If you have been following my blog a while ago me and some of my girlfriends got together and came up with some of our 30 before 30. 30 things we wanted to accomplish before we turned 30. Some may call get pretentious some may call it a waste but for me even if I can’t complete my whole list I am sure going to try.
Here is an update on some of the things I have been able to get accomplished. Some are a onetime deal and some are things I will work on for the rest of my life.
I love setting goals and completing them.With that said my 30 before 30 revisited, tweaked and some additional events worth mentioning.
Here is to 2012 and beyond.
30 Goals before I turn 30: Sept 26, 2013
Visit my dad at least twice a year
Communicate more with my grandmother and Scott’s grandmother- pick their brains for family history and stories from “back in the day” - I find myself always with these two in my heart and whenever I get a free minute I love talking to them!
Master basic photography
Take a long train ride somewhere fun! - Probably not going to happen too expensive and boy does it take a very long time to get somewhere-with my work schedule and finances...we will see though...you never know....
Travel to visit all my girlfriends- by myself, no kids or hubby for some quality girl time (Texas; 2 parts, DC, Columbus, Cleveland, Cali, Arizona, Seattle, etc) A must THIS YEAR. So many changes!
Pay off at least 3 major bills:
car note, student loan, credit card- become debt free - Thank God I paid off my car in 2011. Working on the others.
Organize a massive yard sale/purge all my stuff and donate the money to a battered women’s shelter
Go on a mission trip with my church - There will be a future post about this later looks like this is brewing for this year. Stay Tuned!
Skinny dip in the ocean
Reunite with Zeta- become a financial active member - I'm planning on attending the 1st meeting of the year next Saturday. Fingers crossed and saying a prayer. I think I am in a better place.
Master my sewing machine - I lucked up on a Groupon for a sewing class and I am taking it ..tomorrow...I will be sure to post some pictures!
Sew a dress from scratch
Take French and Italian cooking classes
Write a memoir of my family’s account/story of surviving Hurricane Katrina- even if not published something to keep in the family
Have 1 more healthy Dean baby - Everyday we go back and forth about this but as of today I am fulfilled and happy with my two amazing boys! They keep us so busy and on our toes.
Buy a house with a BIG kitchen, 4 beds, at least two baths, a man cave, big yard to share with all our family and friends - Well, with the market being the way it is right now we are content and blessed to be in our 3 bed 2 1/2 bath condo (in a great school district) and are fixing it up alittle at a time.
This dream house will be ours one day though.
Host a major holiday in my new house- where I do all the cooking
Visit vineyards in California- rent a convertible
Perfect making omelets
Howard Homecoming with Sorors
Travel to Italy and Greece - We are hoping for our 5th year wedding anniversary. We need to start planning now. This July will make 3 years!
Events worth mentioning:
I completed a 4 week cake decorating class
I started and grew my own vegetable garden which I will continue to do annually
Watched my boys spread their wings: swimming, starting school, learning to read- the list goes on...
Witnessed my husband give his life to Christ
Not matter the goals you set for your life know that nothing is impossible!