2021 Update: 30 (Be)for 30

In 2019, I made a list of 30 things I would like to accomplish and/or check off my bucket list before I turn 30. For those who are new here, the idea was inspired by ESPN’s 30 For 30, which began by celebrating their first 30 years of existence. 

With COVID-19, I wasn’t able to cross many off this year. However, looking back on my list (most of which I forgot about,) I realize that blaming it on a pandemic is somewhat of a crutch. If there is anything we have learned in the last year, it’s that most things are possible from home. Obviously the travel related items will have to wait, but I do have my eye set on the few that can be done from the comfort of my four walls. 

With that being said, this is year 29 for me! Meaning, I should technically try and cross the rest of these off this year…I may give myself a grace period, due to covid. But overall, I got my eye on the prize! 

Here’s a quick recap of what I’ve done so far: 

Omg…only three each year? I have some work to do.

This is what I was able to check off in the last 12 months: 

Took my parents on a trip (sort of)

When my parents visited in early fall, my husband and I treated them to a night in Newport, RI. (We were all tested before and after the trip, with our results coming back as negative.) Despite it pouring the entire day, we enjoyed playing golf in the mist at Newport National. 

Side note: we were all tested before and after the trip. All of our tests came back negative. Masks were worn in all locations with other people. Even the photo of the four of us was taken on a timer.

Bought a house

To be honest, I really believe this one was possible because of the pandemic. We were able to focus our money elsewhere and make it happen. But, I’m just trying to give my dogs the backyard they deserve! 

Learned how to make my Grammy’s cinnamon rolls 

They weren’t right, but they were so, so close. Plus, it still tasted like my childhood!

Only 24 more to go…haha

  1. Stomp gapes at a winery
  2. Take more Spanish classes
  3. Hike Mt. Rainier 
  4. Run a marathon
  5. See the Northern Lights
  6. Catch fireflies
  7. Spend the night in a tree house
  8. Write a song
  9. Throw a surprise party
  10. Cut and donate my hair 
  11. Attend a major sporting event
  12. Donate my whole paycheck
  13. Paddleboard on Lake Havasu 
  14. Visit Disney during the holidays
  15. Visit on a dapper day OR disneybound 
  16. Go to a comicon
  17. Help make someone’s dream come true
  18. See two wonders of the world
  19. Become a parent
  20. Host a charity event 
  21. Go on a charity-related mission trip
  22. Fly in a hot air balloon
  23. Go bungee jumping
  24. See a panda in real life 

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