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30 by 30

Monday, February 11, 2013

I officially have just one year left to tackle my 30 by 30 list, first posted here waaaaay back in September 2011! I haven't made sadly little progress on it...this is going to have to be one busy year!

1. Get a dog (Still need to find a pet-friendly apartment...)
2. Learn to snowboard (As soon as it's safe for me to risk landing on my bottom again!)
3. Be in a serious relationship (Why hasn't this happened yet?!?!?!)
4. Kiss a handsome stranger (...and why hasn't THIS happened yet?!?!?!?!!!!!)
5. Ride a horse (Oh this is so happening as soon as I can sit comfortably again!)

6. Learn to sail (Hmm, I moved hundreds of miles away from the coast to a land-locked valley. This is going to be tough!)
7. Hit my goal weight of 125 pounds (Got twenty pounds to go, but if I can just stay positive & keep myself on track this is totally do-able!)
8. Run a 5k (Need to start training again. Plan: meet with surgeon, get a timeline for health, pick a 5k, register, and then get back to running regularly!)
9. Rock a bikini in public (This summer. It's gonna happen. Boom, baby!)
10. Travel to another continent (Hmm, gotta think about this one.)

11. Go skinny dipping (Again, gotta think about how to make this one happen in the absence of large bodies of water)
12. Sing karaoke solo - not just drunken duets! (Ah, karaoke! I need to find a new group of karaoke-enjoying friends)
13. Learn some form of martial arts/self defense (I think they have classes at the Y...need to look into this)
14. Vacation in the Caribbean (I'm going to Jamaica in March! Granted it's a class trip, not a proper vacation, but it totally counts. Woot!)
15. Read Paradise Lost (It's on my Kindle, and it'll be the next thing I read after I finish "How to Be a Hottie," "Against the Grain," and "Cowboys Make the Best Lovers." Boy, that's a slightly embarrassing list of books!)

16. Dye my hair red (This is going to have to wait until right before my NEXT birthday, methinks. My two gray hairs turned back to brown, and I quite like my hair the way it is right now!)
17. Shoot a gun (I live in central PA. WHY HASN'T THIS HAPPENED YET!)
18. Sell a photograph (I've got a couple of candidate photos. Need to join one of those stock photo sites)
19. Swim with dolphins (...are there dolphins in Jamaica? This might be difficult, living someplace so land locked)
20. See the Aurora Borealis (Oh boy, this might be tough. But I really want to see it!)

21. Camp in Yellowstone National Park (Maybe over the summer? Anyone up for a road trip?)
22. Juggle fire (Oh, this! I just need to get some torches. Oh yes, this will happen!)
23. First author a paper (Erm. Not looking so promising. Maybe swap that out with find a good paying job?)
24. Read Darwin's On the Origin of Species in its entirety (I'll add that to the list after Paradise Lost)
25. Ride in a hot air balloon (This one might be tough / too expensive for my current income. But I'll look into it!)

26. Throw a dinner party (Huh. Why haven't I done this yet?)
27. Wear a kickass little black dress someplace fancy and fantastic (YES! I wore a cute little black dress to the ballet last Christmas. And it was both fancy and fantastic!)
28. Learn to drive stick (Everyone. drives. automatics! Geez, you wouldn't think this would be so hard!)
29. Take a romantic vacation (with the future-guy from #3) (Step one - find guy. :P)
30. And, of course, enroll in a PhD program. (YES! Success! Now I just need to de-enroll from said program, haha...)

So, yeah. Much to do! I have not made nearly as much progress on this list as I'd have liked, but that's just motivation to kick this year into overdrive. 29 is going to be a great year, I can tell!

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