Wednesday, July 3, 2013

30/31: halfway there!

When I started pushin' 30, it started pushin' back......and I compiled this Dirty 30 list . I'm now  halfway through my 30th year. My progress report? Well its a few days late I think I'm doing pretty good so far! I'm adding on to my first quarter report (shown in brown) and my running totals after the second quarter are in green. And remember when I reserved my right to change and amend my list....yep I'm doing that and those are in purple.

1. Hike a 14'er
2. Run the Tower Rock 10K 5K
3. Buy the person behind me's meal
4. Lose 30 lbs (7/30)
  • This obviously isn't going as well as one would hope. Encouraging words appreciated (or possibly yelling at my lazy rear would be more appropriate). I'll report I'm down a few pounds....long ways to go! 
  • We will not be talking about this one at this time. 
5. Save $6,000
  • What was the moral of the story about the tortoise and the hare?
  • BAM! Hit my goal way early in the year! Thank you tax return, "extra" paycheck in April (the icing on the cake of being paid every 2 weeks) and selling some unused items for cash. 
6. Finish TurboFire
  • It took me 8 weeks to finish the first phase of the plan (for your reference Phase 1 is 4 weeks long). I'm doing much better in Phase 2 and have missed only 2 workouts total in Phase 2!
  • Um, yeah this one is back on the shelf until fall. I know I suck. 
7. Finish Chalean Extreme
8. Golf 3 new courses
9. Learn to wakeboard
10. Brice Canyon
11. Zion National Park
12. Territorial Prison Museum
13. Meet my neighbors
14. Finish my will
15. Far-away friend of the month card/care package (3/12) (6/12)
  • I have the best friends in the world! Click on Far-away Friend to read about some of my favorites who live way too far away from me! This quarter you met TC, Stretch and Military Friend
  • This quarter I introduced you to my amazing Far-away Friend Families! This quarter you met Oklahoma Cowboy family, Cowboy Family and Jeremiah Johnson Family.
16. Have outdoor Christmas lights
17. Have a blog  
  • You are here! Thank you for reading!
  • Moving up in the world, I have 8 followers now! Thank you! 
18. Go night snowboarding
19. Glow-in-the-dark golf tournament
20. Donate blood 3x (1/3)
  • Click here to find out more about donating blood
21. Adopt a soldier program
  • Click here to read my letters
  • Well one of my guys is headed home, so I'm down to 1 soldier again. I even got a little shout out from him on Facebook for sending some super fun packages! And then my other soldier will be shipped home next month! I'll have to update on his final care package soon.
22. Volunteer at National High School Finals Rodeo
  • I'm scheduled for a midnight to 2 am shift next week :)
23. Get my concealed carry permit and a pretty gun to conceal carry w/ a sweet shoulder sling!
  • I'm licensed to carry!
24. Take a Spanish class
25. Zip line 5 state road trip, just me, my car and the open road
26. Finish my house projects - trim, yard, closet doors
  • I'm checking off the yard and my patio even is looking inviting. And I have a semi-great stand of grass in Tylie's backyard oasis.
27. Pay off my car.....again (which also means paying off the basement swimming pool removal)
28. Visit my grandparents
29. Make 12 new Pinterest recipes or projects (3/12) (9/12)
  • Click here for the projects and recipes I've tested out for you! Remember exact measurements are optional (most of the time) This philosophy may have failed me once before.
  • I think I'm on track to finish this one before my deadline too....mostly all successes.
30. Read 6 new books (1/6) (6/6)
  • Click here to see my library!  
  • Thanks to my flights to/from Cali, I have another checkmark on the ole' list


  1. You're doing great on this, Jen! Love the list. Ugh...let's not talk about my weight either. WHY can I not get on this? WHY!?! Love the care package idea for your far away friends. So adorable!


  2. Great work! I haven't updated my goal list in about 2 months, which I need to do. I already reached my goal of reading 20 books for the year, so I'm good on that one! GOod list though-there's a lot on there!

  3. Gooooo YOU!!! I LOVE your color categorized progress reports. Ahh, a girl after my own heart.