Completing my 30 Before 30

Completing my 30 Before 30

Back in 2012, I turned 25 and wanted to have something to work on that was for me. I decided to make a 30 Before 30 List. It was 30 things (some that were edited/changed over the years) that seemed fun or important to me.

It made me become intentional. I was intentional when I mentioned fun things to do. It made me intentional in planning things with family and friends. It made me think about the places I chose to eat at, the things I spent my time and money on.

I would TOTALLY recommend making some sort of goal list. I may do a list of things to do with Remi from 1-2 or something. It just makes you think outside the box.

Friday night, we completed my list by going to eat at Emmy’s. The meal was great.

It was WAY nicer than I thought and wasn’t really the place for a baby, but the food was good.

Remi did love the spaetzle though! She ate them by the handful.

We split a sample plate- chicken cordon bleu, beef roladen and pork shnitzel. All great. And so was the red cabbage!

We got a black forest cheesecake for dessert. Bye low-carb diet. #worth it.

It felt great to accomplish something. I’ll be the first to tell you that I start a WHOLE lot of things and don’t finish them. But this was something I thought about and worked toward. And some items were personal goals, some were fun, some were silly…but they were all worthwhile (except maybe watching Casablanca. It was boring).

Some highlights from completing the list over the last 5 years:

  • Reading through the Bible. I still can’t believe I did that. It was a work of obedience and some days was honestly a chore. But I’m so glad to have read all the words that my sweet Savior meant for me (and for you!). I would like to do this again soon.
  • Attending Zumba convention (which was a compilation of the “save $1,000” and “attend Zumba convention” goals). It was fun, I learned a lot, I went out of my comfort zone, and I had a great time.


  • Running a 10K.  I was SUPER into running in 2013. The 10k was a cold Thanksgiving morning and it was HARD. My knee hurt, I was cold, and I felt like the last runner on the course. But I finished. A good lesson to push myself and be proud in the accomplishment and not compare myself to others.IMG_0369.JPG
  • Visiting lots of local restaurants. I’ll be honest that Tyler defaults to his old familiar favorites. They aren’t all chains, but many are. Or the local places we love, we frequent.  There’s nothing wrong with that, but when you try something new, you might find a new favorite! Case in point- Calico County! I had never been before this list, but I LOVE it. The same with Landry’s. It’s now an old favorite of ours.
  • And seeing a local theater performance made me try out for the local theater the next year. It gave me a super fun experience, new friends, and taught me new things. It was also WAY out of my comfort zone, but totally worth it.IMG_0402.JPG

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