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 10k race 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
Enjoy the you tube pics.
Great list! I’m jealous that you’ve visited Patagonia and hiked to Machu Picchu. I bet that was amazing!
awesome list………… i do hope you get through it someday ;). happy adventure 🙂
11 out of 30 completed already. Well done. Add and cross off: do an unexpected kindness for strangers, merci!
Kick a$$ list!!! Love this ! Myself and my fiancée are doing something like it ourselves, we left our home and are backpacking through Europe. Loving every minute of knocking out stuff we’ve always wanted to do.
Thanks for sharing and I’m looking forward to following.
Thanks for checking in and best wishes on your backpacking adventure – sounds amazing!
Thank you Jenn! I enjoy your blog immensely.
Very cool list! Wish you all the best!