My 30 and Beyond List!

Some great advice from the graduate students I work with. : )
So this started out as my list of things to do before turning 30. And then 30 came. I wasn't totally done, and I am constantly finding things to add to the list. So here it is. My ongoing list of things I want to do in life. Some old. Some new. Some more likely than others.

By putting them out here into the universe, I am going to do my best to hold myself accountable to actually finishing them. If I can go to Canada or chop off all of my hair, by gosh, I'll check the rest of these things off!

Do Cool, "Grown-Up" Stuff
  • Find a baking cookbook and bake every single thing in it. - (My own Julie and Julia project if you will.)
  • Bake someone a birthday cake.
  • Grow a garden. (Completed Summer 2013, and again Summer 2014 & 2015).
  • Compost.
  • Marry my best friend. (Completed May 25, 2014. Best Day Ever. 
  • Own our own home.
  • Grow our family. (October 2016)
  • Pay off all of my student loan debt.
  • Host a dinner party.
  • Find my perfect shade of lipstick.
  • Use my sewing machine.
  • Do something with all of my photos.  
Continue to Grow as a Professional
  • Propose my dissertation. (Completed May 13, 2015)
  • Finish my dissertation. (Defended March 31, 2016)
  • Graduate (again). (May 2016)
  • Publish an article.
  • Present my research at a conference.
  • Teach a for-credit course in my field.
Live Life in New and Exciting Ways
  • Get a second tattoo. (And then maybe more?...)
  • Watch a sunrise.
  • Complete 100 runs.
  • Run a half marathon. (Completed September 28, 2013)
  • Run a full marathon.
  • Take a "real" camping trip.
  • Do a Man vs. Food Challenge. 
  • Shake the President's hand. 
  • Attend a presidential inauguration. 
  • Attend the Olympics. Summer, definitely summer.
  • Watch a football game from the sidelines.
  • Ride first class on an airplane.
  • See my Badgers win the Rose Bowl. (Let's keep trying guys.)
Pick Up Some New Life Skills
  • Write a novel.
  • Re-learn Spanish...
  • Read a whole book in Spanish.
  • Learn how to use a DSLR camera.
  • Read the list of 100 Great Works.
  • Redesign my blog.

Experience New Parts the Country and the World
Travel to:
  • All 50 states - (TX checked off in 2014)
  • Mt. Rushmore
  • Las Vegas
  • New Orleans (again) (Completed May 2014)
  • San Francisco
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
  • London (Completed September 2014)
  • Scotland
  • Ireland (Completed October 2014)
  • France (Completed September 2014)
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Machu Picchu
  • Denmark

Alright folks, let's check stuff off!

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