30 Before 30 Update #2

Since I turn 30 in just over a week, I figured it's a good time to do another check-in on my "30 Before 30" list. Here it is when I made it a few years ago and here it is last summer. I've only checked one off since then (#9) but it's a big one so I am happy!

It seems this week is a week to check how my life lists are going. Since I am now 29 and this is the last year before I turn 30, I wanted to see how I'm doing:

  1. Engagement
  2. Marriage
  3. Child(ren) (We do hope to have more though!)
  4. Machu Pichu (We almost went here for our honeymoon but chose to go to Rio de Janeiero, Brazil instead and I'm so happy we did.)
  5. Live in a city in a doorman building 
  6. Become a lawyer
  7. Get dream job
  8. 5-10 Midwest states while in Chicago
  9. Buy a house (WE DID IT! We became home owners in December 2017.)
  10. Live abroad
  11. Australia (Since I am itching for international travel, I think this would make a great winter trip next January or February...hint hint, Husband)
  12. Run a 10K
  13. Skiing in CO (Note: Though I do want to visit there, I do not think I would have placed this on my list if I were to make one now but here it is. I don't think I'll get around to this for a bit.)
  14. Cliff jump 
  15. Zip line
  16. Swim with sharks 
  17. Donate hair to cancer patients
  18. Scuba dive
  19. Nashville, TN
  20. Cedar Point
  21. Skydive  
  22. Send my parents on a trip (We considered doing this for their 30th Wedding Anniversary but threw them a party instead... so does that count towards this? lol)
  23. Try out snowboarding 
  24. Disney World with Timmy
  25. Puerto Rico (I haven't been in almost 10 years!)
  26. Donate blood
  27. Pay for a stranger's coffee or meal (I've given homeless people money, food and drinks but never this... Time to Pay it Forward ASAP.)
  28. Volunteer at a charity event 
  29. Go back for a weekend at Penn State (I did this a couple times prior to making the list but not since. I miss my college home very much so I hope to do this soon!)

I will reevaluate the remaining items and decide whether they'll carry over into another list or not. Do you have a list like this? If so, what's something on yours that's not on mine?


  1. That is a huge one to check off! What a great accomplishment and there is no feeling like owning your own home. I did have a list like this but I think mine has since rolled over from year to year. At this point I might as well work on a list to do before 35 lol.
    Sierra Beautifully Candid

  2. You have already checked so much off your list!