30 in 30 Challenge

Here are 30 goals to accomplish during this year of being 30!


  1. Return to pre-JA-pregnancy weight.
  2. Cut and donate my hair. (See it here.)
  3. Run a 5K.
  4. Try one new recipe per month.
  5. Attend a group fitness class (other than yoga). (Part B: do not injure anyone at said class).
  6. Do not eat anything after dinner for 2 weeks.
  7. Use 5 different ingredients I have never used to make new recipes.


  1. Read and review one book/month, 6 fiction, 6 non-fiction.
  2. "Unplug" (FB, Twitter, blogging/blog reading, Instagram) for one week.
  3. Submit 3 pieces of writing for publication.
  4. Take a class or workshop to nurture my creativity.
  5. Write 3 "hard to write" posts (difficult or controversial subjects).
  6. Write 3 poems.
  7. Volunteer for an organization at least one hour/month for 3 months.


  1. Plan and execute 1 date/month, August 2012-May 2013. (Date 1)
  2. Attend one social gathering (of adults, not kids) outside of my home once a month.
  3. Take Abigail and Anna on an individual "mom date" once a month. (Date 1)
  4. Take a 24 hour retreat by myself.
  5. Write John a love letter/memory of our love story.
  6. Compliment John at least 10 times/day for 2 weeks.
  7. Hug kids and John at least 5 times/day for 1 week.
  8. Perform 30 random acts of kindness.


  1. Choose and pray a verse over each of my children and John every day for 2 weeks.
  2. Read my Bible every day for 1 month (at least one Scripture.)
  3. Memorize a basic Catechism (and teach it to the kids).
  4. Pray morning and evening prayers from Common Prayer every day for 2 weeks.
  5. Share my faith with 3 people.
  6. Listen to at least 2 spiritual/faith-enhancing podcasts/month.
  7. Identify a spiritual mentor or someone to hold me spiritually accountable. 
  8. Learn more about our faith tradition and the operations/legislation of the UMC General Conference.

I will be updating with my progress in posts on my blog, and will update/link here once the goal has been reached!


E and K said...

Good list! Good luck, can't wait to hear your progress!

Eryka said...

I love it! Realistic yet ambitious. I have faith in you that you WILL accomplish these beautiful goals.

scooping it up said...

what a great list! have you ever used turnips or beets in your cooking? those are two I try to remember to use every once in awhile. :)

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