30 before 30

4 Jun

Just over a month ago, I celebrated the big 2-8.  2 more years until the big 3-0.

I don’t find the idea of turning 30 intimidating.  A lot of my friends are currently hitting that milestone (Hubby’s turn is in November), so it’s made me think.  Of course I want my life all figured out YESTERDAY, but realistically I seem to have a good thing going.  That being said, there are certain things I would love to accomplish in the next few years (prior to offspring) and what better way to keep myself accountable than putting it in writing.  on the interwebs.  for all to see.  I’d better not disappoint. I will, of course, keep you posted

  1. Host a formal dinner party
  2. Take a cross country road trip
  3. Get back in shape/live healthier
  4. Buy a ‘big girl’ camera (completed June 2012)
  5. Take a photography class (to learn how to use said ‘big girl’ camera) (completed June 2012)
  6. Start an etsy shop
  7. Have my home featured on a notable blog
  8. Have a room I designed featured on a notable blog
  9. Design a residential space that doesn’t belong to a friend or family member
  10. Build a piece of furniture
  11. Attend a blog conference
  12. Meet a blogger and/or designer that I admire
  13. Guest post on another blog
  14. Run another 5k (without knee issues)
  15. Visit Europe
  16. Go camping
  17. Visit the Brooklyn Flea Market
  18. Picnic in Central Park
  19. Get a 2nd tattoo (that is meaningful)
  20. Redesign my blog myself
  21. Visit New Orleans
  22. Explore my hometown
  23. Reupholster a chair (not just a cushion)
  24. Create an organized, creative, project/work area
  25. “Finish” designing our house
  26. Take a dance class
  27. Procrastinate less
  28. Take a weekend ski trip with Hubby
  29. Go cross country skiing
  30. Give blood

11 Responses to “30 before 30”

  1. Sandy 06.04.2012 at 12:04 pm #

    A friend of my did this – but did it in 30 days and did crazy things like trapeze lessons and eating exotic foods. Let me know if you want to chat with her for advice. :-)

    • vintageviolet 06.04.2012 at 12:16 pm #

      That’s cool! Did she post it anywhere online or blog or anything? I’d love to check out her adventures

  2. Louise Thompson 06.05.2012 at 12:12 am #

    Hi Karen, found your blog through BY2.0 and wanted to say hi! I love your blog so far, and am really enjoying your tales of interior design. It’s a new passion of mine, so am always impressed by someone who is doing so well!

  3. EJMartin 06.05.2012 at 8:15 am #

    Since you want accountability, and were looking for new things to do on the blog, how about you merge the two? Do a blog piece every now and again about what you’re crossing off the list, and tips for those of us who need to get our butts in gear.

  4. Christina @ LittleVictorian 06.05.2012 at 2:48 pm #

    Great idea. I have less than a year to go now and I’ve been considering making the list. Now you’ve inspired me and I’ll have to blog about it too. :)

    • vintageviolet 06.05.2012 at 2:53 pm #

      Glad I could inspire! Can’t wait to check out your list

  5. Sandy 06.18.2012 at 1:05 am #

    She did blog about it – here you go! http://justmeandthirty.wordpress.com/2011/03/page/2/

  6. Kristen Schuler 06.18.2012 at 11:32 am #

    First off the last 2 blog posts have been really really good, while they are always a good read the latest 2 seem just more Karen to me. I can imagine you saying what you have written in a conversation I guess :-D
    Secondly, If you are looking for a giving blood buddy I can so that, as long as you don’t mind waiting until I’m finished nursing. I can only have one thing draining my life force at a time ;-) I haven’t given blood in years, but after my surgery I fee like I owe the universe. I was willing to accept blood if I needed it, so I should be willing to give it too. Take care, and I’ll see you this weekend at Lily’s concert! -K

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