A bucket List for Your 30s

We are officially old. John and I are now both 30 years old. A house, 2 kids, and a career path… we are grown ups. Doesn't really feel like it, but there is no denying that we are all grown up now. Instead of settling into a life of monotony, I've come up with a list of 30 things I'd like to do over the next 10 year.
  1. Travel to Italy. 
  2. Visit Asia. I'd love to go to Japan or China, but it is more realistic that I will fulfill this goal by visiting South Korea again. Still counts in my book and this time I'll get to experience SK with my daughters.
  3. Attend the Taping of a Show. Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show would be nice. I'd also settle for SNL - maybe when Justin Timberlake was on. Please and thank you very much.
  4. Visit Africa. Any country within the continent will do.
  5. Go on a Safari in Africa. Number 4 & 5 can be knocked out in one trip if I'm lucky.
  6. Visit the Grand Canyon. More specifically, I would really like to cross over the skywalk! Now, that would be one incredible view of the Grand Canyon.
  7. Visit the Sequoia National Forest. And stand at the base of the amazing redwood trees.
  8. Fly in a Hot Air Balloon. Silly, but it's something that I've always wanted to do. It would be an awfully romantic date, but I'll have to find a friend to fly with me because there is no way John will do this.
  9. Go Surfing. I don't really want to 'learn' to surf, just want to try it out. Double points if it's somewhere fun like Hawaii.
  10. Visit the Galapagos Islands. I don't think this one needs any explanation.
  1. Learn another Language. In my case, Korean. I have been putting it off for way too long. It's time to really learn the Korean language, so I can actually have a conversation with my in-laws.
  2. Take a Photography Class. 
  3. Learn to Solve a Rubik's Cube. I'm a big puzzle lover and I've actually solved a Rubik's cube before, but I had the help of the internet so it doesn't really count.
  4. Learn about Wine. I'm a little embarrassed to say out loud that I normally pick my wines by how cute the label looks. I know, I know - don't judge a book by it's cover. I'd really like to learn how to pick out a nice glass of wine without resorting to looks.
  5. Learn How to Garden. Successfully. I do not have a green thumb, sadly. I can't even grow a chia pet. Someday, I'd love to actually grow something.
  6. Take a Cooking Class. Future date night?
  7. Learn to Sew. And actually sew something worthy of gifting. I have a sewing machine, but I am horrible at sewing (can't sew a straight line).
  8. Drive a Motorcycle. I have always had a fascination with Harley Davidsons. I don't want to own one, just take it for a spin.
  9. Learn to do my own Makeup. I'm 30. I should know how to do makeup by now, right?
  10. Learn to Reupholster. Lame, but very useful. Plus, I have a ton of really comfy furniture that just needs a little updating in the fabric department. Doing the reupholstering myself would save much dinero!
  1. Run. I've done two half-marathons, but I think it would be absolutely amazing if I could check marathon off my list in my thirties.
  2. Eat something out of my comfort zone. I'm a picky eater married to a man who will eat anything. He would love it if I adventured out a little, so we could share more foods at restaurants… I'm not thrilled about this one, but it's all about pushing boundaries and living without regrets.
  3. Build a Habitat for Humanity Home. Always wanted to, always had an excuse to delay signing up. In the next ten years, I'd really like to do this.
  4. Find my Style. As one of three girls and a stylish mom, I've mostly relied on hand-me-downs to bulk up my wardrobe. FREE= awesome sauce, am I right? Except, I am wearing a mix of everyone else's style and have yet to discover what looks best on me.
  5. Be Completely out of Debt. I'm talking no house payment, no car payment, no student loans… I'm realistic so I know this is a tall order, but I'm also an optimist.
  6. Leave a Significant Tip. We've all heard those stories of someone leaving a $100 tip on a $20 bill. Well, I'd like to be that someone. Maybe more than once if we have the money to spare.
  7. Find a Job I Love. Isn't this everyone's career goal?
  8. Pay for the car behind me. You know those chains of pay-it-forward backwards? You are in the drive through at Starbucks and pay for the car behind you - that car pays for the car behind it - and so on and so on until the chain is broken. Yeah, I'd like to start one of those.
  9. Throw a Surprise Party. And make sure the guest of honor is completely surprised!
  10. Go Vegan. Just for a month, maybe.

What about you? Do you have anything you would especially like to do in your thirties?

Making Lists + Getting Things Done

For a second, I thought that my wishes for warmer weather had worked since it was sunny and in the 60s all day today. Then I turned on the news and caught the tail end of the weatherman forecasting 3-8" of SNOW tomorrow! Pure craziness!

While we are probably set to stay inside for the rest of the week, I'm going to put my to-do list out there and hopefully become disciplined enough to check everything off:

  • Edit + Upload Winsley's recent weekly photos
  • Finalize plans for Winsley's birthday party (see my inspiration board here)
  • Contact a few people about blog collaboration projects
  • Finish Installing Blog Designs (talking to you Sarah)

Not a whole lot on my list, but these are all things that have to be done sans kiddos. Late nights and busy nap times are in store, but I will be so relieved when everything is complete at the end of the week.

Happy Monday!
Linking up with The Nectar Collective for Weekly Wishes today.
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Weekly Wishes | Faith List

Paper Bead Jewelry sold by Ekubo Ministries here.
I love the idea of a faith list. Christie and George from Ekubo ministries have created a faith list of all of their needs and wants for their sweet community in Uganda. I am especially in love with the fact that Christie would love to have this list fulfilled each year by the Ugandan community that she serves. 

My wish this week is to help Christie and George obtain that goal of a self-sustaining community. I'm not sure how yet, I just know that something is moving my heart to help figure this all out and support Ekubo Ministries.

Linking up with The Nectar Collective for Weekly Wishes.

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