30 by 30—a starting place

A couple of months ago, I was walking with a friend at a local greenway and he told me his partner/girlfriend was coming up with ideas for a “30 by 30” list.

“A what?”
“30 things to do before you turn 30.”

(I had pictured a matrix or spreadsheet that was 30 cells wide by 30 cells high, in case you were wondering.)

I don’t remember much in the way of details about her list, but I started to have this nagging idea in my head at night when I can’t fall asleep or when I’m bored in the shower that maybe I should come up with my own list.

Then I started googling it, and I realized that this phenomenon was much more popular than I imagined.

A lot of folks (mostly women, it seems, based on my extensive demographic Google research) post their entire list online, then eventually start blogging about the various things as they check them off.

Well, I’m not going to post the entire list (I know, what a tease!), in part because I don’t want the whole list out there if I stop updating or if I fail to complete some items on the list. Simple enough, right? Suffice it to say that as I accomplish some of the important things from the list, this will be the space where I writ about it. That’s all I got for now.

Oh alright. Still not satisfied? I’ll give you a peek at the categories I’ve decided upon. Six categories, five items apiece.

  • Personal
  • Professional
  • Spiritual
  • Travel
  • Musical
  • Just for Fun

That’s all you get for now!

One thought on “30 by 30—a starting place”

  1. Ahhh, the 30-by-30 list….that’s how Sarah Anthony Peterson got started blogging, by posting her list and accomplishments. I think she’s up to a 35-by-35 list now. It will be interesting to see what you get done between now and then.


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