nesting * geeking * critiquing

goals are glorified dust collectors

Some people worry over things like poverty or world peace. Me? Yeah, I think about those things and try to make a difference where I can, but writing about those things isn’t really my style. I’d prefer to be self-deprecating (and self-centered) whilst stewing over the fact that I’m turning thirty in 115 days. Just 115 days. Pathetic, I know.

In truth, I’m mostly just poking fun at myself here. I will, however, take this opportunity to revisit my *30 by 30* goals. Spoiler alert: they’re not going well.

30 by 30

  • Make at least 20 recipes from Pinterest (I need to double check, but I think I have a dozen under my belt)
  • Successfully ice a cake using homemade fondant
  • Visit a farmer’s market
  • Use my apron patterns to make cute, retro aprons
  • Work down to my goal weight (need to lose about 25 pounds)
  • Watch the Lord of the Rings movies
  • Attend a geek convention, preferably as part of a work assignment
  • Read all 7 Harry Potter books (I’m up to book 4 now)
  • Attend a marathon of the Twilight films before the last one releases
  • Meet a famous person
  • Go to Disney World
  • Enter a contest (something competitive, not just a prize drawing)
  • Move into a new house (yes, this one is a bit of a cheat)
  • Take a flying lesson (my parents bought me one for my last birthday)
  • Grow back my eyebrows completely (that’s a story for another day)
  • Hike in a national park
  • Meet a real-life elephant (close enough to touch it, not just take a picture)
  • Zip line
  • Eat at a new restaurant/order something that I wouldn’t ordinarily
  • Volunteer for a charity event
  • Refurbish a piece of furniture
  • Get the Stormtrooper tattoo I really like
  • Make a King’s Cake for next Epiphany
  • Take a picture every day for a month and blog it
  • Wear the same article of clothing to work every day for a week
  • Have new family photos taken
  • Play my trumpet in a small ensemble at church
  • Try shooting a gun
  • See more of the Pacific Northwest (I’m thinking Oregon sounds pretty awesome)
  • Put together a 2,000-piece (or more) puzzle by myself (got a good start on one then stalled out 😦 )
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2 responses

  1. 115 days.. you have time 🙂 I hope you manage to finish everything on the list!

    10.25.2012 at 10:52 pm

  2. Becky Groom

    Just found this-quite ambitious! Have you reached all the goals? If not, life doesn’t end at 30. Really 🙂

    2.8.2013 at 9:27 pm

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