Last year, shortly after I turned 29, I put together a list of 30 things I wanted to accomplish before I turned the big 3-0. I did make a conscious effort to cross a lot of these items off of my list, but there are still quite a few things I didn’t get to. I’ll be thinking about those pesky items I couldn’t cross off while I’m planning my adventures as a 30-year-old. Well, let’s see how I did!
Pay off my credit cardsTook some effort and dedication, but I did it.
Buy a new car that will get me to the mountainsBought a Volvo XC60 with all-wheel drive. I still only made it to the mountains in the winter once or twice.
Road trip home to see my familyDone! Jim and I drove to Arkansas for July 4
- Spend time on a beach
- Run a 5K
- Take a dance class with my boyfriend
- Hike a 14er
- Make my apartment look more adult – e.g. get rid of college furniture, put some actual thought into decorating
Don’t drink for 30 daysAs much as I love wine and craft beers, this one was a toughy, but I accomplished it.
- Go on a spending fast
Go biking in Palisade, CO – Colorado’s wine countryNothing better than biking to wineries. Completed on 7/28
- Tailgate at a Broncos game
Relaunch my blogDone! What do you think?
- Get back down to my pre-boyfriend weight
Host a girl’s night at my house with makeovers and Friday Night Beauty on QVCThis was one of the first things I did and we had an amazing night drinking wine, geeking out over beauty products and making friendship bracelets (yes, just like in the 90s). Spend a night in Estes ParkCheck! A night at the Stanley Hotel in February.
Go horseback ridingWe did this while in Estes Park. It snowed on us and was absolutely beautiful.
- Travel somewhere exotic with my boyfriend
- Take Spanish classes
- Take a yoga class
- Learn to fly fish
Have $5,000 in savingsDone!
Go vegetarian for a monthand gluten free for a month – It was surprisingly easy for me to be vegetarian for a month. Gluten free, on the other hand, was a little harder to figure out.
- Get back into making jewelry by making my friends each a piece of jewelry
Go out on a lakeComplete! A bunch of friends rented a pontoon boat and went out on Lake Dillon in Summit County, Colo. Even though the weather didn’t cooperate the whole time, we enjoyed it. Jim and I also took a paddle boat out on Lake Tahoe in September. Visit five new breweriesPiece of cake! I live in Colorado, after all.
Invest in some professional, comfortable high heelsI wouldn’t say I necessarily “invested,” but I did make a concerted effort to buy a few pairs of heels that are professional and work with nearly any office outfit.
Build a nightly skin care routineI still am not great at the “routine” of this, but I have tested several products, and I am making sure to keep my skin hydrated and to focus on the areas where I’m getting fine lines, like around the eyes.
- Read the Hunger Games and find out what all the fuss is about
- Get my wisdom teeth out