30 before 30 aka The List

Due to a lack of New Year's resolutions for 2011 impending motherhood and turning 30 (!) I decided to write a 30 before 30 list. It was quite simply a list of 30 things that I wanted to do/achieve before my 30th birthday. It seemed like such a good idea at the time but there was only 6 months to achieve it all in, and in that time Baby B was also due.

Needless to say I was slightly over ambitious as always and only managed to tick off about half before the magic 30 milestone. So it is now turning into The List. I really enjoyed having something to focus on, it gave me motivation to do and try those things you always say you will do one day and has helped so far in ensuring my identity doesn't get lost in the mummy-craziness!

Here is the list and I have been crossing items them off here and blogging as and when I complete them.
  1. Have a baby  (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
  2. Become a mum (Done & ongoing - still need to blog)
  3. Visit a country I am intrigued by (Japan in April 2010 - photos - blog post to come)
  4. Pay off one credit card (Done)
  5. Visit a museum or gallery (Done)
  6. Wear makeup/dress up at least once a month (Done - Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul)
  7. Go on a date with Mr B (Done)
  8. See friends (Done and ongoing)
  9. Finally feel like the house is 'finished'
  10. Attempt to grow my own in the garden
  11. Bake some cupcakes
  12. Drink tea out of teacup more regularly
  13. Learn to play a song on the piano
  14. Read a book cover to cover (Done)
  15. Start our family history
  16. Sort and print digital photos that only ever end up on the computer
  17. Take more photos with the digital SLR camera (Done and ongoing)
  18. Have a French manicure (Done)
  19. Try an adult ballet class (Done)
  20. Paint a watercolour
  21. Do a cross stitch picture
  22. Make something on my new sewing machine (Done - still need to blog)
  23. Do some freehand embroidery
  24. Take a photo a day (Ongoing here and here)
  25. Knit something
  26. Stop being such a perfectionist
  27. Be more confident
  28. Blog regularly (Ongoing)
  29. Go to the DENTIST
  30. Be braver with my clothes and style 
I'd love to know whether you have a 'list'...

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  1. There are some great ones on your list. Fair play for the ballet class. I'd feel like a bull in a china shop. Also sorting and printing photos caught my attention. I should definitely do that very very soon.
    I wish you all the best for the rest of the list x

  2. Re. list number 12 - I will serve your tea in a china cup on Tuesday :)

  3. Great list Lucy, I like the simplicity of some - although simple doesn't mean easy (#12, #16, #30) - and the pure impossible (#26 - I can relate!).

    I'll be keeping an eye on your progress :)

    Fiona x

  4. enjoyed reading your list, i've made one of my own if you fancy having a look



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