30 before 30 recap
Dec 05, 2012 30 Before 30 ChallengeLife TodayUncategorized 3

Well folks, I am just shy of 4 months away from the big 30. While I know that my thirties will bring me so many great things, I will sure hold tight to the memories of my twenties. I’ll save my farewell to twenties for a later post.

As if I needed to add anything to the fun and madness of December, I feel compelled by my brief free time this morning, to recap where I stand on my 30 before 30 challenge. If you aren’t familiar with the list now is a chance to catch up with me and maybe even help me finish this off!

30 before 30

1. Visit my Vermont family during maple sugaring. (This is set for the end of March or early April, hopefully squeezing it in just before the big birthday hits. Would also make for a nice little weekend of scouting Boston area rentals. Hmmm)
2. Read the Bible front to back. (Wow, I have really dropped the ball on this. Started off strong, but reading in general has taken a huge backseat lately. I think I can still pick up and complete this one.)
3. Greet runners on A1A and pass out water. (I am thinking about knocking this one out in January. Surely there will be lots of New Years resolution runners out there who would appreciate a little H2O)
4. Take L and Mike to the Bahamas. (CHECK! This was a lot of fun and we are definitely going back soon.)
5. Write/publish a children’s book. (Here I am just trying to find the time. I have my idea and I have an illustrator. Gotta hit the pen to paper.)
6. Send a hand written letter to someone once a month. (No problems here. We all know I love to send and RECEIVE mail!)
7. Make homemade pasta. (CHECK! I was mostly involved in the dough making and kneading which was awful. Thank you Williams and Sonoma for the Kitchen Aid pasta roller attachments.)

8. Take a photography or paint class. (Looking for a photography class that sparks my interest and has a convenient time. Would really just prefer to shoot my kids or friends)

9. Play golf, with my brother. (I know he isn’t reading this and I know the best I can ask from him might be putt putt, however if anyone has some pull with him in this way, let me know)
10. Bake a perfect macaroon. Or cheat and buy one from Laudree. (Have purchased the perfect macaroon but am going to continue to attempt and make my own again.)
11. Sit front row at a concert, show, or sports event. (Jets vs Dolphins front row, in the rain. I have since decided I hate the JETS until they agree to release Sanchez and free Tebow from their dreaded offense.)
12. Visit another world wonder or state park. (Currently seeking state park suggestions…and go…)
13. Try to eat an olive. (Errrrr.)
14. Take a helicopter or hot air balloon ride. (Purchased a helicopter ride on groupon and was rained out. Have yet to reschedule this but feel that this one can be pulled off last minute.)
15. Use my sewing machine. (Step 1, I did take it out of the box. Step 2, coming soon.)
16. Visit a state I’ve never been to. (Rhode Island, neither a road nor an island. Got it!)
17. Be more “green”. Tend my garden! (No fault of my own, our stand up garden collapsed. Seeking a delivery of soil and will replant in a larger space on the ground.)
18. Take my family on a cruise. (Not looking so good folks.)
19. Start a blog….and then… (CHECK)
20. Delete Facebook! (Check and uncheck. I am proud of my Facebook utilization and how I no longer use it for reasons other than promoting what is here on the blog.)
21. Pray with or for strangers. (Praying for strangers constantly. Wonder if you’re one of them?)
22. Learn another instrument. (Can’t toot my own horn on this task.)
23. Find a loving home for a sweet boxer. (Thank you and I’m sorry Sarah & Jeff.)
24. Go fishing. (Help here, anyone?)
25. Try Rosetta Stone for Arabic. (I OWN it, now if only I had a little more time to…)
26. Start a charity or memorial scholarship to honor my father. (This happened in a different capacity but my intentions are there. We put a call out on the blog and through IG and I was able to find several families in need this holiday. We gave them gift cards to purchase food and gifts for their families. Baby steps.)
27. Camp outside… in a tent. (Who wants to let me borrow their tent?)
28. Help someone else achieve a bucket list item. (Have I? Maybe? I’m available for special requests.)
29. Explore Florida, stop taking it for granted. (YES…)
30. Be more gracious and Christ-like. (We’ll find out on judgement day.)

3 comments on “30 before 30 recap

  1. Loved this one. So ambitious! There is a place near here that has balloon rides – not so sure about March or April though.

  2. I think you achieved 28 by helping Jeff propose to me 🙂
    If you even got through 1/2 this we all would have been proud of you. Most people don’t achieve this much in a life time. Love you!


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