Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Turning 30

Accomplishments Of My 20’s
  • Graduated from a prestigious school.
  • Fell in love, proposed and got married.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Appeared on “Guiding Light,” “As The World Turns” and I was turned down for the roll of Sam Seaborn on “West Wing” (curse you, Rob Lowe!).
  • Ran first marathon then did it three more times.
  • Went skydiving.
  • Progressed from job to career.
  • Conceived our first child.
  • Ran first Half Ironman Triathlon.
  • Had 10 apartments in 10 years… (I habit I hope to break).

Goals For My 30’s

  • Celebrate our 5 and 10-year wedding anniversaries.
  • Have another baby.
  • Witness our children do amazing things.
  • Complete a full Ironman Triathlon.
  • Run the Boston Marathon (and several others!).
  • Visit Rome and Paris as well as Napa, Big Sur and Monteray, California.
  • Drive a wildly exotic sports car.
  • Enjoy a vintage bottle of Dom Perignon.
  • Buy our first home.
  • Climb a mountain.
  • Learn to speak functional Italian and French.

"‘Tis but a base, ignoble mind that mounts no higher than a bird can soar."


stephruns said...

Happy Birthday! I think your goals seem all very reasonable. Good luck!

Suzanne said...

Happy Birthday Josh and good luck with completing your goals.

the_ubster said...

Happy Birthday Josh!
30 years old, your almost an adult now, almost.

nyflygirl said...

Happy "you-are-NOW-a-submasters-runner" day :-D

Anonymous said...

Happy "Big 30" Birthday!! You accomplished a lot in your 20s and I'm very impressed to read your goals in your 30s. May it be a great decade for you. All the best, Janine

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Chelly said...

Congratuations on your accomplishments and good luck on your next ones. Just think about looking back to your blog in 10 years and seeing what really happened. :)

Deene said...

you're off to a great start already. when you start training for everest, start on the 14ers in colorado.
once you have a couple of kids, my guess is a wildly exotic mini-van.

Just12Finish said...

Happy Birthday Josh - I hope you hit all your goals in record time!

Dying Water Buffalo said...

Happy happy, Josh!!

Love the goals... although they were a little frivilous for my tastes, how about some basic, practical goals like "eat my weight in cheese" and "wear a pink boa to family gathering"

Uptown Girl said...

Late to the party but Happy Birthday:)

JustRun said...

Shoot, I was so certain I'd commented! Something must have interrupted me.
Anyway, Happy [Belated] Birthday!

Sempre Libera said...

Happy belated birthday!

Ginger Breadman said...

Happy Birthday! You have great lofty goals. "If you don't have a goal there's nothing to shoot for." It's fun to look back and see so many major life accomplishments too, I bet.

I love the Shakespeare quote - we just saw a 'Shakespeare in the grass' summer play last week.

I can't begin to vote on the baby's sex. I will say, that we did find out - we always have. But I have learned something in the past week. All of those old wives tales about how you carry, what you crave, morning sickness gender predictions, chinese astrological formulas, even mother's intution . . . they were ALL wrong for this baby. Ya never know. I admire you're quest for surprise - that's exciting for you guys.

13akbal said...

Happy Birthday!

My contribution to your goals is this link:

Have fun!

Phil said...

Great goals for your 30s. I sort of skated through that decade. Worked too much, didn't love enough and got burned out. I like your plan much better.

Fantastic accomplishments in your 20s. Your 30s will rock.

Amy said...

I found your blog on CRN and read through your posts. Great site. And a fantastic list for your 30's. They go quick so start now!