Tuesday, February 28, 2012

30 Goals By My 30th Birthday

The husband of a blogger friend(Morgan Shamy) put together a list of 30 things to do 30 times each for his 30th birthday. I like the idea, but have personalized it for myself. I have created a list of 30 goals I would like to accomplish by my 30th birthday on September 28th, 2012. Keep in mind that these are in no particular order and include goals that I set for myself in January of this year. If I have already accomplished them, they are in BOLD.

  1. Finish writing Book 1
  2. Write first third of Book 2's 1st draft
  3. Submit Book 1 to an agent or editor
  4. Write 30 emails of gratitude
  5. Participate in a 5K for a worthy cause-Hot Mamas Run in September
  6. Read at least 1/2 if not entire Christian Bible
  7. Volunteer at my church
  8. Tithe at least $10 each Sunday at church, if not more
  9. Reach 100 followers or more on my blog
  10. Reach 5,000 pageviews on my blog
  11. Sign up for (2) platform building campaigns
  12. Reach 200 members in my writing group
  13. Volunteer to Shepherd at OWFI
  14. Explain Lent to my 5 year old and encourage each member of my family to sacrifice something for it
  15. Read 30 new books
  16. Select one "important" author who I missed in school, and read something they wrote
  17. Make up 30 stories with my son
  18. Get together with my 2 childhood besties, Jamae and Brandy, and their children for the first time.
  19. Write and submit a short story
  20. Attempt to write a poem
  21. Do something new (update: The hubs and I bought a business...definitely new!)
  22. Don't let others take advantage of me (update: doing better so far)
  23. Tell my husband I love him every day
  24. Skydive (update: scheduled for Sept. 22nd)
  25. Go on a date at a drive-in movie with my husband
  26. Lose 10 lbs.
  27. Take a girls trip somewhere! (update: scheduled for Oct. 12-14 Woot!)
  28. Go horseback riding with my son and husband
  29. Go kayaking with my husband (update: water was too low due to lack of rain)
  30. Thank God for my life every single day
None of these things are impossible or too expensive. They are all doable if I apply myself to checking them off. I will try to remember to post a midway progress report in May as well as a final progress report on my birthday.

Do you have a milestone birthday coming up? Have you set yourself a goal for that milestone? I'd love to hear about it.

16 comments:

  1. Awwwww... SO COOL, Sabrina! Goals are so important... and making yourself accountable like you're doing here is the best thing to make sure those goals happen. Such a fabulous list... can't wait to read about them through the year! :D

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  2. Aww! That's such a neat idea. It's a shame my 30th birthday is coming up in a little over a week (March 8). I'd have no time to do much of anything.

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    1. You could make a list of things to do NOW that you are 30, Cherie. It is never to late to make goals! Celebrate that milestone, lady!!

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  3. These are so great! I think I get discouraged because a lot of my goals require money and I don't have much, if any of that right now. Even my marathon was $115 (that I need to pay Nate back for, lol).
    One thing I wanted to get better at this year was sending out birthday cards to my family and closest friends, but I can't find my small scrapbook tool bag and Halmark has gotten expensive! So it's a little bit frustrating, but looks like you have a good mix of things in there, so I'm sure I can figure out some good ones too!

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  4. ooooh, you're another OWFI person? I love the Campaign! XD I really hope I get/got one of the conference scholarships so I can meet all you amazing people . . .

    For the Bible reading goal, my grandmother put together a "Read the Bible in a Year" schedule years ago, it's here (http://pncc-international.com/Biblereadingschedule.html) if you'd like to reference it. You can start on any day of the year, not just January 1st.

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    1. Rebekah! You're in Oklahoma? What?! Where?! How did I not catch that. Do you have a writer's group? You should join mine. Check it out at www.okcwriters.org. I would love to meet you in person. We should definitely get together at the conference.

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    2. Well, I'm in Tulsa, just a member-at-large right now, the Tulsa Night Writers group doesn't work with my schedule. My co-NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison and I are actually working on starting a group out of our regular NaNo participants in the area, and since we're in charge of scheduling meetings, it works perfectly with my schedule, hehe.

      I'm really hoping to go to the conference. It will be my first OWFI one, but it's going to depend on finances. I just started a new job, so I MIGHT be able to swing it without the scholarship, but not sure yet.

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  5. Good luck!! Let me know how shepherding works out... I thought I'd like to do that one of these days.

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    1. I will, most definitely, blog about the experience. I am so excited.

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  6. Alright girl, I made my list: http://ashleyrachelle.blogspot.com/2012/02/30-goals-by-30-years.html

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  7. Wow, these are excellent goals. It looks like you're on your way to a healthy, happy, productive year. :) I've got some goals for the next couple months, but I like this birthday goal idea... hmmm.

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    1. Give it a go, Susan. Working towards goals keeps us young, right?!!! *grin*

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  8. I'm so enjoying your blog! I can't wait to read your A to Z posts. I can tell you that my 8 and 12 year old girlies hop into bed with me and hog my pillows as often as they can... if you find a way to break your 5-year-old of the habit, let me know. Although, secretly I love the cuddles.

    I especially enjoyed this post. I need to make a 40 things to do before my 40th birthday list. I might even make this an A to Z post.

    I'm helping with #9 and hope #1 is completed soon so that I can read your book!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kathleen. Good luck with your own list. Thanks for helping me be one more closer to fulfilling #9. I can't wait to see everyone's posts during the A to Z challenge.

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