One month update – 30 by 30

Today I’m one month into my 30 by 30. Doing some simple math makes me think I should get 2-3 things done off the list every month. So lets see how I did.

Well first things first, I finished the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. It was an amazing experience. Be sure to check out my recap here.

I also visited a new city! Technically I went to multiple different cities, but I’m only counting it as one because it only got one new pin on our newlywed map. Yay for San Francisco (hint: I’ll be posting recaps from our trip next week).

I tried a new food too. I was late jumping on this bandwagon, but I finally tried quinoa. It was really tasty and Hubby enjoyed it too.

I also started up a volunteer event. Well actually I just agreed to continue an ongoing event. We moved to a new office location and a guy I know who used to sit over there did can recycling and donated all the proceeds to charity. He asked if I would take over. So I agreed. Yay for helping the community!

So technically I only crossed one thing off my list! Ahh. I need to get going on this thing…

Cooking/Baking:

  • Bagels
  • Marshmallows
  • Molten Lava Cakes
  • Baked Doughnuts
  • Cheesecake
  • Indian Meal (chicken tikka masala and naan)
  • Sushi
  • Continue to bake for a good cause
  • Try three foods I’ve never had (1: quinoa)

Health/Fitness:

Boston/Travel:

  • Visit at least 3 new cities (1: San Francisco)
  • Pack a picnic dinner and see a movie on the Esplanade
  • Go to the beach! (can you believe Hubby and I haven’t had a beach day since we moved to Boston 3 years ago)
  • Go to the Cranberry Festival in October
  • Take a spontanious trip with girlfriends

Relationships:

  • Talk to younger siblings (A and L) on a regular basis
  • Plan/host a girls night (in or out)
  • Go visit my little brother’s college dorm room
  • Meet my friend’s babies in the Midwest
  • Babysit/Spoil my new nephew as much as I can
  • Send birthday cards to my siblings, parents, and nephew
  • Plan a date-day with Hubby

Other:

  • Take a cooking class
  • Read the photography books my dad got me
  • Finish all the nearly-complete kitchen projects
  • Fully de-clutter our place
  • Volunteer for something at least four times (1: volunteered to take care of the ongoing can-recycling project at work)
  • Plan a Boston area food blogger event
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12 Responses to “Seven Month Update – 30 by 30”

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    Cupcake Kelly — January 17, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    baked donuts are fun but they don’t really taste like donuts (as much as I tried to convince myself). Making regular fried donuts is fun and pretty easy!

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    EliFla — January 17, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    You made me laugh…a lot!!!ahahahah hugs..and have a nice week

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    Anonymous — January 17, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I loved seeing your hot cocoa and peppermint marshmallows featured as a finalist on PW’s food photos! Good luck!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — January 17, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    You know you are my 30 by 30 mentor, right? I’ve started working on two of the items on my list right now but it is going to be interesting to see if I can get it all done in a year!

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    Janel — January 17, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I love this list! I’m totally going to do a 30 by 30…once I turn 29 (very soon!) The fiance and I actually started a google doc list of our to do list and this reminds me of it! Thanks for the motivation to do more.

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    Kristy — January 18, 2011 at 12:19 am

    What a great list, wish I would have thought of doing this a few years ago! Good Luck!!

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    kitchenmisfit — January 18, 2011 at 2:47 am

    This is such a great thing to do! I’m hoping I can do the same on my 29th birthday!

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    Megan — January 18, 2011 at 3:19 am

    You are making amazing progress on this list! I wish I was this good!

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    preppyinnewengland — January 18, 2011 at 3:32 am

    OH WOW! Fab list and Fab accomplishments.

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    Daisy — January 18, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    you are on a roll! i think it is funny that you can’t visit your bro because he moved into a fraternity. wise call.

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    Shannon — January 18, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    wow, such great progress! i wish i was more on top of it when i turned 29… maybe i was too scared 😉

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    Kate @ the wooden spoon — January 20, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Just starting the projects is half the battle! I finally did my own painting “touch ups” in the living room last week. I used the canister that said “dining room white,” because they’re the same color, right? Nope. When it dried, it was very obviously NOT “living room white.” *Sigh.* So much for getting that project done – I just made it worse!

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