Friday, November 13, 2009

The List

Today's my birthday. I'm 29.
I've made a list of 30 things to do before I turn 30, just to help me get the most out of this new year in my life. Kind of like new year's resolutions, for my new year. Just a list of completely do-able things to keep me motivated. I figure if I share it with you all, I'll actually have to be accountable for it. I'll keep you posted on my progress throughout the year. So with that, here's "The List."

30 Before 30
1. Read the unabridged David Copperfield
2. Learn to make caramels
3. Practice patience
4. Decorate the family room
5. Stand up for myself
6. Take a dance class
7. Write more thank you notes
8. Improve my photography
9. Go to bed earlier
10. Start doing yoga again
11. Host a great party (or two, or three)
12. Do a monthly service project with the kids
13. Give my shop a makeover
14. Give my blog a makeover
15. Complain less
16. Make healthier meals
17. Become a better listener
18. Hold weekly family activity night
19. Catch a fish with Hudson
20. Support independent businesses
21. Be more thoughtful
22. Pray with sincerity
23. Do something nice for myself once a week...without feeling guilty
24. Actually complete a sewing project
25. Drink more water
26. Spend more time outdoors
27. Plan weekly themed educational activities for the kids
28. Take another cooking class with B.
29. Keep fresh flowers in the house more often
30. Write down something I'm thankful for every day

Have a happy weekend!

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P.S. Sorry for all the self-absorbed blog posts as of late. Next week, I'll get over myself, and get back to normal. ;)


Cherry Blossoms said...

Great List! I think you will be able to achieve all of that! I have 30 approaching in 3 months and am actually excited about it. Have a great weekend!

Ann said...

Happy Birthday! Wow, you are industrious, but a very capable lady. Good luck.

Iva said...

Happy Birthday Chris!!! wonderful list!

Erin said...

Great list! I hope you have a fantastic weekend full of celebration! Happy birthday!!!!

ms. less is always more said...

Happy Birthday deary dear! Have an amazing day and enjoy being 29 for the first time (I'm on my third "29th Birthday" already!) Love the list, btw!

Addi said...

Happy, happy birthday Christina, dear. Have a fabulous day!

off switch said...

are you kidding, love to hear what's going on with you! :) oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! i hope your day is fabulous - heck, celebrate through the weekend! i love your list too - half of it would be on my own list, if i got around to making one... i hope you accomplish everything on it and more this new year! :)

Kotori said...

Happy Birthday! What a great list... enjoy your birthday weekend!

Lauren said...

Happy Birthday! I love your list, now I just need to learn more from my amazing, talented cousins!!!

Down and Out Chic said...

oooh, you have quite a list! i think these are great goals for most of us.
Happy Birthday!

katherinemarie said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO the most CREATIVE girl I know!! May you list and then some come true!!


Rachel Follett said...

Happy Belated birthday! Your list is so great. There are quite a few that are on my list too! Glad I am not the only one. Hope you had a great weekend!

Kera said...

Christina, I never realized you were so old :) jk. Happy Belated. Hope things are going smoothy. Love this blog :)