Thursday, September 13, 2012

30 by 30 {the end}

Well friends, that's it.  I am officially 30 years old.  I gave this project my best and although I would have liked to finish all 30 things on my list, I had fun working toward my goals and I'm happy about all the things I was able to check off {ESPECIALLY #20}!

Final tally 20/30

Health/Fitness {2/5}
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 {DONE! 27Aug12} 
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 {4/8}
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
{ok, so it may not have been a 5 minute conversation but I was able to order our meal in Japanese and understand/answer the waiters questions.  It's my list and I say that counts!}
15} visit Disney (Tokyo Disney will have to do)
16} visit Hiroshima {scheduled for next month}
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 {9/11}
20} get out of debt {DONE 15Aug12}
21} get caught up on my scrapbooks and stay current
22} read 50 books {DONE!}
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 {DONE 2July12}
29} renew my CPR certification and keep it current {DONE 10Mar12}
30} be paid for a photograph {DONE 7JAN12}


JG said...

Great job! I think I'm going to follow your idea and do a 30 by 30 of my own for my birthday this year. 2 years is a good amount of time, I think :)

Memphis said...

At least you had the guts to make the list and go for it. I don't even have a list. Maybe that's what's wrong with my life, I need a list?