thirty before thirty

Upon the writing of this list, I was six months and a quarter of a century old. With so much life happening all at once and rushing by, I took a moment to pause and challenge myself to continued growth and write a thirty before thirty list. And, to throw in an element of accountability, here it is, edited as I dream about, plan, and work to complete the list before my 30th birthday.

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Some of these goals will take a great deal of time and effort such as saving for and buying a house. Some of them are more or less out of my control such as being taken on a date (no judgement please). Some of them I've been putting off for years like reading all of the books I own. Some of them totally freak me out (any kind of performance in front of anyone ever). But each one is possible and that is extremely exciting.


thirty before thirty

begun: june 2017
last updated: october 2017
goal date: december 2021

 

home

live in a house -- preferably my own

create a vegetable and flower garden -- i've got all of my tools, now i just need the dirt.

care for a flock of chickens

procure beautiful dinner dishes and napkins -- preferably by a local artist

 

career

start my own business. in 2016 I opened The Sick Box, a little shop filled with handmade and carefully curated goods to nurture and encourage self-care.

earn a teaching certificate

lead-teach for at least one full year

get paid to organize someone's home. the summer of 2017 saw me designing and creating a room for a dear friend. picking the design, cleaning and organizing, and creating a quiet crafting haven for knitting, weaving, tea, and conversations.

work with a photography client

 

adventure

travel solo outside of the United States

wild camp

drive from one coast of the United States to the other

live in a  foreign country for a month or more. lived in Paris for a month in 2017 with a week in London thrown in the middle for good measure.

skinny dip

take a multi-day cross-country train trip. in june 2017 i took my grandmother on an amtrak train from Seattle, WA to Saint Paul, MN for her birthday. it was magical.

bike from one major city to another -- anyone want to go from Seattle to Portland with me?

return to Scotland

swim in warm ocean water -- Hawaii perhaps? Or Florida? Spain could work too...

go on another overnight boat voyage. june 2017 saw me boating the puget sound from case inlet to everett.

 

awareness

go 30 days with a quart trash jar without filling it up -- because I haven't yet gotten this strict with myself though I have significantly reduced my trash

have my portrait taken or painted

read every book I own -- it's been a goal of mine for about a year now. I've made some progress but it could be much better.

 

creativity

throw pottery

confidently play and sing at least three tunes on the ukulele with someone to witness them

accomplish a difficult yoga pose -- preferably with a balancing element

try oil painting. summer 2017 I took a five week course for beginning oil painters. My goal now? experiment all on my own and see what happens.

 

community

write the life story of at least one relative

be taken out on a date -- I believe there will be no judging for this one, thank you.

buy work from a local artist

fix someone else's flat tire


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