30 before 30


I’ve been seeing a lot of “30 before 30” lists around, and it’s inspired me to write my own. I’ve always liked the idea of a bucket list, but didn’t like the death part. Hence 30 before 30, a bucket list of sorts for the next 8ish years (I turn 22 in September). Although, now that I’m thinking of it…30 is a looong way away. Some of my goals are pretty short-term, some are more long-term. Some involve more luck/chance than others. All of them, though, I think are manageable.

My list of 30 things to do before I’m 30

1. Get a “big girl” job.

2. Get my license.

3. Meet a player from every major Boston sports team (Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots, Celtics).

4. Go to a FIS World Cup race.

5. Sail in a sailboat.

6. Travel to all of the 50 states (18+DC down, 32 to go!).

7. Move into my own place.

8. Adopt a hedgehog.

9. Learn a new-to-me skill.

10. Ski in the Alps.

11. See a Broadway show.

12. Do karaoke.

13. Brew my own beer.

14. Try every flavor of ice cream at Meadowlands. (menu)

15. Ride in a hot air balloon.

16. Join a book club.

17. Get married.

18. Run a marathon.

19. Become a mentor to someone.

20. Stay on an island somewhere.

21. Visit every beach on Cape Cod.

22. Read 100+ books. (progress here)

23. Master a second language.

24. Visit Rome.

25. Pay off my student loans.

26. Wear high heels every day for a week.

27. Grow a vegetable or fruit and use it in a recipe.

28. Take a just-for-fun class.

29. Submit a postsecret.

30. Go on a road trip.

Do you have a 30 before 30 (or similar) list? How is your progress going?

xoxo, Karoline

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  1. …well, technically you HAVE stayed on an island, while you were traveling with us. Remember we stayed in Victoria, BC, well, that’s on Vancouver Island……..check it out: “Vancouver Island, located in British Columbia, Canada, is the largest Pacific island east of New Zealand”. So, you can take that off your bucket list.

  2. hi karoline-stopping by from the NE bloggers link up! a marathon was on my list (orlando–super fun and non-competitive, which is great for slow runners like me ;)…high heels for a week I could never accomplish :)

    • Thanks for the recommendation!! There’s one in my hometown that I’m training for with my sister, but I might end up only running the half

  3. Kalyn

     /  June 18, 2013

    Great list! I started to put a marathon on my list of goals but decided against it (I don’t have quite 8 years). Good luck on crossing them all off!

  4. Love your list! Except #25 would kill me, I’m pathetic in that department.

    • Thank you! 25 is gonna be tough, but I’m thankful that I didn’t get too slammed on my loans since I went to a state school

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