Self Care & Personal Development

30 things to do before I’m 30

It’s my birthday! 29 today and I don’t feel a day over 28…

I’m not usually one for birthdays, but with my next birthday being 30; it has made me realise how fast time really is flying!

When I was 25 I wrote a 30 before 30 list. I can’t seem to find it, but I know for a fact that I have not completed even half of the entries. When I became a mummy I slowed down on ticking things off my list, as I was too busy concentrating on her lists (changing, feeding, development, experiences, weaning… it’s never ending). So, with one year left, I figured it was time to re-evaluate this list and see what I can do in the next year.

I have no actual budget or time for this so the options are more relatively achievable. I’m sure when I was 25 there were plenty of things like ‘Travel to 10 new countries’. This just isn’t going to happen for me in the next year. This is my realistic list of 30 before 30.

  1. Travel to somewhere new
  2. Learn to drive and pass my test
  3. Have a spa day
  4. Pay for a strangers lunch
  5. Give blood
  6. Volunteer for charity work
  7. Learn to take photos on manual
  8. Complete a 30 day challenge
  9. Visit my best friend in the Netherlands
  10. Reach my goal weight
  11. Declutter my life and donate suitable items to charity
  12. Take a dance class
  13. Pay off my credit cards!
  14. Get a new tattoo
  15. Treat myself to something really special
  16. Try 5 new restaurants
  17. Dine alone at a restaurant
  18. Stop smoking (only socially currently but still an awful habit!)
  19. Attend a Sing a Long event at the Prince Charles Theatre
  20. Visit London Zoo with Little K

You’ll notice I seem to be lacking by 10… This is why:

My husband is in the army and we are due to transfer around June time, so I am going to wait for confirmation as to what this will be before I add my final 10. This transfer will probably involve a house move (possibly to another country) and a new job/career so will mean big changes for us as a family. I want to make the most of my list and therefore if we move to another country I will include learning the language, as an example. Will revisit this in a few months and update you with my progress and what the future holds for us!

What would be on your list? What do you want to achieve in the next year?

30 things to 30 things to do before I'm 30 - What can I achieve in the next 365 days? Bucket List
30 things to 30 things to do before I’m 30 – What can I achieve in the next 365 days? Bucket List

9 thoughts on “30 things to do before I’m 30”

  1. I definitely need to make a list of things I would like to do before I’m 30. One would be live in a farm for one year with my family. I don’t know thought if it’s possible or not. I know there are places you can volunteer to work but with a 1 year old it can be quite tricky.


  2. I need to make a list too. This is a great idea. Funny thing is that we are pretty much the same age and we have the same name! 🤣


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