My 30 before 30 Project {an update}

Monday, August 8, 2011

I've been kind of neglecting my 30 before 30 project. I've completed a few items on my list as of lately, & haven't given them much love on the blog. So, I feel like an update is necessary to show that I actually am making progress on this list! :)


14. Advance my career [promotion...]
While I didn't get a promotion at the company I was working at... I did land myself a new job with a new company that is a step up from what I was doing. More responsibilities, more creativity & it's in Portland :) (& what I recently learned is that there are jobs out there where you stay busy all the time, you dont have time to surf the internet & you do make a value contribution overall... this is that kind of job :)

16. Go wine tasting

Back in April, Luke & I went to two different very fun wineries. I discovered a new wine that I absolutely love; ice wine. Although I had been wine tasting before (like years and years ago) I had wanted to start going again. I see many trips coming up this summer in Oregon!

18. Visit a "new" city each year

Nashville. Although we didn't spend much time there, it still counts! :p We also went to San Diego - that was a new city for me!! :) 

21. Purchase a cute lil cruiser bike with a wicker basket attached to the front
I have been wanting a lil cruiser bike with a wicker basket f-o-r-e-v-e-r! I finally decided to take the plunge & just buy one instead of just talking about wanting one. I'm sure happy I did :)

30. Move into a much better living space

I did! Although the place that I am staying is temporary until Luke & I can buy a house together. It is such an improvement from the space I was living in previously. I am renting a room from a sweet girl that I used to work with at the Trail Blazers. I have a huge space & my own bathroom!

a quick recap of my list.
(items completed are in bold)

1. Brew my own beer
2. Make my own wine
3. Volunteer and become more involved in my community [ongoing]
4. Host a dinner or theme party for my close friends
5. Visit more MLB ballparks & NBA arenas
6. Tailgate at a Beaver Football game [ongoing]
7. Construct my own darkroom to further pursue my love of photography
8. Take a cooking class & learn a new technique
9. Make a Panang curry dish from scratch
10. Learn how to make sushi
11. Run a 5k
12. & then a 10k
13. Take a "very" spontaneous weekend vacation
14. Advance my career [promotion...]

15. Go on an overnight backpacking/hiking trip
16. Go wine tasting
17. Buy a new camera & an old camera [new = Amazing Camera; old = Cannon AE1 - see #7] - got this one halfway done!
18. Visit a "new" city each year
19. Take on a painting project

20. Make an upholstered bench
21. Purchase a cute lil cruiser bike with a wicker basket attached to the front
22. Decorate for every holiday in a year
23. Get a puppy!
24. Coordinate a community event to help make a difference
25. Visit Crater Lake, Oregon
26. Plant and maintain a garden
27. Watch the sun rise
28. Win a contest of some kind [ok, if I don't accomplish this it's not entirely my fault!]
29. Get an iPhone or a Droid [or other comparable awesome phone]

30. Move into a much better living space
30 (a). Place $25 in my lil blue pig each time I check off a challenge! This fund will go to help out with other challenges on my list [some of these things cost $$ you know!] 



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Up next, since I love a challenge & I can't seem to get enough of them
... I'll be doing a photography challenge!
But more on this later, this is just a sneak peek!


16 comments:

  1. YAH! how exciting! so many great things going on in your life. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  2. I wanted to do a 30 before 30 and well, it's a little late. I turn 30 in March of next year so I WILL do a 30 in 30.
    Yay for all the exciting things you are doing.

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  3. Holly! yay for crossing some of those off your list. I need to start one of these (:

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  4. i am sooo compying you and making this list too. and compying some of your goals. visitng a new city each year! genius!

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  5. Photography challenge? What?? Can't wait to hear more about this! xo

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  6. I love this list & that photography challenge sounds great too!

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  7. Abs! When I post the photography challenge, you should join in, too! It's like 30 different things to take photos of! Would be awesome for you, since you'll be in Australia & Paris!! :)

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  8. Nicole - You should do it! :) It's been a lot of fun trying to complete these goals - & even more fun when you can do it with your friends & family, too!

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  9. I love your list! They are all great!!! And thanks for that sweet compliment, it really was the sweetest :)

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  10. What a great list. I did a 30 Before 30 project before my 30th and it was such a blast!

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  11. What a great list! I need to do a 30 before 30 list... or maybe even just a 28 before 28 ; ) Looks like you've crossed off a lot so far!

    PS. Is your camera still available? I'd love to hear more info about it, if so!

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  12. This list is AMAZING! I feel like I need to do something like this so I can live a little you know? Good work, Holls! Keep it up. I need to take the plunge and just buy my bike too :)

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  13. This is a great idea! Hmm.. maybe I should do this.

    Mainly for numbers 1 and 2.. but who has to know?

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  14. What a great idea! I need to get on top of this STAT!

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  15. wonderful- i need to do one of these! You should check out my giveaway I'm having on my blog to win a Bobbi Brown eyeshadow compact :)

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  16. Still available to help with the beer brewing, we are planning on making a new batch soon. Count me in as a guest at your dinner party! Oh and I was given a huge sushi set for Christmas last year so maybe we should learn together. Kaitlin

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