Wednesday, April 4, 2012

30 Before 30

Both Dave and I turn 30 this year. Yikes.

Inspired by several other bloggers (Daffofil DesignsMaking it LovelyStacie Edwards, Restored Style), I thought it would be a fun challenge if we each made a list of 30 things we want to complete before we turn thirty.

Not lifelong bucket list type of things but just small things we have always wanted to do and would never challenge ourselves to do or make time for otherwise.

Amy's List
  1. Complete a sewing project
  2. Learn how to do basic graphic design and programing for my blogs
  3. Create and print a photo album from our wedding (only four years late)
  4. Try CrossFit
  5. Take a cake decorating class
  6. Run in a race
  7. Volunteer
  8. Do a full moon hike/ski
  9. Dress up and go on a date with Dave
  10. Have a Mom/Daughter day
  11. Own something from Tiffany's
  12. Learn how to use the camera in manual mode
  13. Read Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility
  14. Attend a Pecha Kucha presentation
  15. Participate in our Community Association
  16. Host a dinner party
  17. Throw Dave an amazing birthday party
  18. Complete a painting
  19. Attempt glacier travel
  20. Make it to the top of one of the 11,000ers
  21. Try meditation
  22. Eat strictly paleo for 30 days
  23. Buy bike and a) ride to work b) go on a road ride
  24. Buy myself perfume
  25. Visit a museum or gallery
  26. Watch a foreign movie with subtitles
  27. Go to a concert
  28. Paint pottery
  29. Build or refinish a piece of furniture
  30. Go on a trip with my best friend Lana who turns 30 two weeks after me

David's List
  1. Make sausage
  2. Cure meat
  3. Build a bar-b-que and/or smoker in the backyard
  4. Finish the house 
  5. Complete firearm handling course
  6. Learn how to hunt
  7. Learn how to skin and butcher an animal
  8. Try yoga
  9. Try meditation
  10. Lead a 5.9 trad climbing route
  11. Hike at least one portion of the Great Divide Trail
  12. Complete/challenge the EMT license
  13. Complete Advanced Life Support Instructor training
  14. Go on a backcountry camping trip with just a tarp (no tent)
  15. Go on a winter camping trip with Shane
  16. Go on a ski tour trip with Shane and Dad
  17. Go on a canoe trip
  18. Make a fly for fly fishing
  19. Summit a mountain with Dad
  20. Print and frame one of our photos
  21. Cook Amy an unforgettable meal
  22. Make a piece of furniture
  23. Enter a ski mountaineering race
  24. Start an adventure blog of my own
  25. Volunteer
  26. Eat strictly paleo for 30 days
  27. Complete in the Crossfit games
  28. Learn how to wax and sharpen skis
  29. Start a backyard bee hive
  30. Build and use my own backcountry equipment

As Dave has the disadvantage of turning thirty 64 days earlier and some of his list specifically needs to be completed during the fall, we have agreed that my birthday in October is the deadline for both of us.

We both wanted to put 'donate blood' on our lists - which I have pathetically never done - but our trip to Nepal and India prevents us from doing it for one year which means we can not donate until 6 weeks past our deadline... assuming we do not travel to another malaria zone in the meantime.

Wish us luck!



  1. Great goals! I recommend a big green egg for the back yard cooking best of both BBQ and smoker worlds :)


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