[30 before 30]

Dates:
Start: Sunday, December 23, 2012
Completion Goal: Sunday, March 30, 2014

1. Visit 3 new countries.
.:. Turkey, June, 2013
.:. Greece, June, 2013
.:. Philippines, January, 2014

2. Watch [and enjoy] 30 new movies. [* not recommended for my parents ;)]
.:. Hugo
.:. Pitch Perfect *
.:. Iron Man 3
.:. Salt
Now You See Me
.:. Star Trek Into Darkness
.:. Perks of Being a Wallflower
.:. Silver Linings Playbook*
.:. Epic
10 Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
.:. Emma
.:. What to Expect When You’re Expecting
.:. Thor The Dark World
.:. Planes
15 I am Number Four
.:. Monsters University
.:. The Host
.:. Runner Runner*
.:. Twelve Trees of Christmas
20 Savannah
.:. Hunger Games: Catching Fire
.:. Frozen

3. Read 30 books of the Bible [bigger challenge – Bible cover to cover].

4. Finish 3 Bible studies.

5. Take 30 portraits of people.
.:. one – ten
.:. eleven – twenty
.:. twenty one – thirty

6. Finish my tattoo.

7. Do 3 major baking and decorating projects.

8. Complete 3 art projects.
.:. friends’ master bedroom

9. Mail 30 postcards/letters to family and friends.

10. Memorize 30 previously unmemorized verses.

11. Wear a bikini for the cruise [and not be self-conscious].

12. Be able to do 30 push-ups in a row with proper form.

13. Buy and wear three new hats – that may be completely unexpected.

14. Read 13 books [or more – life doesn’t always allow for sitting and reading].
.:. Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter
.:. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
.:. Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
.:. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
.:. Inferno by Dan Brown
.:. The Westing Game by Orson Scott Card
.:. Guernsey Literary Club and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
.:. United We Spy by Ally Carter
.:. UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn
.:. Fairest by Chanda Hahn
.:. Iron Butterfly by Chanda Hahn
.:. The Steele Wolf by Chanda Hahn
.:. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare
.:. Double Crossed by Ally Carter
.:. The Rose Hotel by Rahimeh Andalibian
.:. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
.:. When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde
.:. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
.:. Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel

15. Write 30+ meaningful, in-depth blogs.

16. Study and know the parts of the brain and their functions.

17. Repaint/redecorate a room in my apartment.

18. Find [or design] the perfect little, black dress.

19. Finally give in and start a Pinterest board [or 30 :) ].

20. Complete a crochet project.

21. Ask for discernment for contract decision – if there is a “where & what” next… or if it’s a “stay & learn more” answer.

22. Visit 13 different cities that I’ve never been to before.
.:. Harbin, China: Feb, 2013
.:. Wuxi, China: Feb, 2013
.:. Athens, Greece: June, 2013
.:. Chania, Crete: June, 2013
.:. Messina, Sicily, Italy: June, 2013
.:. Venice, Italy: June, 2013
.:. Kusadasi, Turkey: June, 2013
.:. Ephesus, Turkey, June, 2013
.:. Kerrville, Texas, USA: July, 2013
.:. Davao, Philippines: February, 2014
.:. Iloilo, Philippines: February, 2014
.:. Guimaras, Philippines: February, 2014
.:. San Dionisio, Philippines: February, 2014

23. Pay off 13% [or more] of my college loans.

24. Donate to 3 [or more] organizations and charities. [Made With Love ; Encompass ; Red Cross]

25. Complete a 30 day challenge [yet to be determined].

26. Go 30 days without sugar.

27. Go out of my way to visit friends [I think traveling to the States for a wedding counts, eh?]

28. Take a self-portrait that I like and is representative of who I am.

29. Own three lenses for my DSLR – kit, telephoto and fish-eye/wide angle. [already have the kit lens… meh, works better in 3’s :) ]

30. Blog about each of these accomplishments [is that a cop out for the last one?]

6 thoughts on “[30 before 30]

    1. hi! I am TUNGHAI UNIVERSITY’s student
      Your picture(bubbles) is really great and I really want to use it for our Semester report
      So can you approve that let us use it
      Sorry , My English is really bad
      Hope you can understand what I ask thank you~~~

      1. Thank you for your comment and interest in my photos. Please feel free to use the bubble picture for your report. Hope it goes well!

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