30 Before 30

My 30 Before 30 LIST

Starts: April 16, 2015 • Ends: April 16, 2020

21 accomplished, 9 to do

30 Before 30: Personal Development (8/10)

  1. Be on a charity event or fundraiser host committee
  2. Unplug completely for 24 hours
  3. Learn how to do a proper pushup (September 2017)
  4. Read 30 books (Completed May 2017)
    1. The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan
    2. Fairest by Marissa Meyer
    3. The Heir by Kiera Cass
    4. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
    5. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
    6. The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory
    7. The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
    8. The Master Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
    9. The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
    10. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
    11. Blood and Beauty by Sarah Dunant
    12. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George Martin
    13. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
    14. Morning Star by Pierce Brown
    15. The World of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
    16. Winter by Marissa Meyer
    17. The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
    18. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
    19. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
    20. The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki
    21. The Last Woman Standing by Thelma Adams
    22. The Daughter of Union County by F.T. Howard
    23. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
    24. Victoria by Daisy Goodwin
    25. The Daughters of Palatine Hill by Phyllis T. Smith
    26. Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley
    27. War Brides by Helen Bryan
    28. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
    29. Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
    30. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  5. Go one month without shopping (June 2016)
  6. Vote in an election (November 2016)
  7. Complete 30 workouts in 30 days (June 2015)
  8. Learn another language (at least enough to get by) (October 2019 – Spanish)
  9. Create (and post) 30 original recipes (completed October 2015)
    1. Healthy Homemade Chicken Pad Thai
    2. My “Secret” Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
    3. Summery Grapefruit Mojitos
    4. Crock Pot Arabic Turkey Meatball & Spinach Soup
    5. Egg-In-Hole Baked Avocados
    6. Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bites
    7. Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese Taquitos
    8. Cauliflower Crust Pizza & Cheese Sticks
    9. Healthy Orange Chicken
    10. Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
    11. Lemon and Blueberry Layer Cake
    12. “Healthy” Strawberry Daiquiris
    13. Balsamic Glazed Chicken Caprese
    14. 50 Shades of Chicken
    15. Baked Falafel with Hummus in a Pita
    16. Quinoa with Avocado and Poached Eggs
    17. Creamy Spinach and Eggs in a Skillet
    18. Homemade Rosemary Bread
    19. Pound Cake with Blueberry Swirls
    20. Crock Pot Minestrone Soup
    21. Nutella & Banana Crêpes
    22. Herbed Quiche
    23. Lemon Buttered Scallops
    24. Cheesecake-Stuffed Baked Apples
    25. Spinach Soufflé
    26. Easy Buttermilk Pancakes
    27. The Great Pumpkin
    28. The “Full Moon” Cocktail
    29. Deviled Eyes
    30. Witches’ Brew
  10. Take a calligraphy class (February 2016)

30 Before 30: Travel (8/10)

  1. Travel to South America (April 2019 – Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  2. Travel back to Israel
  3. Attend a Polo Match (March 2018 – Palm Beach, Florida)
  4. Take a girls’ trip (March 2016 – Napa)
  5. Travel to Asia (May 2017 – South Korea and China)
  6. Go somewhere in the United States that I’ve never been (June 2016 – New Orleans)
  7. Head up to Ithaca to visit the alma mater
  8. Travel back to Europe (August 2015 – London and Paris)
  9. Go to Harry Potter World at Universal Studios (May 2016)
  10. Travel abroad to see an opera (December 2017 – La Boheme at the Paris Opera, Opéra Bastille)

30 Before 30: Just for Fun (6/10)

  1. Attend a fashion show (March 2017)
  2. See 30 operas (28/30)
    1. Don Giovanni at the Austin Opera
    2. Die Walküre at the Houston Grand Opera
    3. Anna Bolena at the Metropolitan Opera
    4. Otello at the Metropolitan Opera
    5. Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera
    6. Tosca at the Dallas Opera
    7. Of Mice and Men at the Austin Opera
    8. Manon at the Dallas Opera
    9. Siegfried at the Houston Grand Opera
    10. Barber of Seville at the Austin Opera
    11. JFK at the Fort Worth Opera
    12. The Ballad of Baby Doe at Central City Opera
    13. Roméo et Juliette at the Santa Fe Opera Festival
    14. Eugene Onegin at the Dallas Opera
    15. The Flying Dutchman at the Austin Opera
    16. Moby Dick at the Dallas Opera
    17. Daughter of the Regiment at the Austin Opera
    18. Madame Butterfly at the Dallas Opera
    19. La Traviata at the Dallas Opera
    20. Samson et Delilah at the Dallas Opera
    21. Carmen at the Austin Opera
    22. La Boheme at the Paris Opera, Opéra Bastille
    23. Ariadne auf Naxos at the Austin Opera
    24. Candide at the Arizona Opera
    25. The Ring of Polykrates at Dallas Opera
    26. Carmen at the Dallas Opera
    27. Die Zauberflöte at Bayerische Staatsoper
    28. The Magic Flute at the Dallas Opera
  3. Go to the Dallas Zoo and the Dallas Aquarium (March 2016)
  4. Go scuba diving
  5. Take a pastry-making class
  6. Stay up to watch the sunrise
  7. Take a cooking class (May 2019)
  8. Splurge on something big (April 2018)
  9. Take a staycation (July 2015)
  10. Learn how to make macarons (July 2015)