30 Before 30

30 before 30, #30before30, 30 things to do before you turn 30

•   MY 30 BEFORE 30 LIST   •

Starts: April 16, 2015  •  Ends: April 16, 2020
12 accomplished, 18 to do
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT (5/10)
1. Be on a charity event or fundraiser host committee
2. Unplug completely for 24 hours
3. Learn how to do a proper pushup
4. Read 30 books (26/30 – The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan, Fairest by Marissa Meyer, The Heir by Kiera Cass, The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg, The Master Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg, The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Blood and Beauty by Sarah Dunant, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, Morning Star by Pierce Brown, The World of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, Winter by Marissa Meyer, The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani, Seveneves by Neal Stephenson, The Taming of the Queen by Philippa GregoryLuckiest Girl Alive by Jessica KnollAn Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki, The Last Woman Standing by Thelma Adams, The Daughter of Union County by Francine Thomas Howard, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, Victoria by Daisy Goodwin, The Daughters of Palatine Hill by Phyllis T. Smith, Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley)
5. Go one month without shopping (June 2016)
6. Vote in an election (November 2016)
7. Complete 30 workouts in 30 days (June 2015)
8. Learn another language (at least enough to get by)
9. Create (and post) 30 original recipes (completed October 2015 – Healthy Homemade Chicken Pad Thai, My “Secret” Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, Summery Grapefruit Mojitos, Crock Pot Arabic Turkey Meatball & Spinach Soup, Egg-In-Hole Baked Avocados, Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bites, Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese Taquitos, Cauliflower Crust Pizza & Cheese Sticks, Healthy Orange Chicken, Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes, Lemon and Blueberry Layer Cake, “Healthy” Strawberry Daiquiris, Balsamic Glazed Chicken Caprese, 50 Shades of Chicken, Baked Falafel with Hummus in a Pita, Quinoa with Avocado, Edamame, and Poached Eggs, Creamy Spinach and Eggs in a Skillet, Homemade Rosemary Bread, Pound Cake with Blueberry Swirls, Crock Pot Minestrone Soup, Nutella & Banana Crêpes, Herbed Quiche, Lemon Buttered Scallops, Cheesecake-Stuffed Baked Apples with Homemade Caramel Sauce, Spinach Soufflé, Easy Buttermilk Pancakes, The Great Pumpkin, The “Full Moon” Cocktail, Deviled Eyes, Witches’ Brew)
10. Take a calligraphy class (February 2016)
TRAVEL (4/10)
11. Travel to South America
12. Travel back to Israel
13. Attend the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic
14. Take a girls’ trip (March 2016 – Napa)
15. Travel to Asia
16. Go somewhere in the United States that I’ve never been (June 2016 – New Orleans)
17. Head up to Ithaca to visit the alma mater
18. Travel back to Europe (August 2015 – London and Paris)
19. Go to Harry Potter World at Universal Studios (May 2016)
20. Travel abroad to see an opera
JUST FOR FUN (3/10)
21. Attend a fashion show
22. See 30 operas (17/30 – Don Giovanni, Die Walküre, Anna Bolena, Otello, Turandot, Tosca, Of Mice and Men, Manon, Siegfried, Barber of Seville, JFK, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Roméo et Juliette, Eugene Onegin, The Flying Dutchman, Moby Dick, Daughter of the Regiment)
23. Go to the Dallas Zoo and the Dallas Aquarium (March 2016)
24. Go scuba diving
25. Take a pastry-making class
26. Stay up to watch the sunrise
27. Take a cooking class
28. Splurge on something big
29. Take a staycation (July 2015)
30. Learn how to make macarons (July 2015)