Thirty before 30 list

I wrote a thirty before 30 list two years ago and I’m starting to panic that I only have about 18 months left until I’m 30. Is that true? Am I adding it up right? That’s really not very far away! Where has the time gone?

I felt like it was time to revisit the list and see what I had done and what is really going to be a challenge. In two years I’ve crossed off two things! That’s not very good as I actually want to do all these things listed.

We started doing the 50 Hampshire walks last year and we did one where we ended up knee deep in a water meadow and I think that put us off. We did another one while we were on holiday in the New Forest but there is still a long way to go.

I’ve split my thirty before 30 list into four categories to find things in all aspects of my life that I’d like to accomplish.


  1. Finish a crochet granny square blanket
  2. Learn to parallel park
  3. Join a club or class
  4. Start learning another language
  5. Create yearly photo books/albums
  6. Get engaged
  7. Keep up my blog
  8. Keep reading
  9. Find a friendship group


  1. Create photo boxes of holidays
  2. Grow vegetables or herbs and keep them alive
  3. Learn to bake my own bread
  4. Buy a house and make it homely
  5. Make my own pizza
  6. Put together my favourite recipes
  7. Host a dinner party


  1. Run a 5km race
  2. Learn to swim front crawl
  3. Find an exercise style I like and stick to
  4. Meatless Mondays


  1. 5 zoos or aquariums – 1/5
  2. Cycle around the New Forest
  3. Go on a spontaneous trip
  4. Try horse riding
  5. Visit New York
  6. See a Broadway musical
  7. Shoot a gun
  8. Do something out of my comfort zone
  9. Have a spa day
  10. Walk all the 50 Hants and IOW walks – 3/50

Number 8 is to keep writing my blog. At the time I wrote this list I had another blog which was about food when I lived in London. Moving back to Hampshire and starting a whole new chapter of my life I decided to leave that blog behind and start this one.

I have also started running the couch 2 5km program with some ladies that live nearby, so maybe I could crack the 5km race (number 18) this summer?

I’m also making some headway with number 16. I have a box FULL of recipes so now I just need to find my favourites.

One thing I have learnt since I created this list is that things can’t be rushed. Nor should I feel that time is running out in any way or that I have to have a “perfect” life by the time I’m 30. I’m aware I’m getting older and that maybe I’m starting to creak a little, but I’m not setting myself a deadline for anything. If these things aren’t ticked off, WHO CARES? It’s just a bit of fun.

Do you have a list of things you want to do before you reach a certain age? If you do, pop the link below and I’ll take a look. I love seeing other peoples!