Saturday, August 17, 2013

Year of 30 bucket list

I'm turning 30 on Monday. My bucket list for my life tends to get filled up with things that I'm nowhere close to being able to accomplish (Ice Hotel... someday... likely in the very distant future). I decided that I would make a list of things that I will do when I am 30. So here is my list. I think it's very doable, I put it in financial order because finances are my main hurdles

  1. Attend a UU service in Salem (completed 8/25/2013)
  2. Go apple picking
  3. Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
  4. Grind my own flour
  5. Make cheese (need to get the kit)
  6. Run a 10K, Goal time: 1:20 (train with Laura?)
  7. Camp at Silver Falls State Park
  8. Hike at Drift Creek Falls
  9. Go to Multnomah Falls, hike all the way to the top
  10. Kayak or Canoe on a lake (with Charlotte? Mom?)
  11. Do the Portland Bridge Pedal, August second weekend, with B&C and Judy & Bob (train longer bike rides!)
  12. Visit The Oregon Garden
  13. Write a letter to/from my future self. Imagine who I am 10 years from now, what my life is like. What I am like, mentally, physically, what do I enjoy, where am I living?
  14. Get a voice lesson (completed 8/20/2013)
  15. Make a homemade dinner for my mom
  16. Go to rock climbing gym in Portland (got Bouldering coupon, expires in November)
  17. Sew a dress for myself, one I can wear to work (meetings)
  18. Finish (3) paintings (owl, ___, ___ )
  19. Peacock Lane or Zoolights
  20. Go to Buffalo Wild Wings with Nitin and Tyler & Matt
  21. Go to Saturday Market in Portland
  22. Go strawberry picking and make freezer jam
  23. Send a letter to Grandpa, Mom, Dad, Kayanna, Erin, Marissa, Laura, Aimee, Dan & Deb, Mark & Ali
  24. Design a “dream” small (tiny) house and build a physical model of it
  25. Visit Pringle Creek, potentially get involved
  26. Go to a Salem Food Swap
  27. Attend a Toastmasters meeting - possibly get involved
  28. Build a self watering container garden or plant things in a community garden
  29. Bake something fresh for breakfast and bring to work (bagels maybe?)
  30. Take an Archery Lesson (Keizer) Saturdays at 9 or 9:30am $25 for 30min
  31. Make and decorate sugar cookies (royal icing with patterns, details)
  32. Spend a weekend in Springfield helping out with B&C’s garden


  1. Go snowboarding on Mt. Hood or with B&C at Willamette Pass
  2. Paint a serving bowl at Create-a-Memory (can take my time with it)
  3. Go snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor#11 Camp at Champoeg State Park
  4. Do a Whole 30 (one month, whole food, no sugar, no booze) (started Sept 3)(FAILED TO COMPLETE!)
  5. Go to Chocolate Fest in January! Bring cash, a good amount, so I can buy lots!
  6. Host a holiday (Christmas or Thanksgiving or Easter just cause?)
  7. Go shooting with Matt
  8. Visit the Portland Zoo
  9. Attend a Beer festival in Portland
  10. Have a Lord of the Rings marathon party with LOTR inspired food! (do when it’s cold out)
  11. Get haircut from Heidi (11-19-2013 edit: Heidi is in Portland most of the time and it's too hard to get up there on weekdays)
  12. Get legs waxed for the first time
  13. Send a care package to Kayanna (Sent Oct 1st, she posted pictures of her opening it to Facebook!)
  14. Buy and try out food grade silicone mold making for chocolates
  15. Make chocolates and send to: Farm, Kayanna, Mark & Ali, Dan & Deb, Jeff & Dayna,
  16. Buy all new socks and underwear (got some from my mom for my birthday 8/16/2013, still need to throw out the old ones and take an inventory!)
  17. Get something lasercut at Ponoko (possibly cards?)


  1. Get $1000 in online savings account for emergency fund (no touching!)
  2. Take SPD & SD exams, (retake) PPP (Jan/Feb)
  3. Do chocolate making Kickstarter, develop a look, Kickstarter specials, early bird specials (edited 8/25/2013) (Launched 10/15/2103)(Successful! 11/14/2013)
  4. Road trip to Vancouver BC with Laura & Matt
  5. Roast a Heritage Turkey (brine it!) Great success 11/28/2013
  6. Go to Breitenbush Hot Springs (
  7. Treat myself to a spa day
  8. Hotel for a night or weekend in Portland with Matt, walking to restaurants and museums (be tourists!) Ace Hotel, or Jupiter Hotel
  9. Take a class (OCAC? Chemeketa? UO? Willamette? ADX?)
  10. Get “Happy Camper” tattoo
  11. Buy a pair of quality running shoes

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