So I came across a blog recently that the writer started to document her successes at meeting goals for herself. The interesting conceit of the list of goals is “NxN”—that is N things done by the age of N. So, as the title of my post suggests, I would create a list of 30 things to do by the time I’m 30 years old. The idea is that you do a new list each year. If I were 23, I’d do 24×24. When I turn 30, I start a new list of 31×31. In chatting with her, I said that I thought it would be hard to come up with 30 things to do in the next year. I don’t know that I’ll actually make an effort to complete the items on the list. This is more about seeing if I can even come up with 30 things.

  1. Become comfortable leading Balboa
  2. Apply to the spring 2014 GW Master’s in International Science and Technology Policy program
  3. Get back to an average of 50 books read in a year
  4. Write at least 1 blog post a month.
  5. Begin biking to and from work at least twice a week
  6. Buy new bookshelves and fully organize my books
  7. Fully catalogue my books
  8. Compete in a newcomer’s jack and jill
  9. Travel to a lindy event other than Lindy Focus
  10. Go rock climbing semi regularly
  11. Take further Swedish or Polish classes

That’s what I came up with in odd moments of thinking while at work on 13 February.

  1. Visit California

That’s all I got on 14 February.

  1. Submit a short story to a science fiction/fantasy magazine

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