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31 before 31

2 Jan

I like lists. I liked 30 before 30. Why the heck should I stop just because I hit the big 3-0? Here’s a list of 31 things I hope to accomplish by my next big day!

  1. Make HAITIAN FAMILIES FIRST BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY a giant success! I’m super excited that The Standard Band will be there to rock out with us!  Accomplished January 31, 2013
  2. Learn to use Siri on my darn phone
  3. Have a movie marathon with Mr. Beez (I’m up for watching ALL the Harry Potters back to back, but sci fi is more his style)
  4. Take a cooking class
  5. Read 40 “fun” books
  6. Potty train Baby Beez
  7. Learn to use the pasta maker attachment for my KitchenAid that I begged Mr. Beez for (but has sat in a box for 2+ years)
  8. Get new portraits of Baby Beez
  9. Keep working hard on Weight Watchers, and drop 25 lbs by my birthday next year (that’s about 0.5 lbs a week)
  10. Go to a Pittsburgh Passion game
  11. Go to a wine tasting event with Palate Partners
  12. Get this blog redesigned/rebranded
  13. Learn at least 3 new things at BlogHer Food
  14. Brew some beer at Copper Kettle
  15. Have a quiet evening of ceramics painting
  16. Write out a marketing plan
  17. Speak at a conference/CLE/seminar regarding legal issues in social media
  18. Attend PodCamp Pittsburgh
  19. Have at least 3 new exercise experiences (new class, new perspective, new outfit, etc)  New Experience 1: Lunchtime Workout (1/23/13)
  20. Try a new food
  21. Go on a family vacation, and be nice. The whole time.
  22. Clean my car. Like for real clean. All the cheerio crumbs GONE.
  23. Tweet it Up at Pittsburgh Tweetup events (and not be terrified that I don’t know many people there)
  24. Increase my reader engagement. Maybe a series where I interview bloggers I admire?
  25. Have a date night with Mr. Beez at a comedy show
  26. Go to a Moth StorySlam
  27. Get some for-real church basement pierogies (preferably from the Epiphany Church fish fry)
  28. Attend a Propelle Happy Hour  Attended January 14, 2013.
  29. Have a visit to Mansions on Fifth
  30. Go to a trivia night with friends
  31. Go roller skating

so who’s with me?!


OMIGAWD! I am so excited for a new list!

40 Before 40: Call for Ideas

25 Oct

My 30 before 30 list will be drawing to a close in less than a month.  I have accomplished many of the things on the list.  There are a few I won’t get around to, but I’m not worried about it.  The point was to get myself to get around to actually DOING things I have been wanting to do.  Stressing myself over crossing everything off a to-do list isn’t the way to go.

Once I hit the big 3-0, I’m going to start on a 40 before 40.  I will probably carry over a couple unfinished things from my 30 list (see: go for hot air balloon ride).  But since I’ll have 10 years to work on my 40 before 40 list, I plan to have several more grand goals.  One goal I have in mind is to hike up to Macchu Pichu with Mountain Lodges of Peru (this will also involve me learning how to hike, and learning to LIKE hiking, which are no small feats for me).  There will probably be several travel goals on there, and goals to take certain kinds of classes (I’d love to take some cooking classes, particularly a knife skills class).  Maybe I’d even like to set a goal of learning something other than just the most rudimentary photography skills.  Of course I will also set some goals related to my career, whether it involves publishing articles or benchmarks on building my own client base.

What Would You Have on your 40 Before 40 list?

Completely Gratuitous Photo of my Kid Helping with the Shopping. Because She is Cute.