How did I do on my 30 before 30?

Against my better judgement, I made this list last year…of things I wanted to complete before “aging up…”

  1. Earn my MLIS degree from Florida State University 
  2. Try Stand-Up Paddleboarding
  3. Perfect the art of pancake-making
  4. Plan a trip back to Japan (hubs has never been)
  5. Complete an Ultramarathon
  6. Try a Triathlon
  7. Read a book a month (for fun) >> I think I got one about every other month
  8. Renew my passport (with my married name)
  9. Reach 3,000 followers on twitter > hit 3,782!
  10. See my best friend get married in Austin, TX
  11. Take a cake decorating class
  12. Find a hairdresser
  13. Plan/execute a great 4th Anniversary Celebration
  14. Visit all four WDW parks in one day (I have done three in the past)
  15. Go on the Wild Africa Trek
  16. Make macarons
  17. Adopt a dog (hopefully) 
  18. Create a container garden
  19. Be an official pacer for an endurance event.
  20. Get properly fitted for a bra
  21. Discover my ‘signature drink.’ >> Does Cafe Con Leche count? I love that drink so much.
  22. See a live recording of a TV show
  23. Learn basic bicycle repairs
  24. Attend a professional sporting event…and follow what’s actually going on ;)
  25. Visit a ‘new’ country (one I have never been to, that is, not a newly created one, lol)
  26. Meet 3-5 of my favorite bloggers that I’ve never met IRL >> COMPLETE! At Disneyland Half 2013: Pavement Runner – BrianN Her Shoes – BobbiMeals and Miles – Meghann
  27. Take a cool picture and make it into a piece of art for our house
  28. Go on a cruise (non Disney)
  29. Organize the pantry 
  30. Get professional headshots taken.

Key: COMPLETED, Did not complete

Out of 30, I completed 12…and didn’t get to 18! Yikes! I guess I just need a little more time – and surprisingly, I am not too bummed to just have more things to cross off 😉

Do you make bucket lists?



  1. I love your list! I need to create one for my. 35th. I’ve got a little over a year and a half, and it would be fun to have something like this to be Working on. I love that its a combo of big things, and things you just want to do. I feel like bucket lists tend to be so focused on the biggest things you can think of, but in reality, life is made up of more small things that cobble together into a really great life than a few really big things.

  2. The way I look at it…it’s 12 new things that you WANTED to accomplish and got to experience 🙂 I also tried a 30 Before 30…and then a 30 During 30…haha. As I just turned 31 in March, without crossing off all my items…I recently changed it to “30 During 30’s!” – because the items I didn’t get to finish are still things I want to do in my lifetime 🙂 Maybe we can add “Run International Race” as a bonus list item during your awesome year of 30!!! PS – Love your list!

    • Right?! Blargh weather!!! I found a way to complete this one in June though!!! Tampa Bay Rays are playing the Mariners at Tropicana and Weezer is playing after the game!!!

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