To keep myself accountable with my 30 Before 30 list, I’ll be sharing what I accomplished each month, at the end of each month. Let’s dive in, shall we?
1. Â Join the board of directors of an organization.
4. Â Commit to a philanthropic cause and contribute in a meaningful way (besides just donating funds).
I veryÂ recently joined the board of directors of the Tigerlily Foundation, an incredible organization whose mission isÂ to educate, advocate for, empower and provide hands-on services and support to young women (15-40), before, during and after breast cancer. Â I just attended my first board meeting, and I’m very excited to work with a cause that I’m committed to professionally and personally.
5. Â Get my binge spending habits under control, once and for all.
I’ve actively been working on this item, and something that’s helped is recording all my spending. Â I’ve tried countless ways of doing this, but have finally built the habit of it by using ToshlÂ (personal expenses)Â andÂ ExpensifyÂ (work purchases). Â Not only does it keep my spending in check, I also submit my expense reports promptly, much to the relief of my colleague. Â I’ll update you all on this one every now and then, to keep you posted on it.
17. Â Watch a horror movie (I HATE them, but Iâ€™m all for getting out of my comfort zone).
I saw World War Z. Â I watched most of it shielding my eyes with my hands or my husband’s shoulder. Â In my mind, it qualifies as a horror movie. Â Also, I’m a wuss.
22. Â Become a patron of an arts group â€“ performing or museum.
I purchased a membership to the MoMA. Â Mostly to experience the Rain Room exhibit. Â Which we never did. Â Oh well, at least I love modern art!
On deck for August? Â Focus on my health (and items #16, #21, #29), get the dreaded wax out of the wayÂ (and promptly treat myself to a pool or beach day), and tackle the guitar the second half of the month, when I have a chance to catch my breath. Â To see my entire 30 Before 30 list, click here.