30 before 30: Update

On  January 17th,2014, I posted a blog about the 30 things that I absolutely have to do before my 30s, just days before my 29th birthday. I wanted to take a look at how well it have been going and figured, why not take a look at it publicly.

Here we go…

1. Take surf lessons: Not Completed. Have not even asked any of the many acquintances that I have in San Diego, a lot of them surfers, to take me out for a ride. And since a full blown summer is coming up, I know I have all the opportunities to check this one of very soon.

2. Write a book: Not Completed. To be honest, this is something that I have always wanted to do from the the moment I started to write my very first words. I love to write and have a lot of thoughts and memories that I would love to put down on a piece of paper. And I doubt that I will finish writting a book this year but I wanted to put it out into the universe, I know it will make me start. See I have a serious issue with checklists. I always need to check them off. So far, it has at least got me thinking about how to go about it. I was thinking of posting it here on my blog via some sort of “Novel Series.” More to come…

3. Go to a Broadway show: Completed! I saw the amazing show “The Book of Mormon” in NYC. Here is  more on my eventful NYC trip.

NYC

4. Learn InDesign: Not Completed. Now that I bought my second Mac (since my last one got stolen *still crying about it*) I did see a lot of similar products to InDesign that I need to explore. I want to create some fun creative and inspiring fitness articles, but more as a Magazine approach. More to come…

5. Make a list of “What to do before my 40s”: In Process. Since I am already starting to work on my Half Marathon training, in baby steps, I will put in a whole Marathon for my 40 before 40. Well, only if I go through with the Half Marathon of course (which I will, because I am awesome!)

6. Read “Atlas Shrugged,” by Ann Rand: Not completed… yet. I bought the book and pilled it up on the other stack of books that I so want to read… Not good!

7. Visit Grand Canyon: Not Completed.

8. Go to Miami: Not Completed. But I do have a date in mind and already requested it off at work… Just waiting around to buy the airfare…

9. Play golf: Not Completed.

10. Weight Goal 100 lbs: Not Completed. This is more of a goal to keep me  in check, it’s more of a constant fitness stimulation. I am currently at 131, which is a normal weight for me anyways. No drastic changes as of yet.

11. Run a half Marathon: Not completed. I haven’t registered to any race yet but are looking around what races are on for this semester in California. But I have already started to run as part of my fitness routine. It feels good to get back to running! I’m at 5k, going for 10k, and after that I should be ready for the half Marathon.

12. Learn how to play 3 full songs on a piano: Not Completed. Forgot about this one… Shouldn’t be that hard (hopefully) since I did take piano lessons when I was maybe 7? My piano teacher was Finnish I remember, with a really thick Finnish-Swedish accent. I was super excited to play an instrument and my parents even went out and bought a piano, but the teacher showed a crtain favoritism for the other student in the class which I clearly could not cope with so I completely stopped with the piano lessons without telling my parents why… Jeez what a princess!

13. Research my family’s history: Not Completed. Forgot about this one too…

14. Get all the Silva sisters together: Completed! Here’s more on that…

Silva Sisters

15. Make gnocchi from scratch: Completed! And it was yummy! Here’s the recipe.

16. Go on a girls trip with my best friends from childhood: Completed! Here’s my Cancun Diaries!

Cancun

17. Pay for the coffee of the person behind you at a drive thru: Not Completed. I will probably end up doing this one last minute because it is easy peasy.

18. Take a how-to-class: Not Completed. Hmmm what do I want to learn how to do?

19. Get a tattoo!: Not Completed. A little nervous about this one. I don’t want it to get a tattoo just because it’s on a list, I just really have always wanted one but have never found a significant art or meaning that I want to put on my skin. I have an idea but I’ll see if I like it enough to have it on my skin forever. To be continued…

20. Own a pair of designer shoes: Not Completed. But I am working on it! These are the ones I want. I stole the picture from this blog.

Valentino Shoes

21. Go to the Ellen Show: Not Completed. I want to syncronize it with a LA trip, and since I don’t have one planned in the near future, I will hold off on this one for a little, but it’s fairly easy to get tickets to these TV shows so I am not concerned. I can’t wait though because I looooove her.

22. Make a DIY craft: Not Completed. Hmmm, what do I want to make?

23. Read The Bible (Old and New Testament): Not Completed. But I bought a pink leather one and yeah, again, I pilled it on the rest of the books that I want to read… UGH!

24. Make a herb garden: Not Completed. But I bought the seeds already. I bought Basil, Dill, and Parsley (I think). I even have Mason jars in which I want to grow them in (saw this idea on Lauren Conrad’s website). Just need to go to Home Depot and get “the dirt” (or whatever it’s called…).

Garden

25. Live without a phone or internet for 48 hours: Not Completed. I kind of want to link this one with number 26. Go on a solo road trip with no electronics at all, not even a GPS! Just in order to soak in everything and make it an adventure.

26. Make a solo road trip to a random  city: Not Completed. I am thinking of Scottsdale, Arizona, beacuse I want to check out a particular hotel in this city, but at the same time I am thinking Grand Canyon (number 7).

27. Experience Mardi Grass: Not Completed. I don’t know what I was thinking when I added this one to the list, I mean I still want to experience it but I added it too close to Mardi Grass 2014 to even plan a trip out there and next Mardi Grass is obviously 2015. I will have to automatically shift this one over to my future 40 before 40 list.

28. Create a 30 day challenge of something: Not Completed. But I have an idea, more to come…

29. Take an art class: Not Completed. I did see a Groupon on this though. It was an art + wine mingle class. Sounds fun!

30. Skinny Dipping Did this in Cancun, and wrote about it here.

So basically I have completed 5 out of 25 in almost 6 months… Not so good… I need to step it up because I have 20 more to go in almost the same amount of time.

XOXO

Miss Natalia Silva

Miss Natalia Silva

Chilean-Swedish Lifestyle Blogger in San Diego

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