16. Visit at least one sponsor child
17. Spend the day with beluga whales
26. Visit at least 5 museums
#16 – Visit at least one sponsor child. Currently, Keith and I sponsor 4 children through Compassion. Wilkemberg lives in Brazil, Luz in Columbia, Michael in Bangladesh, and Ester in Tanzania. I adore these children with all of my heart and want to meet each of them. However, I called Compassion to inquire about bringing Gavin with us and they told me he needs to be at least 12 years old. He’s not even a year old yet. I can’t imagine traveling out of the USA for weeks at a time without Gavin, so I’m removing this from the list. If something changes and I am able to meet my sweet sponsor kids soon, then fantastic. It just won’t be on the 30 Before 30 list.
#26 – Visit at least 5 museums. I love museums and want to visit as many as possible in my lifetime, but having to commit to visiting 5 with an infant and eventually a toddler will be quite complicated (and basically asking for chaos). So, instead of dreading #26, I’ve decided to remove it.
#30 – Get accepted to law school. This is one that needs more than a few lines of explaining, but for now I’ll just say that my new perspective has made me question the timing of law school right now for my family. In June I attempted to study for the LSAT, but I just didn’t have the time. And if I don’t have the time for the LSAT, I won’t have the time for law school. This decision is very important to me, and I’ll be writing later with more of my thoughts.
The New 30 Before 30 List
1. Ride in a hot air balloon
2. Fly a plane
3. Learn to speak Italian
4. Go sailing/learn to sail
5. Graduate from college
6. Go to Italy!!!
7. Pay off debt (excluding student loans)
8. Run a marathon
9. Read the whole Bible
10. Go on a mission trip
11. Take an aerial skills class
12. Meet my weight loss goal
13. Learn to play the piano
14. Go skydiving
15. Learn to play tennis
16. Have breakfast at Tiffany’s
17. Start our adoption paperwork
18. Take a dance class
19. Learn to surf (again)
20. Go snowboarding or skiing
21. Go to a Hillsong concert
22. Go horseback riding
23. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
24. Attend a Yankee game in NYC
25. Volunteer regularly at a nursing home
26. Get published (even if it’s self-published)
27. Go on a cruise
28. Learn how to shoot a gun properly
29. Do an anonymous pay it forward
30. Further my education
There you have it — my new complete, final 30 Before 30 List! Do you have a bucket list? If so, please send me your link! I’d love to follow your journey.