Today I turned 26! I’m now officially closer to 30 than 20.

On my 19th birthday, a relative told me they were turning 30 soon and I laughed at how old they were. I couldn’t even imagine being 30, it seemed so old.

But I’ve come to realise that getting older isn’t a bad thing. It means you got to experience new things and life doesn’t stop just because you hit a certain age.

We should celebrate aging and embrace the new adventures.

Since I have 4 years before I turn 30, I thought it would be fun to create a little list of 30 things I hope to do before I turn 30.

  1. Learn basic Japanese to the level of being able to hold a conversation.
  2. Visit London.
  3. Take a photo every day for a year.
  4. Find a pair of denim jeans that actually fit and won’t break after a week.
  5. Live more sustainably.
  6. Read at least 80% of the books I own. This includes manga, graphic novels and e-books.
  7. Get better at taking care of myself and my wellbeing.
  8. Learn self-defence.
  9. Hit my weight loss goal.
  10. Adopt a pet.
  11. Find a saving plan that works for me.
  12. Get another tattoo.
  13. Buy clothes that make me feel good about myself.
  14. Turn my handwriting into a font.
  15. Bake a pie from scratch.
  16. Roller skate at least once.
  17. Get a manicure.
  18. Start going swimming again.
  19. Fly first class somewhere.
  20. Go camping again.
  21. Complete all the video games in my backlog.
  22. Create a morning and evening routine.
  23. Have a solo photo shoot.
  24. Read all the Jane Austen books.
  25. Learn how to do my make-up properly.
  26. Build more life-long friendships.
  27. Crochet a dress for myself.
  28. Go to a restaurant on my own.
  29. Watch the sunrise at least once.
  30. Complete a 30 day challenge.

Have you made a 30 before 30 list? What would you add to yours?


2 responses to “30 Before 30”

  1. sandys5 Avatar

    Happy birthday to you! I hope you have a memorable day. Thirty was a milestone year for me too. Mine was a look back and a charge forward. For I’d lived half of my life being a mom and I felt that a lot of the time, I was reacting to life rather than taking charge of it. This was a game changer.


  2. Rachel Avatar

    I love these! I’m a big fan of hockey so before I’m 30, I’d like to see half the NHL teams play, I also hope to take a dancing and cooking/drink making class!

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