Monday, March 12, 2012

30 by 30 {6 months}

Holy {insert a string of expletives here} crap!  How is it possible that I only have 6 months left in my 20's?!?!?  Part of me just wants to get it over with and an even larger part of me isn't ready to accept that I'm about to be 30!  I will say that I have had an absolutely amazing 29 years on this planet.  I have suffered my fair share of hardships but I know that my life is extremely blessed and I am profoundly grateful for all that I have done/seen/experienced in my life.  I'm doing everything in my power to make sure that the next 6 months are just as amazing!

Progress so far {11/30}

1} take a yoga class 
2} complete a 5K {Training has begun. Race day: 07APR12.  Signed up to "run" a Warrior Dash while I'm "home" for my brother's wedding}
3} climb Mt Fuji {ordered these super fun new hiking boots so I can break them in...that's a start right?!?}
4} do 1 unassisted pull up
5} pass the Army PT test for my gender/age group {looked this one up, I need to run 2 miles in 20:30, do 17 push-ups in 2 minutes and 45 sit-ups in 2 minutes...I have some training to do!}

Food {4/6}
6} learn to cook lobster {DONE 16Dec11}
7} make gnocchi from scratch {DONE 8Dec11}
8} learn to make grandma's relish
9} try 5 new foods {DONE} 1. natto beans 2. umeboshi.  3. ratatouille (I know, I know, I'd never had it before and now I'm obsessed).  4. collard greens 5. turnips
11} learn to make 5 traditional Japanese dishes, including sushi {DONE}  1.sushi rolls. 2. inarizushi. 3. omelet (they're slightly different than the omelets we eat in the States) 4. tempura 5. shabu shabu

Travel {2/8}
12} drink the Absynth we bought in Prague 3 years ago 
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) {doing this while my momma is here next month!}
16} visit Hiroshima
17} snorkle the Great Barrier Reef {DONE July2011}
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) {DONE 31Dec11}

Random {5/11}
20} get out of debt (ALMOST THERE!  STUPID STUDENT LOANS!) still working on this one but we're on track to be done before I turn 30 =}
21} get caught up on my scrapbooks and stay current
22} read 50 books {38/50 and looking for recommendations!}
23} find out my blood type {DONE This happened today, I'm O+ for those that are curious}
24} design a logo for BleuDress (or pay someone else to) {DONE 5Mar12}
25} MASTER all the functions on my camera {DONE 16Oct11 thanks to this class}
26} solve the Rubik's cube or complete a crossword puzzle without any help {I can't even figure out the Rubik's cube using the cheat sheet they include!  I'm working on some crossword puzzles!}
27} save $20K {I have come to terms with the idea that this one is not going to happen thanks to the 3 trips we will be making to the US next year.  I'm not happy about it, but it's a fact}
28} watch all of the Star Wars movies (I've only seen the newest one)
29} renew my CPR certification and keep it current {DONE 10Mar12}
30} be paid for a photograph {DONE 7JAN12...I changed this one back to the original}