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Hello!

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the loves of my life.. minus gus

 

My name is Maria, and I am a high school English teacher living in beautiful northern Michigan. Weeks before my 27th birthday, I came up with a list of 30 items that I want to have accomplished by the time I turn 30. This blog was created to document those items, as well as to document any other particularly notable piece of my young-adult life.

I love cooking, running, reading, my faith, my friends and family, my cat Gus, and leading an involved and active lifestyle– so anything that falls under those categories may also end up here. 🙂

30 Before 30

1. Run a half marathon in under 2 hours  completed 10.6.13
2. Travel Europe
3. Volunteer somewhere new completed 12.7.13
4. Knit something
5. Do a polar plunge
6. Fall in love Completed 2013-2014 🙂
7. Document my experiences- scrapbooks (digital ones)
8. Get better at golf
9. Buy a house/condo Completed 2014
10. Cook something completely daunting- i.e. lobsters
11. Take a trip with my best girlfriends completed 11.14.13-11.17.13
12. Watch a “must see” movie I have never seen (Schindler’s List, The Green Mile, The Breakfast Club..)
13. Read 30 books
14. Give blood
15. Start a new club or group at school
16. Invest in my retirement  completed 10.18.13
17. Visit the West Completed Spring 2014
18. Sing in public in some sort of capacity (karaoke does not count)
19. Spend time with God daily
20. Adopt a pet friend for Gus  Completed August 2014
21. Throw a surprise party for someone
22. Reconnect with an old friend
23. Go on the Kairos retreat
24. Visit somewhere in Michigan that I have never been completed 9.29.13, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
25. Bake something new and difficult
26. Skydive, do a hot air balloon ride, bungee jump, or something extreme
27. Maintain a new friendship
28. Commemorate Grace’s memory in a new way
29. Start a blog (is that cheating?)Completed 2013 
30. Learn a new sport, skill or hobby
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