#Thisis30 : #30by30



And one year later it has come to an end. My #30by30 list has reached it’s deadline. Today. Welcome to 30. As you go through this list, you may notice it doesn’t exactly reach 30, but I didn’t want to focus on what I didn’t complete but what I did. Through the year some of the things on the list, didn’t seem as important, I lost interest, or financially they have been placed on hold. The ones I did complete, I did so proudly, I’ve spent a year pushing myself, gaining confidence, figuring out who I was and accepting challenges like never before.

This year hasn’t been easy, I went through some things that were personally some of the more difficult habits that I had to face. I’ve come through it stronger, and in a better place than I have been in a while. So what next? I continue to embrace the new. I continue to push, to challenge and to dream. Do I have an exact list? Not really. Do I have things I want to try? to accomplish? to face head on? Of course!

So here’s to 30!
To another year!
To challenges, friendships, goals added, dreams completed.

  Read the Bible from cover to cover.

Finished 2/22/2016- Chronological Reading Plan.

  Volunteer 100 hours outside the church.


 Take a row class at the boat house.



  Read 100 Books of various genres.

I’m going to count this one as complete because this year although I didn’t read the amount of books I set out to, I enjoyed the books I read, I branched out more than I usually do, and I’ve learned a lot through these books. This past year I didn’t feel overwhelmed about having to read fast to keep up with reviews. I simply enjoyed reading.

1. A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck
2.Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey
3. Hawk by Ronie Kendig
4. Danger in the Shadows by Dee Henderson
5. How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck
6. The Dandelion Field by Kathryn Springer
7. Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado
8. Seasons of Fire by Lisa T. Bergren
9. Rasmus and the Vagabond by Astrid Lindgren
10. Nourished by Becky Johnson
11. The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson
12. Three Little Words by Melissa Tagg
13. From the Start by Melissa Tagg
14. Taken by Dee Henderson
15. The Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot
16. A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade
17. Called to be Amish by Marlene Miller
18. Shades of Doon By: Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
19. The Golden Braid By: Melanie Dickerson
20. Creating Magic By: Lee Cockerell (Read this! It was amazing!)
21. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone By: J.K Rowling
22. Coldshot By: Dani Pettrey
23. The Only Pirate at the Party By: Lindsey Stirling
24. If I Run By: Terri Blackstock
25. You’re the One that I Want By: Susan May Warren
26. Creativity Inc. By: Ed Carmull

 Intentional Friendships/Relationships


Y’all stole my phone, which makes this fair game.



 Finish London/Wales Book

This will be completed this week, the mail was delayed for the finishing touches.

  Redefining Me

I’ve made many changes over the last years, wardrobe, job, who I am, growing and learning. I am happy with who I am, I’ve learned to embrace me as an individual quirks and all. I embrace my nerdiness and I am not afraid to show it, in fact I’m done filtering my nerd and just being me.



Finish Quilt



 Run Lights during an evening service of Youth America



 Try a new recipe every month


12 Trips in 12 Months

February: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Florida


March: Route 66- Oklahoma


April: Cruise- Long Beach, California, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan


May: Beautiful Offerings Tour


June: Outdoor Movies


July: Maryland, Pennsylvania, Niagara Falls, Stone Harbor New Jersey, and New York

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August: Grease Sing-A-Long
Because sometimes the fun things are just down the street.


September: Disney World

October: Wizard World Comic Con








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Be more decisive

In Progress. Getting better.


No contacts but I do have these awesome glasses that I love!


New York/Niagara



How have I accumulated so much stuff?

 Be More Positive

This is something I need to remind myself daily, so it isn’t exactly completed but is ongoing.

 Make a decision on where to live/work/move

I have a job!

Have/Join a Small Group

I’ve done both!


This is a constant in my life. See any pictures from above!


30th Birthday Trip

Hotel booked. Tickets bought!