Wednesday, 11 January 2017

30 before 30!

I've taken the inspiration for today's blog post from a blogger I hugely admire and respect; Queen Beady. She recently shared the 30 things she wants to achieve before she turns 30 on her own blog. And with me turning 27 this year, I thought it was time to share my own list (you know, after I'd come up with one, of course!) So today I present to you, in no particular order, my 30 before 30 list...

1. Visit New York, at Christmas!

2. Go to the dentist (I haven't been in seven years, I really need to get my teeth checked before I hit my 30's!)

3. Cook, or bake, something from scratch.

4. Have a baby (or two).

5. Get married (with a bit of luck, I'll be able to cross this off my list by the end of the year!)

6. Buy myself a designer handbag. (Very recently completed this, with a Karl Lagerfield handbag!) 

7. Celebrate Christmas at home. (I love seeing family at Christmas, don't get me wrong, but just once I'd like to stay at home on Christmas Day and cook the Christmas dinner!)

8. Read, at least, one book a month. 

9. Go to a gig or show. 

10. Keep a diary. (Not necessarily every day, but regularly. It'll be something nice to look back on in years to come!)

11. Redecorate the kitchen.

12. Grow my Bloglovin' to 1000 followers.

13. Grow my Twitter and Instagram following to 5000.

14. Lose 7 stone.

15. Repaint the house. (We've been here nearly four years now, and it needed painting when we first moved in!)

16. Go full-time with blogging.

17. Attend, at least, one blogging event.

18. Buy myself a MacBook.

19. Replace the old/worn-out furniture. (The sofa's have seen better days thanks to a certain cat, called Harley!)

20. Cook a Sunday roast, at least, once a month.

21. Learn how to do my make-up, properly. (If anyone knows of any places that could teach me how to do my make-up so I don't end up looking like clown, please tell me!)

22. Swim with dolphins.

23. Have some decent savings.

24. Get my name put on the mortgage. (When we first moved into our house together, my credit score was in the gutter. Now it's massively improved, I'd like to be put on the mortgage!) 

25. Replace the fire in our living room.

26. Watch the sunrise.

27. Go to a field, lie down and watch the stars.

28. Go on a road trip.

29. Buy a new car. 

30. Get a dog (this one could prove tricky - I already have a cat who has never encountered dogs, so no idea how he would react. Plus, my fiance is very against us having a dog so...!)

I'll admit, I might be dreaming with some of these goals. Like with visiting New York at Christmas. I've no idea how much it actually costs, but I know it's a lot! But it's good to dream, and aim high, right? I've got 3 years and 9 months to achieve all of these so, wish me luck!

Do you have any goals you'd like to achieve before your next milestone birthday? 

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  1. This a wonderful list! I'm sure you will accomplish this list :D I also need to have some decent savings and learn how to do my makeup properly too!


    1. Awww thank you! Good luck with your goals, too. xx

  2. Woah, that is one heck of a list haha!! Some awesome things on there and I wish you all the best in completing them, I'm sure you will be very successful!
    I had big hopes before hitting 25 and they never happened, then I said 30...but at this rate it's gonna be 40 before we have any luck haha. Oh well!

    Danielle xo

    1. Thank you! I'm aware that I may be totally dreaming when it comes to some of the goals on my list (I'm not sure we'll ever have the money to go to NY at Christmas!) but I like to aim high. I won't feel like I've failed as long as I can tick a few of these off before I'm 30, to be honest. xx

  3. I love these kind of posts, because it really puts things into perspective and it's a fantastic way to set goals! I'll be 21 this year so I really need to think about what I want to achieve x

    1. Thank you! I'm really looking forward to spending the next 4 years working on these - I just wish I'd made these when I was younger. Good luck setting yourself some goals! xx

  4. Aw this is such a GREAT list, so glad you drew inspiration from my list. I'm trawling my way through it. Swimming with dolphins is an exhilarating experience!
    Bee xxx

    1. Thank you for the inspiration, Bee! Good luck with your list. I really really hope I get to experience that one day! xxx