30 things before 30

So as of today I have three whole months before I turn the big 3-0. On Christmas Eve I leave my twenties officially behind and enter a new era in my life. I have no idea how I’ve gotten here so fast, nor how I’ve ended up where I am, but I wouldn’t have changed anything for the world. When I was a little girl I thought being 30 meant being old, boring and responsible. I can safely say I am none of those, but I have certainly experienced some fabulous things I could have never imagined. As I have only three months left to make my twenties count, I figured it was a great opportunity to force myself to do all those things I wanted to do but never got around to undertaking. So, the question is… What should I make sure I experience before I turn 30? What books should I read, which films should I see, what places should I go to, which experiences should I squeeze in to my final few months as a semi-adult? I need your help… Leave me your suggestions below and help me compile my ’30 before I’m 30′ list before it’s too late! (Here’s a cheeky photo of me when I was about 10 with my sister and
cousins. Check out those floral dresses! Thankfully I managed to improve
my fashion sense in later years.)

Here are a few ideas to start me off… There are 20 spaces left for you to fill, so get cracking!

1. Watch Star Wars without falling asleep.
2. Ride a horse.
3. Watch a sport that’s not football.
4. Read a Mills & Boon book (just for LOLs)
5. Dress up like a Victorian lady, complete with parasol.
6. Have dinner in the OXO tower.
7. Go to Scotland for a weekend.
8. Help a charity.
9. Sew something more than a skirt hem.
10. Drink Absinthe and try not to pass out.



  1. Anonymous
    September 25, 2012 / 11:18 pm

    haha! I spent the whole year thinking about doing a 30 before 30 list but I'm a major procrastinator (plus I thought finishing my PhD thesis would count as 30 things!!!) and now I just started thinking it was too late (Jan 1st). But this is inspiring! I wouldn't know what to recommend specifically but if you want ideas, Nicole at Making it Lovely has tons of lists that might be helpful!http://makingitlovely.com/category/projects/lists/Good luck!

  2. Melanie Jane
    September 26, 2012 / 1:12 am

    Haha, I like number ten.Why not do something crazy like a skydive? Then you'd really finish off your twenties in style. Plenty of time for books and films later, hopefully :)Mel xmelswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

  3. emma
    September 26, 2012 / 8:47 am

    What a good idea! I'd never really watched any sport til I met my fiance, who's into rugby league. It's actually quite entertaining to watch if you're looking for a sport to watch. Plus you get to see muscly men run around a field in some rather small shorts!I got laughed at when I told him they looked almost like hotpants haha. On mine I think I'd add…go on holiday to one of the many countries I've wanted to see for ages and learn to make cocktails :)x

  4. Epiphannie A
    September 26, 2012 / 8:47 am

    How about climb the stair at convent garden without stopping or passing out?

  5. Jayne
    September 26, 2012 / 9:55 am

    Like this post! I can help you with 1,2,9, 8 and 5 if you like.I've got my own list written on a scrap of paper somewhere which I'm going to have to share soon.

  6. Lauren
    September 27, 2012 / 6:47 am

    Great goals, let us know how you get on with completing them, I'd love to see pictures of your sewn challenge, and your charity eventLauren,Laurensbeautydepartment.blogspot.comxx

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