In 17 days, I will turn thirty.
I feel weird about it, but not overly anxious or scared (yet). I’m more bummed that it’s happening during the pandemic. Also, because of the pandemic, I will not be able to finish my 30 Before 30 List. I’ve been able to cross off quite a few things and 2020 was going to have me crossing off a few more (this page has all the updates).
With the end in sight regarding the pandemic though still seemingly far away, I figured I should rework my list. I have no idea if I’m going to just create a new list (40 before 40 .. oh god, that’s too much to think about) … maybe I’ll go the route of having a list but with no end date.
In this post, I’m going to list what I have left to do that I still really want to do. I also want to add a few things, which I took inspiration from the articles linked at the end.
- Run the Las Vegas Rock n Roll Half Marathon
- Visit all the Continental US National Parks (so far, I’ve only visited 4 out of the 63)
- Visit all 50 states (currently, I’ve visited 9)
- Travel – if I could do at least one new country and/or state a year, that would be great
- Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride
- See the northern lights
- Watch a meteor shower
- Hike more
- Practice yoga more
- Live abroad (this one would depend on my job staying remote I think?)
- Take a class – in anything, academic or non-academic (while I did do this already from the original list, it’s a good one to keep I think)
- Attempt to learn a new language (or at least the basics)
- Fall in love
- Continue to read what I want
- Volunteer abroad?
- Go on more trips with my sister
- Learn to ice skate
- Visit Disney World
- Visit Space Center Houston and the Kennedy Space Center in Florida
- Visit the Jet Propulsion Lab
- Attend a Book convention/ festival
- Go on an African Safari
I’m sure I will want to add things as the years go by. And a lot of experiences can happen within things like travel. There are a lot of places on my list to travel to, but that would be a really long list probably. This list is really just a reminder and a place where I can put some of the things that I want to do (sooner preferably).
Do you have list? What’s on it?
Lifehack: 17 Things I Wish I Did Before Turning 35