30 Before 30: Flying Trapeze

September 26, 2013


When I lived in San Francisco, I happened upon an aerial arts school that taught flying trapeze but I never had the chance to go. I kept this wish in the back of my mind after I moved from SF and continued to look for similar schools with each city I moved to. Seattle did not disappoint.

I finally took the leap… no pun intended… on Tuesday with Emily and Amy. Amy had been a few times before and was on to more challenging tricks. She was gracefully from get go. Emily, who was just as green as I was, picked up the tricks without a second thought.

Me? Well, I was a bit awkward… but we knew that would happen before I even started. It’s my brand. And yet – I jumped off, did a trick, and made a catch.

When I first made my 30 before 30 list, people were encouraging but they also thought it was a little silly. What is does a catch on a flying trapeze accomplish? This, and the other 30 before 30 items, put me out of my comfort zone. They force me to try something new and risk failing.

I am not going to lie… I have watched the videos from last night over and over again. I am not ashamed to say I am so proud of myself. I was really scared and I didn’t think I could do it. But I still tried, risked failing, and was rewarded with a catch.

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    1. Get a pixie haircut.

Completed Dec 12, 2012

    1. Go on a vacation alone.


  • Karaoke.



  • Camp.



  • Learn to longboard. Or at least attempt it.



  • Complete a catch on the flying trapeze.


Completed Sept 24, 2013


  • Throw a fancy dinner party.



  • Run a marathon. (But I will settle for a half)



  • Visit Canada.



  • Travel to a country I have never been before (not Canada).


Completed May 9, 2013 with Amsterdam

  • Revisit my best friend in Florida.



  • See a football game in the south. War Eagle.



  • Learn to grill.


Completed April 2013


  • Attempt snowboarding… again.



  • Take a cooking class. 


    Completed Nov 11, 2012 at Pantry at Delancy
    Pie Ninja



  • Hold my future niece or nephew.



  • Treat my parents.



  • Make a pie from scratch.


Completed Nov 21, 2012 with a Ginger Apple Streusel “Pie”


  • Find the perfect swimsuit.



  • Decorate a christmas tree.



  • Ride a motorcycle.



  • Explore 5 states I have never visited before.



  • Conquer my reoccuring NYE resolution of reading 50 books in one year.



  • Learn to french braid.



  • Take a 2 week vacation: 2 consecutive weeks.



  • Build something… that doesn’t come from Ikea.



  • Do one cartwheel.



  • Matchmake a couple, successfully.



  • Wear my navy blue special occasion Florida dress.



  • Be apart of something momentous, memorable, and national. Subjective… deal with it.


BONUS: Be awesome every day.

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