Thirty before thirty

30 before 30

I turned 29 a few weeks ago. I celebrated by planning a wedding in Vail on my birthday (congrats Diana + Rodney!!) and a few more right after.

It's hard for me to stop and smell the roses during wedding season. But, in honor of my bday I did it. I did it! My sweet mom treated me to breakfast and a mani/pedi. I received kind notes and encouraging words from friends. Scott and I went mountain biking in the back country. Then, we ate sushi on a patio followed by another patio where we drank hubby-made manhattans. It was delightful.

I also took some time to just 'be' and it left me feeling so inspired. I compiled a list of 30 things to do before 30. Some are silly and simple while others will take a bit more planning. But, I'm excited for what this year will hold and can't wait to share some of these highlights from my personal world with my professional world.

1.       Perfect a homemade gluten free bread recipe

2.       Build a DIY plank wall

3.       Go back to Europe

4.       Ski a black

5.       Join a yoga studio

6.       Take Sundays off

7.       Take a spontaneous weekend road trip (planned spontaneity... welcome to the brain of a planner, y'all;)

8.       Make a live Christmas wreath

9.       Visit my grandparents in Chicago

10.   Plan a front porch happy hour

11.   Join a women's bible study

12.   Hike a fourteener with Adrian

13.   Learn how to use my camera

14.   Finish Harry Potter

15.   Go paddle boarding

16.   See the maroon bells

17.   Find a go-to place

18.   Send more birthday cards (real ones, sorry fb)

19.   Master a new cocktail recipe

20.   Go fly fishing

21.   Move into our new house and decorate that bad boy

22.   See the plaza lights this holiday season (xoxo, Kansas City)

23.   Visit Hanging Lake

24.   Plant a veggie garden

25.   Step foot in Wyoming

26.   See the Western Slope

27.   (This one's a secret business goal... more soon;)

28.   Do a house project... learn how to use a power tool

29.   Purchase a piece of local art

30.   See the sand dunes