Wednesday, 12 October 2016

30 things to do while I'm 30

Reaching a milestone in your life makes you appreciate all that has come before. I have not touched this blog in quite a while, looking back I remember fondly how this blog was a comfort for me fresh out of university feeling a little bit lost. I both laugh and cringe at the some of the posts that came before this and also feel proud that I stuck with it for so long while life changed around me.

Where am I now compared to then? We moved back to our family town and bought our first home. I found a new job in the area with more responsibility and scope for expanding my career. Graeme and I got engaged last December and are planning our wedding for Autumn in 2017 and we both turned 30!

I have always been great at making lists and better at completely ignoring them. I don't know if I will be able to break the mould this year, I definitely want to try. I didn't quite get around to making a list of all the things I wanted to accomplish before turning 30. So instead here is a list of things to accomplish while I am 30... although not necessarily in this order:

  1. Lose 2 stone
  2. Get more active
  3. Run a 5k race
  4. Cycle to work
  5. Go camping
  6. Go to a festival
  7. Volunteer
  8. Take up a sport
  9. Take more photographs
  10. Print out photographs
  11. Finish a holiday photobook
  12. Decorate a room in the house
  13. Build a garden shed
  14. Visit a new county
  15. Learn to play an instrument (again)
  16. Read Lord of the Rings
  17. Change my hair
  18. Cook a new dish every month
  19. Try a new food
  20. Swim in the sea
  21. Take a class
  22. Try something new
  23. Throw something old away
  24. Treat myself to something expensive
  25. Visit an island
  26. Watch a London show
  27. Paint a picture
  28. Own a pet
  29. Bake 5 different types of cake
  30. Holiday with friends