30 Before 30

This is the list of the 30 things I want to do before I'm 30, I've made them all very realistic and achievable (in fairness, there wasn't much point filling it with skydiving and abseiling, it's never gonna happen). I turn 30 on June 21st 2013 (provided the Mayans were wrong) and I aim to have the majority of this list ticked off before then! I have realised that if I don't have some kind of project on the go, I end up wasting so much time and I really need to get out of that habit.

  1. Get new glasses.
  2. Do a Nail Technician course.
  3. Sort out my driving licence & get lessons.
  4. Learn a song in a foreign language.
  5. Make at least 5 dishes from a cookbook of my choice.
  6. Talk to kids in the local school about cyber bullying.
  7. Franken my own nail polish.
  8. Learn to play a song on the guitar.
  9. Set flower beds.
  10. Watch one James Bond film and one Star Wars film. 
  11. Make an item of clothing from a pattern.
  12. Run a stall at a car boot sale.
  13. Bake cookies from scratch.
  14. Visit a historical place in Ireland.
  15. Finish one large unfinished cross-stitch project.
  16. Make a vegetable garden.
  17. Participate in a charity walk or run.
  18. Cut out bread, crisps and beer for 30 consecutive days.
  19. Sing in public.
  20. Do 5 random acts of kindness in one week.
  21. Make my own candles.
  22. Fit into the pair of jeans I bought ages ago in the charity shop.
  23. Knit something. Anything.
  24. Have a letter printed in a magazine.
  25. Make a patchwork throw.
  26. Read 5 classic novels.
  27. Get a spray tan.
  28. Raise money for charity.
  29. Buy a little black dress.
  30. Bake a proper birthday cake.

I'll update when I've crossed one off the list!

Sharon x


  1. This is a great list! Can't wait to read the posts, best of luck! :)

  2. I love that you want to talk to local schoolkids about cyber bullying, that's so great!
    If you are watching a Star Wars film you have to watch the original trilogy, MUCH better than the new set.

    Actually quite a few of these are things I had on my NYR list last year (and some, such as the driving license, have slipped into this year as well) keep us posted and best of luck!

  3. I went through a candle making phase... In fact, I possibly still have some of the supplies lying around if they are any use to you!

    Good luck getting everything crossed off. If I can help with anything let me know!

  4. Hi! I have just found your awesome blog. Have you already done some more from this list? What an great idea this is. I think I need to do my own but just 40 before 40. :)


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