30 Goals Before 30 Years Old

I recently read a post about a woman who recently turned 30 years old and was very enthusiastic about the new decade in her life. She wrote a post about 40 things she wanted to accomplish in 10 years before her 40th birthday.

Since we have moved, I have been wanting to try new things and discover more about myself and this has been a bit overwhelming. So when I saw her list I was pretty excited myself! I have 6 more years until I am 30 and figured that setting some goals could help me to be on track for this new stage of life and self-discovery. Putting things into writing helps keep me accountable and on track for goals, so here we are.

Here are my 30 before 30.

30 Before 30

  1. Go snorkeling.
  2. Visit Hawaii.
  3. Learn to surf.
  4. Make the perfect vegan mac & cheese.
  5. Go to Alaska.
  6. Go snowshoeing.
  7. Buy hiking boots.
  8. Find an organization and become a regular volunteer.
  9. Hike the Wonderland Trail in Mt. Rainier National Park.
  10. See a West Coast sunset.
  11. Host a cute, classy, Galentine’s brunch.
  12. Roast a whole turkey on Thanksgiving.
  13. Visit Thailand.
  14.  Go to Canlis in Seattle. (Fine dining)
  15. Get a tattoo from Tenderfoot Studio in Portland.
  16. Buy a house.
  17.  Find time to regularly have “creative time” for painting and writing. (once a week or every two weeks)
  18. Sell one painting.
  19. Go to PAX in cosplay.
  20. Find a job I enjoy.
  21. Renew my passport
  22. Go on a cruise.
  23. Go to Europe.
  24. Retake couples pictures.
  25. Dye my hair ombre/baylage.
  26. Hike up a mountain.
  27. Visit Portland.
  28. Write a creative short-story.
  29. Host a Friends-giving.
  30. Start composting regularly.

I may not blog about every single thing, but I will try to break down the goals by time. I have 3 more months in this year (2017) and there are some things I know I can finish by New Years.

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2017 Goals

  • See a West Coast sunset (#10)
  • Hike up a mountain (#26)
  • Make perfect vegan mac & cheese (#4)
  • Visit Portland (#27)

 

What do you think? Do you have goals for this decade? What about this year?

Much love. Much grace.

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The Year of 24

I had so many goals for when I turned 23 last year.

It is a tradition for me to make fun little goals for myself each year on my birthday to try new things or do more of what I enjoy. This year, I accomplished some but not all my goals could be scratched off the list.

This year I want to set different types of goals.

I want to set more meaningful goals.

I am continually growing in my goal setting because not only would I like to actually accomplish goals, but I also want these goals to bring me closer to a larger goal. Whether the goal is to be healthier, gain traction in my career, or find a way for my dreams to take shape, all of these larger goals need smaller more reachable goals. So this year I am setting realistic “themed” goals for myself.

Professional

  • Become more creative in my teaching.
  • Be more knowledgable in my content area.

Personal

  • Let go of anger.
  • Try not to expect perfection.
  • Be the hands and feet of Christ.

Physical

  • Take my vitamins when I need to (like an ADULT)
  • Drink more water (like an ADULT)

 

I am excited for what this year will bring for me and for my family. We have some exciting adventures ahead and I can’t wait to see how they all turn out!

Bring it on 24!

Much love. Much grace.

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The Year of 23.

You guys. I am turning 23 years old…. like, Sunday. (Which is weird because for this whole year I kept forgetting I was 22 instead of 21, but I digress..)  Anyway, I am turning 23, and I am so excited! I love birthdays and I am so thankful that I have been able to live another year in this crazy world!

Every year, I try to make resolutions. For New Year’s Eve, I make the “big” life changing ones like healthier living and to be more compassionate.

Birthday resolutions are WAY more fun.

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Every year, starting around my 16th birthday, I set fun little goals for myself. Nothing that is supposed to be deep or incredibly helpful, just fun personal things I want to do. Through these things I learn so much more about myself than the NYE ones, and each year I surprise myself. This past year (the year of 22), I did many things! I started a blog, tried studio yoga classes, traveled, and learned how to make some yummy dishes. This year I am so excited I get to share my list with you!

The Year of 23
  • Run/jog/walk a 5K.
  • Watch 2 Bollywood films
  • Go to a concert (this is an every year thing for me… why give up good goals, right?)
  • Go to a museum and take my time. (No time constraints)
  • Paint a picture that I am proud of.
  • Watch a sunrise (and a sunset).

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How does that look for the year of 23? As I think of more, I will add them; and as I do these things I will cross them off (and probably write a blog post about it… ya know).

Do you have any fun goals for this year? Is there something you think everyone should do at least once a year? Let me know!

Much love. Much grace.

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