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23 March 2016

30 by 30 Progress Report

Another year older now — both me and my little blog. I've been working (off and) on this little 30 by 30 Project, a list of 30 goals I want to reach by the time I turn 30 years old. 2 years down, 1 more to go! Here's a little progress report:
  1. Read at least 250 books
  2. Read at least 20 new-to-me classic books
  3. Participate in SpoT High 2014-2017 ✓ Grade: B
    I had back out of this commitment after only 1 year, because my job changed and I am no longer working in teen services or building teen book collections at our local public library. Still, I worked really hard on this committee's project while I was a member, so I'm calling this an overall win.
  4. Write at least 40 book reviews ✓ Grade: A
  5. Write at least 100k words for my multi-year NaNoWriMo project
  6. Finish cataloging our home library
  7. Research my family tree
  8. Build a genealogy website to share with my family ✓ Grade: B
    Started building it in May of 2015, and started keeping track of my research and posting about particularly interesting finds in January of 2016. It definitely still needs some work, though.
  9. Organize + digitize all of our personal photos
  10. Organize and back up my hard drives
  11. Have a movie marathon
  12. Visit a vineyard or attend a wine festival
  13. Go on a picnic
  14. Go to a geekish con or fest — bonus points for cosplay
  15. Leave the state for a vacation ✓ Grade: A
    We went to San Diego in October of 2014.
  16. Spend a day at a spa
  17. Have a party at our place ✓ Grade: B
  18. Write a fan letter ✓ Grade: C
    I wrote a letter to my all-time favorite author, Terry Pratchett. Knocked off a few grade points because I only managed to write it after he died.
  19. Give up video games for good
  20. Lose weight — ideally, about 50 pounds
  21. Go a month without fast food or delivery
  22. Visit a dentist
  23. Stitch at least 10 wearable/usable things for myself
  24. Sketch or paint at least 10 things
  25. Craft at least 5 gifts for other people or pets
  26. Cook, really cook, at least once per week
  27. Cook my way through a cookbook or food blog
  28. Start a custom recipe book
  29. Vote at least once ✓ Grade: A
    Voted in the Texas state + local elections in 2014.
  30. Buy a house ✓ Grade: A
    We closed on our first house in September of 2015.
Please note: Even though this list (and some previous ones) were done originally on Day Zero, a list-making/sharing site, I've elected to get rid of my account there... just as soon as I can figure out what my login is again....

Many of these goals are in progress, meaning I'm either actively working on them or have definitive plans to do something about them in the near future. For example, I'm currently researching my family tree (as evidenced by the genealogy website!) and I'm planning to dress up and go to the Ren Fest next fall!

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