30 Before 30 Project Update: Halfway There!

I’m at the halfway point between when I originally posted my 30 Before 30 Project and my 30th birthday.

So, with 91 days done and 81 to go, here the update on my 30 Before 30 Project:

  1. Donate to two non-profit organizations – I made donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (very dear to my family) and to the Somerville Public Library (our local library that is fabulous).
  2. Have a TV free week
  3. Swim in open water
  4. Plant something (and hopefully not kill it) – We’ve been loving and enjoying our thriving garden!
  5. Visit my sister, bro-in-law, and nephews in Richmond, Virginia – Was there last week, pictures soon!
  6. Plan an entire surprise date day for my husband – Done! Read all about it here.
  7. Buy new chef’s knives (I’ve been pricing out Shun’s based on the recommendations I received.)
  8. Organize my memory box and create scrapbooks for the last several years – Done! With an Adventures in Scrapbooking post to boot.
  9. Fully clean out my closet and donate clothes – You know, I did this right away after posting my 30 Before 30 Project but now I feel like I need to do it again…
  10. Advance my career (broadly stated for now) – Done, new job acquired! I broadly stated this before because I didn’t want to mention specifics even though I was job hunting in full effect when I wrote my 30×30 post.
  11. Express true gratitude to 10 people (friends, family, or strangers) in a meaningful way (visit, phone call, letter, email, card, etc.) – I haven’t been counting, per se, but having this goal on here has made me increasingly grateful in my daily life and I’ve been much more vocal about it in general.
  12. Read 5 classics from the Modern Library Association’s 100 Best Novels list – This may end up being the hardest goal on this list, ugh!
  13. Buy 3 different vegetables I’ve never had before at the farmer’s market, create an original recipe using them, and post it on my blog
  14. Make 5 crafty things I’ve seen on Pinterest – On my way! I made a DIY Camera Strap and Lens Cap Pocket already. I have another project done and ready to be blogged about this week!
  15. Play 5 board games I’ve never played – It’s happening! Played Dominion and Bohnanza for the first time and have become obsessed!
  16. Visit 3 museums – This was was easy and finished completely on our cross country road trip: Henry Ford Museum in Michigan, Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, and the Old Prison Museum/Montana Auto Museum in Deer Lodge, Montana.
  17. Watch 5 documentaries – This may have been my favorite goal to complete.
  18. Eat 1,400 healthy calories per day for one week
  19. Exercise every day for one week (really exercise, like with an elevated heart rate)
  20. Combine the previous two for one week
  21. Sew a dress
  22. Host a Ladies Only dinner party
  23. Take a cross stitch/embroidery class
  24. Clean out our basement
  25. Install a backsplash in our kitchen
  26. Compile my own personal Best of Boston list
  27. Listen to all of my favorite band’s albums, with intent not just in the background, start to finish (it’s R.E.M. and they have 15 full studio albums) – I’ve done a few so far!
  28. Hike at The Fells 10 times – Ooof, this flat out might not happen.
  29. Reorganize the Recipes page on my blogDone!
  30. Take pictures of as many of these 30×30 projects as I complete them and post them on my blog

Author: Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.

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