30 Before 30 (the Easy Way)
Ahoy! Long time no write!
Alas, I am back, almost [wait, yes] a Master, bursting with post-school energy, and…
…turning thirty in a mere 16 [correction, 14] months. Hello, old age. (Just kidding, just kidding.) (But really.)
In any case, a good two years ago, I heard about the idea of a 30 Before 30 list–much better, in my mind, than the ubiquitous Bucket List–and did the good Wannabe Grown-Butt Adult thing and wrote my own 30 Before 30. It included easy stuff like, eat horse meat, and make a quilt, and, get my private pilot’s license.
So, not easy at all. (Except for the horse meat thing. I think all I have to do to achieve that one is get to France. Hmm…)
Then I started grad school, which, let me tell you, people: huge time suck right there. Not to mention the whole can’t-afford-flying-lessons thing. Which brings me right up to today: imminently thirty, and still wanting to usher in the next decade by crossing off every item on some big, fancy list.
Big. Fancy. But also attainable within fourteen months. [I actually did write fourteen there. See!]
So I’ve revamped the thing, and hey! That’s where this blog comes in! I’ll achieve all my pre-thirty goals, you’ll read in amusement as I ruin my health by chowing down on pork rinds and binge-watching Netflix shows.
And what are those goals? Well…
Emily’s Shiny, Mostly-Easily-Attainable 30 Before 30 List
Make a cheesecake. (2/2/2016)
- Master macarons.
Make sushi.(Crossed off, because I accomplished this one a few weeks [months] ago! Woo!) Binge-watch a show on Netflix.(10/13/2015)
- Make croissants.
Try pork rinds.(12/26/2015 and also 1/23/2016) Attain coveted Gold Level status at Starbucks.(9/1ish/2015)
- Make my own bitters.
Pay way too much for omakase at a fancy sushi joint.(1/16/2016) Eat breakfast at Taco Bell.(10/14/2015) Try a Filet o’ Fish.(1/14/2016)
- Try a McRib.
Eat a whole pint of ice cream in one sitting.(1/26/2016) Drink a whole bottle of wine by myself.(10/13/2015…ugh.)
- Finish the Penguin Drop Caps series.
- Finish a DuoLingo language.
- Go paperless.
Confidently learn pourover (and how to adjust grind).(12/14/2015)
- Buy a leather jacket.
KonMari my whole house. Start an Etsy shop and make one non-family/friend sale.(12/15ish/2015)
- Go vegan for a few months (don’t worry, this actually is quantitative).
- Make baklava.
- Eat at a smorgasbord in Norway.
- Try pho.
- Sell a book.
- Make a souffle (and ssh!, don’t make it fall).
- Grow something edible.
Quit my day job.(9/1/2015) Cook a child inside my womb. (4/18/2016)