Friday, September 17, 2010

31 Before 31

In 13 days, I will be 30 years old. Before I turned 30, I wanted to create a list of goals or intentions, adventures to do before I turned 30. Well now, I am planning a list of things to do while I am 30. Here is my 31 before 31 list:

* Visit San Francisco - This goal will be achieved pretty quickly considering that I will be there when I turn 30. I am looking forward to walking across the Golden Gate Bridge and visiting many unique landmarks. DONE!

* Lose 31 pounds - Always a work in progress. I find that smaller, more realistic goals work better, and if I end up losing more, I won't complain!

* Complete a photo essay - Since graduating with my photo degree, I've had some small freelance photo gigs, but I would love to complete a large photo essay. Preferably Vegas related.

* Hit 31 sales in my Etsy shop - I think that this is most definitely a doable goal. I plan to add more fiber and roving soon, and have great things planned for the early winter.

* Take 31 yoga classes - I used to adore my practice. Since moving, I have let it all slide and I miss it terribly. It's time to get back into it.

* Visit the Grand Canyon - I've never been and this is going to be the year to go.

* Donate 31 Snuggles to a local animal shelter. Details here: Won't you also consider making some Snuggles?

* Ride in a helicopter. Yep. Preferably over the lights of Vegas.

* Get published somewhere. Book, newspaper, e-journal, anything.

* Go to Sock Summit with my Fabulous knitting group, Sin City Knits.

* Take more college classes. Whether it's towards a Master's Degree, another Bachelor's, or a cerificate program...I want to keep learning. Education never expires.

* Donate another 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love. I've done it once and it was super rewarding.

* Take piano lessons. I know that I may never be as good as my idol Tori Amos, but I sure can try!

* Finish my quilt! I mean, I took a beginner's class back in 2008, it's time to finish the quilt!

* Learn Spanish. I may not become fluent in a year, but I would love to be able to hold a conversation.

* Donate over $100 and/or volunteer with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I won't stop until there is a cure! Find out more at

* Teach spinning classes.

* Plan a trip to Europe with my husband.

* Take pole dancing lessons. I want to tap into my inner stripper. Meow.

* Read 31 books. That list will pop up in my blog later.

* Go horseback riding. The last time I rode a horse was circa 1991. I used to ride every summer when my family would camp at Lake George. I always rode the same horse. His name was Yukon.

* Experience white water rafting.

* Visit Yellowstone National Park and take lots of photos.

* Paint a picture using oil paints. I haven't painted in a long time. I miss it.

* Continue to hoop and learn more tricks.

* Go to a Dodgers game.

* Write in my Journal while sitting on a Pacific Ocean beach.

* Plan a wine tasting night and taste over 31 wines. I have someone in mind to do this with!

* Record a song.

* Attend as many fruit festivals as possible. Strawberries, apples, oranges, lemons. You name it!

* Make a vintage apron.

Well there you have it folks. My list. Stay tuned for 31 before 31 updates!


Kellee said...

Okay, seriously.. I swear that last one said make a vintage porn. And I could totally see you doing that! hehehe

I am SO down for Grand Canyon and for the snuggles. I'm in in in! :)

Also, you know we are going to have to do more than one wine night! We should do one like once a month or something! :)

This is a great list! Love!

Anonymous said...

I really like this idea. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful goals Wanda! :) xoxo