30 Things to do Before 30

*NOTE: This is an old post I wrote the day I turned 29.

I’m not really the type of person who focuses on birthdays or ages, but I thought it would be fun, and productive, to create a ’30 things to do before 30′ list. It’s a list of all of the things I want to have accomplished before I turn 30, in exactly one year. Some things are fun, some are adventurous, and some are big goals I’ve had for awhile.

I’m not a particularly adventurous person… I don’t need to travel the world, or even travel outside Canada. Most of my goals are fitness and health related. I want to be a better, smarter, and healthier person by the time my next birthday rolls around and I want to have documented it in a Smashbook too. Most of these goals have been on the back burner for a long time so I want to buckle down and get them completed.

30 Things to do Before 30

  • Go tubing.
  • Go kayaking.
  • Swim in a waterfall.
  • Go paddleboard.
  • Go geocaching.
  • Run a 5k.
  • Run a 10k.
  • Train for a half-marathon.
  • Run a 5k in under 30 minutes.
  • Run a 10k in under 60 minutes.
  • Paint Pottery at the Clay Cafe in Miramichi.
  • Get my beginners.
  • Take a course.
  • Reach my goal weight.
  • Take trip to Fredericton.
  • Visit a Museum.
  • Read 10 Books.
  • Get a Semi-Colon tattoo.
  • Write a short story and publish an e-book.
  • Create (and stick to) a productive morning routine.
  • Go vegetarian for 30 days.
  • Get my passport.
  • Start a business.
  • Buy a Kate Spade bag.
  • Save money.
  • Spend $20 at the casino.
  • Create a walk in closet.
  • Buy more products directly from farmers.
  • Create a Smashbook for things I do in my 29th year.
  • Make 29 my healthiest year so far.

Creating Your Own 30 Things Before 30 List

Obviously, the list I am sharing will not work for everybody. You can easily create your own list that works for your goals, lifestyle, and family.

It doesn’t have to be ’30 Things’ either… You could do 25 before 25, 40 before 40, 33 before 33… You get the picture.

I would suggest a variety of goals… Some things that will be easier to complete, and some that will challenge you or take a bit of planning. This way all your goals won’t be time or money intensive and you can accomplish things throughout the year.

Keeping Track of Your Lists

It was really helpful for me to print out my list and hang it up where I could see it  daily, and cross things off when I’m done. I love making lists and physical copies of things are more motivating for me.

You can also use DayZeroProject.com to keep track of your list. I really like this site and I’ve been using it for years. The big ‘list’ they feature is 101 goals in 1001 days. I have created these lists and I love them, but you can also create lists of any size.

The great thing about the Day Zero Project website is you can look through other lists and popular goals to help you create your own list.

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  1. I love this! I had similar things on my 30 Before 30 list 🙂

  2. Ohhh If you have a TJ Maxx near by PLEASE check there for your MK Bag! They have great deals on them! That is where we got mine and my daughters! If not for the low prices at TJ Maxx we never would have been able to afford them. I am in NO way affiliated with TJ Maxx I just love them 🙂 Great list! Loved this post. I know you will reach all of your goals xox

    • I wish!! I live in Canada… Not many TJ Maxx here 🙁 We have Winners though!

  3. You go girl! You can do them all. Then next year go for far more. I aimed for 1 thing when I was 20 and now my goals list is over 50 items long to start each year and I do just about everything on the list. This year I turned 70 and had 85 things to start the year and have 29 done and we’re not at the end of March…that included kayaking on bio-luminescent bay in Vieques, PR. If you are starting at 29 with 30, your life is going to be beyond amazing.

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