I am turning the big 2-9 this year. In fact, my birthday is next Monday. (Hooray for Bank Holiday birthdays!) I keep teasing Sam that I’m now the age that he was when I met him and way back then, I thought he was super old. At the moment, I’m not feeling any particular pressure about turning 30 next year, but maybe I’ll feel differently as the clock ticks down on my 20s.
Here are 30 Things I’d Like to Do Before I Turn 30:
>>> Prioritise skincare above any other beauty spend.
>>> Spend as much time out in the sunshine as humanly possible.
>>> Be better at saying no, cut out toxic friendships and curate the positive people in my life. (So many pinterest buzzwords there, right?!)
>>> Bring the number of countries that I’ve visited up to 20. Right now I have (England, France, Wales, Scotland, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Turkey, Thailand. So 12. 13 if I count the USA) 8 countries in a year is doable right?
>>> Go for a spa weekend.
>>> Finally get my super cute daschund that I’ve already named Harold.
>>> To have plants in every room and not have to rely on Sam to take care of them because previously I have killed all things.
>>> Edit down my wardrobe till it’s nearly capsule sized and I’ve developed my own “uniform” (It’s nearly there, to be honest!)
>>> Pass the life in the UK test in preparation for my Indefinite Leave to Remain application.
>>> Go camping.
>>> Go on a roadtrip around the Scottish Highlands.
>>> Swap out fast-fashion for fewer clothes, but higher quality.
>>> Get into the habit of drinking more water. And whilst we are at it, eating less sugar.
>>> Reach 10k on Instagram. (I’m only fluttering around 3100 at the moment so it’s a bit of a stretch)
>>> Invest in my own camera instead of borrowing Sam’s equipment whenever it suits me. Also a Go-pro to make more videos.
>>> To go freelance full time.
>>> Finally take Sam to New Mexico.
>>> To run a marathon (depending on how the Great North Run goes in September…)
>>> Re-learn my French.
>>> Buy a house? (Though this one is a bit of a pipe dream.)
>>> Eat at 5 Michelin star restaurants.
>>> Make more Yorkshire-based friends.
>>> Stop criticising my body. And love it for all the amazing things it does.
>>> Have a girl’s weekend abroad.
>>> Continue to read as many books as possible
>>> Volunteer somewhere.
>>> Stop overthinking everything.
>>> Focus on the positivity and try to stay courteous and kind: leave jealousy behind in my twenties.
>>> Stop comparing myself to others.
>>> Be a better pen pal to my friends and family that live on other sides of the world: reach out first before waiting from them to make the first move.
What are you going to try to accomplish before you’re 30? Or if you’re already past it, what’s the best part about being in your thirties so far?