Monday, June 11, 2012

30 by 30 {3 months}

Every time I think of this list, I hear Rocky music in my head...

"It's the final countdown

We're leaving together

The final countdown

We'll all miss her so
It's the final countdown"

3 months, that's all the time I have left in my 20's!  I hope to make it some of the best days of my life!

Progress so far {14/30}
It took me 9 months to make it almost half way through!  I've loved having this list and I'm considering rolling over the unfinished goals into a 30 WHILE 30 list...

Health/Fitness {1/5}
1} take a yoga class
2} complete a 5K {DONE 3Jun12 AND 9Jun12!  yeah, that's right, I did 2 in one week...who is this girl!?!?}
3} climb Mt Fuji 
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 {5/6}
6} learn to cook lobster {DONE 16Dec11}
7} make gnocchi from scratch {DONE 8Dec11}
8} learn to make grandma's relish {DONE 23&24May12}
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
15} visit Disney (Tokyo Disney will have to do)
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 {6/11}
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 {42/50 almost there!}
23} find out my blood type {DONE 3Mar12, 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 {DONE 26Apr12 so what if it was in People magazine, I did it!}
27} save $20K {I have come to terms with the idea that this one is not going to happen thanks to the 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}

PS, at the time of posting, I am currently traveling back to Japan where I will have reliable/consistent internet...I can't wait to get back on a regular blogging schedule!


SEJ said...

We have a really great yoga instructor here at Atsugi! She teaches Power Yoga and classes are Mondays at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m.! You should come!