I’m turning 30 tomorrow, and I’m not exactly thrilled. Everyone assures me my 30s will be great, but I’ve loved my 20s so much. They’re going to be really hard to top! It’s time for the birthday tradition that always cheers me up—a new annual bucket list. I rocked last year’s list and completed every goal except one—to read the entire Old Testament. It’s really long, you know? I made it a third of the way through, so I’m going to keep plugging away at it.
If you have an annual bucket list please share it below. I love reading other people’s lists! If you’ve never made one you have to try it at least once. For me it’s the best way to ensure that I make the most of each year. If you want to check out my old lists here’s my 28 by 29 list and 29 by 30 list.
And now, my official 30 by 31 list!
teach the dogs a new trick—done(ish)! (Oliver learned 2, Mabel not so much.) take a pottery class—done! get a new stamp in my passport—done! build a chicken coop—done! eat eggs fresh from my own chickens’ butts—done! install a subway tile backsplash in the kitchen—done! redesign the Wit & Whistle wholesale catalog—done! come up with a new tagline for wit & whistle—done! go back to blonde—done! do that 30 day squat challenge I keep seeing on Pinterest—done! update my address book & send some snail mail—done! clean out and organize our outdoor storage closet—done! learn how to knit—done! find a better solution for storing inventory in my studio—done! add a bunch of new notepads to the shop—done! get the fiddle leaf fig tree I’ve wanted for years—done! make pickles—done! change the hardware on our kitchen cabinets—done! learn to consistently achieve a nice “smokey eye” look—done! (this) read 12 books—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12—done! give Mabel a lion haircut—done! make up a 15 day drawing challenge for myself and do it—done! make and give a handmade gift—done! keep my nails painted more often than not—done! (until the polish ruined them) designate one internet/tv-free day per month—12/12—done! make blackberry wine—done! quit being lazy and make a pie crust from scratch—done! find 10 easy, healthy(ish) dinner recipes we both like—done! grow an indoor herb garden—done! hand draw a world map—done!