Am I the only one that feels like each new year comes around twice as fast as the last? And before I know it another 12 months have passed with little or nothing to show for it. Following my previous whinge, I have been giving some thought to the kind of life I would one day like to look back on, what I want to have accomplished, where I want to have explored and everything I want to have learned. But the thing with bucket lists is time, more specifically the vast amounts that you are allowing yourself. There is no sense of urgency, no reminder to live in the now. I am twenty six and three quarters and I have a tonne of stuff I want to do… And the more I begin to do, the more I am going to want to do (I hope). So, without further ado… My 30 Before Thirty:
#1, Travel to India
Or ‘Injaah’ as Boyfriend and I like to longingly refer to it as.
#2, Jump out of a plane
With a parachute and a qualified skydiver – to be clear.
#4, Host Christmas Day
I like to think of myself as the hostess with the mostest and board game Queen, it’s about time these claims were put to the ultimate test.
#5, Take a dance class
Currently attempting to convince Boyfriend of Salsa and best friend of Ballet, one of them’s gotta give.
#6, Publish an e-book
I know, I know…
#7, Revisit NYC
I’m sure this place could never get old.
#8, Surf a wave
Without my paddle aid.
#9, Do a headstand
People keep telling me that of course I can do this already… I can’t.
#10, Dye my hair candy floss pink
A long standing goal.
#11, Camp on the sand under the stars
I’m talking bonfire, guitar, the works.
#12, Ski successfully down a slope
Indoor/artificial still counts.
#13, Make an item of clothing
…That I would legitimately leave the house in.
#14, Keep Blogging – ongoing…
Once a week… Every week. Or every other week if I’m super busy… Or there is something on TV.
#16, Accept myself and my body
I’m never going to be a Victoria’s Secret model if I keep eating pizza, it’s a sacrifice I need to come to terms with. I need to be okay being me.
#17, See the Eiffel Tower
#18, Take Boyfriend to see Mumford & Sons
So many songs…
#19, Eat vegetarian for 8 weeks
Vegetarianism is something I have long had an internal battle with, I need to muster the will power.
52 26 books in 52 weeks
Nobody has time to read a book a week.
#22, Become a proficient driver
Good luck to Boyfriend’s van…
Give Blood I have attempted this twice but have been thwarted on both occasions by my tiny veins.
UPDATED: Recently been advised that my veins are too ‘immature’ to take blood from and have been blacklisted until 2020.
Master a recipe a month for a year
Attempt and attempt well – a new recipe a month for 12 consecutive months, starting with Beef Wellington.
#25, Sing karaoke
I am that person that will try really hard to sound good.
#26, Complete an alcohol free month
I can do it.
#27, See a ballet
Men in tights -AmIright?
#28, Place a bet at a casino
On the game with the least amount of skill involved.
#29, Get another tattoo
Just ’cause, why the hell not?!
#30, Find my favourite poem
Everybody should have a favourite poem.
Starting from… Now.