30 Before 30: 13 Months to Go Update

August 6, 2012 in 30 Before 30

It’s crazy to think that I have just over a year before I turn 30.  A lot of my time and money over the late Spring and Summer went towards celebrating friends’ weddings and I’m happy to start focusing on accomplishing my goals over the next year.  Wedding-related events and travel killed my budget for the summer, but I’m so grateful for the opportunity to spend time with old friends.  Speaking of old friends, getting to visit Lauren in Boston was the perfect way to cross off #17.  She’s much timelier with her blogging, so check out the highlights of our trip here and here.  I had a lot of fun during my first trip to New England and learned that true friends are willing to wait for three hours with you for the “Best Lobster Roll in Boston” at Neptune Oyster.

In the spirit of the Olympics in London, I crossed #23 off the list by having afternoon tea at Four Seasons Atlanta.  I loved that our server was British and very knowledgeable about all of the types of tea. From scones to finger sandwiches, everything was delicious.

Here’s an update about the progress of the other things on my list:

  1. Make a Large Donation to a Nonprofit Organization
  2. Speak at an Event about Saving Money {I Spoke at Chocolate Chat in January 2012.}
  3. Pay Off My Student Loan {Slowly but surely.}
  4. Take a Risk {Can we count the eHarmony debacle as taking a risk?}
  5. Mentor Someone
  6. Find a Mentor
  7. Blog Twice a Week{How about I try for once a week now?}
  8. Go to a Blogging Conference
  9. Take a Class
  10. Go on a Date {So…this isn’t going well}
  11. Help to Grow My Sorority’s Young Alumnae Group {Ongoing. If you know any Alpha Gamma Delta sisters in the Atlanta area, send them my way. We’re having a wine tasting next month!}
  12. Run a 5K (Instead of My Usual Running/Walking Method)
  13. Fit Into the Overly Priced Jeans I Bought a Few Years Ago
  14. Write a Will
  15. Make a New Cooking for One Recipe Each Month {With all my traveling I’ve been cooking less and eating meals like cookies and wine for dinner. Not good and probably why I haven’t made progress on #13}
  16. Perform a Random Act of Kindness Every Month {I helped a kid pay for his purchase at the Dollar Tree. He wasn’t aware of sales tax.}
  17. Visit a Friend Who Has Moved to a Different City{Niwana and I visited Lauren in Boston}
  18. Visit a Foreign Country {I visited Vancouver in March 2012.}
  19. Go on a Mission Trip
  20. Visit Three States That I Haven’t Been To Before {#1 Massachusetts}
  21. Visit Dollywood {I’m going in September!}
  22. Go to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival {I’m saving up for my trip with ImpulseSave!}
  23. Go to High Tea{I had tea at the Four Seasons with my mom}
  24. Get a Proper Bra Fitting
  25. Throw a Party
  26. Join a Singles Group (and Actually Go to It)
  27. Have a Spa Day
  28. Mail a Card to Someone Every Month {I’ve been sending notes of encouragement to friends. Who doesn’t need to be encouraged?}
  29. Bake Something Every Month {Recently, I’ve made peach cobbler and funfetti cookies}
  30. Decorate My Loft

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Lauren August 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Love the post and thanks for the blog shout-out. I’m craving one of those Neptune Oyster lobster rolls so come back and visit anytime. :o)


Single & Saving August 14, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Maybe if we put our names in now, we won’t have to wait the next time I visit?!


Sara March 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I was searching the web for 30 before 30 posts for some inspiration, and I came across yours! Just wanted to say that I’m also an AGD alum (live in Houston though!) and I loved that our local Junior Circle welcomed me in when I moved here. Your list is great!!


Single & Saving April 15, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Thanks for stopping by, Sara! So glad to hear that you got involved in Junior Circle in Houston and good luck with your 30 for 30 list.


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