new state (Ohio)

  14. Visit 1 new country (Greece)

  15. Learn 3 songs by heart on guitar

  16. Spend a night in a nice hotel just because

  17. See a drive-in movie (10/16/2015)

  18. Organize a Vandy alum event (Martinis & IMAX)

  19. Make a decor item for every holiday
    Christmas Yarn Wreath
    4th of July wreath
    Halloween Door Hanger
    Thanksgiving Centerpiece
    Valentines Heart Wreath
    St. Patrick’s Day Wreath
    Spoon Easter Bunnies

  20. See 2 new plays/musicals
    1. The Book of Mormon
    2. Les Misérables

  21. Plan a family vacation (road trip to Illinois)

  22. Go to 2 new beer or wine festivals
    1. Brew at the Zoo
    2. Decatur Craft Beer Festival

  23. Go to an away Vandy football game other than UGA

  24. Make someone a gift (anchors for nursery)

  25. Go on a picnic (9/6/15)

  26. Host a dinner party (2/13/15)

  27. Read 20 new books
    1. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
    2. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW
    3. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
    4. Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell
    5. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
    6. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
    7. The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg
    8. Little Children by Tom Perrotta
    9. Invitation to Provence by Elizabeth Adler
    10. A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
    11. Light from a Distant Star by Mary McGarry Morris
    12. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
    13. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
    14. Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
    15. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    16. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    17. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
    18. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    19. A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
    20. Louder than Words by Andy Stanley

  28. Make 10 new recipes
    1. French Boneless Chicken
    2. Pan Seared Brussel Sprouts
    3. Sausage, White Bean, & Spinach Pasta
    4. Cajun Pasta
    5. Chicken Enchiladas
    6. Beef Stroganoff w/ Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
    7. Spinach Tortellini Soup
    8. Peppery Pork Chops
    9. Skinny Creamy Garlic Pasta w/ Spinach & Chicken
    10. Skinny Chicken Florentine

  29. Throw a surprise party (Alicia baby shower, 5/22/14)

  30. Buy a Kitchen Aid mixer (Dec. 2014)

9 thoughts on “30 Before 30

  1. I love this list…we only have 1 1/2 years until 30!! BAHHHH. I may need to do this too. It’s been a while since I did a good list. 🙂

  2. oh we love the lists, don’t we 🙂

  3. I’m creepin on the list. Can we watch a sunrise in Charleston. Pls?

  4. Great list! The Atlanta Summer Beer Festival is coming up in June. Maybe you can attend that and check #22 off the list. 🙂

    • Thanks for the suggestion! I’ve actually been to that one already so will need to find another, but there are plenty around here! 🙂

  5. What a great thing to do! our sure did a lot! I need to make a list. 50 things before 50! Haha haha. Great inspiration! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 Koko

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