Wednesday, November 9, 2011


I am 28 today. Goodness. Not sure what to think about that yet, except realize that time is flying by like nobody's business. I am going to post a list of things I would like to accomplish by the time I turn 30. I stole borrowed adapted got this idea from a friend of mine. You can find her blog at

30 by 30

1.       Read 20 new books (not including children’s books which I can easily go through 5 at a time)
2.       Read 10 classics (I’ve realized how many of these I own compared to how many I’ve read and it’s rather embarrassing)
3.       Finish organizing old photographs into albums or scrapbooks
4.       Get rid of all those shirts that I keep saying I might wear someday but never do
5.       Learn to follow a sewing pattern
6.       Learn to walk on 5’ peg stilts
7.       Try 50 new recipes (this so far is going better than I thought it would, but I don’t know how that’s going to change when I have a toddler)
8.       Design and create my own costume
9.       Learn to crochet
10.   Direct Godspell
11.   Perform in another stage show
12.   Take a dance class
13.   Learn 3 swing dance aerials to do with my husband
14.   Simplify my life by getting rid of STUFF– I’m not sure yet what measureable to put on this to know whether or not I have succeeded
15.   Take walks at least 3 times a week – not sure how I’m going to do this in the winter time, maybe become a mall walker mom during the cold months?
16.   Set up a will/custody documents for J should anything happen to me and the hubby
17.   Spend time at least once a week with a friend
18.   Maintain an active prayer journal
19.   Lead a Bible study
20.   Read through the Bible completely (haven’t done this since Bible college and it needs to happen again)
21.   Buy a house (yeah, I’m not totally optimistic about this one, but I can try)
22.   Memorize 30 Bible verses
23.   Memorize 3 sonnets
24.   Get to know the ladies at my church better (ie: be more sociable)
25.   Clean out the garage enough to consider getting a deep freeze
26.   Consistently maintain an active blog
27.   Stick with cloth diapering
28.   Teach a sign language class
29.   Travel to a state I’ve never been
30.    Feel organized – if only briefly

 What are your goals for the next 2 years?


  1. I FOUND IT!! I've been trying to find your blog for the past 3 days now. I randomly hit a button this morning and I found you.

    I am now officially following you.

  2. 2 years...Hard. I will come up with a list on my blog and refer it back to you. Then it will be a trend of referring....which is actually pretty cool.

  3. I had forgotten that I am older than you. I now feel extra old. ;)

    Also, thanks for linking me! I love your list. Let me know if you want to join me as a mall-walker-mom this winter. We generally go 2-3 mornings a week.

  4. Yay for following!
    I will look for it on your blog, Thea.
    Hooray for mall walking buddies!