Posted by: liv | October 13, 2010

30+ Before 30

Ok…this post just reminded me that I don’t have long before 30!  (~1.5 years!)  So I am due to create my 30 Before 30 list.  I am probably going to include a couple things I have already done (because they’re big accomplishments for me) and a few bonus ones to counter those.  And since I hate being too scatterbrained about it, I will try to organize them by category:

Activities:

  1. Run a half marathon (check!)
  2. Race a triathlon (check!)
  3. Race a duathlon
  4. Go skydiving
  5. Hike a local trail/mountain
  6. Maintain a healthy relationship (schedule) with yoga
  7. Swim with sharks (in a cage)

Looks/Style:

  1. Try to obtain my ideal body shape (don’t freak, I don’t think I’m fat or anything, but there are some issues I have in the “toned” department that I’d like to see fixed once and for all)
  2. Clothing/accessories – I (surprisingly) want to own less, but I want what I have to say something about me having real style
  3. Dye my hair a dramatic color that still works for me
  4. Embrace a small piece of makeup…we’ll start with lip gloss

I want, I want, I want (things):

  1. Get a dog
  2. A new place for just Shawn and I (apt/condo/whatever)
  3. Craigslist “win” or build some of my core pieces of furniture (except the bed…can’t be having that).
  4. Speaking of which, a new bed
  5. Purchase a new car (check!)
  6. Travel abroad one more time

I want, I want, I want (other):

  1. Learn a new skill in crafts (check!)
  2. Target some new career skills I want and go back to school for them
  3. Determine career path
  4. Read 3 more books before 30 (I’m a slow reader, so this is a decent goal)
  5. Finalize the elimination of clutter in my life/home (I decluttered a while back, but not completely…)
  6. Final super-organization of all my life’s necessary documents/things
  7. Begin baking again
  8. Finish my search for San Diego’s best cupcake!
  9. Complete a recent Final Fantasy game (I have 4 of them that haven’t been finished…)
  10. Increase my volunteering (so far it’s once a month, if that!)
  11. Donate my hair to locks for love (or whatever it’s called…then I will go back to the hair dying thing) (check!)
  12. Get back to VA/DC for the cherry blossoms
  13. Get the lingering recipes I have lying around in their proper place (blog and notebook)

Bonus:

  1. Run a marathon (this is a bonus because after I did a half-marathon, I realized that there is no way I want to do a full one….but I could try)
  2. Take my blog to the next level (new perma-name, full-time domain name, possible non-wordpress-template look!)

You might wonder where “get married” and “have a family” are in there…I think it’s kind of a jinx to add that, don’t you think?  So they aren’t there.  That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t love to see that happen before 30, but it just doesn’t feel like it should be on the list.

There you have it, my 30 before 30.  Wish me luck!

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Responses

  1. Liv – I’m impressed and inspired. I’ll do the shark cage with you. In Oahu we were going to do it at the North Shore, but apparently it was less than thrilling….. so – let’s research and DO IT!

    • sounds good to me! 🙂

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