30 before 30

I think it is important to have goals in life: not that we can do anything on our own, everything occurs in God's perfect will and timing. This is a list of 30 things I would like to accomplish before my thirtieth (whoa.) birthday. The goals can be personal, professional, travel-related, anything!

Lord willing, let's do this!

30 before 30

1. Have two babies (biological or adopted, whatever God decides!)

2. Head up a Parents Night Out at our church to minister to our young families (which is already in the works: let's just hope it is successful!)

3. Visit at least five MLB (Major League Baseball) stadiums other than the two Texas stadiums (that I have already visited).

4. Go to Disney World (again).

5. Open an Etsy shop selling my creations (possible products include Kindle cases, camera straps, canvas art).

6. Make our half bath into an awesome pantry.

7. Landscape the backyard (patio, grill, furniture, flowers/plants, possibly a pool!!!)

8. Regularly attend a Bible study with women (also in the works!)
Still ongoing since August 2012; posted on March 3rd, 2013

9. Complete the Beth Moore "Esther" Bible Study on my own (also in the works!)

10. Help my parents convert their patio into a paradise overlooking their swimming pool.

11. Visit my brother and his wife at one of their crazy locations (currently in South Korea, may possibly move to Turkey or Argentina next... but hopefully they'll move back to the USA somewhere and we will visit there too!)

12. Go to Destin, FL: I feel like everyone has been there, so I want to see what the fuss is all about :)
June 10th-13th, 2013

13. Attend a UT game with Nate: Hook 'em, Horns!
November 10th, 2012

14. Take a Zumba class OR possibly start an exercise class with the faculty/staff at my school (not leading it, just forming the group to do a Zumba DVD together or something like that!)

15. Purchase a large piece of furniture from the Round Top/Warrenton Antique Weekends.
October 1st, 2012

16. Take a road trip where we travel through at least five states.

17. Attend a Dave Matthews concert with Nate (we went to two of his concerts before Nate and I were married but haven't been to one since).
May 16th, 2014

18. Hit 1,000 followers on the ol' blog. This would be where YOU lovely readers come in. Tell your friends! ;)

19. Sew baby clothes and/or blankets for my children and my friends' children. At least one article, possibly more!

20. Have a "travel" Christmas tree that just contains ornaments from our vacations and trips.

21. Earn (or at least be in the progress of earning) my Masters Degree in something related to children (options include, but are not limited to: library/information sciences, curriculum and instruction, child development)

22. Get my wisdom teeth out (umm TOTALLY DO NOT WANT TO DO THIS but I know I have to... at least according to my dentist, psh) ICK ICK ICK. 
January 17th, 2013

23. Find a "steal" at a thrift or antique store

24. Create yearbooks filled with photos from throughout the year (build book on Shutterfly or something of the like)
May 7th, 2013

25. Pay off at least one credit card and then cut it up in teeny tiny pieces

26. Take a progressive dinner date with Nate (appetizers at one restaurant, main course at a different restaurant, dessert at a different restaurant)

27. Take a cruise to the Bahamas and Key West (and visit our honeymoon spots!)
January 4th-11th, 2015

28. Go on a girls' vacation with my mom, her best friend Polly, and one of my best friend's Emily (my maid of honor and Polly's daughter!)

29. Read the Bible cover to cover and soak it up like a sponge!

30. Hire a professional maid or cleaning service to clean our entire house top to bottom so we can host an Open House for our church (sounds like a pastor's wife thing to do, huh?) ;)

[I'm copying Ashley at Johnson and Johnson and Kristen at Life with the Ellwoods :) Thanks for the inspiration ladies, along with the other loads of people doing this list too!]

1 comment :

  1. I have a 30 before 30 list and I think everyone should!


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