My 30 Before 30

Yep, it’s official I’m in the last year of my twenties, I’m sure it’s cliché but I really don’t know where that time went, celebrating my 21st sometimes feels like yesterday, it has been an AMAZING decade crammed with uni and travelling, business ventures, creativity, heartbreak, soul searching and some amazing firsts.

I’ve loved every formative minute but I kinda can’t wait to go into my 30’s feeling more secure in myself and my life and more open to all of life’s adventures.

I read a lot of lists in the name of research and things like ‘eat alone’, ‘volunteer’ and ‘start a business’ have been such normal parts of my twenties I decided not to add them in to my 30 Before 30 list.. (Even though I would then get to immediately cross them off and that would be very satisfying. It just wouldn’t make for an interesting challenge.) I have however included a couple of big things that I did want to achieve before the shiny new decade of my thirties arrives that I have already achieved because frankly I’m impressed with myself and otherwise I need to average 2.5 tasks a month which sounds daunting and expensive…!! I should point out that this is by no mean a what I want to achieve in life list, I could have used all 30 points just for holiday destinations but I wanted it to feel like something I might actually have a shot at achieving without being on a 12 month vacation! And hey if I don’t that’s fine, life won’t end at 3.0

  1. QUIT THE DAY JOB
  2. GET A TATTOO
  3. RUN A HALF MARATHON IN 2HR30
  4. SAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR THAT ALL IMPORTANT HOUSE DEPOSIT
  5. LEARN TO HEADSTAND
  6. GO ON A COOKERY COURSE
  7. RELEARN FRENCH
  8. SELL 100 PAINTINGS (currently on 31…59 to go!)
  9. GET MY EARS PIERCED
  10. GET A WORK PHONE
  11. TAKE A GIRLS TRIP TO PARIS
  12. TAKE A PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
  13. DO A YORKSHIRE WALKING HOLIDAY
  14. A MONTH IN BALI (organise and book it if not actually go on it!)
  15. GO ON A RETREAT, BUSINESS OR PERSONAL
  16. TRY TAI-CHI
  17. DO A PERSONAL BRANDING PHOTOSHOOT
  18. DONATE BLOOD
  19. TRY PADDLEBOARDING
  20. TAKE A SOLO MINIBREAK
  21. GO TO A GIG
  22. WATCH A WESTEND SHOW
  23. CLIMB SNOWDON
  24. DESIGN & SELL A T-SHIRT TO RAISE MONEY FOR A GREEN CHARITY
  25. TREAT MY NAN TO AFTERNOON TEA & A MANICURE
  26. LEARN TO TURN A BOWL WITH PAPA
  27. VISIT EVERY MAIN BEACH IN SOUTH WALES
  28. TAKE PART IN THE #365PHOTOCHALLENGE
  29. WATCH THE SUN RISE & SET IN THE SAME PLACE
  30. BE A GUEST SPEAKER AT AN EVENT OR ON A PODCAST
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