.30 Before 30.

The dirty thirty isn't that far away, only 3 years actually! I'm a HUGE list maker so why not make a list of things I want to accomplish before I get too old! The following items will be completed (hopefully) by May 25, 2014. Keep track of my progress and maybe I'll even finish before I turn the big 3-0!
  1. Run a Marathon (signed up for one in October!)  Done: Oct. 13, 2012 Ashland, WI
  2. Take a Surfing Lesson(s)  Done: Dec.9,2011 Newcastle, AUS
  3. Get to my healthy weight....and stay there
  4. Do an Urban Experience Race
  5. Hike in Yellowstone National Park Done: May 27, 2012
  6. Own a bulldog and name them Winston Rescued a bulldog July 2012 named Maggie!
  7. Explore Northern Minnesota
  8. Jump out of a plane
  9. Join a Book Club Done: November 2011 Newcastle, AUS
  10. Take my nieces to a concert
  11. Volunteer at least once a month for a minimum of 12 months (started March 2013)
  12. Publish at least one professional article
  13. Plan two surprise weekend getaways (1/2)
  14. Pay off all school loans (March 2013)
  15. Kiss Dave in 10 different states  10/10 +1 (VA, NJ, NY, TX,CA, MN, SD,WI, MI,AZ,OR)
  16. Take  photography class
  17. Go on a vacation with just the girls!
  18. Email friends weekly for a whole year
  19. Get caught up on all my scrapbooking
  20. Read all the books I own
  21. Make a bakery item from scratch Done: March 17,2012  Irish Soda Bread
  22. Go vegetarian for one month (February 2013)
  23. Get two stores to sell my photos/cards
  24. Get a grown up couch!  Done: Feb. 20,2012: Ikea one we have been dreaming about for a year!
  25. No unnecessary shopping for six months straight
  26. Send snail mail once a week for a whole year (bills don't count) (started Jan 2013)
  27. Have a slumber party with all my nieces and nephews  (Had one with my nieces!)
  28. Go to the spa
  29. Learn how to change a tire.
  30. Eat a Juicy Lucy! Done: May 1, 2012: Buffalo Tap, Savage, MN and April 2013: Matt's Bar