04 June 2012

My 30 before 30

  I recently came across this "30 before 30" project of Women everywhere who have compiled lists of the things they would like to accomplish before their 30th birthday. I thought this was AWESOME! Only problem is, most of them are working on the lists only months before their 30th birthday. Bein the youngin' that I am, I have years before my 30th, and I knew this was the perfect time to start it. Most of my goals are BIG ones, but I knew I wanted them to be big ones because I have so long, so they should be those giant life changing accomplishments. Without further adieu...I present to you, my 30 before 30...

I know its tough to read, so here is a copy for you, (this is just the one I printed out to frame next to my bed)

1.   Get married in the church my Great Grandfather built
2.  Buy my dream home
3.  Find a new church in Arkansas to attend regularly
4.   Find a ministry to get involved with in that church
5.   Go to Vegas
6.   Go to New Orleans during  Mardi Gras
7.    Have babies (3 or 4 if Gods willing!)
8.   Visit Europe with my husband
9.   Take my Kids somewhere Disney
10. Get in “Victoria Secret Model” shape
11.Run a 5k
12. Visit New York
13.Bring home a puppy that becomes part of the family
14. Begin a career that doesn’t feel like work, and THRIVE in it
15.  Learn to Sew
16.Make a Salad from veggies I grew in my Garden
17. Host Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner
18.Create a successful blog
19. Own a pair of Christian Louboutins
20. Send my parents on a fantastic trip
21. Be the Matron of Honor in my baby sisters wedding
22. Own a boat
23.Have $50,000 in my savings account
24. Go on a hot air balloon ride
25. Buy a “hot mom” car
26. Go snowboarding
27.  See the ball drop in NYC
28.  Be debt free (besides Mortgage debt, that doesn’t count!)
29.  Make a quilt for each of my children
30.Look back on my first 30 years proud of what I’ve accomplished
31.   *BONUS! Make a 40 before 40, for the next 10 years.

       Pretty neat right? I really encourage all of you to sit down, and REALLY think about what you want on your 30 before 30 (or 40 before 40 or 70 before 70 who knows!) list. I took a few days to really think about what I wanted to be on mine. This is something that I want to really focus on the next few years of my life, and I can't wait to cross some off! I'm going to add these to my menu bar at the top, so if you need some inspiration, or you want to check my progress on my 30 before 30, just check it out there! (I probably wont be checking off have 3 or 4 kids anytime soon, but you never know on some of the others!)

     Let me know if you decide on a 30 before 30 list, and what you put on yours. Short term goals? Long term goals? Any super fantastic items you hope to one day own? (oh Christian Louboutin, you have my heart). 


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  1. I saw this posted on another blog and had to come check yours out. I made a 40 Before 40 1 1/2 years ago and love reading what others include! You can check mine out here: http://thependletonhouse.blogspot.com/2010/11/40-before-40.html We have some similar items - family trips, traveling, savings, being debt free... I do like how you made your's pretty though, I need to do that now that my office is ready for some decor!

  2. This is SO cute!!! Thanks for stopping by our blog! We are now your newest followers!
    Brooke from babblingsandmore.com

    1. Hey Brooke!

      Thank you so so much for your very sweet comment. As a new blogger, new followers truly mean the world to me! Its nice to know someone is reading what i'm writing! You guys are the sweetest!

  3. You inspired me to start my own little blog. I loved this 30 before 30 and I finally came up with my own list. I used some of yours ideas that fit with me. Here they are in no particular order...

    1. Have baby "#3" we had a miscarriage with baby #2.
    2. Graduate from college with at least an Associates Degree 4 1/2 classes away!!
    3. Become a licensed Cosmetologist
    4. Be in good shape/healthy
    5. Have my entire house furnished and landscaped
    6. Get a nice camera
    7. Be up-to-date on my scrap booking
    8. Celebrate my birthday in Vegas
    9. Take my family on a Disney Cruise
    10. Volunteer at a Down Syndrome Center
    11. Make myself presentable more days than not since becoming a mom I have been slacking on getting myself ready everyday!
    12. Take a photography class
    13. Fly 1st class to Europe with my husband
    14. Read the Bible all the way through
    15. Own desert "toys"
    16. Run a 5k
    17. "Adopt" a family for Christmas
    18. Take dance lessons with my husband
    19. Be debt free
    20. Become a good cook & baker
    21. Keep journals or a memoir
    22. Do a big Girls Trip somewhere
    23. Spend a day at the Spa
    24. Pay someone else's bill
    25. Get beautiful family portraits done once we are done having children
    26. Go to New York on vacation
    27. Learn how to sew
    28. Be a parent volunteer in my child(s) classroom
    29. Have $50,000 in savings
    30. Look back on my 1st 30 years proud of what I have accomplished

    Have you never been to Vegas before???

    -Jodi Snowden