Wednesday, February 25, 2009

13 before 30 (and Baby O Giveaway)

A two-part blog...

First, I found this survey thingie, and y'all know how I loooovvveee surveys. It's basically this: 13 things you want to accomplish before the next big milestone (20, 30, 40, 50, 60, etc.). As I've got five years (yikes, wait, only four and a half!) before I hit the Big Three-Oh, here are my 13 things I want to accomplish before I turn 30. Feel free to play along!!

1. Complete (or be at least 80% done) with my doctorate program.

2. Have a baby!! (My husband cringes as he reads this, lol!)

3. Go skiing. And learn to surf (it's been a dream of mine).

4. Present a paper at a conference at least three more times, and have a couple of papers published.

5. Buy a bigger house, one kid-ready.

6. Go to one of the women's conferences at our church (as I've never gone as of yet).

7. Get into a habit of doing a daily Bible study instead of doing it irregularly.

8. Go on a super-awesome vaca. I'm not really picky as of where. I mean, Bora Bora, Maui, or Europe will do... ;) Lol!!

9. Learn how to speak Spanish.

10. Read a book a month.

11. Serve a full six years in Junior Auxiliary. (I'm on year two now.)

12. Exercise regularly.

13. Become a better prayer warrior.

Your turn!

Okay, so now on to Part Dos (see, look, already know a little Spanish, haha!). If you go visit Rach's site, you'll find a lot of super awesome things about Rach and her husband Josh. Such as Rach's love for The Bachelor. Or that her husband is an intern pastor. Or...that she and her husband are trying to adopt a baby from South Korea.

And YOU, my wonderful friend, can help out and be blessed in more ways than one!

Click on the picture (if it works) or on her name in the big graf above and learn how to participate -- help a Godly couple out AND get a chance to win some seriously awesome prizes.

Okay, so now I'm off to create a syllabus, figure out what do to with graduating seniors, and grade some papers. Yuck...I mean, uh, Yea!!! Lol.


CR said...

This is good stuff! Congrats on the Ph.D acceptance!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Might want to think twice about that skiing one.

misti said...

Oooh Maui...I wanna go! You can knock out two birds with that one - they have surfing lessons there!

septembermom said...

Great list! Learn to surf from a Spanish instructor and you'll get two things accomplished!! Remember to get done what you can before it's baby time. After baby, your number one wish list item will be SLEEP : )

Brooke said...

i'm 29 in june. way too close to be making a list!!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Ooo, fun idea....I'll have to think of my list and post it soon!

You are too sweet for your kind words and for helping spread the word!!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

You are an amazingly accomplished woman. I can't even believe you read my blog.

LuAnn said...

I love your list. Please let us know when you start checking things off your list.

Anonymous said...

last year i turned the big three-o and i hated it! sorry to say! it's just one of those ages when you feel like youth is gone...and wait til you have a baby...wowzer..reality of life really settles in!

i love learning more about my bloggy friends!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the ambitious Ph D student! As for the many things you wish to accomplish, I don't have to tell you, you can do all things through Christ. You're proving that through your witness and diligence.

Oh, to be more like Him... right?

So on the awesomeness award you gave me, can I pass it along to others by posting as you did for both me and them? What do you think??

Let me know, and thanks for always stopping by. As I was skimming through your latest post, I thought the baby names title meant you were pregnant.

Glad I read further. I have no doubt His timing will be perfect for the two of you.

Be blessed as you press on.


Tanya said...

Very nice list, I'll have to think of that for myself, right now I can only think of 1 thing I really really want to accomplish.

MelanieJoy said...

Hi. I ran across your comment over at Linda's "Grown' With It". I see you are from North La. So am I. My blog is set to private but would enjoy hearing from some one close. My email is on my profile page. Anyway just wanted to say hello.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

With you on #7, #8, #9, #12...oh yeah. I really have no excuse for the Spanish thing because Hubby speaks it fluently...I guess I have just been lazy.