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My 10 Things Before I Turn 30 Finale

As you know I created this list of 10 things I wanted to achieve before I turned 30 six months ago. Well, that day as come and gone! Tuesday was the big day and at exactly 11:35pm I turned the new decade!


So let’s see how I finished up!


1. Add a new tattoo to my collection! Done! And I looooove it!

fighter wrist tattoo

2. Attend a blog conference! Done! Well, almost. I leave tomorrow at noon for Bloggy Bootcamp in Atlanta! So stinkin’ excited! I also have plans to attend Type A Conference in Charlotte in June 2012!

3. Live it up at Disney. Done! Oh my goodness I loved it so much! We had such an amazing time! We cannot wait to go back again in 2013! Hopefully I won’t be post-op next time! If you missed the posts about the trip you can check them out here.

4. Find a workout that actually works for my body whether it be walking or water aerobics. Not quite. I was able to do some walking after my surgery but with the recent surge in pain and leg issues, I haven’t been walking until I see my doctor on the 31st. Hopefully I’ll be able to resume walking on my lunch breaks soon!

5. Buy a bike and ride to work! Almost! Hubby and I have decided we are buying each other bikes for Christmas! So excited! We’ve been saving rewards points to help with the costs (that above trip to Disney definitely helped!). I’m super excited! I’m thinking about something like this:

ladies cruiser bike

6. Spend a night away with my  husband. Not yet. Still hoping to plan.

7. Look into completing my Adoption Grief paper. One day. One day.

8. See Skillet in concert…again. On schedule! Winterjam 2012!

9. Build some major photography skills. Improvement! I’m definitely not skilled by any means but I am getting a little more comfortable with my camera and have even switched the dial from auto a time or two 🙂

10. Take a girls only trip the beach. One word: Surgery. Definitely threw a wrench in plans when a 6 week recovery takes up all your time off. This weekend in Atlanta will be a girls’ weekend so I’ll give this one half-credit!


How do you think I did?

11 comments on “My 10 Things Before I Turn 30 Finale

  1. Tammy says:

    You were brave enough to make a bucket list, A+ for the hope being alive. I see you accomplished some, scheduled others and a few, you’ll get there!! Very proud when any of us can get anything major accomplished. Hugs. tammy


  2. Mamie says:

    Glad I could be there for the tattoo & your first pedi. We’ll get the beach trip checked off before your next b-day. 🙂

    • Jamee says:

      I’m glad you were able to be there too! Definitely will have to plan a girls’ weekend! As long as I can stay out of the hospital 🙂

  3. Allison says:

    Love love love the tattoo! I want a wrist tatt so badly, but blood makes me pass out, so I don’t know that I’d survive that one. When I got tattoo’d between my shoulder blades I passed out.

    Anyway! Can’t wait to see you this weekend! We’ll party it up in ATL!

    • Jamee says:

      I didn’t watch and seriously it was over (and covered) in 5 minutes so it really wasn’t that bad! I was really really nervous but I’m really glad I did it! Can’t wait to meet you this weekend! Woo-hoo! Party time!

  4. Joanna says:

    Happy belated birthday, Jamee!

    I think you did great on your goals. I don’t know that I would have done as well. I’ve got a little under 6 months until I’m 30. Maybe I should make a list too. : )

    • Jamee says:

      The list was definitely fun to do! Some of them were pretty out there (like the adoption paper) but I felt like it did give me some motivation to try some new things!

  5. Jeannee says:

    Excellent!!! I would like to hear more about that tattoo – what inspired you, did it hurt much, et al ….

    • Jamee says:

      I wanted something visible that would remind me that I am a fighter & will not be overcome by my illness. I’ve got 2 other tattoos but they are hidden 95% of the time so I wanted something small (that I could hide if needed) but that I could look at all the time. It hurt but not crazy hurt. It took maybe 5 minutes so the pain really didn’t have time to register! The middle of the wrist was the most sensitive so I’m glad I didn’t get anything more intricate 🙂

  6. Grumpy Grateful Mom says:

    Great list! I’d love to build some photography skills too. Maybe by the time I’m 40! Have fun at Bloggy Bootcamp. 🙂

  7. Shari@Rain into Rainbows says:

    Not bad! I’m impressed for sure.!!


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