30 Before 30 – Six Years To Embrace My Twenties.

Do you ever look back and realise how much time you’ve wasted? Today is my birthday, I am officially 24 years old, nearly halfway to 50, with not a lot to show for it.

Of course I have my beautiful children and a lovely home, I work hard to provide what I can for them and live each and every day making their little worlds happy. But what have I really done?

I’ve decided to compile a bucket list – 30 things to do/achieve before I’m 30. Each time something is completed it can be ticked off and I can look back in a few years time and be proud. A bucket list will also give me inspiration on the days I’m feeling a bit down in the dumps and it also means I’ll always have something to plan – well, for six years anyway!

30 before 30.

  • Go camping. Proper camping. No  phone, no hairdryer, nothing. Just me and my babies going back to basics.
  • Go abroad. I haven’t been abroad since I was 14. I’ve been to Paris, Lanzarote and Turkey and I love the hot weather and different cultures. I’d love to visit Barcelona.
  • Go to Disneyland Florida. It’s somewhere Mia has dreamed of visiting since she could talk.
  • Get my dodgy tattoo covered.
  • Write an eBook.
  • Pass my driving test.
  • Buy a car.
  • See a show at the West End.
  • See in the new year in London.
  • Get better at making desserts.
  • Read. A proper book. Not just the leaflets out of school book bags.
  • Make the most of where we live – Norfolk is a beautiful place if you look in the right places!
  • Quit smoking.
  • Get my glad-rags on and possibly win an award (ahem – Allergy Blog Awards UK)
  • Spend a day at the beach with the children, paddling, building sand castles and watching the sun go down with a bag of chips and a wooden fork.
  • Start exercising – properly and regularly.
  • See Adele live.
  • Hold a spider. The big hairy scary kind.
  • Volunteer for a children’s charity.
  • Raise money for a children’s charity.
  • Further my education.
  • Have a Grey’s Anatomy marathon. Just me, myself and chocolate.
  • Write a will – depressing I know but you never know what is around the corner!
  • Let go of the past.
  • Be more spontaneous.
  • Learn the basics of a different language.
  • Give my children their dream bedrooms.
  • Get Mia into dance lessons.
  • Take my children to a show.
  • Make a list of 35 things to do before I am 35.

Wow – that was harder than I thought! But I’m determined to tick half of these off in three years.
Do you have a 30 before 30 list or similar?

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Dear Bear and Beany


  1. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons 15th January 2017 / 9:02 pm

    I always love a bucket list! Disney in Florida is definitely on my 10 year list (hopefully sooner!) and I really should be sorting out a will too. I hope you manage to tick off all of these! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  2. Amy Stainthorpe 16th January 2017 / 8:59 am

    It’s good to have a list. I love the spend a day at the beach one and watch the sun going down with chips and a wooden fork. It’s how memories are made. You should definitely quit smoking and learn to drive. They are both life changing. Go do it….. xx

  3. Laura - Dear Bear and Beany 18th January 2017 / 12:18 pm

    Happy belated birthday. Such a good idea to do a bucket list and make sure you get the most out of life. I’ve done a bucket list for our family for this year and I am excited to see how many I can tick off. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

  4. Em Linthorpe 19th January 2017 / 8:44 am

    What a marvellous list! Happy birthday for last week!
    I have a fair few years on you, and there’s things on your list I have achieved, things I haven’t, and unfortunately some things I don’t think I ever will! *sad face*
    I really hope you succeed and make progress with your goals, good luck to you 😊

    Found you via #SharingtheBlogLove x

  5. Mudpie Fridays 19th January 2017 / 8:50 am

    This is such a good idea!! I turn 40 in a couple of year …. whoa I suddenly feel very old! And now I’m out of the baby nskingcstafe I really should try and do some stuff for me… like yoga! Thanks for the inspiration #sharingthebloglove

  6. Rebecca 19th January 2017 / 10:28 am

    Such a good list! I love the camping and the beach ideas. Good luck with getting them ticked off!

  7. catherine 19th January 2017 / 10:51 am

    Wow! Great list and I hope you achieve them all. #sharingtheboglove P.S. At 35 I feel really old now lol!

  8. Barrie Bismark 19th January 2017 / 6:40 pm

    Great bucket list! Yes, do it now! Good luck acheiving all of these items!

  9. five little doves 19th January 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Such a fab list. I’m in the middle of compiling one for 40 before 40! #sharingthebloglove

  10. Laura @ Little Ladies Big World 19th January 2017 / 10:49 pm

    I am sad that I am past this “before you are 30 list”! But there are some great ones on here that I am grateful I got to do before 30 hit and some more I would like to x #sharingthebloglove

  11. Alana - Burnished Chaos 20th January 2017 / 7:31 pm

    Great list! Unfortunately a little (a lot) past 30 so may have to do a 40 before 40 list instead. I didn’t learn to drive till I was 30 as I was terrified of it. Now I love it, definitely wish I’d done it sooner x

  12. Jade - Raw Childhood 21st January 2017 / 9:33 pm

    Now that is a list to be proud of! I’m 25 so I am already half way to 30, feel sorry for me lol I really hope you achieve all of these and please post when you have ticked a few of these off, it will be interesting to read! #sharingthebloglove

  13. Hayley McLean 21st January 2017 / 10:41 pm

    Some great ideas! I made a 40 before 40 list last year when I turned 35, good to have a plan! 🙂
    Thank you for joining us at #SundayBest – hope to see you again tomorrow! xx

  14. Jenn @ Mad Mommy 24th January 2017 / 3:05 pm

    Happy Birthday! I have recently decided to write my own 30 before 30 list, although I now only have 3 years to complete it. Best of luck! #sharingtheblogginglove

  15. Baby Isabella 24th January 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Great bucket list! We’d love to visit Disney World in the next five years and travel more! #SharingTheBlogLove x

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