Life By Kristen

Go, and embrace your liberty. And see what wonderful things come of it. – Little Women

30 x 30 Update

10 months to go and still a lot to do on this list!

1. Go to the opera

2. Visit Holland, see the tulips, cheese market, & Anne Frank House: This is my 30th birthday present! My mother (who is Dutch) and I are going in April or May 2013 to do this- she has not been back to the Netherlands since she was a teenager & I have wanted to go since I was a child.

3. Dog sledding

4. Hot air balloon ride (almost came to fruition this year but I procrastinated & then the Groupon deal was gone!)

5. Spa weekend with my girlfriends

6. Buy a piece of original artwork

7. Own my own home

8. Live alone (though not how I had originally planned or thought it would happen)

9. Professional cooking class Indian cooking class with my great friend Liz was my 29th birthday present to myself

10. Get rid of credit card debt

11. Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

12. Mow my own lawn:  Completed last weekend though with my horrible allergies, I was only able to do half- thanks to my father for getting it done for me!

13. Have a garden & grow my own vegetables– Thanks to my Dad who built the garden and bought me the plants- I’m growing tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, and basil. So far things are green and have buds, so I’m hopeful!

14. Speak at a national conference (1st time accomplished in 2008, will be doing again in April 2012)

15. Go salsa dancing

16. Learn ballroom dancing

17. Compete in Scrabble competition

18. Cook major holiday meal for my family

19. Change a tire and/or oil

20. Do a Polar Bear Plunge

21. Run a 5K (I did one in August 2010 but I want to attack again!)

22. Do my family history/genealogy

23. Road trip across the United States

24. Adopt a rescue dog

25. Make something creative that people might be interested in purchasing

26. Take a painting class

27. Go to the Brimfield Antiques Fair

28.  Have my own blog

29. Volunteer at soup kitchen on Thanksgiving or Christmas

30. Digitize all of the family 8mms, videos, and photographs

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7 thoughts on “30 x 30 Update

  1. I can totally show you how to change oil. I actually need to do mine, but I’ve been putting it off. It’s not that it’s difficult-I’m just lazy.

    Also, I hope you find it easier to volunteer with your Habitat chapter than it is to volunteer with mine. I tried a few times to get a date to go, but they only had one available per month or so-and a lot of the time it was during the week. So frustrating to try and help someone!

  2. You want this all done in a year?! Some worth causes – love it!

    • KrissyCos on said:

      The chances of some of them ( like dog sledding and hot air balloon) are unlikely to happen before March 2013 because of budget, but it’s also just a reminder of things I want to explore in life 🙂

  3. I can help you with #20. I’ve done the polar bear plunge the past two years in a row.
    Also, let me know if you find out anything about Habitat for Humanity. That was on my old 101 in 1001 list and I’d love to get involved.

  4. This list is so great! I did a hot air balloon ride and it was one of the coolest experiences of my life. Also, Scrabble competition?! That’s so amazing!

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