Friday, May 20, 2022

Three Quarters Through: 30 Things to Do During My 30's List

Well friends, I've reached the 3/4 mark!  Today, I am exactly 37 and 1/2 and I thought it was time that I check in on my 30 Things to Do During My 30's List again.

To recap: I decided to make this list after discovering that a lot of people make 30 things to do before turning 30 lists.  I didn't have time to do it before I turned 30, so I decided to make one for myself while I was in my thirties.  Then, I kicked off my 30th year with a Rapunzel and Tangled themed birthday party.  Instead of looking at turning 30 with dread like most people do, I chose to look at it as the next big adventure.  

Photo Source: Disney
I've been really excited about accomplishing this bucket list.  With an entire decade to do it, I was confident that I could get it all done.  I've done a few updates since writing my original post, including a revised list and checking in at the halfway point.  

Today, I'm back with a few more revisions.  My last update was on February 20th of 2020.  And... we all know what's happened since then.  After a worldwide pandemic, that we're still getting through, some of these goals no longer feel viable in our post-pandemic world.  Private tours and other intimate experiences have been shut down for over two years.  These are still things that I'd like to do, but it feels like they might be more appropriate to attempt to accomplish in the next decade.

So I've turned the goals that I'm changing to red, with their replacements in blue.  I've also crossed off all the goals that I've accomplished so far!  Here's where my goal list is now that I'm three quarters of the way through my thirties:  

30 Things To Do During My 30's (Updated List):
  1. Visit Disneyland During the 60th Anniversary 
  2. Buy Our First House 
  3. Go On Our First Disney Cruise
  4. Get a Puppy
  5. Have Kids
  6. Attend a D23 Convention
  7. Ride in Lily Belle Train Car Take My Parents to Disneyland for the 1st Time
  8. Go to Disney for Dapper Day
  9. Ride a Horse
  10. Get My Photo Taken with Every Disney Princess
  11. Visit Pixar Studios Go to 10 NHL Hockey Arenas to Watch the Sharks
  12. Go on a Christmas Disney Cruise
  13. Visit Walt Disney World during the 50th Anniversary
  14. Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
  15. Go to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
  16. Take Walk in Walt's Footsteps Tour Get Our House Organized and Decorated
  17. Read a Book in French
  18. Finish 5 Disney Races of Any Distance
  19. Go to Aulani
  20. Visit the Walt Disney Family Museum
  21. Swim with a Dolphin
  22. Go on all of the Opening Day Attractions at Disneyland in one day
  23. Reach Gold Level in DCL Castaway Club
  24. Visit Disney Animation Studios Study French for 365 Days Straight
  25. Travel Somewhere New
  26. Go to a Disney Christmas Parade Taping Sew Myself a Dress
  27. Learn 10 New Crafting Techniques or Mediums
  28. Go to MK on it's 50th Birthday Go to Magic Kingdom on 10/1/2023
  29. Launch Other Business Ideas
  30. 10th Anniversary Vow Renewal Take WDW Photographs for 10th Anniversary

I still have a quite a bit to accomplish, but I know it's possible!  There are also a few goals above that I'm in the process of completing so they aren't crossed off yet.  I've gotten my photo taken with most of the Disney Princesses.  I've also finished 4 out of my 5 RunDisney races and I only need one more Disney Cruise to reach Gold Level!

I'm also really happy with my new additions.  I originally wanted to do so much and I wanted all of my goals to feel big.  But if the past few years taught me anything, it's that there's a lot to be said about the smaller moments in life too.  Adding things like taking Mom and Dad to Disneyland for the first time, and watching the Sharks at different arenas with Eliot mean more to me than some of the more exclusive goals that I had originally filled my list with.  This list feels right to me in this moment.

In a few more years, near the end of my thirties, I'm planning to do 3 posts with a recap of 10 goals on each.  Then, I can write about accomplishing each of them!  I also have a list of cool things I've done in my 30's that I wasn't expecting to do!  That's shaping up to be a fun list that I'll share in another post... or two!

I'm feeling good about where I'm at!  I can do this!!!!  On to the next adventure!!!  °o°

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