Sunday, July 10, 2011

30 before 30 Progress

I made this list of thirty things to do before turning 30...Today is my 29th birthday, so I figure it's a good time to reflect on what I have or haven't accomplished yet. Keep in mind I do still have another year to go for this. 

1. Go on Vacation. It doesn't have to be exotic, but it has to be for fun, with the hubs, and spend at least 2 nights in a hotel. Staying with family does not count. (June 30-July 2, stayed in Charlotte, NC and then met up with the hubs family at the beach for 2 days)
2. Come to grips with whether or not we want children, and if we do want them, a plan for when we might want to start trying.
3. Read 8 books between now and then. Yes, the ones I am currently in the midst of count. (Poisonwood Bible 2/6/11;  Water for Elephants 7/3/11, still working on Appollo's Angels and starting Life of Pi )
4. Wear a two piece bathing suit. (Tankini purchased May 28, 2011; wore all summer 2011. Will try to embrace a real two piece in 2012.)
5. Attend a dance intensive without students.
6. Have organized closets that stay that way. (organized on April 4- Still working as of June 27, 2011)
7. Find a signature hair cut/style. (New hair cut June 24, 2011)
8. Start a vegetable garden. (Joined a CSA May 2011...not the same, but certainly is good for increasing our vegetable intake. Maybe we'll grow some of our next summer.)
9. Lose Weight. (91 lbs to be exact.)  (62 down as of July 10, 2011.)
10. Apply to grad school.
11. Create a cleaning schedule and stick to it for at least 2 weeks. Modify what doesn't work and stick to it for at least another month. (I've worked on the schedule part-have not been able to keep it. Still experimenting.)
12. Try 4 new local restaurants (no chains!) (Soprano's Pizza 6.12.2011; On our Charlotte Vacation we only ate at 2 chain places: Buffalo Wild Wings (it was late, and convenient when we got to the hotel) and Sheetz on the way back; ) Going to Tuscanny Italian Ristorante for dinner tonight, 7.10.2011)
 13. Try being vegetarian for a week.
14. Buy a houseplant-and don't let it die. (Received an Orchid on 2.14.2011; Dead by the end of May 2011)
15. Organize jewelry. (Completed 2.12.2011)
16. Go to the zoo.
17. Complete JL's tshirt quilt.
18. Complete SD's onesie quilt.
19. Try at least 3 new craft projects. (Jewelry Organizer Completed 2.12.2011; attempting some jewelry making 6.28.11)
20. Take a real yoga class.
21. Go Hiking.(Completed on 4.23.2011)
22. Have a reunion with at least 2 friends from college.
23. Sing at to Karaoke.
24. Go to a Wax Museum.
25. Update Resume
26. Take new, good head shots.
27. Create a jazz dance syllabus. (Began June 2011. Working with some preliminary information found online, trying some of it out on our students and then adjusting as appropriate.)
28. Write an original children's ballet to correspond with the VA SOLs.
29. Pay off Credit Card.
30. Sex. Let's just leave it at that.

Other New Experiences
  1.  Attended Minor League Hockey Game - 2/18/2011
  2. Visited NYC on Band Trip-not necessarily new, but it was with the hubster! 4/28-29 
  3. NASCAR Hall of Fame and 4 different race shops/museums - 6/30-7/2

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