Saturday, January 1, 2011

One Year Later

Wow. I can't believe it has been a year since I started this blog. I guess this would make today my blog-o-versary, as I had my first blog post on 1.1.10. With the new year, comes a new look to my blog, too!

2010 was a great year, full of many highlights and lots of checks on my 30 Before 30. (I was able to check nine items off my 30 Before 30 list)! Here is a breakdown of some of my highlights by the month.

January
Wine Tasting in Napa for my friend Kristina's birthday (30 Before 30)
Cruise to Mexico (30 Before 30)
February
My 26th Birthday, which happened to fall on Super Bowl Sunday
March
Apparently I didn't do anything exciting this month

April

Pebble Beach with my family and Jason over Spring Break
Monterey Bay Aquarium (30 Before 30)
Jason's Brother's Wedding

May
Celebrated 6 months with Jason at Yoshi's Jazz Club
June
Trip to Austin with my high school girl friends (30 Before 30)
Ended my 3rd year of teaching

Hiked Half Dome (30 Before 30)
Road trip from Colorado to California with Megan
July
Ran the Bad Bass 10k (my first)
Trip to LA with Jason for my first Dodger game
Trip to SLO for Megan's bachelorette party
August
Annual summer trip to Tahoe with the family
Megan's wedding in SLO
Hearst Castle (30 Before 30)
September
Jason proposed on 9.19.10!
October
Ran my first half-marathon (30 Before 30) - and still have a messed up knee
Celebrated Grammy's 99th Birthday
Moved back home with my parents

November
Sharks game with Jason (30 Before 30)
Celebrated one year with Jason
Thanksgiving in Sacramento with Jason's family

December
Apple Hill with Jason
Many Christmas festivities and relaxing on my 2 weeks off!


A year into my 30 Before 30, I have decided to take a few things off my list and add some new interests. (I gave myself permission to do so). With that, here is my 2011 Updated 30 Before 30.

Travel
1. Austin (completed June 4-6, 2010)
2. Boston
3. Thanksgiving in New York
4. Greece
5. *Canada* (changed from Africa)
6. Cruise (completed January 2010)

California Tourism
7. Alcatraz
8. Wine tasting in Wine Country (completed January 9, 2010)
9. Monterey Bay Aquarium (completed April 7, 2010)
10. Hearst Castle (completed August 8, 2010)
11. Lighthouses of California (from San Francisco to Santa Barbara)

Adventure
12. Skydive
13. Hike Half Dome (completed June 17, 2010)
14. Run a half marathon (completed October 3, 2010)
15. Triathlon
16. White Water Raft
17. Hot Air Balloon
18. Ski in another state

Intellectual/Spiritual
19. Read 5 Classics
20. Read The Chronicles of Narnia ('Attempted' Summer 2011)
21. Memorize a chapter of the Bible
22. Take a Bible class
*Delated Listen to all of Mark Driscoll's archived podcasts*

Entertainment
23. Sharks Game (completed November 20, 2010)
24. *NBA Basketball Game * (changed from 5 concerts of my favorite bands)
25. Live orchestra/symphony
26. Circus
27. *Eat 30 ethnic cuisines that I have never had before *(new)

Personal Development
28. Cooking/Baking Class (completed October 2011)
29. Learn to sew
30. Start a blog (completed January 1, 2010)

We'll see where 2011 takes me! I'm very excited for the new year and all that it holds - especially my April 2nd wedding (just 3 months away now)! Wishing you all a Happy 2011!

1 comment:

Tegan Aubrie said...

Such a great list! I am working on a similar one... but mine will be posted just before I turn 30 (yikes) in June. We're climbing Half Dome for my 30th! Off to read your post about the climb... :)