Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of thirty before thirty lists and it inspired me to make one as well. I have vaguely chosen some bucket list items that I’d like to complete and a lot of them I have. Like, learning a different language, living overseas, seeing a Broadway play, and climbing the Great Wall of China. Those are just a few of the many things I’ve done during my twenty-three years here on earth. Since I’ll turn twenty-four in two months, I thought now would be the perfect time to figure out what all I’d like to accomplish over the next six years before I turn thirty!
my thirty before thirty list:
1 | read one hundred books in a year
I tried this goal last year and failed miserably, but I didn’t have a plan. I want to tackle it again and accomplish it!
2 | visit all fifty states
Currently I’ve traveled to a little over twenty states and the vast majority of them alone. I enjoy solo travel, but I want to go to every single state and mail myself a postcard home instead of collecting magnets like I have been. I no longer like this collection, but it’s okay. I’ll just have to start over.
define my values & where i stand politically
I know what I believe and value, but there a lot of policies that I just don’t care that much about (to be honest). However, I’d like to hone in on exactly where I stand on every single issue since they effect all of us.
4 | buy a house or condo
After being myself a new car, I really want to buy property.
5 | run a 5k
At first it was my goal to complete a 5k before I turn 25, which I have done. But now, I want to take it a step further by running the entire 5k. This is a crazy goal for me because I hate running.
6 | get my yoga teacher training license
I’ve been wanting to get this since I fell in love with yoga my junior year of college. I recently picked it up again and I’m inspired once again to develop my practice on a deeper level.
7 | host a dinner party
Well, I don’t enjoy cooking, or planning parties. So why not make a goal doing two things that I’m ehh about and learning to get out of my comfort zone and enjoy them.
8 | go to a festival
The only one I can think of it is Coachella, but I don’t think I’ll ever go to that.
9 | go on a west coast road trip
I’ve wanted to do this since I graduated from college.
enjoy cooking & have my go-to recipes
Like, I mentioned above – I want to learn to enjoy cooking. It also won’t hurt to save some money by cooking at home.
11 | write a physical book
If you didn’t know, I wrote an ebook! It’s called: A Guide To Minimalistic Living. You can get it here also it’s free! This is a short ebook that includes actionable and easy ways to simplify your life. I want to expand this ebook into a larger, physical book.
12 | visit Toronto
I’ve been to Vancouver and I fell in love with it, so next I want to go to Toronto. Maybe I’ll go when I visit Maine, or a surrounding state.
13 | improve my photography skills
I’ve loved photography since I was about ten years old and now that I blog. I want to improve my photography skills even more.
14 | paint as a hobby
I used to love to paint and lately I’ve gotten the urge to paint all of the artwork in my space.
15 | take a pottery class
Need I say more?
define my personal style
I love having a simple and minimal style. I paired down my wardrobe and bought a few pieces that worked well. However, this past year I got a new job so I needed more professional clothing and I feel like my wardrobe is now all over the place. So, I’d like to have a defined list of what I want and begin to curate that.
17 | go on a yoga retreat
I’ve been wanting to do this for a while before getting my YTT license.
18 | get to know my family history
I’ve been curious about this for a while now and I’d like to develop a deeper understanding of it.
have a spa day
This is currently my plan for my 24th birthday, so this is almost crossed off the list!
20 | create a 5/10/25 year savings plan
I have savings goals for the year, but I want to expand beyond that.
21 | plant a tree
I had the opportunity to do this, or climb the Great Wall of China when I was studying abroad in Beijing. I bet you can tell, which one I chose.
22 | learn the basics of auto mechanics
I’ve been curious to learn more about how cars work.
23 | learn how to keep plants alive
I kill all plants, but I want to gain my mom’s green thumb when it comes to keeping houseplants alive.
24 | have a staycation weekend in my hometown
I would like to stay the night at one of the hotels in my hometown, try some restaurants I’ve never been too, and go to some stores I haven’t previously. I’ll also write a post on this when I do it!
define my ideal version of minimal living
If you’ve read my post on why I live simply & minimally, you’ll get an idea about why I started living this way. However, I’d like to hone in on my goals for living minimally going forward.
26 | attend a blogger conference
I’ve been wanting to do this for a while. I just need to plan to go to one and do it. Also, it would be great to go to one in a state I’ve never been too to check a state off the list as well!
27 | completely understand investing/stocks
I understand the basics of investing since I have done so myself. But I’d like a broader understanding of the ins/outs of investments.
go to a NY Giants game
If you didn’t know, I’m a crazy New York Giants fan and football is my love! I would love to go to one of their games at home in NJ and check that state off my list as well. I went to New York, but I didn’t get a chance to go to New Jersey.
29 | improve my time management skills
I’ve been really into time management and productivity lately so I can blog consistently and so far so good, but I want to get even better!
30 | write out my full bucket list
I have an idea of what’s on my bucket list, but I want it written down so I can start accomplishing everything on the list!