30 things I'd like to do before I'm 30

30 things I'd like to do before I'm 30

19th November 2017 98 By Rachael Stray

This week I’m celebrating my 29th birthday – my last year in my twenties. For a while now I’ve kept a mental list of things I’d like to try to tick off before I reach the 30 milestone.


Here’s the 30 things I’d like to do before I’m 30

  1. Buy our forever home
  2. Spend more quality time with my husband (date nights, phone off that sort of thing)
  3. Spend more time with family (his and mine)
  4. More regular catch-ups with friends (nights out, nights in, coffee, mate dates)
  5. Grow my hair out
  6. Dye my hair – do I go darker or lighter?
  7. Lose weight
  8. Join a gym
  9. Host a dinner party with friends in our forever home
  10. Go ice skating outside
  11. Go to church more
  12. Pay off my credit card
  13. Eat a battered deep fried creme egg
  14. Go horse riding – I’ve never even sat on a horse
  15. Bake a cake (not a packet mix but a proper cake from start to finish)
  16. Do a digital detox for 24 hours (no phone, no social media, no Kindle, no iPad, no laptop)
  17. Donate blood (my appointment for my first donation was cancelled several times -not by me)
  18. Go glamping (maybe stay in a yurt?)
  19. Go on another girly holiday – even if it’s just a weekend away
  20. I’d like to do another professional qualification (masters, diploma, something to continue my professional development)
  21. Do something with my eyebrows (maybe some fancy HD brows)
  22. Run a 5K (not an obstacle course this time)
  23. Have afternoon tea at Betty’s Tea Room in York

Here’s some I’ve already ticked off:

  1. Become a fully qualified journalist ✔
  2. Learn to drive ✔
  3. Get married ✔
  4. Go snorkelling in the sea ✔
  5. Take a helicopter ride ✔
  6. Move back to the North East ✔
  7. Start to blog ✔

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My aim is to do as much as I can off this list in the next year and I’ll try to blog as I go to keep you up to date.

Is there anything you think I should add to the list? Is there anything you’d like to do before your next big birthday? Let me know in the comments below.


Other related posts:

Here’s an update on my 30 things I’d like to do before I’m 30

Take a look back on my saying yes to the dress story

Here’s my top tips on how to survive a couple’s trip to Ikea

See how I’m upping my romance game in romancing the socks off Valentine’s Day


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