Guess what!?!? Today I am 29 years young! In order to embrace the last of my 20’s I put together a list of 30 things, I want to do before I turn 30! Since it’s only one year I skipped the big ticket items and stuck with the little stuff. Hopefully posting it here will help me make sure I get the list done!
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Now onto the list!
30 Things I Want To Do Before I Turn 30
Take a cooking class
Yes I know I have a food blog but there are so many things that intimidate me (it took me 28 years to bake chicken for the first time), I think taking a cooking class would be so much fun.
Start incorporating yoga more regularly
I miss yoga, I stopped going and I need to bring it back.
Go snow skiing at least once (I’ve never been)
Go jet skiing (also never being)
Visit at least one new state I haven’t been too
Go to a baseball game (last time I went I was 12)
Learn to pistol squat
Do 5 strict pulls up in a row
Perform at a karaoke bar
Hike to Havasupai Falls in the Grand Canyon
Go white water rafting
Unplug for a full day, maybe a week
Learn how to shoot a weapon
Go to a concert I haven’t been to before
Catch a fish
Go to the rodeo
Little known fact about me, I freaking love watching the rodeo!
Treat myself to a super fancy dining experience
So the fanciest places I’ve ever been was probably in Malibu or in the Bahamas with a friend, but I didn’t pay for those things. So treat MYSELF.
Start saving for retirement
When you work for yourself this is the last thing you are thinking about. You are just trying to stay afloat and on top of the unknown, but now that things are stabilizing it is something I need to start prioritizing.
Volunteer for a cause I believe in
At minimum start trying to start a family
AKA switch from actively avoid to actively trying ha ha. Having a baby before I turn 30 is probably not going to happen, but switching our priorities can. Also, it kind of disrupts goal number 25.
Go on an all girls trip
I’ve got two bachelorette parties so I’m fairly confident this will happen.
Learn how to change a tire
Okay, Mom, you can teach me but like I said… isn’t that what Triple A is for?
Let go of the past
Recently I’ve found myself regretting certain things in my past. I think as we get older and some time has passed we look back and more easily see different paths we could have taken. This year I will learn to let go of that, and let go of grudges from others. Did someone say therapy? Why not, it’s probably good to get my head in the game before I turn 30.
Attend an unusual and creative performance
Get Abs I’m Proud Of
Truth is, my abs are the area of my body I’ve ALWAYS been so self-conscious of. Even as a super active cheerleader/dancer in high school my abs were not shaped to be flat, it is what it is. I know they will never be flat I’m just not genetically shaped like that but prior to goal 20, I’d like to get some serious definition going on there. I’m already seeing a ton of progress doing BBG, so that’s exciting!
Face a fear
I think I’m going to have to kill a scorpion
Do a 30-day challenge.
Probably not Whole 30, but never say never. The idea is to push my limits and remind myself what the power of habit! Maybe a yoga challenge?
Go on a hot air balloon ride.
Continue to build Hungry Hobby
I want to continue to put into Hungry Hobby the same energy and passion I put in when I started building it on a semi-full-time basis last year.
Take Care of My Skin /Appearance
I eat and workout regularly, but I don’t do so good on the lotion/moisturizing front. I need to find someone to wax my eyebrows. I work from home so it’s easy to hide out except for one day a week when I jump on an FB life. I really liked it last year when I was doing more fashion stuff, I need to get back to that. I know I feel really good when I dress up every once in a while!
29 Things I’m So Happy I Did In My Twenties So Far:
When I was reading the list of things to do before I was 30 I realized that I had done a lot of the suggestions, which made me really happy. Also, made it harder to come up with things to do before I was 30! I thought I’d share some of the things I’m most proud of.
- met my best friend
- married my best friend
- finished my undergraduate degree
- finished grad school
- passed my RD exam/became a Dietitian
- paddle boarded
- travel to Hawaii on an amazing honeymoon
- traveled abroad
- lived abroad
- used the Spanish I learned
- started my own blog
- learned about sales
- started my own business
- recovered from HA
- went to country thunder
- bought a new car RIP old blue to my 2004 Honda Civic
- bought a house
- got a tattoo
- got a bunny (RIP pooper)
- got a cat
- got a dog
- Ran my first half marathon
- Ran my second half marathon
- Taught college courses
- Became Catholic/ got baptized (this was during grad school)
- went hiking by myself
- camped HARDCOREE/visited the Grand Canyon
- read the success principles – which taught me all about positivity
- paid off all credit card debt