In light of pursuing positivity, getting stuff done, and turning 30 all this year (2015), I made a list: 30 things to do in the year I turn 30, or “30 for 30” for short. My list is in no particular order and may seem random, however each of these goals have a personal significance to me. Most of these things are things that I’ve always wanted to do, need to finally get done, or will just help me reach my personal goals. I also wanted to do something different this year, instead of the stereotypical “New Year’s Resolutions.” In the past, I honestly never got past January doing anything I “resolved” to do. This blog and 30 for 30 list are a way for me to stay accountable and get done what I set out to do this year. As I accomplish each goal on the list, I’ll include the link to each post. Wish me luck and stay tuned!
- Get healthy! Watch my progress here. *This is still a work in progress.
- Read 30 books (See what I read here) *I got through 22 out of 30 books!
Make home office functional Work on landscaping and gardening Paint and refinish hutch in dining room 31 Day Purge Project from A Bowl Full of Lemons*See my progress on my Instagram with the hashtag #MarchMakeover15PO and check out my March Makeover Series page for how it all went! Start blog(Ta-da!)
- Finish Home Management Binder *Didn’t get to start on this one… It turned out to be a bigger project than I realized.
Finish Wedding Album (4 years after we got married…oops!) Organize and frame/scrapbook photos Paint remaining rooms in house Take a vacation*We went to both Duncan, OK & Bartlesville, OK this year!
- Migrate and organize email *I am still working on this. Unroll.me is a great tool!
Find ways to save and make more money*In reality, this will always be a daily choice in how we spend our money, but this year has taught us a lot in how we think about our budget. It’s spurred us on to be creative in how we earn extra money and use the money we earn wisely.
- Sketch something everyday *I got through about half the year! Check out my Instagram
Get 401k paperwork finished up
- Have a daily quiet time *I’m still working on being consistent.
- Get a designer handbag *This is still a future goal.
Learn to shoot a firearm* (please see disclaimer below) Start my personal business from home*I opened my Spoonflower shop, and I’m in the fledgling stages of starting my small business. Working on getting official! Get Pepper enrolled in obedience training*She graduated! Create a cleaning schedule and stick to it! Find a church home*We’ve started visiting a local church that we like a lot… Master my couponing techniques and habits Get a personal budget plan together*We have a weekly plan, it’s still a daily discipline to stick to it! Buy a family car*Originally, I’d wanted to “Go horseback riding with Jonathan,” but instead, we ended up buying a car this year. Have a garage sale
- Go to a wine tasting *It never worked out with our schedule, however, my husband bought me wine for Christmas!
- Learn how to use my SLR camera *I learned more about my camera and realized that I want to get a new camera…and then learn how to use that one instead.
Learn to mow the lawn
*In regards to #19: I understand how this topic may be controversial, however this is a necessary skill to have in our household. My husband owns guns and carries one for his job as a police officer. I have always had a respectful fear of guns, but I want to know how to safely handle them, as well as be able to defend myself should I ever need to. Please keep any comments, questions, or discussion respectful.
*UPDATE* I learned to shoot my late Grandaddy’s 22 bolt action rifle, which has more sentimental meaning to me and I can confidently say that I know how to safely and properly handle and shoot it.