Have you ever heard of the 30 before 30 list? It’s exactly as it sounds, 30 things you want to do before you turn 30 years old. I saw a friend of mine had done it and I thought it was just what I needed to set some goals, but also see where my head was at when it came to what I wanted to do in this life.
People always say that your 20’s are the time to do whatever you want, go on adventures and discover yourself and while that sounds great, it can also be a time of feeling totally lost with no direction (or is that just me? lol.) This last year especially has made me feel that I lack a purpose. I lack this thing that makes me want to get up in the morning and I’ve been so caught up in trying to find it that I’m missing other amazing moments.
I think a lot of us have this idea that if we don’t have it figured out by 25 that we’re doing something wrong. Thankfully I think this generation is changing the mindset when it comes to this and realizing that life isn’t about working a job 40 hours a week until you die or any of the other conventional things our parents and grandparents did before us.
So instead of thinking about what other people are doing, or what they think I should be doing, I made this list from the heart. Things that I really do want to do regardless of money or time. A lot of my list is travel related (which isn’t surprising) but, of course I had that voice in the back of my mind saying I should have more “adult” things on my list. But then I decided I’ll make a 40 before 40 list and it can have all of the adult ish on that one lol.
So, if you’re feeling this way too, I want you to know that you aren’t alone. I have mini breakdowns more frequently than I’d like to admit. But I keep putting in the work, doing things that make me happy, knowing that it will all fall into place eventually. The timing of our lives isn’t up to us!
My 30 before 30 list
- Stay in a hostel in South East Asia
- Take a hot air balloon ride
- Do a California road trip from the bottom to the top
- Have my own place to call home
- See the hot air balloons in Cappadocia, Turkey
- Get a tattoo
- Go to Switzerland and ride the train
- Take a Spanish course
- Start a YouTube channel
- Party in Vegas
- See the Northern Lights
- Live in Europe for one month
- Road trip through Canada
- Take a family trip abroad
- Volunteer with kids
- Take a girls only trip with my besties
- Own my own business (still need to figure out details on this one)
- Visit all 50 states
- Upgrade my cameras and become a better photographer/ videographer
- Be a part of a dance company
- Teach dance
- Donate a substantial amount to charity
- Have a daily meditation practice
- Take a bartending class
- Go to Europe for Christmas
- Own 2 rental properties
- Visit the Dolomites in Italy
- Take a cooking class
- Get engaged
- Go blonde again
I feel like this list could go on forever, but I think it’s a good start for the next 5 years. I hope this inspires you to make your own 30 before 30 or bucket list. And remember while you are making it that there is no right or wrong. You can do anything you want in this life! If you do make a list, let me know because I would love to read it!!
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