30 Before 30 Get Me Every Time

tulipsSome people make a list of things they want to do before they turn 30. And I’ve never found anything wrong with it. I actually still don’t. But as I rapidly landslide into my next decade, it wasn’t something I thought was worth doing. It’s just not my thing. Besides, I have done A LOT in those 30 years already. So, today, my list of 30 things I did before I turned 30 (in no particular order).


1 Traveled overseas—Rome, Ireland & London

2 Swam in the Pacific Ocean (and the Atlantic too)

3 Had surgery—knee & eyes

4 Lived in 4 states—PA, AL, OK, MA


5 Got married

6 Bought a house

7 Started a craft business

8 Went on a road trip (OK→GA in 1.5 days)

9 Had a perm


10 Adopted/rescued/took in a cat

11 Earned an MS

12 Spent the summer as a camp counselor

13 Got a job teaching at a college

14 Did a kegstand (unrelated to #13)

15 Filmed a few commercials

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16 Danced in a movie

17 Cheered at a National Bowl Game

18 Worked at daily newspaper


19 Ran a 5K

20 Seen a few Broadway Shows

21 Marched in a parade

22 Lived by myself

23 Became a godmother

24 Danced in a liturgical dance company


25 Was a mascot (Go Cougars!)

26 Hiked Diamond Head (twice)

27 Swam a “polar bear dip”

28 Touched Vanilla Ice’s hand

29 Skipped prom

30 Planned a surprise party

So what’s next? It’s anybody’s guess really.
I’ve got a few things up my sleeve, but the surprises are what makes this whole thing fun. 


  1. Elise @ High Heels and Glittering Eyes says:

    I love this. I did make a 30 Before 30 list and sadly will not accomplish all of it but I sure have done a bunch of great stuff that wasn’t on the list!

    Happy Birthday lady!

    • Kelly says:

      Thanks, Elise! I don’t think you need to get it all done. Having lists of goals & accomplishments is fun regardless!

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