30 WHILE 30

I turned the Big 3-0 on December 3rd, 2013.  During my 29th year, I made a list of thirty things to accomplish before my 30th birthday.  I accomplished some but not all so I’m refashioning it into my list of thirty in my thirties!  I hope you’ll come back and witness some of these (plus many more!) of my adventures!


1.  Go on an overnight hike alone

2.  Try a completely new ethnic food

3.  Read Dr. Zhivago

4.  Watch a baseball game at Wrigley Field

5.  Compete in a century

6.  Make a really good friend

7.  Create an original recipe

8. Do a 150 mile hike (It would be my longest yet!)

9.  Take steps to see the blog grow

10.  Start taking piano lessons

11.  Attend a blog conference

12.  Ski a double black diamond

13.  Meet a blog friend in real life

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14.  Ice skate in Rockefeller Center (I didn’t technically skate, but I was there so I’m counting it!)

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15.  Go apple picking

16.  Have afternoon tea at the Plaza 

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17.  Audition for community theatre

18.  Eat at 10 new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives restaurants

19.  Read 5 classics that I’ve never read

20.  Take a cooking class

21.  Adopt another dog


22.  Average 100 miles hiking/walking a month

23.  Meet Cheryl Strayed


24.  Create a playlist of one song from every year of my life

25.  See Elton John in concert

26.  Get a fitness class certification

27.  Submit an article for publication to a magazine

28. Join the Bone Marrow registry (info here)

29. Buy myself a birthday present from Tiffany’s during our trip to NYC

30. Get my Wilderness First Responder certification

16 thoughts on “30 WHILE 30

    1. Natalie @ Free Range Human Post author

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m really excited about my list. The double black diamond is already putting my stomach in knots, and it’s still three months away!! I’m going to pop over and take a look at your list!

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  5. Lauren

    Love your list! I think you should come to the Blend Retreat- or Fitbloggin! You could knock a few things off the list right there.
    And an overnight hike alone?? Whoa!


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