*Editor’s note: I wrote this post on an old blog back in 2012 (March 27, 2012 to be exact). As I’m launching my new home here on the interwebs, I’m going through some of these old posts to see if I can find some gems, plus it’s my favorite thing about blogging/journaling… going back through and remembering where you once were in your life.
I wrote this a month before my 27th birthday and now 3 1/2 years later, I am now the 30-year-old that seemed so far away back then. Since I completely forgot about this list and haven’t referred to it since then, it was super fun and interesting and go through it and see what I’ve actually accomplished in those 3 years and how I feel about them now. So, any new commentary and the strikethroughs are now in italics below.
I stumbled across a new blog today – It’s Your World, I’m Just Living In It – and one of his posts titled “I Want to Do Things” couldn’t have been a better fit for me and what this site is all about. So, what did I do? I completely stole his idea and ran with it… but that’s okay, he encouraged this on his post.
Due to my obsessive list making and ongoing fear of regret, creating a Thirty Before Thirty list seemed like the perfect idea. So, what does this entail you ask? Simple items, not long-term goals, but just things I’d like to try before I’m an old withered thirty-year-old. So, that gives me 3 years to have some fun – and then create a Bucket List because I’ll be so much closer to death by then.
I need some help though because I’m tired right now and can’t think of thirty interesting, yet simple ideas so comment and let me know what you have on your list or what you’d like me to try! Here’s what I got so far:
Well, this one I’ve been especially successful at since I moved to the great Pacific Northwest 2 1/2 years ago. I’ve been camping *for real* at least 10-15 times and it’s a true passion of mine. Woohoo! Go me!
This has not happened but it’s still a huge MUST for me. I need to make this a priority, pronto!
Has not happened, and not sure how important this actually is to me – though I think it would be a fun thing to do with my husband!
I’ve done this a few times and it’s definitely not all it’s cracked up to. I loveee hosting and cooking, but I’m more of a BBQ and casual kind of gal vs. sophisticated and fancy.
Thanks to my newfound love for camping, I’ve been able to disconnect quite a few times in the past couple years. It’s probably one of my favorite parts about escaping into the mountains… I’m forced to disconnect and put the email and Facebook away and just be. It’s absolutely a necessity of mine now.
This would still be fun… but hasn’t happened yet.
Ha! I’m not sure this will ever happen – who drives stick anymore anyway? 😉
This is beyond a want, this seems like a need. How do I not know how to juggle? Why has no one taught me? Isn’t this a basic human ability that we all just pick up as a child or something? I’m getting on it…
I’ve done a lot of REALLY cool things in the past couple years but zip lining is not one of them. I did jump out of a plane (sky diving) and off a bridge (bungee jumping) so maybe that counts for something…?
Yikes! This one should have been checked off by now, but lucky me we are in the midst of planning a European adventure for next spring. No more excuses and poor planning on my part… it’s going to happen this time!
Had multiple Tarot readings, and love them. Would still like an official psychic reading.
Not so much.
I’m starting to wonder if this will ever happen. I’ll put this on the list with “have kids” and see when my husband and I can actually commit to another life that requires us to stop camping and traveling all of the time.
Would still love to do this, however I did have an awful snorkeling experience earlier this year in the Dominican Republic where I got super sea sick and puked all over the place while everyone snorkeled below me in the water. Whoops!
But I still would love to learn how to dive.
More to thank the PNW for… been a few times and hope to go even more this upcoming winter.
This has probably been my biggest, longest goal since I was a child and I FINALLY achieved it. I love that when I originally wrote this post I was not planning or thinking about when or how I would move, I didn’t even know where I wanted to go, but my heart led me to Seattle and it’s still to this day the best decision I’ve ever made in my life.
In the last year I’ve taken 3 great train trips and I absolutely love traveling by train now! I’ve traveled from:
And my next trip planned is from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC with my husband and some friends! It’s seriously one of the best ways to travel!
Has not happened and I’m pretty sure it never will… oh well!
This is so funny to me that it’s on the list because I only did this for the first time 4 days ago! I was part of a pub crawl here in Seattle that raised money for our local residents council and it ended with karaoke and I told all my friends that “today would be the day” and I’d finally sing karaoke. I sung not only one, but two songs!! My song choices were “Wide Open Spaces” by Dixie Chicks (my life anthem) and “Champagne Supernova” by Oasis. I am still proud of myself, and not so sure why I was so scared of it before. Only took a little bit of liquid courage…
I never made the list into 30 but it was fun to see what has happened in a few years, it’s almost like a written time capsule of sorts. Makes me want to do more secret posts like this and predict my future so I can look back on them later and see how things ended up.
What kind of list would you make? How much do you think you from 3 or 5 years ago has accomplished that you hoped you would? What do you hope you in 3 or 5 years will experience?