Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hijacking Jack's Space

Before Jack, this little slice of the web was my own personal journal space. It wasn't until sometime last spring that I completely changed over Jessi's Journal to what you now see as life with jack. Today, and today only, I am taking back this blog for a completely selfish and personal post. Hope you all are OK with that!

I turned 29 on Sunday. Entering the final year of my 20's is somewhat of a big deal to me and I want to make this next year everything it can be. I want to be stretched, motivated, and to really make the most of my time.

Enter in the 30 Things Before 30 Challenge. I'm setting a goal to complete these 30 things over the next 12 months. Not every detail has been worked out, but here's my list in no particular order:

1) Unplug one day a week (no TV, email, or internet allowed)

2) Maintain a normal exercise routine

3) Go without TV for a month

4) Take another photography class

5) Find a mentor

6) Go 24 hours in complete silence, away, alone by myself

7) Have 4 dinner parties (one for each season)

8) Hike once a week when weather is nice, May through September

9) Go to a dream concert

10) Do some sort of advocacy work for micro preemies

11) Take a baking class

12) Do something musical again

13) Make something with my own hands for Jack

14) Take a full day of spa pampering

15) Once a month have a coffee date with myself to read or write

16) Offer free photography sessions for practice and to bless others

17) Write 30 letters

18) Bike Hiawatha Trail

19) Read 5 Ph.D. level political science books

20) Teach again (class, bible study.. something)

21) Go on more dates with my man (at least once a month)

22) Clean my bathroom... often

23) Do something unique for the Missoula NICU, something unexpected

24) Start a hope chest for Jack

25) Go to an art or photography opening

26) Spend more time in our backyard... preferably reading or staring up at the clouds or stars

27) Cook dinner for Jon a few times a month

28) Go to a few yoga classes a month

29) Plan a girls-only brunch at the house

30) Go to Europe with my husband


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8 comments:

Katie said...

Glad you shared "the list". Love it! Can we watch Jack during some of your date nights?

Julie said...

That looks like a great list! I love what you came up with.

Shannon said...

WOW - now that's a bucket list! I wish we lived closer - I could use some motivation and a little shakin' up. :)

Sarah Pope said...

I think it's a great list...and a great way to make yourself stick to it by posting it in 'Jack's Space' (I thought the cleaning the bathroom was funny...and so like me!) I hope you accomplish all of your goals!

marcieament said...

Love it! You are one ambitious woman!

katieoz said...

I have been contemplating this exact thing. Shannon (from Valley) and I have been talking about our lists. I still have a few more months but definitely want to have a great last year of my 20's. Love your list! And Happy Belated Birthday! :)

Emily Real said...

I love that it's not a "one and done" kind of cross-off list, but more of a revolving "this is who I am becoming and who I want to be" kind of list. You are always inspiring and I agree--glad you posted it in Jack's space. It's nice to know what his mom is stirring about! :)

Mr and Mrs Hasler said...

Thought I'd copy the ones I always try to do, or want to do.

1) Unplug one day a week (no TV, email, or internet allowed)

2) Maintain a normal exercise routine

3) Go without TV for a month

4) Take another photography class

8) Hike once a week when weather is nice, May through September

11) Take a baking class

13) Make something with my own hands for Felix! (or Jack !)

26) Spend more time in our backyard... preferably reading or staring up at the clouds or stars