Friday, November 11, 2011

30 by 30 update

Today I am 10 months away from turning 30!  I still can't believe it.  I meant to do a post every month to keep track of my progress but I missed last month so we're starting now, 2 months in. I'm not as far along as I would like to be on this list but I'm working on it. So far, I've only completely {3/30} but some are partially completed or in progress.

Health/Fitness {0/5}
1} take a yoga class
2} complete a 5K
3} climb Mt Fuji
4} do 1 unassisted pull up
5} pass the Army PT test for my gender/age group

Food {1/6}
6} learn to cook lobster
7} make gnocchi from scratch DONE {did this last week!}
8} learn to make grandma's relish
9} try 5 new foods {3/5} 1. natto beans 2. umeboshi.  3. ratatouille (I know, I know, I'd never had it before and now I'm obsessed).  2 more to go
11} learn to make 5 traditional Japanese dishes, including sushi {3/5}  1.sushi rolls. 2. inarizushi. 3. omelet (they're slightly different than the omelets we eat in the States)

Travel {1/8}
12} drink the Absynth we bought in Prague 3 years ago maybe on New Years??
13} visit at least 3 new countries {2/3} 1. Taipei. 2. Australia
14} learn enough Japanese to carry on at least a 5 minute conversation working on this one
15} visit Disney (Tokyo Disney will have to do)
16} visit Hiroshima
17} scuba/snorkle the Great Barrier Reef {DONE}
18} ride an elephant in Thailand (this and #17 are trips that will help knock off # 13 as well and are sort of in the early planning stage.  If our vacation locations change, these will have to be changed as well)
19} visit a Japanese Onsen (hot spring) {planned for 31 Dec}

Random {1/11}
20} get out of debt (ALMOST THERE!  STUPID STUDENT LOANS!) still working on this one but we're on track to be done 4 months before I turn 30 =}
21} get caught up on my scrapbooks and stay current
22} read 50 books {24/50}
23} find out my blood type
24} design a logo for BleuDress (or pay someone else to)
25} MASTER all the functions on my camera {DONE thanks to this class}
26} solve the Rubik's cube or complete a crossword puzzle without any help
27} save $20K
28} watch all of the Star Wars movies (I've only seen the newest one)
29} renew my CPR certification and keep it current
30} complete a photography project


Kara said...

A friend of mine and her husband climbed Mt Fuji a couple months ago. They made it all the way up and now I kinda want to do it. It'll be hard since you can really only do it a couple months out of the year, but when hubby gets back, I want to try!

Mrs. Monkey said...

Getting out of debt is the best feeling! I have ONE more payment on my credit card and then I just have to figure out where my student loans stand. I'm not even sure that Sallie Mae still has them.

Good luck! happy debt smashing! :)

Rebecca said...

Okay, I think I'm going to copy your idea. However, I have to actually admit that I'm going to turn 30. Instead of continue having anniversaries of being 24. :)