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Here we go: I turn 30 in a little over 6 months.  Eek!  I’m celebrating the end of the third decade of my life by setting 30 goals and aiming to accomplish them by the time I turn 30*.  It’s my 30 Before 30 list!

Some are small things, some are bigger things, all are things I want to do and think I realistically can do in six months and with a small child. I’m also working on a more traditional “bucket list” of things I want to do before I die.  That list will be a bit more aggressive.

So, without further ado, the list:

  1. Fund 30 Kiva loans (In progress – Join my team!)
  2. Submit something to be published (Done!)
  3. Do 30 Days of Truth
  4. Learn Photoshop
  5. Get a new tattoo
  6. Write a novel (or participate in NaNoWriMo)
  7. Finish Project 52
  8. Get something published
  9. Go somewhere I’ve never been before
  10. Climb a 14K (I’ve already done this and higher, but it’s been almost four years since I’ve done any real climbing – too long!)
  11. Forgive someone
  12. Find my go-to Karaoke song
  13. Master one yoga pose
  14. Do a juice cleanse
  15. Go to an opera (Obviously I’ve been before, but not in a damn long time.)
  16. Master a difficult song on the piano
  17. Find a good place to volunteer and start volunteering
  18. Start composting
  19. Print photo albums
  20. Learn how to use camera in manual mode (almost there)
  21. Do something that terrifies me (Exactly what is still TBD.)
  22. Write a business plan
  23. Do something fun for my 30th birthday
  24. Audit a science class
  25. Take a hot air balloon ride
  26. Paint a picture
  27. Watch the Godfather movies
  28. Purchase a very expensive, staple item of clothing/accessory (Chanel?)
  29. Get a facial
  30. Forgive myself

So let’s hear it: what’s on your list?!

* I’m giving myself until the end of 2012 for some of these, for example, NaNoWriMo is in November and Project 52 will go until the end of the year.

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