Thursday, November 29, 2012

30 by 30

I turned 29 yesterday. I remember my parents turning thirty. Thirty in my mind has always meant: Adult. 


I have one year left before I'm officially an adult. So what am I going to do in that year? Here's my Thirty Things to Do before I Turn Thirty:

(they are in no particular order of importance, just a random list of things I'd like to do)

  1. Give five handmade gifts away (not for any special occasion, but just because)
  2. Take another out-of-state trip with Daniel
  3. Start a photo album of our family -- (we make albums and Daniel is a photographer. You'd think we'd have one started already, right?)
  4. Teach an Online Class -- (Will you be attending?)
  5. Hiking trip overnighter with Daniel and the boys. 
  6. Finish a landscape painting. 
  7. Create a self-portrait.
  8. Girl's day out with Mom, and Sisters. This has to be the whole works: shopping, lunch, pedicures, movie. Seriously. So. Excited. For this.
  9. Strengthen my voice. I lost it last May teaching a week of workshops in Los Angeles. It's never been the same.
  10. Read the Standard Works again. (This includes the Holy Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price.)
  11. Printmaking with the boys. Jadon has been persistent about asking to do this. I love that.
  12. Buy a Car. We have never owned a vehicle. I think it's time.
  13. Teach a free class open to the whole community. 
  14. Watch a foreign film with Daniel. (we use to do this often, I'd like to start doing this again.) 
  15. Take the boys bowling.
  16. Create a new set of one-of-a-kind monotype prints (12-15)
  17. Organize and decorate every room in our apartment.
  18. Replace the eye glasses I lost a few years ago. I'll be needing them to drive at night.
  19. Visit the zoo with my boys.
  20. Learn to play 5 hymns on the piano.
  21. Enter 3 juried art shows within the year
  22. Attend the temple monthly for one year 
  23. Finish a quilt (one of the many already started)
  24. Finish my kids Halloween costumes at least 2 weeks before Halloween
  25. Finish my 100 artist books in one year project (finished date is set for Oct 1, 2013)
  26. Reach blog post #300. This post is #185. Please leave comments. They motivate me.
  27. New family photos taken
  28. Take another class or workshop in relation to bookbinding. I'm always learning. It's a must.
  29. Learn to meditate. 
  30. Write 10 letters to my children to give to them at some far future date. 

I can do this. I can be an adult.


Tiffany said...

Ahh, 29, KJ? That means it's going to happen to me too...soon! (Not sure if I'm ready for that!) Love your positive outlook for your last year of carefree youth. ;-) You're inspiration.

AES said...

Happy belated birthday, Karleigh! It sounds like your next year will be an exciting one :)

I am sorry your voice is still giving you trouble! I feel kind of responsible, since I probably asked the most questions...

I am looking forward to seeing what your online class will be about!

Have you started on your 100 artist books? I'd love to see them in a blog post when you do and think how much closer it will get you to 300 :)

Anonymous said...

I hope your birthday will be great. I turned 30 7 years ago, and I must say I still don't feel like an adult at all;)
Good luck in achieving all your goals. And can't wait for your online classes.
And keep on posting, your blog is great!

Blue Roof Designs said...

This is a pretty impressive list. I'm way past 30 and I don't think I've done more than a few of those. And I don't feel like an adult either.

By the way, I'm pretty sure that once you've had kids, you automatically become an adult. Or if you have a mortgage.

the paper addiction said...

Love the list of 30 things and look forward to seeing the artist books. I have a big birthday coming up but it is way past 30, maybe an exciting list will make the number more appealing!! xx Michelle