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Friday, January 6, 2012

30 Things in my 30th Year

In an effort to make my 30th year one of the best years ever, and in lieu of making trite New Year's resolutions, I've adopted this idea from a couple friends of mine. I made a list of 30 things that I will accomplish in this, my 30th year. My goal is to complete the list by December 31st, and hopefully do a little learning and growing along the way. Here they are in no particular order:
  1. Paint the exterior of my house (I started this project 3 or 4 years ago, and am still not finished)
  2. Sing in a recital
  3. Make bagels
  4. Set up irrigation to my peach and pear tree and blackberry bush (I'd really like to have fruit this year!)
  5. Sew a dickie (to make those v-neck shirts more modest)
  6. Read the Book of Mormon
  7. Pay for a stranger's meal
  8. Publish my 2010 Blog Book
  9. Take an inventory of my food storage
  10. Take a family name to the temple
  11. Display recent family photos in my home
  12. Attend a theater performance
  13. Write a children's book
  14. Watch a film from the AFI Top 100 list that I've never seen before
  15. Make cottage cheese
  16. Write the story of how Chad and I met and fell in love
  17. Read The Grapes of Wrath
  18. Donate used books to my library
  19. Write a thank you note to someone from my past
  20. Turn off all electronics for 24 hours
  21. Bear my testimony in church
  22. Invite someone I'd like to know better over for dinner
  23. Don't eat out (or take out) for a month
  24. Bake and give goodies to my mail carrier
  25. Leave a $5 bill and a note inside a library book
  26. Make Thai food
  27. Surprise Chad
  28. Don't complain for a whole week (remember, these are goals, not strict requirements)
  29. Make a list of places I'd like to visit during my lifetime
  30. Donate blood
And because I came up with more than 30 goals when I originally made my list, I narrowed them down. But I had trouble getting rid of ALL of them, so here are five more that I'll just call my bonus list, to tackle if and when I complete the first 30:
  1. Paint a picture
  2. Leave sweet rolls on someone's doorstep
  3. Attend a temple I've never visited before
  4. Start a compost bin
  5. Go geocaching
Some of these things will only take a few minutes to finish, some will take hours, and a couple will most likely take the better half of the year. I'm hoping all of them will make good memories.


The Wallace Family said...

I like this idea... I might be copying it.

Jaime Lynne said...

How are you doing on your list?

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