Do you remember my “30 Things I Want to Accomplish in My 30th Year” post? I certainly needed to take a refresher read through the post.I’m approximately 167 days removed from the last day of my 30th year…However, I had quite a few lofty goals during that time. As I look back on the time that has passed since that day, I think of all the things I have accomplished — even things that weren’t on the original list. Of course, there are also a few goals that never materialized during that time.
As I reflect back on that time, I wanted to post the update, which in turn will help me write some new goals as we approach a brand new year in the next 50 days.
UPDATED & FINALIZED: The
30 Things I Want to Accomplished in My 30th Year (plus 167 days)
✅Run a marathon – Completed the Georgia Publix Marathon on March 22, 2015
Climb a mountain
✅Run a timed 5K race under 30 minutes – Completed the Dublin Grant Thornton Corporate Challenge in August 2014 at 27:45
Take a baking/decorating course
✅Visit an Eastern European country – I visited Croatia, Slovenia, & Czech Republic in July of 2015
Read more books Run a timed 10K race under 57 minutes Take a photography course
✅Begin selling cupcakes – I had an office bake sale on May 27, 2015 and sold 6 dozen cupcakes
Take a cooking course Attend a fashion week
✅Try a new, exotic food – I’ve tried both Korean BBQ and Persian cuisine
Send more “just because” mail
✅Run a timed half marathon under 2 and a half hours – Completed the Dublin Half Marathon on September 22, 2014 in 2:07
✅Join a running club – Joined the Atlanta Track Club in October of 2014; Trained with the ATC during both 2015 spring/fall marathon training
Cycle 100K in a single day
✅Raise $1,000 for charity – I raised $3,000 for Girls on the Run
✅Run a profitable business – $22/ month isn’t much, but it’s profitable!
Take a sewing course Get 100 new blog followers
✅Keep in touch with friends more – I try to call/text regularly, even if it’s just to say hi!
✅ Learn to play tag rugby
✅Set aside at least $500/month to savings – Moving back to the US really helped on this front!
Get five new Juice Plus customers Keep a food diary for 30 straight days Write an A-Z series blog post
✅Conquer a fear – I can’t tell you what as it is personal, just know that I did.
Start a date night jar and use it frequently
As you can see, I didn’t quite conquer half of what I wrote down to do, but, I learned a lot of valuable lessons along the way! I’ve been through quite a few leadership and mentoring seminars lately, and I know how important WRITTEN goals are. I’m a visual person, and just having them in front of me, helps me stay focused on what I want. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2016!