30 Things To Do Before You’re 30

I turned the grand old age of 26 back in September. I’m officially closer to 30 than I am 20 and that got me thinking about the things that I’ve done in my life so far and all the opportunities I still have ahead of me.

I’ve had a lot of people say to me “the twenties are the best years of your life, make the most of them!” which I have every intention of doing.

In order to do this I have compiled a checklist of things I want to be able to say I have done by the time I walk into the twenties sunset. That way, when the big 3-0 finally arrives, I can embrace it knowing that I exploited my twenties for all the opportunity they had to offer.I’m happy to say I’ve already begun ticking a few off so I’m feeling pretty darn confident that I’ll be able to to finish my list of….

30 Things to do Before you’re 30

  1. Go on holiday alone

    DONE. Spent a few days in Copenhagen, check out my guide here.

  2. Appear in a naked calendar for charity

    DONE, the things we do at uni hey!

  3. Go skinny dipping.
  4. Eat dessert for breakfast

    DONE. It was homemade salted caramel cheesecake and it was bloody lovely.

  5. Go 24 hours without any screens
  6. Write a book
  7. Host a fancy dinner party
  8. Explore somewhere new for a day, no map and no plan
  9. Own my own home
  10. Learn how to code
  11. Learn to make killer dim sum
  12. Give up fizzy drinks
  13. Get the PADI open water diving qualification
  14. Go on a spontaneous trip
  15. Eat a ridiculously expensive meal
  16. Climb a mountain
  17. Sleep under the stars
  18. Learn calligraphy
  19. Work abroad
  20. Throw a blowout party
  21. Drink bubbly in a hot tub

    DONE whilst staying in Oxford. So many bubbles.

  22. Drive a sports car
  23. Start giving blood
  24. Go to the cinema on my own
  25. Spend a whole day in bed, just coz

    DONE. Me and my box set of Scrubs got reacquainted

    Rachel Tries Life: 30 before 30

  26. Stay out all night

    DONE. After a night out me and a mate in our drunken wisdom decided to wait it out until transport started running. We watched the sun come up over tower bridge, it was pretty spectacular.

  27. Run a half marathon (I’ve walked a full one, I’m never running that!)

  28. Learn conversational Spanish (properly this time)
  29. Get a tattoo 
  30. Figure out what I want to be when I grow up… other than magic.

That’s my complete list of 30 things to do before you’re 30. What’s on your list?

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