A couple of friends and I have been working on our “30 Before 30” lists. The only rule is that the items have to be things that are within your control – winning the Lottery and marrying Clive Owen are, unfortunately, OUT of my control. Below is my list of 30 things I need to do before January 20, 2013 – that averages to about one a month between now (8/31/2010) and my 3oth birthday. I will be crossing out and posting about each item on my blog as I complete them, I’m pretty excited about this little challenge!
UPDATE: After discussing with the group, we’ve decided that we have until the eve of our 31st birthdays to complete the list. So now it needs to be completed by 11:59pm on 1/19/2014.
Here’s my list, in no specific order:
Road trip cross country with Essie Go whale watching9/7/12 Visit the Grand Canyon
- Complete a half marathon
Hike to Machu Picchu4/21/11 Visit Patagonia4/29/11 Learn how to snowboard3/6/13 Climb Kilimanjaro Attempt to get one of my travel stories published8/12/11 Captain the Emma Rose Plan for and leave on a spontaneous trip – all within the same week3/4/13
- Sing a solo Karaoke song
Become involved with a charity on this side of the pond Learn to use a sewing machine2/26/12
- Participate in a Speed Date (wing man welcome!)
Visit an authentic Chicago Blues Bar2/3/12 Get my SCUBA certification in a cool, exotic place1/28/12 Read the unabridged version of Les Miserables by Victor Hugo Take my parents out for a nice dinner Take a Spanish refresher course4/6/11 Take a trip with my high school girl friends to somewhere warm and beachy
- Go to a Bears game at Soldier Field
- Bike from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs on the Lakefront Trail
- Host another arts show to highlight my work
Go on a Chicago River architecture tour9/12/11 Pitch a photojournalism story to a local publication and see if they bite
- Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway with no schedule – as many stops as I want
Go to Lollapalooza (perhaps with a press pass??)8/5/11 Create and give a presentation about the IDP situation in Kenya in hopes of inspiring people to become involved9/16/10 Visit my cousin in Denver