30 by 30 Update

I haven’t made a ton of progress on my 30 by 30 lately…but I’ve made a tiny bit of headway since my last update that I wanted to share.


My goal was to read 20 books this year. At my last update I had finished two. I have now completed five books total, so according to good reads I’m one book ahead of schedule!

Beyond that, I am nearly done with two more. Those two should be done within a week.

I am reading the third book in the Outlander series, Voyager.


And to the baby, I’m reading (also the third book!) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The baby and I read a chapter a night so I should be done with it this weekend!


So hopefully by the end of the week I will have 7/20 of my books for 2015 completed! After that I’ll be moving on the reading the fourth Harry Potter to the baby (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire — in case you didn’t know, in which case we probably shouldn’t be friends). Plus the next Outlander, Drums of Autumn.

I might sneak in another book in between. My friend, Miranda, has been talking my ear off non-stop about how amazing (and quick!) Ella Enchanted is, so I might read that too.

However one of the most important things I did this month to achieve some of my 30 by 30 goals was to visit a new Hawaiian island! On the 15th of March I headed out to Maui to spend a few hours (not kidding, hours) with my amazing friend Jess. Jess and I met in college made a major bond over boy-drama and became lifelong friends. We lived together for over three years, worked together, had classes at UNR together and spent downtime together. She is one of the very few people that I can spend that much time with and not get sick of.


She was kind enough to drive from Reno to Sacramento for my baby shower the week before (the first time we’d seen each other in two years!!) So when I heard she was going to be in Maui…we had to make that happen. Ironically my entire travel time to see her was about the same of just one leg of her drive to see me.

So I flew in to Maui (turbulence while 30 something weeks pregnant is interesting) and Jess picked me up from the airport. The flight is about 30-40 minutes. By the time you get up, you head back down…but the view coming in and out of Maui (and Oahu too!) is amazing.


We headed to a meet up with her friends (who were all there for the weekend for a wedding!).And hung out at the beach for a few hours and chatted.


Then we headed back to the airport, of course stopping at Krispy Kreme on the way. Oahu doesn’t have a Krispy Kreme. In fact the one on Maui is the only one on the Hawaiian Islands.

And that was my trip! I think it was literally six hours total, from leaving my house to driving back home. I was recovering from my trip back to California the prior week and a nasty head cold so I didn’t stay all day like I had originally thought I might. But to be honest it was a pretty cool deal anyways.

Maui seemed really awesome and I’d definitely love to go back if we have time. But with the impending little one and our move about five months away (we think) not sure we will get the chance.


So that gets my count up to three out of four Hawaiian Islands; just one left to go! Last year on our wedding anniversary Wes and I went to Kauai for the weekend. We’ve discussed going to the Big Island this year. The baby will be roughly six weeks at that point, so it’ll be nice to see what it’s like to travel (a very short distance) with a baby before we move this summer!

After visiting Maui just for the day….maybe we’ll get really ambitious and head to Molokai or Lanai just for a day. Since I didn’t book my flight until the day before, flights were a bit higher than they could have been — it was about $200 round-trip.

But if we plan out a couple weeks ahead we could do something super reasonable for just the day for the two of us! (Three of us?)

So while I got nothing crossed off the list, I made some headway! Hope you all have a great last day and a half of March!


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