30 Before 30 {Part One}

1.13.2015

This year, in place of a resolution or two, I decided to create a list.  I'm all for a good list and accomplishing things, and since I currently find myself wishing for more time, I figured I should make the most of the time I have. That said, I want to be ambitious and have purposeful fun in 2015...the year I turn 30.

Scary.

My "30 before 30" will not change the world, but it may change me in the fleeting days and months I have left in my 20's. Though reality very rarely makes itself known in my world, I had to keep it close by while constructing this list. However, should any of you find yourself with a lot of extra money and you're unsure what to do with it, I can loosen my grip on reality and adjust this list accordingly.

Each item on this list will stretch me in some capacity and I will have to push  myself to do some items more than others. These are not in any sort of order, other than when they popped in my head and seemed worthy enough to make the cut.

So without further adieu, part one of my 30 before 30...

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1. Pop a champagne bottle DONE! - December 31, 2014


2. Shoot a gun

3. Take a ballet class

4. Paint a picture

5. Sing in public

6. Cook something new/complex

7. Do 10 random acts of kindness

8. Go somewhere in North Carolina I've never been (suggestions welcomed!)

9. Go camping

10. Learn a Taylor Swift and Christmas song on guitar

11. Play paintball

12. Go four-wheeling

13. Write a letter each month

14. Read 10 books off the Rory Gilmore book list

15. Pay off half of our debt

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In addition to reality, I had to keep myself in mind when deciding each of the items on this list. None of these things can be deemed as difficult and some may even view them as boring. To me, however, they're things I have a desire to do. Things I've thought about and never followed through in doing. Some are purely self indulgent. Others are meant to glorify God and encourage others. This is a life "to-do" list, and I am so excited about marking each of these items off.

I'm currently finalizing the second part of my "30 before 30," so if you have any thoughts or suggestions, please feel free to share!

Wish me luck :)





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Happy 2015 {Five on Friday}!

1.02.2015


Happy 2015 indeed! While we're only on the second day of this year, it's off to a pretty good start. Andrew and I spent New Year's Day cleaning and organizing, eating, and watching football and Friends (thank you, Netflix!). I had a fleeting thought to go to the gym, but was distracted by cheese and crackers.
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one. We spent time and had a delicious dinner with some awesome friends on New Years Eve. I had to get at least one picture of me in real clothes because after this, we went home and the pj's came on.


two. I'm currently working on my 30 before 30 list and I am happy to report one thing has already been crossed off...popping a champagne bottle! New Years Eve seemed like the perfect time to do this, especially while wearing a Taylor Swift shirt and cardboard top hat. Sophistication personified right here, folks.




three. I've always been under the impression confetti is a pretty common thing. So imagine my dismay and disappointment when both Target and Michael's shattered that illusion. Thankfully, I married the sweetest man ever and he spent his New Years Eve afternoon making a box of confetti for me. I later repaid him by throwing it in the air and vacuuming it up. If that doesn't say "thank you," I don't know what does.


four. All seasons of Friends on Netflix. That's all.


five. Above all, the best part of New Years Eve was ringing it in with the loves of my life!


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