30 things to do before 30

August 26, 2014
30 things to do before I turn 30

I have less than three years until I turn 30. (My 30th birthday is on June 5, 2017.) Jeeze. Where the heck did my twenties go? I feel like just yesterday I was traveling through Spain and celebrating my 21st birthday on Mallorca. Time just flies. I’ve already accomplished and attained a lot of things I’ve wanted in my life. But there’s always more out there to explore, dream and discover. No time like the present to accomplish all the things we continue to put off until tomorrow. Here’s my list in no particular order:

  1. Run a 10K
  2. Write the first draft of a book
  3. Develop a regular meditation practice
  4. Go skydiving
  5. Go on a full-moon hike
  6. Hike Mt. Kilimanjaro
  7. Pay off my student loan debt
  8. Send 30 cards, letters, gifts to friends and family
  9. Take a cross-country road trip
  10. Unplug for a full day
  11. Host a dinner party
  12. Complete a 30 day challenge – write every day, take a picture every day, go vegetarian, etc.
  13. Try stand up paddleboarding
  14. Cook my way through an entire cookbook
  15. Go on a camping trip without my parents
  16. Buy a stranger their morning coffee
  17. Ride in a hot air balloon
  18. Attend a yoga retreat
  19. See a Broadway show
  20. Watch 30 classic films
  21. Take a self-defense class
  22. Go zip lining
  23. See the Grand Canyon
  24. Travel to Greece
  25. Visit a psychic
  26. Do a juice cleanse
  27. Create a morning routine
  28. Take a solo trip somewhere
  29. Get a proper desk
  30. Build something with Ruby on Rails

My list includes a lot of traveling and adventure, but, for the most part, I think these things are all fairly attainable. I’m not trying to put myself on a timeline. Instead, I’m giving myself a light shove in the direction of accomplishing things I continue to put off or am afraid to do. I look forward to crossing these off my list one by one. The countdown begins now!

Do you have a list of things you want to do?

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