30 Before 30

A list of 30 things I want to do before I turn 30 years old.

  1. Go to the remaining 13 states I haven’t been to (Washington, Oregon, Michigan, Arkansas, Montana, Alaska, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina)
  2. Run the Flying Pig half marathon
  3. Read all the books on the ‘100 Books’ list on my website
  4. See a baseball game at Wrigley Field
  5. Make a 3 course meal, by myself, for my friends
  6. Create a comprehensive family tree and put it somewhere SAFE
  7. Go on a writer’s retreat with NO INTERNET
  8. Publish a book in some format
  9. Get my ears pierced
  10.  Learn to dance
  11.  Collect bookmarks from an Independent bookstore in all 50 states
  12.  Make a grown up financial decision or investment
  13.  Go on a foreign service trip
  14.  Ride a motorcycle
  15.  Make my own dress and wear it out
  16.  Go to an NBA game
  17.  Go to the sand dunes, Mesa Verde, and Four Corners
  18.  Attend a live taping of a tv show
  19.  Sing karaoke
  20.  Watch the Godfather movies
  21.  Shoot a gun and a bow and arrow
  22.  Buy a real video camera and film something
  23.  Climb Longs Peak
  24.  Start a garden
  25.  Take a class on David Foster Wallace
  26.  Finish the West Wing and the Wire
  27.  Attend the Kentucky Derby and bet on a horse
  28.  Go to Niagara Falls
  29.  Write an online story/scavenger hunt
  30.  Run a triathlon

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