. . . for Lauren and Lauren: 12 by 30

May 29, 2014

12 by 30



I've seen some 30 by 30 posts, with 30 things you'd like to do by the time you're 30.  However my 30th birthday is in November and 30 may be a lofty goal since it's not too far away.  So 12 it is. 

1.  Run another marathon.  Hopefully this will be accomplished in October. 

2. Go away for a night without Addilyn.  I feel no rush to leave Addilyn overnight, but the idea of an evening, night and morning to relax sounds nice.  I have hopes of going away with a few girlfriends in August for an overnight and then the night before the marathon I'd like to stay downtown with a friend and sleep without having to worry about taking care of Addilyn.  Honestly the idea of being away from her overnight makes me nervous but surely by November that can happen, right? ;) 

3. Take a photography class.  I have a decent camera and take a million pictures.  I'd love to know how to take better ones.  Even if it's an online class.  Any suggestions? 

4.  Attend one of those paint your own painting, bring your own wine, painting parties.  There's a better name for that I'm sure.  Preferably with my girlfriends. 

5. Send some real mail.  No set goals for this but I want to try to write some actually letters.  To friends, blogger friends, family.  

6. Paint our front door a color.  The outside of our house is less than appealing.  Borderline incredibly embarrassing. I put most of the blame on Chris as manual labor seems like it should be his job, but painting our door I could do and I think it would be much more appealing.  

7. Weigh what I did pre-fertility treatments. I still have a few pounds to lose to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight, but also gained at least five pounds during all of our fertility treatments and I'd love to lose that too.  I'm hoping marathon training and eating better will take care of that.

8. Declutter our house.  This is a goal that has been on my list for awhile.  We have a lot of stuff.  Mostly I have a lot of clothes.  I want to get rid of the many that I haven't worn in way too long. 

9. Make our basement a playroom.  This one is in the works, but has been since Addilyn has been born.  I've bought fabric for a few projects but there is more decluttering and cleaning to be done before that.  I would love this to be done by the summer so we can be down there when it's hot in our house. 

10. Meet a blog friend.  I'd love to be able to meet one of the friends I've made through blogging.  The other day Molly told me she wants to come visit and I sure hope she's serious because I want to meet her and I know Lily and Addi would be friends.  If only Alison didn't live in Canada I would've met her by now. And I would love to have coffee with Sybil.  I've talked about going to the influence conference in Indiana in September.  Are any of you going to that? 

11. Make my own sushi. Sushi is my favorite food and we've talked about making it before, but I feel like by the time you buy all the ingredients and make it, it'd be way easier to just buy it.  But I think it'd be fun to do and I want to try at least once.  

12. More intentional time. I've mentioned this before, but it's so easy for Chris and I to sit and watch tv every evening and we are trying to make it a point to spend more time talking, reading, play games . . . anything that means more quality time and not mindless tv watching. 

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20 comments:

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Always good to put it out there. Some things will be easily accomplished, while others will take some doing and planning. Love the list you created!

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Nice list.

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

great list! I am going to take a photography class in the fall and I am SO excited! and I would send you a letter. send me your address and I will write you while I am in Cali.

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

and I hope to help you accomplish #10 on your list and meet you sometime this summer! :-) I emailed you again, respond when you have time :)

shelleystursma said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I painted our door and trim. It was easy!

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is a great list! I am well past 30, but I share many of your goals. The weirdest of all, I also want to paint my front door! Ha! Also, take a photography class and make my basement a playroom. I would totally be a pen pal, too, if you need one! :)

Erin @ Love, the Campbells said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I have wanted to go to Influence Conference for the past two years now too. I would love to feel as uplifted as some of those women seem to be after that weekend is over!

Anna D Kart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I would love to meet you in person! It would be so much fun Katie.... Please come to New York for one reason or another and I would love to declutter our basement to but that's not by the time I'm thirty, hopefully by next week...

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Rejeana Otte said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great list. #2 and #9 are on my list too! I just did #4 tonight and it really is fun. As for #3, I started Shultz Photography School (it's online and self-paced) and love it so far. http://shultzphotoschool.com/ You may want to check it out too!

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this! I have a 30 before 30... I've only knocked out 7 items though, yikes! I still have 2.5 years to do it, but I need to get a move on! Keep us posted, please!

Nora Spaulding said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great post! Awesome goals!
I might snag this idea too... :)

Laura A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

If you have the money to invest, I highly highly highly recommend Lynne Rigby's photography class offered through The Phorographer Within website. She is. An AMAZING teacher and I learned so much!

Erin LFF said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You have a great list!! :) You deserve a night off, I hope you get to cross that one off for sure!

Kayla MKOY said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You have one great list, ma'am! You definitely could use a night away stress free! Running another race?! Awesome!!! & making my own sushi -- I'd LOVE to do that!

Emily said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this list! You have some great ideas for this! :). I'm excited to hear about your accomplishing them!

Megan C said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that outfit! What are you talking about losing weight?! You are tiny!!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this!! Great ideas. And YES if we weren't so far apart we would be hanging out ALOT!!! Some day. For certain!! You look awesome too btw.

Kelly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I want to do wine and painting too!

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

#3 and 10 are definitely on my list too! Wish I could hop on a plane tomorrow to come share a cup of coffee and laughs with you! And maybe I'll let you bake me a sweet treat I'm always drooling over when you post them ;)

Kay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

http://www.craftsy.com/classes/photography/free?_ct=sbqii-wqbbuho-ikrdql&_ctp=photography/free

Check out that site for classes! They have a free mini class you can try before you buy a longer class!