Monday, August 13, 2012

30 in lists.

Since I was unsuccessful at making a 30 before 30 list....I'm making a 30 WHILE 30 list!
1.              go to the Getty
2.              see a diva in concert
3.              ride a motorcycle
4.              go to Nashville
5.              get the tattoo I’ve been too scared to get for the last 5 years
6.              go watch the ellen show
7.              visit all the  California Missions
8.              get my masters degree
9.              learn sign language (enough to hold a simple conversation with students)
10.           host a dinner party and prepare all the food
11.           go on a helicopter ride
12.           remember friends’ birthdays and send them a card
13.           maintain an exercise habit
14.           feed the homeless once a month
15.           get my etsy store back up
16.           blog once a week
17.           watch every Sean Penn movie
18.           clips, lakers, dodgers, angels, kings, galaxy, chivas…attend one game of each
19.           cook a new recipe each week
20.           cover a wall in my house with reclaimed wood
21.           go whale watching
22.           make pasta from scratch
23.           get good at using my slr: take it out once a week and shoot around
24.           sign up for monthly produce or some sort of healthy cooking club
25.           stand up paddle board
26.           take Richard Simmons’ exercise class
27.           watch a movie at the Hollywood Cemetery
28.           take a trip to wine country
29.           run a 5k without stopping (this might require some major knee taping)
30.           fill in the blank... (something you will do with me!)

30 greatest accomplishments in my 30 years:

1.         visited 20 countries
2.         visited 17 states (drove to 8 of them!)
3.         graduated from college
4.         earned 3 teaching credentials and one subject matter authorization
5.         achieved national board certification
6.         canyoning down a waterfalls, ziplining and surfing in costa rica (oh and student teaching too)
7.         bought a condo
8.         became an auntie 2 times
9.         completed 7 years as a teacher: surviving numerous layoff scares due to CA budget cuts
10.      was a bridesmaid 15 times: biggest honor ever….
11.      first job at the Pantages in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
12.      completed two triathlons (this is a miracle)
13.      rode a gondola in Venice with Cass and the Toews
14.      3 trips to Disneyworld, countless to Disneyland, and 1 to Tokyo Disney Sea
15.      took grandma to her hometown; Fukui, Japan
16.      white water rafting 3 times: once with mom, once with dad, and once with friends!
17.      learned to sew and crochet
18.      Europe semester with some of my closest friends
19.      maintaining awesome friendships.....I met stac and krisi as babies, cori at age 2, jackie and sarah at 9, kelly at 14, andy at 15....and that's just the childhood girlfriends.....
20.      raised tawnie bonnie
21.      saw a musical on Broadway….only one so far but dozens at the Pantages
22.      danced on pointe… of my more painful experiences in my 30 years
23.      played the flute in the high school marching band
24.      got a 4.0… grad school. not so much in the other grades…
25.      traveled around Spain with Daisy without any preplanning (not my smartest moment)
26.      learned how to dance Mexican Folklorico….which is SO much harder than it looks
27.      survived teaching kindergarten….for a year….my hardest job yet
28.      countless concerts at the best venues in LA with my bests
29.      took a trip to the cayman islands with my college girlfriends after we graduated from Westmont
30.      built a home and medical building in mexico with potters clay and some of my lifelong friends

1 comment:

  1. In 30 years you have blessed endless number of people with your spunk, your joy, and your caring heart. I for one, have found it fascinating watching you grow and experience life for all of your 30 years!