Tuesday, August 9, 2011

30 Things to Do Before I'm 30

The joy of aging (and by joy I mean that inescapable sentiment we all find ourselves enveloped in as we are reminded once again that we are in fact truly nothing more than slaves to the whims of Old Father Time) was recently brought to my attention (and by recent I mean last year on my 29th birthday, and perhaps the year before that on my 28th, and perhaps the year before that...) that I would soon be leaving the youth and grace of my 20's behind to enter that more distinguished, if not slightly more grayish-haired decade of my now soon to be 30's (and by grayish, I mean gray...though, truth be told, these last few years of my 20's were stricken with this affront to my vanity so honestly I say to you 30's bring it on; my sister's a beautician and I know how to use her hair-coloring skills!).

As I have sat pondering over the last 29 years, 8 months, and 16 days give or take a few hours (and days depending on when you might be reading this), I have come to the realization that there is much I have yet to accomplish. For all my many talents, I have yet to master the art of stopping time (and I have done an extensive study of all the Stargate time warp episodes), and so I have decided since I cannot control time’s forward motion, I will just have to jam pack the next 3 months and 14 days give or take a few hours (and days depending on when you might be reading this) with all the many “really important” things I have yet to accomplish.

So, without further ado, I present to you my list of "30 Thing to Do Before I'm 30..." (in no particular order...)

1. Tie a cherry stem with my tongue
2. Visit Mystery Castle
3. Ride a Ferris wheel
4. Go to the Arizona State Fair
5. Climb a mountain
6. Lose 15 pounds…technically this has been done before, and then undone…I feel inclined to try my hand at doing it again though… :)
7. Write 30 more pages in my book
8. Do work at the temple for at least 30 different people
9. Read Pride and Prejudice
10. Read Atlas Shrugged
11. Learn 15 new recipes
12. Crochet a blanket
13. Learn "I Am A Child of God" in Finnish
14. Sew pajama pants with pockets
15. Draw a self portrait
16. Create a travel wall
17. Make my book of remembrance
18. Complete the Firm Workout Series
19. Take an online class
20. Stay overnight in a random hotel in AZ
21. Go 30 days without sugar
22. Earn 3000 points on family indexing
23. Make applesauce…I realize that this perhaps could fit under the learn 15 new recipes category, but my great desire to slaughter some apples with a potato masher elevated this one to its own number
24. Temple marathon
25. Find 3 new family names
26. Fly in a hot air balloon
27. Read a fiction book in Spanish
28. Run 30 miles (not all at once)
29. Learn to make balloon animals
30. Kiss a boy...what can I say, some of these goals are more realistic than others.

So there you have it, the final acts I will commit as a 20-something year old. Let the games begin!

PS. If anyone knows of anyone who would be somewhat suitable in helping me achieve #30, feel free to drop me a line!


Lia said...

Oo, oo, I have a suggestion for #9! I am currently reading Jane Austen's Persuasion, but I'm reading an awesome version with notes on each facing page explaining random little tidbits like what kind of salary a captain would be making in today's terms, or what people back then thought of the city of Bath. I'm understanding SO much more of the nuances. The annotator is named Shepard I think. He did Pride and Prejudice too; I bet it's really good.

I love the list. Maybe I'll have to make one too.

The Stanford Bunch said...

LOL!!! I loved this Kirsi, and especially loved to see that you had blogged! That is an amazing list, I shall steal it from you, best of luck, I have a feeling you will get way more than I do!!!!

Tyler and Emily said...

I love this list. I think that is a great idea...maybe I will make my own list. I can't believe we are turning 30...that sounds so old to me.

Becka said...

Blah... 30. I'm afraid if a make a list I would only get through like 5 and then feel even worse on my 30th birthday than just turning 30 would make me feel. Maybe I'll do a list with 3.0 things on it! haha!

Jacob said...

What a great idea! Hmmmm...As for me, I have pretty much run out of time for the 30 things list! OY!! Yeah for us all turning 30!!!


dustin and amy said...

Well Hello again! :) Love the list!

Shepherds said...

he he he Love it. You have a few that are on my list...I will go in a Hot Air Balloon with you!!!

Heather said...

that's quite the list! good luck with doing all that before you're 30...although without kids, I'm sure it can be done. if i can help with anything, let me know! i say for #30 you work on "you know who" or else!!

Satu said...

:) Love the way you always make me laugh! Miss you!

The Stimpsons said...

I love these! I am going to make a list too, you inspired me :) I am going to make mine really easy so I can get some done! Man, we are going to be thirty, flirty and thriving! Best of luck on your list!