it’s the new 30 for 30.

goals I set for before I turned the big 3-0.  (completed goals crossed off and/or linked to)

1.  run a marathon.
2.  get a tattoo.
3.  finish 3 quilts. (1, 2, 3, BONUS-4!)
4.  learn 4 new songs on the piano.
5.  read 10 books. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) (final rankings)
6.  clean my classroom.
7.  lose 5 pounds.  just 5.
8.  grow fresh herbs.
9.  go back to minnesota.
10. get up 30 min early every day for a week.
11.  take a weekend retreat by myself.
12.  break 30 minute 5k.
13.  write in my journal more.
14.  pay off my grad school debt.
15.  skype with shalinn.
16.  plan for an international trip.
17.  learn to make larabars.
18.  make tea for my students.
19.  babysit for babies.
20.  get 5 new stand-by recipes. (1, 2)
21.  learn to use my camera properly.
22.  support my advisory kids in activities outside of school.
23.  make my bed every day for a month.
24.  cook dinner for my grandma.
25.  make mittens for carrie.
26.  clean up my inbox once a month.
27.  avoid all running injuries.
28.  set up automatic savings.
29.  only buy clothes that are flattering.
30.  make myself a better scrap bag.

I have about 13 months.  I’d better get to it.

possibly related:
1, 7, 12, 27?
3, 30?
14, 15, 16, 28?
10, 23?
17, 20?

One Response to “30 before 30”


  1. I sure like this picture of you. your eyes look, um, amazing. 🙂

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