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On my 25th birthday, I started working on a 30 things to do before I turn 30. However, I find that my list is continuing to grow with more hopes and dreams as I complete more items on my list. I guesstimated a rough schedule so the procrastinator in me wouldn't wait until my 29th year to start. So as far as when I would like to achieve these goals...well it's flexible. You have to start somewhere. Some years may be better than others, and I may not achieve all of my goals, but doing something is better than doing nothing. My favorite motto to go by is "The more you do, the more you get done." You may not get to it all, but that's more than not getting to anything.

What goals and ambitions to you have? How do you plan on putting them into motion? Comment below.

Gilded Glamour- 30 before 30 Annual Goals:
  • Read 50 books, and continue this each year. Keep up with me on GoodReads!
  • Read the whole bible in 1 year. It's my goal to continue this each year. Click here to see my plan.

Age 25: February 9, 2014-February 9, 2015

  • Start and maintain a blog, Yay! GildedGlamour.com (Completed October 2014)
  • Lose 50 pounds...and keep it off. My body seems to respond best to the Whole 30/Paleo lifestyle.
  • Go to New York and Washington D.C. with Chad (Completed January 2015)
  • Get a Cricut and start crafting! (Completed October 2014)
  • Invest in Jimmy Choo Shoes (Completed June 2014)
  • Invest in a Tom Ford Bag (Completed August 2014)
Age 26: February 9, 2015-February 9, 2016
  • Run a Half Marathon-19 weeks of prep (Completed March 2015)
  • Take calligraphy lessons...I have absolutely horrible handwriting, so we'll see how this goes
  • Invest in a Celine bag  (Completed January 2015)
  • Take graphic design classes...back to school again!
  • Go to Vegas with Chad and friends
  • Invest in a Fendi bag (Completed December 2014)
Age 27: February 9, 2016-February 9, 2017
  • Take floral arranging classes (Completed April 2015)
  • Run a Full Marathon- 29 weeks of prep
  • Take Spanish classes to work on my conversational skills. I'm really excited about this one! It will probably be many, many months of mixed emotions, but in the end I would LOVE to be able to officially say I am bilingual.
  • Go on a cruise with Chad and friends
  • Go hiking or skiing in Colorado with Chad (Completed August 2015)
  • Invest in Valentino Heels (Completed February 2015)
Age 28: February 9, 2017-February 9, 2018
  • Compete in a Figure Fitness Competition (MINIMUM 16 weeks of prep)
  • 5th wedding anniversary: go to Europe or somewhere exotic to celebrate
  • Compete in a shooting competition. I hope to spend several months, if not a few years, prepping for this one. #FTW (for the win)
  • Take cooking classes
  • Complete a mini-triathlon, I have absolutely no idea the prep that goes into this, but according to this article it should be about 12 weeks
  • Invest in a Celine bag (Completed December 2014) 
Age 29: February 9, 2018-February 9, 2019
  • Start investing in fine jewelry (Completed/Started May 2015)
  • Invest in a Valentino bag (Completed April 2015)
  • Take photography classes
  • Go to Boston with Chad
  • Invest in a 3.1 Phillip Lim Bag (Completed July 2015)
  • Start a business
Other fun things I'd like to do:
  • Learn embroidery/sewing basics
  • Take textiles/fashion classes
  • Take videography classes
  • Find my signature flower
  • Find my signature Scent
  • Other travel Wishes: Go to San Fransisco/Seattle/other hiking adventures with Chad
  • And really shooting for the stars on this one...Bring in $500k in commissions to family business since the age of 25
Goals subject to change...last updated August 5, 2015.

4 comments

  • Happy Valentine’s Day from #GildedGlamour: June 21, 2016

    […] for Chad…and I probably should not eat any of them, or I’ll never be able to cross off this item off my 30 before 30. Until then, I’ll be living vicariously through Chad with […]

  • New York and DC with Chad…: June 21, 2016

    […] item on my 30 before 30 list (click if you’d like to read my updates) was to go to New York City and DC with my […]

  • 3.1 Phillip Lim – Gilded Glamour by Whitney Brubaker: June 21, 2016

    […] this 3.1 Phillip Lim Colorblock Medium Pashli at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It was part of my 30 before 30 list. I’m slowly chugging along and crossing things off, but am starting to get a little anxious […]

  • 30 BY 30 // The Start - My Site: June 21, 2016

    […] The New Year always has us thinking about fresh starts and new goals. Being the type-A person I am – I love goal setting! My best friend W and I decided instead of a years worth of goals we will make our own 30 by 30 lists. These are things that we want to accomplish and/or own by the time we turn 30 which for us in just about 4.5 years away. If you want to check out Whit’s list click here! […]

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