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
- Stomp gapes at a winery
- Take more Spanish classes
- Hike Mt. Rainier
- Run a marathon
- See the Northern Lights
- Catch fireflies
- Spend the night in a tree house
- Write a song
- Throw a surprise party
- Cut and donate my hair
- Attend a major sporting event
- Donate my whole paycheck
- Paddleboard on Lake Havasu
- Visit Disney during the holidays
- Visit on a dapper day OR disneybound
- Go to a comicon
- Help make someone’s dream come true
- See two wonders of the world
- Become a parent
- Host a charity event
- Go on a charity-related mission trip
- Fly in a hot air balloon
- Go bungee jumping
- See a panda in real life