30 Before 30

30 before 30

My birthday snuck up on me this year. Yesterday I turned 27 and boy, do I feel old. With my next milestone being the big 3-0, I figured it’d be good to start up another list of things I’d love to do before then. While I didn’t come close to completing my 26 before 26 list, it was a fun process and finally motivated me to cross off items on my ever-growing backlog. I have three years to complete this one and I’m ready to get started.

  1. Learn how to properly use my camera
  2. Learn conversational French
  3. Eliminate my private debt -- Done!
  4. Paint the bathroom cabinets -- Done!
  5. Paint a picture for myself
  6. Learn how to change a tire
  7. Take a city tour of Phoenix
  8. Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Done!
  9. Watch an actor’s entire filmography -- Done!
  10. Host a yard sale -- Done!
  11. Memorize the U.S. Presidents in order
  12. Read the Bible
  13. Take Clay to Paris
  14. Take a road trip -- Done!
  15. Eat at a Top Chef’s restaurant -- Done!
  16. Give only handmade gifts for Christmas
  17. Start a real retirement plan -- Done!
  18. Sell a piece of artwork
  19. Learn to juggle
  20. Learn to solve a Rubik’s cube -- Done!
  21. Host a get-together at the house
  22. Re-read the U.S. Constitution -- Done!
  23. Face a major fear
  24. Bake a cake from scratch
  25. Organize my email inbox -- Done!
  26. Run every day for a month -- Done!
  27. Print something by hand
  28. Meet a hero in person
  29. Read an author’s entire catalog