Goal Check-in

October 28, 2016

Today marks 6 months since I turned 29 (or 6 months until I am 30).  I made a list of thirty things to do before turning 30, and wanted to post a quick update to help keep me accountable.

30 things to do before turning 30

1. Learn something new

I haven’t even started this one yet.

2. Visit a new foreign country


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3. Run (at least) a half marathon

My ankle hurts just going 2-3 miles right now, so this one is a no right now.

4. Spend the weekend in the state capitol


5. Go hiking/camping

not yet.

6. Girls’ trip


7. Spend a day local wine tasting

Not yet.

8. Make a dream come true


9. Break a record

Not yet.

1o. Learn a new dance

The “dab” doesn’t count, so no.

11. #Adult (aka remove my wisdom teeth)

This is scheduled for the end of the year.

12. Learn to bake/cook something

I haven’t practiced the Mexican Sugar chocolate cake yet, so no.

13. Accomplish a career goal

Blog goals- I still have 6 months.

14. Skydive

Not yet.

15. Solo photo shoot


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16. Break a bad habit

I broke my nail biting habit for a while, but got it back. Now, I have 6 more months to do it.

17. Meet someone you admire

Not yet.

18. Accomplish a physical goal

I still have to practice my pushups.

19. Complete a 30 day yoga/stretch challenge

November seems like a good month for this.

20. Eat vegan for a week…

I did it!

21. Try a new ethnic restaurant

Not yet.

22. Plant/Grow/Garden


23. Complete a list

This list changes month to month, but I still want to check it off.  I have been to one, so I have some work to do.

24. Mission trip/work

Not yet

25. Use up gift card balances

I am working on it!

26. Organize old files


27. Read

My personal goal is 8 books. I am 1 in.  Yikes!

28. Make something

I have several projects on Pinterest,  I want to make, but none I have tried just yet.

29. Simplify

I am working on it. 

30. Write a thank you card to 30 people

Not yet.


As you can see, I still have a lot of work to do.  I am proud of the things I have accomplished and excited about what is to come.  This is shaping up to be a year to remember.

What do you want to accomplish in 6 months?  Leave me a comment below. 

  • Emily October 28, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Love this list! It really encourages me to make one of my one. I found myself going through and thinking of what I’ve done off of here – I really admire some of these goals!

    • Jessica November 1, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks, girl! I hope you came up with some great ones for yourself.

  • Daria October 28, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Good tips but I am a bit too late. :)))



    • Jessica November 1, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      Haha. It’s never to late to set goals to accomplish in a year. Even if that is before or after 30. 😉

  • Nicole Parise October 28, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    That is a monster list! I’d like to do something like that before 30, but need to come up with some goals first!
    xx nicole

    • Jessica November 1, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      It’s amazing how quickly they come to you when you sit down and start thinking what you want to accomplish.

  • Renee groskreutz October 28, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    This is a nice way to keep accountable to your goals. #LoveThis Who that you admire would you like to meet?

    • Jessica November 1, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      Thanks, Renee. Hmm…that is a great question. I love Lauren Conrad, so that would be a fun one. I also live in the same city as President George W. Bush and think it would be fun to bump in to him. There are several public speakers too, including Lizzie Velasquez.

  • Tina @AMindfulFairytale October 28, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    This is great! I think it makes goals so much more attainable when we have them written down and I’m sure even more so when you have blogged about them! Good work on getting so many accomplished!

    • Jessica November 1, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      The blogging definitely takes it the next step further. 🙂

  • Samantha @ Momma Wants Java October 28, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    That is a lot to accomplish in one short year, but you’ve got an amazing start so far! Besides, I’m pretty sure the #adulting one will be the hardest to actually make yourself do, so good job getting that scheduled already! 🙂

    • Jessica November 1, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      haha. I am dreading that one for sure, but I know it will be so much better when they are gone.

  • Kim October 28, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Holy photo shoot! That shot! Love seeing you checking them off!
    PS the Dab totally counts LOL

    • Jessica November 1, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      haha. Thank you. You are so sweet. 🙂

  • Alex October 28, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    You are getting there! I can totally see you pulling off all of them. I believe in you!

    • Jessica November 1, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      Awh, thanks! I hope I can!!

  • Madeline October 29, 2016 at 10:38 am

    What a great list! i love all these ideas. And that photo of you is STUNNING!

    • Jessica November 1, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      You are so sweet! Thank you so much!

  • Ruthie October 29, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    You’re doing great!! Reading your goal list inspired me to make some goals for myself!!

    • Jessica November 1, 2016 at 8:02 pm

      I hope you came up with some great goals!

  • Carleeh October 29, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    What a fun post! I loved learning more about you! There is a lot of fun things I want to do in 6 months.
    Get certified as a personal trainer
    Take a few cooking classes
    Take a hip hop class
    Try a new hobby
    Go to vegas
    Get real dressed up and go to the city for a fancy event

    • Jessica November 1, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      I love your goals!! The cooking classes and personal trainer are amazing. I love Vegas. We are actually going in June for my hubby’s bday.

  • Rebecca Hicks October 30, 2016 at 10:34 am

    You’ve done awesome so far!! Way to go Jessica. And GIRL I volunteer to go wine tasting with you. 😉

    • Jessica November 1, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      Haha! Let’s do it!! I am all in for that. You know, for the sake of the goals, of course. 🙂

  • Lexi October 31, 2016 at 7:03 am

    I am loving all of your goals! I should make a goal list of things to do before turning 30. Good luck hitting the rest of these!

    • Jessica November 1, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      Awh, thanks!! 🙂