Monday, December 5, 2011

guest post

I asked my best friend of 18 years to write HER 30before30 list so I could post it on here. I love seeing other people's "happy lists" on blogs, so why not share someone's list of goals? Here is hers. PS. #1 is referring to me. Thanks for the guilt trip. Also, since I AM her best friend, I think she might be referring to me in #2...awkward.

1) Visit Mexico with my best friend of 20+ years, as I've known her all my life and have yet to go
2) Fall in love for all the right reasons - to someone that not only shares my dreams, but is my best friend
3) Stop smoking. Find the will power within myself to better my health
4) Visit Greece - I made a bet with my brother years and years ago that I would be the first to go and lay on the beaches. I lost. 
5) Get married and live somewhere other than the place I've always been
6) Submit a piece of writing to a magazine, and have it published (not sure if I can do that without a degree? Guess I'll find out)
7) Learn another language. Understanding some Spanish doesn't count.
8) Mend my relationship with my dad, as hard as that may be. I do not want any regrets if it becomes too late one day.
9) Become closer to my younger brother and sister. They're growing up without knowing me, and I would love to know them
10) Let my mom teach me how to garden, as this is a passion she shares with her mother, and always wants me to learn. (I kill every plant given to me)
11) Meet someone new every year that I can say without a doubt that they've changed my life in some small, amazing way - and tell them that.
12) See something majestic. 
13) Go skydiving
14) Volunteer at Our Childrens House at Baylor. 
15) Find a career that I love. One that I look forward to everyday.
16) Learn to belly dance (this one makes me giggle)
17) Go on a canopy tour
18) Visit the Galapagos Islands
19) Watch a sumo wrestling match
20) Own my own home
21) Learn to read/enjoy non-fiction books 
22) Go on a road trip with my closest friends with no destination. Just see all the great things we can in the time we have
23) Become debt free
24) Learn to cook (taco bell can't last me forever)
25) Learn sign language
26) Redecorate my home each year
27) Stay in a bungalow in Bora Bora
28) Visit my grandparents more. It's been 7 years since I have. 
29) Learn how to surf
30) Write a book

Feel free to submit YOUR 30before30 or 40before40 or whatever life list you want! I'd love to share it.


  1. I had a 30 before 30 list once. I turned 30 on September 15 and realized I did not accomplish even a quarter of it. I wish you much more success with your list than I had with mine.

  2. Thank you! I'll probably cross off about 8 things in 2012, so I'm hopefully off to a good start :)


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