30 before 30 bucket list

In October I turned 28 and sort of freaked out that I'm slowly creeping out of my 20's and up into my 30's. Something about 30 seems so "adult" and serious, like I should have my shit together by this point. I'm on the right track, but I've been creating this running list of things I want to see, do, and accomplish before I hit the big 3-0! Some are big goals, others are quite silly, but they are all things I'd like to have happen in the next few years. 
1) Learn how to do my own handy work (installing light fixtures, sewing drapery, re-upholstery)
2) Take a road trip to Canada
3) Take Charlie on a surprise trip to Ireland
4) See the Northern Lights
5) Own a car that I really love
6) Get a room I've designed featured on a major blog, online magazine, or in print. (January 2014) 
7) Finish my degree in interior design 
8) Grow my design business to a full-time job
9) Hire at least one employee
10) Open a curated online shop
11) Learn how to garden and keep my houseplants alive
12) Commit to finding a house I really love and buy it
13) Completely redo and update my own home
14) Lose these last 15 pounds and reach my goal weight
15) Travel to at least 3 new places a year
16) Make a real difference in at least one person's life
17) Volunteer at least once a month
18) Win an award
19) Score a really amazing vintage piece on the cheap
20) Get skilled at taking vintage furniture and turning it into something fabulous
21) Be in NYC for the Rockefeller Center tree lighting or the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
22) Learn to manage tasks in small pieces to keep from getting overwhelmed or stressed out
23) Learn to cook one really fantastic go-to meal, and cook at least 3 times a week
24) Anonymously help out a complete stranger 
25) Rescue another dog (and a cat for Charlie)
26) Have at least one year's worth of expenses in savings
27) Continue networking and attend at least one large blogging or design event (High Point, ALT, etc)
28) Run a 1/2 marathon
29) Continue to get professional photographs to celebrate our wedding anniversaries
30) Learn that less really is more


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