30 Things to Do Before I’m 30

March 24, 2017
Ghenet Actually || 30 Things To Do Before I'm 30

I’ve got just under a year and 5 months until I hit the big 3-0, but it’s been playing on my mind lately. I feel a little bit like I’m behind the crowd. The last two years have been a bit confusing, what with the massive upheaval of moving to another country, and I do sometimes feel a little bit lost. Turning 30 doesn’t feel like a massive deal but it does feel like an age that I should reach, having accomplished a few things… So I’m making myself a cheeky little list, of 30 things I’d like to achieve over the next year and a half.

1. Get the Big Dipper tattoo I’ve been talking about getting for the last 3 years.

2. Visit Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Berlin.

3. Get into the habit of taking off my make-up before I go to bed. I’m really bad at this!

4. Be more financially responsible, and pay off (some of) my debts. I can’t pay them off fully on my current salary, but I should definitely be making more of a dent in them!

5. Go away for a long weekend and not check my phone. A digital detox is definitely in order!

6. Be nicer about my body

7. Also, take better care of my body.

8. Finally get that Tatty Devine necklace I’ve been wanting for ages.

9. Go away with my girls for a weekend of sun, sea and sand. I have never done this. I repeat… I have NEVER done this.

10. Figure out the career I’m pursuing and what I need to do to make it happen

11. Treat myself to a relaxing spa day. I don’t take enough time to relax and reward myself

12. Finish making our flat feel like home.

13. Buy some plants and actually keep them alive.

14. Try not to measure my successes against other people’s and be proud of my achievements no matter how small!

15. Get over my fear of Karaoke and just do it already!

16. Buy and read all the books on my Amazon Wishlist. There are currently 19 of them.

17. Invest in a new, better quality camera

18. Have a go at that scary recipe I’ve been holding onto. There’s a few of them.

19. Drink more water.

20. Try a new hairstyle (I’ve secretly been wanting to dye my hair lilac!)

21. Build my blog and move to a self-hosted domain

22. Stop apologizing so much

23. Take a brush lettering or watercoloring workshop

24. Have a fully stocked bar tray and learn how to make a few cocktails

25. Buy more music on vinyl (I’m dying for some Fleetwood Mac and The Smiths)

26. Clean out my computer of the things I don’t need anymore (and maybe get an external hard drive… RAW photos take up a lot of space!)

27. In fact, declutter as much as possible!

28. Teach myself more photography skills, so I can take better photos

29. Update my glasses prescription. It’s 2 years old and my vision has gotten worse. I tend to sit on these things, you see.

30. Love and accept myself exactly as I am, whether or not I accomplish everything on this list!

  • Reply
    Madara Strauta
    March 24, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Such a good list! πŸ™‚ We could do a lot of those points together, hehe. πŸ™‚ Btw, I am terrified to turn 30 (I just turned 26) but you know 26 is more closer now to 30 than to 20. :O But I try to use it as motivation to LIVE more how I want to live and to keep going and work on things I want to achieve.
    Have fun with your list, I think it is great that you chose things you can actually do in a year and a half. πŸ™‚ Just have to start working on them. :O πŸ˜‰

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    Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall
    March 25, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Haha, yeah, once you're on the other side of 25 it all looks a little bit different! I'm not scared of turning 30 or anything but I feel like I want to be in a better place when I do! Let me know what's on your list! πŸ˜‰

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    Panty Buns
    March 26, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    It's amazing how many of your "30 Things To Do Before I'm 30" are things I haven't done but would doubtless make me feel better of I did (I'm such a lazy procrastinator). This would be a good post to revisit whenever I feel the need of some positive ideas and inspiration. I should probably start with numbers 7 and 27. Great list!!!

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    Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall
    April 10, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Positivity has been my overall goal! Plus, these are things I've been thinking about for AGES! Feel free to use it as inspiration! 😊

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    Miss Danielle
    April 10, 2017 at 11:16 am

    The idea of turning 30 scares the bejeezus out of me! You've set some really good achievable goals though! Danielle || Miss Danielle

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    Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall
    April 15, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I thought it would scare me more, to be honest! Though saying that… I might have a major freakout this time next year when I actually do turn 30!

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