Turning 30 – Things I want to do.

I have been meaning to do this post for quite a while now, but for some reason I have kept putting it off.  Maybe it’s just the thought of turning 30 soon, I really don’t want to leave my 20’s behind, I’m just not ready!  I turn 30 in just over 2 months, when I was younger and pictured myself at the age of 30 I saw something completely different to where I am.  I imagined being married with kids, a decent career that I enjoy.  In reality I’m engaged, not married yet, I have 3 cats no children and a job that doesn’t really satisfy me or allow me to say I actually have a career!!  Yes these things get me down at times, but I am proud of what I have achieved so far in life and I am happy with what I have.

Anyway before I ramble on too much here are things that I had written down that I wanted to do before turning 30.  I still have a small amount of time to complete some more but some of them will have to be moved to a different goal post.  So here is what I picked:

  1. Go to Australia (and also visit the Neighbours set… yes I am a massive fan don’t judge!)  – This was meant to happy but unfortunately circumstances have put this on hold.
  2. Go to Cape Verde – I did this in June, it is an amazing and beautiful place to go and see.
  3. Go to Thailand again – I have booked this, when Australia fell through I decided Thailand for my 30th! 🙂
  4. Get a new job – This one still hasn’t happened yet but I am still trying.
  5. Lose Weight – This is work in progress!!
  6. Buy a pole for pole dancing – Regrettably I still haven’t got this, I am waiting to have some spare cash!! Hmm that may take a while!
  7. Weekend away with Mark – This has kind of been done except it was with the parents and is part of No.16!
  8. Sort out wardrobe! – I actually laughed whilst typing this, No I have still not done this! Ooops
  9. Continue eating healthily – I managed this most of the time, I do slip probably a little too much though!
  10. Buy a headboard – This sounds silly but we don’t actually have one and we have been meaning to get one for a while! Hopefully this being on the list will give us the kick up the bum we need to buy one!
  11. Successfully organise a Blogger Event – yes yes and yes!! I have done this one and I am currently organising my second event!! Yey.
  12. Read 25 books – I started this at the start of the year and I have read 19 so far, I’m on book 20 at the moment.
  13. Go to a concert again – It has been ages since I last went to a concert and I still haven’t gone to one recently.
  14. Another tattoo – I currently have 5 tattoos and I may get one on my holiday to Thailand which is before my birthday 🙂
  15. Be able to do pull ups – Well this one is still very much work in progress and I think it’s going to take a lot longer for me to actually be able to do pull ups!  I don’t mean just one, I mean several at once!
  16. Go to Whitby with Mark – We went to Whitby in August, it was Mark’s first time there.  My family has a cottage there and I really should go more often than I do!
  17. Play crazy golf – It has been years since I last did this!  I want to relive my youth and go  for a game of crazy golf!!
  18. Try snow boarding / skiing – I have never done this, I want to go and try it an Chill Factore but I don’t know when I will actually get around to this one!
  19. Go rock climbing – I used to love rock climbing and again haven’t done it for years.  We have our tickets though to go bouldering in Liverpool, so we will be doing this soon!
  20. Start a YouTube channel – Well I haven’t done this! I’m scared at going on video!  I also haven’t got time to do editing… I will think about doing this though!
  21. Go to Liverpool Museums – These are on my doorstep and I haven’t visited them since I was a child! This could make an interesting cheap day out!
  22. Go on Mersey Ferry – This is literally on my doorstep and I can’t remember when I went on this I was that young!! It’s a nicer way to get over to Liverpool than using the train!  I must do this!!
  23. Get another piercing – I actually got two more!  Tragus and Helix.
  24. Go to Isle of Man – I am doing this on Saturday! It maybe for work but hey.

Well I didn’t even come up with 30 things! I haven’t completed them all, maybe about half so far!  I still have just over two months… yeh well I wont be able to complete them all.

I will be doing a post of all the things I am glad I have been able to do before turning 30.  Then think of all the other things I can get through in my 30’s.  It will be a new chapter in my life.  This list is not everything I want to do in life, there is so much more still yet to come.

Are you turning 30 soon?  Or were you someone that dreaded the big 3-0 as well?

I’d love to hear from you 🙂 leave your comments below.


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  • Reply Ellie

    I turn 27 next week but plan on doing a similar thing before
    i’m 30. Good luck with completing your list, some really interesting things on there x

    10th September 2015 at 5:18 pm
    • Reply Secretbeautybox

      You will have more time than me, I only made the list a couple of months ago and then haven’t looked at it since!! Oops! xx

      10th September 2015 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Tara FrostedPlanet

    Wow, I think you’ve done really well! I turn 29 next month and I think I might try this, get some goals done in the last year of my 20s! xx

    10th September 2015 at 6:21 pm
    • Reply Secretbeautybox

      Thank you hun, I will be doing another post of what I am happy I have done before turning 30 so don’t forget to check that one out. I would definitely recommend giving yourself more time than I have for this! I turn 30 in November so not much time left! Arghh! xx

      10th September 2015 at 6:26 pm
  • Reply emma

    I’m not judging you! Im obsessed with neighbours, ive been watching it since i was 10 and im now 25 =]

    11th September 2015 at 10:45 am
    • Reply Secretbeautybox

      I am so obsessed with it! It’s set to record so I never miss a day! Haha Been watching it for as long as I remember. xx

      11th September 2015 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Jayne Watson

    30!!! OMG your a baby!! Try turning 40!! I loved turning 30, I felt ‘grown up’. Enjoy every second after all your only a baba. Xx

    23rd October 2015 at 1:25 pm
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