With my 30th birthday fast approaching, I figured it was time to put together my list. What do I want to accomplish in the next 5 years? Where do I want to go? What do I want to see? Where do I want to be? Can I do it all?

  1. First and foremost, I want to go to Paris! I've been obsessed with the Eiffel Tower far too long to NOT see it in real life
  2. I want to flip a house. I mean, I doubt we will be the next Chip and Jo, but it'll be fun (possibly miserable) trying!
  3. A cruise.
  4. Get an Amazon Echo for my bathroom. Hey, it sounds small, but I need music in the shower! If everything on my list was as expensive as a cruise, I'd be in debt for life!
  5. Plant trees along my property line. If your neighbor was as cool as mine, you'd do the same thing.
  6. Shiplap!! I want to put up shiplap throughout my house! Yes, I watch WAY too much HGTV.
  7. Buy a mom-mobile! And by that, hell no I don't mean a mini van (no offense). I want a SUV with a 3rd row.
  8. Bring on the hot tub. Nothing is better than having your own hot tub.
  9. Add a HUGE deck. I mean, where am I supposed to put the hot tub?
  10. Build up a ridiculous savings account. Sounds crazy as I'm listing off all the things I want to buy, but I'm feeling optimistic
  11. I feel like 35 things is a lot to do.... Are you still reading?
  12. I want to go back to paradise. This time with my husband. I'm talking Hawaii, of course!
  13. I want to learn to speak French. I'd like to be fluent before making the Paris trip.
  14. Take my kiddo to his first concert. Ideally, Bruno Mars.
  15. Renew my vows on my 5th wedding anniversary.
  16. I would like to be able to cook a full meal without having to look at a recipe on my phone. Something more than just spaghetti, mac and cheese or a frozen pizza.
  17. Take a nap. Hey, you try writing a list of 35 things and NOT think of a nap!
  18. Teach my little sister how to play softball
  19. See the live action "Lion King" theater production
  20. Speaking of theater, I want a theater room with theater chairs in my basement!
  21. Teach my first class at Farrell's.
  22. Run a 5K. It's going to have to be a zombie one, or something with obstacles, because me and running are not friends
  23. While we are on the subject of fitness, I'm ready to be in the best shape of my life. You know, thirty and thriving? ;)
  24. Wow, seriously. I have 5 years to do this whole list. Oofta.
  25. Figure out a way to curl my hair in half the time
  26. Make a new friend
  27. Strengthen my current friendships
  28. Cut out soda pop completely
  29. Stop buying expensive coffee drinks (Sorry Moka. I will always love you!)
  30. Roll with the punches. Sometimes I let the stress get the best of me, and it's toxic!
  31. Go to a Twins game at a stadium I have yet to visit. Maybe Yankees stadium.
  32. Go to a St. Paul Saints game. I know, I'm shocked I haven't done this yet too!
  33. Get a raise! I probably should have put this one at the top of the list.
  34. See Pink in concert - LOVE her!
  35. Build a stand-up desk out of cast iron pipes