June 7, 2010

Tik Tok

As I'm sure you've noticed, my last blog post was my first in quite some time.  I've been really busy with my new job, but that's really not an excuse.  Time has just seemed to fly by this spring, and I have a feeling the next seven months will go by just as fast.  The next six, however, mark the end of my twenties - the true end of an era. 

To ensure my twenties don't escape without enjoying them to the max - I'm setting the following 30 goals to accomplish before the big, dreaded day seven months ahead: 

1. Go to the Art Institute of Chicago.

2. Hang the chandelier in my bedroom.

3. Cook one new recipe per month.

4. Go to a Bears game.

5. Have a constructive, positive six-month review at my new job.

6. Buy ice cream from the neighborhood ice cream man.

7. Eat in Chinatown.

8. Take the girls to Tuman’s.

9. Ice skate at Millennium Park.

10. Never hop on a scale, yet continue to "buff up" and stay fit. 

11. Stay out until 4 a.m. one last time…. and live to tell about it.

12. Do something that raises money for a charity close to my heart.

13. Cook with fresh herbs from my back porch garden.

14. Track down an elephant ear, even if it means going to the Wisconsin State Fair.

15. Take a cooking class.

16. Do something special for/with my Mamaw and Papaw Brock. 

17. Give a homemade present to everyone on my Christmas list. 

18. Eat ice cream at Margie’s Candies.

19. Go to a concert at Millennium Park.

20. Conquer my fear of driving in the city.

21. Blog, sew or photograph something at least one per week.

22. Have a dog at Hot Doug’s.

23. Play putt-putt at Grant Park.

24. Share my city with my niece, nephew and big brother.

25. Eliminate any credit card debt.

26. Enjoy the view from the Tasting Room on a clear night.

27. Plan a vacation to Napa.

28. Conquer my fear of the yoga studio.

29. Capture Ukie Village neighborhood attractions with photos – the neon signs at Alcala’s, St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, etc.

30. Be thankful for all those who have blessed my life in the past 30 years and have faith in what lies ahead in the next 30 years.

And to remind myself of this list, I have set my new phone's ringtone to Kei$ha's "Tik Tok."  You can all laugh at me, it's OK.


Andrea said...

Hey Em! Love you and love reading your blog! Cant believe we are on our last leg of our 20's! I hope you enjoy doing all those fun things on your list...inspires me to create one...maybe!

katie said...

Yes! I am copying this awesome idea too! Maybe I'll start a blog about it...(not likely). :)

Unknown said...

Love the idea of 30 before 30! Don't dread the decade, mine was filled with amazement & love - a new husband and two great kids! Not to mention maturing in a career and launching two successful business. I'm 9 months from 40 and have my own lists to make now... 30 amazing things from my 30s & my 40 before 40!

Emily said...

Hi Lynette - thank you!! I'm glad to hear that your 30's have been filled with so many blessings. Best of luck on your lists!!!

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