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…


  • 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)



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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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One Response to “Eight Month Update – 30 by 30 List”

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    Anonymous — February 18, 2011 at 12:32 am

    i love your lists! and i’ve just discovered your blog, and it’s causing my head to spin. in a very good way ;D i’m a naval architect by day, and avid, rabid baker by night. LOL! the hubby got me a new oven and mixer, so i am very itching and twitching to try some of your experiments.

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