30 by 30 Update – 514 Days Left

30 by 30

Original photo from Death To Stock Photo

In August of 2013, I decided to put together a 30 by 30 list – 30 things that I’d like to accomplish before I turn 30. The list is divided into six things that I try to do every day: learn, adventure, love, smile, create, and grow. Since I only have one and a half years left to complete all 30 items, I thought it would be helpful for me to revisit the list and check in on my progress. So far I’ve only completed 5 / 30, but I’m pretty close on another 6. Everything in bold is new since my last update.

30 by 30 Update


  • Adventure # 7, Go swimming with dolphins, sharks, or whales: I went swimming with Black Tipped Reef Sharks and Lemon Sharks – cage free! – in Bora Bora.
  • Adventure # 9: Visit 5 United States National Parks (1. Grand Canyon; 2. Zion; 3. Mojave; 4. Joshua Tree; 5. Virgin Islands)
  • Love #16, Vegan diet for one month: I did it! I’ve been veganish since the beginning of 2015 but kind of living by my own, ‘non-strict rules’ for eating. I did, however, manage to stick to a strict vegan diet for a whole month, which was difficult in some ways and so easy in other ways.
  • Smile #17, Read 30 books for fun: You can find the complete list here.
  • Grow, #29: Confront a major fear: Cage Diving With Great White Sharks.

In Progress

Planning Stages…

You can see all the other items on my 30 by 30 list here.

Do you have a 30 by 30 list? If so, lease a link to it in the comments!


weekly treasures, currently


loving. Seattle! We are finally starting to explore the city a bit more.
smelling. all of the fresh flowers around the house! I picked up a couple of bouquets at the local farmer’s market.
writing. a couple of hundred thank you notes from the wedding.
reading. A Clash of Kings, the 2nd book in the A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones series..
watching. Major Crimes (love!) and I just started True Detective. Oh and summer means Big Brother, which means that my husband isn’t happy with me.
craving. salted chocolate. Yum.
obsessing. over instagram. I hate how much I love it right now.
wishing. that I didn’t bite my nails when I get nervous / stressed.
needing. to finish unpacking our life.
wanting. to spend all day every day outside in the sun.
trying. to organize my life.
eating. fresh berries and vegetables from the farmer’s market. yay yay.
drinking. white wine.
feeling. grateful for all the wonderful people in my life.
hoping. that the next month is relatively stress-free.
clicking. on all the pins.

Monthly Goals | July

Monthly Goals - July 2015

Oh hey, remember when I was a blogger? I seemed to have forgotten that for the last 6ish weeks. In my defense, I did have a fairly good excuse: I moved to Seattle at the end of May, spent two weeks working and finalizing our wedding, GOT MARRIED, and then went to Bora Bora for our honeymoon. Whew. Needless to say that it has been a hectic, but wonderful, time.

SeattleWeddingHoneymoon in Bora Bora
I can’t wait to share all about our move, wedding, and honeymoon but for now I’ll get back to blogging with some goals for the month.

July Goals

+ Blog twice a week. Easy, right?
+ Work out three times a week.
I’m half tempted to try the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Training Guide (despite the horrible name of the program). Has anyone tried this workout?
+ Inbox zero by the end of the week.
I have so many emails to catch up on!
+ Walk at least 5k steps a day (tracking on my fitbit).
I know that this is half of the daily recommendation but hitting this goal would be pretty big for me.
+ Complete another items on my 30 by 30 list.

What are your goals for July?

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