30 by 30 Bucket list

July 27, 2017


 When I was 21 years old I wrote a list of things I wanted to achieve and experience before I turned the big 3-0. My pre-30 bucket list if you will.

At the gloriously young and carefree age of 21, 30 seemed ages away and the list could be successfully completed before then with next to no effort. Don't get me wrong, some things on the list are things that I can tick off without going too far out of my way. Those things that I "just haven't got round to" Others are more challenging life goals that require a considerable amount of effort. 


Completing this list was made all the more challenging when carefree, 21 year old me, lost the list the same year I wrote it and only remembered a fraction of the things on it.

I was however reunited with it this April at the age of 27 and was able to tick off an impressive 7 things. "Only 7 things in 7 years! How is that possible? I travel, I read, I'm totes adventurous. How have I done so few??"

It made me think, if I don't take this list more seriously and pick up the pace at which I cross things off, I'll only have ticketed off 10 by the time I'm 30!


So with a new found desire to complete the list before I'm 102 years old. I set to ticking off a few more this year and I've made great progress. I'm at the half way point! 


Here is my full list and below you can see what I've done and what's still left to do.


1. 30 countries
2. Pearl Harbour
3. Times Square
4. The Northern Lights
5. The tulip fields in Holland
6. The Dark Hedges
7. The London Eye


8. To drive a manual car
9. A Nordic language

10. To play the ukulele
11. A new skill


12. Read a classic novel
13. Read every book I own
14. Watch all of IMDB Top 250

15. Watch a Westend show


16. Owning your own house
17. Being part of a studio audience
18. Giving blood
19. Driving in the UK, Europe and America
20. A drive-in movie
21. Driving a golf cart
22. Skinny dipping
23. Sleeping under the stars
24. Sending a message in a bottle
25. 24 hours without my phone

26. A big sporting event
27. Singing karaoke
28. The Itex walk (39 miles)
29. Drink more water!
30. Laugh every day :)





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