Sunday, April 15, 2012

Announcing My 30 by 30 List!

I've decided to continue my tradition of setting annual goals on my birthday to help me be the woman I want to be and make my life into the life I want to live.  Several of the items on this list will be very demanding with a focus on shaping my career  trajectory.  However, I don't want to be so focused on the future that I forget to enjoy the here and now.  What follows is a list of work goals balanced with creative endeavors, athletic pursuits and just plain fun things that I want to do in the next 365 days.  So who is up for a trip to the beach???

Work Things

1. Find a time management system that works and stick with it
2. Five Publications
3. Three Grant Applications
4. Stats (1 hr/wk = 50 hrs or about 1 semester-long class)
5. Programming (1 hr/wk = 50 hrs or about 1 semester-long class)

Fun Things

6. Go on a picnic
7. Go camping
8. Go to a local festival
9. Go to the beach
10. Go to a professional sporting event
11. Participate in alumni association events
12. Use the library
13. Visit the zoo and botanical garden
14. Watch classic movies

Crafty Things

15. Crochet a throw
16. Sew 6 garments for myself
17. Knit a sweater
18. Knit a pair of socks
19. Own no yarn that moved from PA
20. Put all photos in scrapbooks
21. Learn to take better photographs
22. Learn to draw

Yummy Things

23. Bake through Bread Baker’s Apprentice
24. Make brunch once a month (even if it is for dinner)
25. Try out six new canning recipes
26. Cook with a new ingredient a month

Strong Things

27. Run a half-marathon
28. Compete in a 1 mile swim race
29. Complete two triathlons

Last Thing

30. Purge things we don’t need from each room of the house


  1. Admirable goals! I laugh at #19!!!

    1. Thanks, Patty! I'm a bit skeptical of #19, but I'm going to try. I probably shouldn't be buying any NEW yarn, either, but I have been.

  2. I love ALL of these and would like to do most of the Fun Things and Strong things with you! :)

    1. And I would LOVE to have you join me for them!

  3. Good luck with your goals. They seem reasonable. I think I read on here you are in San Antonio. You might add Wildseed Farms over at Fredricksburg to #13. It should be spectacular about now.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion! I bet the butterfly garden is amazing right now, I'll try to get up there soon.


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