30 before 30

My original 30 Before 30 post is here, and the rest of my posts on this topic can be found here.  This page will be an updated list, with the things I’ve accomplished crossed off, even if I haven’t written about them yet!  Because, well, some of them are so dull that I may never write about them at length.

This list was revised on August 11, 2011.  The original list can still be found here.

  1. Join Team Challenge for an endurance event to raise money for CCFA
  2. Find an organization system that works in my home, so that the house is de-cluttered nearly every night
  3. Turn the basement into a “living space”
  4. Find a church that feels like home, even if that means ending up right back where we started
  5. Renew my vows with Goose on our 5th Anniversary (June 21, 2013)
  6. Make the master bedroom a relaxing haven instead of a place to hide the clutter
  7. Run a 2:30:00 half marathon
  8. Learn to sew (simple things — a button, a hem, a patch)
  9. Host a holiday party for my extended family
  10. Compile my grandparents’ stories
  11. Make homemade soup
  12. Build a storage bench for the entryway in our house (hey, Dad… you might have to help me with this one!)
  13. Attend a Girls on the Run Summit
  14. Take a flying lesson
  15. Replace our carpeting
  16. Organize and purge boxes in my office and the basement
  17. Transfer photos and important documents to an external hard drive and back it up
  18. Take a Crystal Lake Jaycees project from start to finish (initial CPG, run the project, etc.)
  19. Join a book club
  20. Repair the front steps
  21. Create a filing system for important documents
  22. Learn to change a flat tire on my bike (not just understand it conceptually — do it)
  23. Compile family recipes
  24. Begin to make an annual donation to my alma mater, Clarke University
  25. Take a warm and sunny beach vacation
  26. Learn to use the manual settings on my camera
  27. Go on a retreat
  28. Organize a girls’ getaway and try to make it an annual tradition
  29. Present at a conference
  30. Learn to play chess