Eight Month Update – 30 by 30 List

I’ve hit the 8 month mark. That means I’m almost 30. Wow this year has been flying and I’ve been trying to make things fly off my list as well… Let’s see how I’m doing.

Cooking/Baking:

Health/Fitness:

  • Get to my goal weight
  • Work out on a regular basis- I’ve been hitting up the new gym quite a few times this year already!
  • Complete the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer – done!

Boston/Travel:

  • Visit at least 3 new cities (1: San Francisco, CA, 2: Hershey, PA)
  • Pack a picnic dinner and see a movie on the Esplanade- done!
  • Go to the beach! (can you believe Hubby and I haven’t had a beach day since we moved to Boston 3 years ago) – done!
  • Go to the Cranberry Festival in October- done!
  • Take a spontanious trip with girlfriends

Relationships:

  • Talk to younger siblings (A and L) on a regular basis – I have been making an effort here. Luckily talking to teenagers is easy if you’re willing to text/FB chat
  • Plan/host a girls night (in or out)
  • Go visit my little brother’s college dorm room – as I mentioned last month, this one can’t happen, so I’m marking it off. Instead I’m adding the next item
  • Eat lunch with my coworkers at least once a week – I tend to kind of keep to myself and eat at my desk so that I can leave earlier. But since I started a new job, I figure eating lunch with them will be a good way to build relationships with them.
  • Meet my friend’s babies in the Midwest – done!
  • Babysit/Spoil my new nephew as much as I can – done!
  • Send birthday cards to my siblings, parents, and nephew – started – October kicked off the winter birthday season for us. I got cards out to my youngest sister, L, my dad, my other sister B, and my mom. That’s it for birthdays for me until April.
  • Plan a date-day with Hubby – started – I have a Boston stacation planned for us in early March.

Other:

  • Take a cooking class – done!
  • Read the photography books my dad got me – started – I started reading both the books he gave me, so that’s good!
  • Finish all the nearly-complete kitchen projects – started – I brought the paint up from the basement to do the touch ups but haven’t actually done the touching up yet…
  • Fully de-clutter our place – started – I did some MAJOR fall cleaning in our bedroom. Took everything out of the closet and my dresser. It felt good to purge some things.
  • Volunteer for something at least four times (1: volunteered to take care of the ongoing can-recycling project at work, 2: volunteered to sell pies for Pie in the Sky, 3: it hasn’t happened yet, but I’ve signed up to volunteer at an event on April 2, 4: TBD)
  • Plan a Boston area food blogger event – started – I have an idea about this and need to get going on some planning…
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5 Responses to “My List with One Month to Go”

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    Ingrid — May 17, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    I love list and the satisfaction I get from drawing a line through an item on it! Sometimes I’ll add an item that I’ve accomplished that was on it just to mark through it! I’m weird like that! 🙂

    Thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comment! You’ve got some great stuff here. I still want to try the chocolate dipped meringues. Oh, and your right the must try list….out of CONTROL! 🙂
    ~ingrid

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    Ingrid — May 17, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Oops, I meant lists and added an item that WASN’T on the list! I’m a dork! I need to proof read before I hit publish!
    ~ingrid

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    Jen — May 17, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    I have to admit that I do the same thing about adding things to the list that I’ve already done just so I can then cross it off. Hubby jokes that I should always start my lists with “write this list” just so I can immediately mark something off.

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    Mermaid Sweets — May 19, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    I love your list, I need to read my D40 manual as well.

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    Michael — June 4, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Jen, you now have less than 2 weeks till your birthday.
    At work yesterday, our VP suggested we need to delegate more, and if we delegate things, the unimportant things will fall off the table.
    Trying to help. Delegate your reading to Lnz. She loves to read and gets bored when she reads a book for the 3rd or 4th time. Give her a book to read for you and then have her explain the book…you would accomplish multiple things at once, keep Lnz from getting bored, spend quality time listening to her, and accomplish something on your list by delegating.

    good luck,

    Dad

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