my 30 before 30

I got this from Lara, who got this from Leah (but she called hers 25 before 25 hehe). It was hard to come up with 30 things that I wanted to accomplish before I turn 30 because I was stuck on this notion that they had to be big accomplishments. So I went smaller (in terms of “life-importance”), and it became an easier task. I also learnt a while ago that when setting goals for yourself, it’s important to be realistic, and to quantify (that is, to be more specific with the goal and not vague). Here goes nothing (in no particular order):

  • Get some decent momentum going in my career (event planner extraordinaire).
  • Start put money away for emergencies – even when I don”t think I can afford it (the plan is to stick to a minimum of $10 per paycheque).
  • Continue to put money away in my RRSP (the plan here? the same as above; $10 per paycheque).
  • Consult someone (anyone) on how to budget, and actually stick to it (Yes, it is that difficult for me that I feel I need someone to hold my hand the first little while).
  • Decide on an actual focus for this personal blog of mine. This is going to involve looking back on old posts and doing a bit of reorganising.
  • Find a professional mentor (thanks for this idea Leah).
  • Visit Greece.
  • Take a road trip, or two on my own (or with ONE close friend).
  • Visit a friend in Chicago (at least once).
  • Visit a friend in New York (at laest once).
  • Visit my best friend in Victoria, BC.
  • Organize a cottage weekend for New Year”s with a group of my closest friends (even if we have to rent a cottage). And spend it single.
  • Visit a friend up North a few more times (assuming I get invited back).
  • Visit a friend (hehe or a few friends) in London, Ontario.
  • Join a choir, and perform with them.
  • Reach an intermediate level of Jazz/Broadway dance.
  • Learn at least 2 songs on my guitar (one song a year might seem small, but I think it’s more realistic).
  • Perform in an amateur musical production (complete with dancing yo).
  • Volunteer and ride for the Terry Fox Wilket Creek Park site two more times.
  • Become a regular volunteer for Big Brothers, Big Sisters Toronto.
  • Go rock climbing at least 5 more times. Maybe even climb a wall rated at 5.11. Maybe, just maybe even try climbing an outdoor wall.
  • Start and continue to play badminton and/or tennis and/or racquet ball at least once a month.
  • Get my own place (not necessarily to purchase but that would be nice).
  • Build on my existing female friendships; to a point where I can call certain ones my closest friends (and yes, I do have specific people in mind already).
  • Perfect at least 5 recipes (two mains, two appetizers and a dessert).
  • Figure out what kind of photos I need to enhance my portfolio (for modeling) and get them done.
  • Figure out why I get so insecure when I like someone when I have all the confidence in the world in every other part of my life (except of course when it comes to friendships – which are just another type of relationship right?). And most importantly, figure out how in the heck to accept and then deal with this limitation.
  • Learn to accept that it’s ok to feel a certain way; that it’s about what you *do* with those feelings that matter more.
  • Learn to always be honest about how I’m feeling.
  • The harder part to the above is this: Learn how to step away so that I can identify exactly how I’m feeling before I do anything that’ll result in something undesirable.
  • (Bonus) Finish a certain list that contains 180 bullets.

    Do you have a milestone birthday coming up? What do you want to accomplish by then?

    p.s. my footnotes plug-in isn”t working right now. Also, wordpress keeps adding apostrophe”s to where I”ve used them. So if you see any extras, I”m not an idiot.

    responses to “my 30 before 30” 5

    1. I”m terrible at budgeting. Maybe by the time I”m 30 I”ll have figured it out (6 years).
      .-= Erin´s last blog ..Erin & The Sewing Machine =-.

    2. @Penny: Thank you! Here”s hoping I manage to check at least half the list off (of course I”m totally aiming to check it ALL off though). I hope you figure it out – you”re doing better than I am with a new layout! I purchased one but I can”t seem to make it work right… 🙁

      @Periapex: Yay!! So happy you like #13 and are willing on work on #26. I”m not sure why it”s broken, it was working fine after the last WP update. And now these apostrophes are bugging me too.

    3. I like #13. Of course you”re welcome back anytime and we can work on #26.

      BTW, why did your footnotes plugin break?
      .-= Periapex´s last blog ..Luck Was On Our Side. =-.

    4. This is a really good list. There is still so much exciting stuff there, but I agree it”s important to be realistic. I also share the same goal to work out what to do with my personal blog, I”m really struggling with it right now.
      .-= Penny´s last blog ..A Dream I Often Have =-.

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