thirty for thirty

Turning 30

I am turning 30. Soon.  There was a time (long, long ago) that I thought 30-year-old Jessica would be a married mother of three.  When I think back to the lofty goals of my younger self it’s easy to laugh at the ridiculous plans I had and the speed at which I thought I’d accomplish them, but it’s an excellent reminder of how fast time flies.  Birthdays pass us by at warp speed, and while I in no way regret missing the boat on ‘kids by 30’, I do wish I hadn’t put off some of the smaller things. Inspired by my dear friend Chelsea, I’ve reviewed my mental catalog of wants and complied a list of 30 things I aim to do as a 30-year-old. I’m not one for making resolutions at the stroke of midnight.  It’s probably why I’ll never do a juice cleanse, why I never make it to pilates, and why I only floss when the threat of a dentist appointment looms.  So before we continue here today, let’s get one thing straight – this is a not a list of resolutions. This list is simple.  It’s a collection of the little things I want to do, and none of the things I should.

Turning 30

Turning 30

Turning 30

Turning 30

Turning 30

Turning 30

Turning 30

Turning 30

Turning 30

Turning 30

What do you want to do?


5 thoughts on “thirty for thirty

  1. Katherine

    Here’s my favourite recipe for Flourless Chocolate Cake – it’s rich and delicious and takes no time to make. Great for potlucks or whenever. And only 5 ingredients. Enjoy!

    Flourless Chocolate Cake


    4 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened) OR 1 Lindt 70% Bar
    1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
    3/4 cup sugar
    3 large eggs
    1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus additional for sprinkling


    • Preheat oven to 375°F and butter an 8-inch round baking pan.
    • Chop chocolate into small pieces. In a double boiler or metal bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water melt chocolate with butter, stirring, until smooth.
    • Remove top of double boiler or bowl from heat and whisk sugar into chocolate mixture. Add eggs and whisk well.
    • Sift 1/2 cup cocoa powder over chocolate
    mixture and whisk until just combined.
    • Pour batter into pan and bake in middle of oven 25 minutes, or until top has formed a thin crust.
    • Cool cake in pan on a rack 5 minutes and invert onto a serving plate.
    • Dust cake with additional cocoa powder and serve.

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