30 Things To Do Before 30

Shiny Happy Birthday Girl SmilingI was having a conversation with a friend recently about things I wanted to accomplish before I turned 30. And then I realized… I have less than a year to make it happen.

My boyfriend at first thought it was silly; no one needs to check off a list of tasks in order to feel accomplished. And I don’t think that’s what this is. This is just a way to make the last year of my 20s memorable. After all, I’ll never get them back.

Without further ado, here are the things I’d like to accomplish before May 17, 2013 in no particular order:

  • Pay off my credit cards
  • Buy a new car that will get me to the mountains
  • Road trip home to see my family
  • Spend time on a beach
  • Run a 5K
  • Take a dance class with my boyfriend
  • Hike a 14er
  • Make my apartment look more adult – e.g. get rid of college furniture, put some actual thought into decorating
  • Don’t drink for 30 days
  • Go on a spending fast
  • Go biking in Palisade, CO – Colorado’s wine country
  • Tailgate at a Broncos game
  • Relaunch my blog
  • Get back down to my pre-boyfriend weight
  • Host a girl’s night at my house with makeovers and Friday Night Beauty on QVC
  • Spend a night in Estes Park
  • Go horseback riding
  • Travel somewhere exotic with my boyfriend
  • Take Spanish classes
  • Take a yoga class
  • Learn to fly fish
  • Have $5,000 in savings
  • Go vegetarian and gluten free for a month
  • Get back into making jewelry by making my friends each a piece of jewelry
  • Go out on a lake
  • Visit five new breweries
  • Invest in some professional, comfortable high heels
  • Build a nightly skin care routine
  • Read the Hunger Games and find out what all the fuss is about
  • Get my wisdom teeth out

I’ll try to post updates as I cross items off of my list. Looking forward to a fun year!

Comments (10)

  1. Brianne

    I once read a profound article similar to this and the writer said : Take a picture of your bare boobs, they will never look as good as they do in their twenties.

    so true.

  2. Tekee

    Change the 5K to a 4K, then join the fun at Avery on the morning of the 4th of July!

  3. Ginger Pelz

    Ooh, you are smart. I'll keep this one in mind! Thanks :)

  4. Bianca Violante

    I fully support all of these things! Let's get started :)

  5. Ginger Pelz

     How about we start with a boat trip on Saturday? Woot woot!

  6. Ginger Pelz

     This is smart, Bri, but at the same time, it freaks me out. :)

  7. SRasmussen

    So…it's October. What you have crossed off?  :)

  8. Ginger Pelz

     Quite a few things, actually! Been thinking I need to post a follow-up soon! Thanks for the nudge.

  9. SRasmussen

    That's awesome, good for you! Have you ever read The Happiness Project? Similar kind of thing, but, well, different. I'm turning 40 in a few years (eek) and need to do something similar. Like start a blog (finally). :) Good luck with the rest of your list!

  10. Kath Brandon

    Time for an update! I’d love to see all the fun stuff you’ve crossed off the list – I know what one is!

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