Monday, March 14, 2016

30 Before 30 and Changes to QLCC


Hey guys. It's no surprise that I've been letting this blog linger quietly while I build up my new blog, Forking Up. I'm not letting QLCC die QUITE yet, but considering I'm going to be turning the big 3-0 in just 1.5 years (YIKES!) I figured it was time to start phasing out this blog and getting ready for a re-brand.

That said, I will probably keep this blog around. If nothing else, it's a tribute to my 20s and figuring myself out--as well as teaching myself to cook!

To make the countdown to my 30s more fun, I decided to make a 30-Before-30 list and use this blog to track my progress. I meant to post this on my 28th birthday, back in October, but I forgot. Since then I've actually accomplished some of these! Here's the original list:
  1. Go Skydiving
  2. Visit Asia
  3. Visit the Grand Canyon
  4. Cook a whole duck
  5. Take a cooking class
  6. Publish a book
  7. Publish an article in a magazine (did it once, want to do it again)
  8. Write a novel
  9. Submit short stories to lit mags (get one published?)
  10. Perform in a comedy festival
  11. Enter a karaoke/singing competition
  12. Do a boudoir photo shoot
  13. Take an adult swim lesson (reach goal: LEARN TO SWIM)
  14. Do a full Whole 30
  15. Go to the gym for more than one month
  16. Set (and stick to) a budget
  17. Dye hair a crazy color
  18. Take a vacation by myself
  19. Volunteer at an animal shelter
  20.  Run a 5k
  21.  Do a stand-up set
  22.  Cook a quail
  23.  Start a 401k
  24.  Take a guitar class
  25.  Attend an Austin music festival
  26.  Attend a blogging conference (preferably a national one)
  27.  Brew my own beer/mead/cider/something alcoholic
  28.  Have a legit spa day at a real spa
  29.  Create a painting (or other large piece of art) for my living room
  30.  Visit Berlin
And here's what I've accomplished so far:

  1. Go Skydiving
  2. Visit Asia
  3. Visit the Grand Canyon This past November I FINALLY visited the Grand Canyon!
  4. Cook a whole duck
  5. Take a cooking class I'd like to take another, but I recently took a cooking class all about Bacon at Central Market
  6. Publish a book (PENDING!)
  7. Publish an article in a magazine (did it once, want to do it again)
  8. Write a novel
  9. Submit short stories to lit mags (get one published?)
  10. Perform in a comedy festival
  11. Enter a karaoke/singing competition
  12. Do a boudoir photo shoot
  13. Take an adult swim lesson (reach goal: LEARN TO SWIM)
  14. Do a full Whole 30
  15. Go to the gym for more than one month
  16. Set (and stick to) a budget
  17. Dye hair a crazy color If you've seen my hair lately, there's a fun swatch of purple underneath
  18. Take a vacation by myself
  19. Volunteer at an animal shelter
  20.  Run a 5k
  21.  Do a stand-up set
  22.  Cook a quail
  23.  Start a 401k
  24.  Take a guitar class Currently taking lessons at Girl Guitar in Austin!
  25.  Attend an Austin music festival (SORT OF! I wandered around SXSW)
  26.  Attend a blogging conference (preferably a national one)
  27.  Brew my own beer/mead/cider/something alcoholic
  28.  Have a legit spa day at a real spa
  29.  Create a painting (or other large piece of art) for my living room
  30.  Visit Berlin (I should have done "get back to Europe" because I recently did visit Italy!)
I'll update my progress as I complete more. Keep checking back!


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