I just realized that the 21st is next week, meaning that my 30th birthday is now almost exactly three months away. And I haven’t even looked at my 30 Before 30 list in … a while. I’m starting to run out of time. I have gotten a few things done so far, but there are way too many things left on this list, things that I need to get started on if I want to have a good showing this year. (One’s self-imposed rules are STRICT, yo. I wouldn’t want to get in trouble for not following them!)
There are a few things on the list that have to wait until the weather gets (significantly) warmer, namely: go swimming (#3), spend at least one day at the beach (#17), go on a picnic (#18), and play with sparklers (#19). I have some plans in mind for #22 (get a tattoo), and that will (hopefully) happen sometime closer to my birthday.
I’m sort of disappointed in myself that I haven’t worked harder on taking photos of my Converse collection (#2), shooting more film (#5), or consuming beer samplers (#30). So I’m definitely going to make those a priority, because what’s more important than sneakers, film, and beer, really?
I know that I probably won’t end up hanging anything on the blank walls in my bedroom and living room (#15) because I’m moving in July (!) and it doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense to do that with so little time left here. But garlands and/or paper flowers (#12) are easy and simple, so maybe I can make that one of my Handmade52 projects.
As for the rest of the list… there seem to be a few items that are easy to work on now. I will have to clean out the Black Hole Closet (#20) and pare down my clothes (#8) in preparation for packing up the place, anyway, and maybe I can work on that next week while I’m off. And I think that making pizza (#6) and baking something just for me, just because (#29) will both be simple ways I can cheer myself up over the next few weeks. Getting to Harold’s (#26) should be easy, I mean, all I have to do is make it happen, and maybe I can get some friends to join me for that, too. (Although I’m sure my dad wouldn’t want to pass it up, either!) And really, it’s kind of ridiculous that I haven’t yet made a book of my Project365 photos (#21), considering the fact that I’ve been meaning to do that since I finished round 1 in the fall of 2007. Making a flickr set of my favorites is the easiest way to start, and I don’t think I have any excuses anymore.
But one thing I wanted to ask you guys, though, is about #27. Any ideas for something completely touristy? It would, of course, probably end up being a photo excursion… but I’m just not sure what I want to do for this one.