30 Before 30


I've noticed several bloggers writing lists of 30 things to do before they turn 30.  I love the idea of putting your goals, dreams, and wishes out there; I think that it holds you accountable, but also helps bolster support of those goals and dreams.  Since I've entered the 4th anniversary of my 25th year...30 is quickly approaching-a milestone that I'm not dreading nearly as much as I thought I would. What better way to work towards that celebration that with a (slightly) smaller list?!  (I'm all about S.M.A.R.T goals people!)

Own a pair of Louboutins
It amazes me that I haven't broken down and purchased a pair yet.  What.is.the.matter.with.me?! (Oh yeah, now our son needs diapers) But regardless it would be a great to have a pair to rock my milestone birthday in.


Write a draft of a book
Topic: TBD; I have opinions for days (Obviously).  And though I am not an expert on much of anything, I think that I could give a refreshing perspective to several different topics.  (Besides if Snooki can 'write' a book, what is stopping the rest of us?!) Any ideas?


When Hubs and I purchased our townhome, we did so at the peak of the market.  We bought conservatively being the responsible individuals that we are and expected to move out in no more than 5 years.  Whelp, 5 years is here people and with the downward turn in the market (read: plummeting crash), we've been patiently waiting for our home value to rise again so we don't take too much of a hit.  But let's be honest, Coco and Liam need more space (and a yard to play in).

Lose the baby weight (plus more)
Arguably, when I got pregnant I wasn't at my best physically, so the plan is to lose the baby weight plus a little extra.  Call it the icing on the cake that I'm no longer allowed to partake in. (Bitter.Dagger.)

Have one date night a month with Hubs
I cannot stress the importance of maintaining your relationship with your significant other once a baby arrives.  It's so easy to be so completely immersed in figuring out how it works and the baby (hey he can't care for himself), that it's easy to put blinders on and not nurture your relationship with your spouse.  I refuse to let that happen.  Thankfully, we have tons of options for babysitters. 

Read a book a month (for pleasure)
I spent nine months yo-yoing between baby prep books and several 'for pleasure' books.  Now I'm ready to tackle the crazy long list of books that I've been accumulating over the past nine months.  Bring it.

Continue to grow this blog
When I started Haute Child in the City, I didn't think that I'd actually enjoy it as much as I have.  Maybe it's that my 9-5, while great, doesn't satisfy as a creative outlet or that I just enjoy having something else to do, but whatever the reason, I'd love to make it bigger and better with more collaborations and possibly (minimal and carefully selected) advertisers.  Any thoughts on how to do this are welcome.

Work to leave this world a little better for our son
I'm a huge advocate of volunteering and giving back to the community.  I think that volunteering your time and energy are sometimes more impactful than simply donating money to a cause.  Both Hubs and I are big into volunteering and it's something we'd like to pass along to Peanut.  Until he has any sort of control of his appendages, I guess we'll tow the line for now.

Plan a trip non-domestic for 2013
So far we've alternated between domestic and non-domestic travel every other year.  It has worked out well for us and next year it's non-domestic.  Location:TBD.  I smell a birthday trip coming on.  Places on my bucket list: Croatia, Spain, Italy, and Scotland are the big ones, but I wouldn't turn my nose up at a trip to a tropical island somewhere.

Spend Less, Save More
This is a tough one for me given my propensity for shopping; however, we have a little one's future to think about so among the savings accounts, we're including now a college fund and a Chanel purse fund (This is for my "Things to do before I turn 35" list ;) )

What's on your list?

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  1. Great list! My list will have to be for the big 31. It's never too late right? How's mommy hood going?

  2. This is such a great idea for a post. I would also love a pair of Loubs one day. I've been to Italy and it is beyond gorgeous but I also want to visit Croatia and Greece one day too. Best of luck with accomplishing all of your goals!


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