I originally put this post together before my 27th birthday. I updated it during the run up to my 28th birthday in 2020, and we’re now here in 2021, just a week away from my 29th. Shiiiit. But rather than focusing on the slow march to the grave, I’ve decided to focus on all the stuff I want to do for a change. Anxiety tends to stop me from doing a lot of the stuff I want to do, but I’ve discovered that making lists actually helps me to get stuff done. Admittedly we’re talking doing the ironing and going to Lidl rather than an epic holiday, but my theory is that perhaps if I make a list then maybe it’ll motivate me to actually do some of it. So, after several hours of trying to come up with a list of things I want to do that aren’t completely pathetic, here’s my official list of 30 things to do before I turn 30. Any items that are crossed through are things that I’ve managed to achieve, and you’ll be able to click through to find out how it went. As you can see, at the moment, it’s looking a little bare. So enjoy, and maybe have a good laugh at my optimism.
1: Go to New York
3: Learn to play an instrument
4: Find a career that I love
5: Run a 10k
6: Make and decorate an amazing cake
Not one that looks like a 10 year old has been let loose with some royal icing.
Paris or Florida. I’m not fussed. I just want the Disney magic.
9: Learn to do the splits
10: Decide on babies vs fur babies
11: Actually put together the photo albums I’ve been planning for the last few years
12: Buy a new car
13: Get my medication reduced
14: Go to see Wicked
15: Go to Bruges
16: Make a dessert from scratch
17: Run a half marathon
Once the 10k is done, obviously.
18: Decorate an entire house
Obviously over time. I’m not going to do a line of coke and get it done over the weekend.
19: Drive on the motorway
I’ve had my licence for 7 years and still haven’t driven on the motorway. To be fair I did my first left reverse since my test last week and felt immensely proud. Baby steps.
20: Sing karaoke while sober enough to actually not sound like a dying animal
21: Go on an all inclusive holiday
22: Write a book – don’t worry, I probably won’t publish it
23: Stay at Barnsley House again
My husband and I stayed here after we got married and it’s just the most beautiful hotel.
25: Learn how to do a headstand
26: Write a blog and actually stick to it
And don’t give up on it no matter how shit it is.
27: Give blood
28: Cook a whole meal from scratch
My husband found this one hilarious.
29: Visit the Freud museum in Vienna
Penis envy and Oedipus complexes? Hells yeah.
30: Go to Amsterdam
If I check any of these off my list I’ll be sure to write about it, because that’s apparently what I do now. But I best get cracking so… bye for now.