Sunday, February 12, 2012

30 by 30

I'm turning 30 soon. In 30 months to be precise.  I'm at a point in my life where it is easy to become stagnate. When I'm with friends, I've found we mostly talk about our kids. Which is normal because our lives mostly revolve around them. But I'd really like to rediscover some interests in myself that have been on the back burner for a while. To that end I've decided to give myself a challenge. To accomplish 30 goals before I turn 30 years old. I've tried to pick goals that are things I have enjoyed doing in the past, things I've wanted to do but never made the time for, or things that need changing in my life.  I've also tried to pick things that would challenge my mind, body, and spirit just to keep some variety.
Mind 
  1. Learn 10 hymns on the piano 
  2. Make perfect fudge without "cheater" ingredients
  3. Slip cover the couches, or anyone's couch really  
  4. Build a dining room table
  5. Reupholster dining room chairs
  6. Sew a garment for myself, designed by myself.
  7. Paint a picture for the house
  8. digitize personal artwork for embroidery
  9. Create a digital cookbook of my favorite recipes.
  10. Kill 30 different bugs and start an entomology collection.

Body
  1. Practice piano 3 hours a week for a month
  2. Run a 5K
  3. Learn to do a hand stand
  4. Do 60 push-ups in a row.
  5. Go Skiing with my dad.
  6. Go rock climbing 
  7. Learn to do a back walk over
  8. Be in bed by 9 and up by 6, 5 days  a week for a month
  9. Go to the dentist and optometrist
  10. Get neck waxed

Spirit 
  1. Play piano in front of an audience
  2. Read the standard works cover to cover
  3. Memorize 100 scriptures and references.
  4. Keep a dream journal for 30 days
  5. Take new wedding photos
  6. Travel somewhere I've never been before.
  7. Have 10 no kid dates.
  8. Donate hair to locks of love
  9. Have at least 30 FHE nights 
  10. Print blog posts into a hard bound book. One per year.
I know I may not accomplish all these goals, But I am going to try. Every 12th of the month I will post my progress. 

1 comment:

huckleberrystew said...

How on earth did you come to the realization that you would be 30 in 30 months? That sort of thing doesn't occur to me. I guess that means I've got less than 30... Not willing to do the math, even though you did most of it for me.

If you digitize some personal artwork for embroidery, I would definitely buy some of it from you. And my sister wants your digital cookbook- every time we are going to make something she tells me she usually uses a recipe she got from your blog. And you made my memorize one scripture per month goal look fairly pathetic... but I'm pretty sure my brain isn't up to memorizing 100. Good luck with all your goals!