30 by 30

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic to it.” -Goethe

A week or so ago I came across a blog with a list, “35 by 35”, filled with 35 things the author wanted to do before she turned 35. I loved the idea, & decided it would be fun to think & dream about the things I want to do before turning 30 (which is 7 1/2 years away.) This is the (incomplete, always evolving) list I came up with…

30 by 30

  1. Have another baby (or 3 or 4)
  2. Record a cd (piano, with at least 5 songs)
  3. Do newborn photography
  4. Read 75 books (10/year)
  5. Learn Photoshop
  6. Take a Disney Cruise
  7. Finish my American family tree
  8. Make that cake from Epicurious
  9. Learn self defense
  10. Go to Minnesota several times
  11. Upgrade my camera (Nikon D7000?)
  12. Have a fabulous New Years Eve party
  13. Make cinnamon rolls
  14. Get sponsored (The Thinking Mom)
  15. Buy my Pottery Barn Kids rocker
  16. Take Kaden to Target Field
  17. Visit my ancestor’s grave sites
  18. Take ballroom dance
  19. Learn to use my camera in manual mode
  20. Go to an NFL (Vikings) game
  21. Learn guitar
  22. Sing in public
  23. Buy a house
  24. Finish Landon’s American family tree
  25. Own a grand piano
  26. Host thanksgiving at our house
  27. Read with my kids before bed
  28. Get a Kitchenaid mixer (preferably red)
  29. Take our kids camping
  30. Stay at the Grand Floridian

Setting goals is one of the most exciting things in the world to me. The rest of our lives is like a big, giant blank piece of paper that we can make into anything we want it to be. So dream a little – life is a gift 🙂

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined.”         -Henry David Thoreau

P.S. I’d love to hear what your goals are – leave a few in a comment if you please 🙂

“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” – Benjamin Mays




1 Comment

  1. Karen Perkins

    February 1, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Agh…I just saw this post….I love your 30 by 30! I guess I never gave it any thought about what I would want to do by….whatever….age, but that is what I love about you!! You inspire me to think, and dream, and feel as if I really can do anything! Love you girl!!

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