30 By 30

Ever since my 23rd birthday in January I have had this post in the back of my mind and finally committed to writing it up and making myself accountable for these goals. Some people write bucket lists and come up with things they want to do before they die but I wanted to be a little different and share 30 things I want to do before turning 30. I am giving myself seven years so let’s see how many of these I can achieve!

1. Own an item of makeup from Chanel

2. Hold my full driver’s license

3. Travel outside of New Zealand

4. Write a book(doesn’t have to be published, right?!)

5. Find my perfect foundation

6. Watch all of the Harry Potter movies

7. Take a hot air balloon ride

8. Add a lock to the Love Lock Bridge in Paris

9. Go skinny dipping

10. Learn how to curl my lashes with an eyelash curler

11. Stay in a hotel and have a romantic weekend away

12. Learn how to do French/Dutch braids

13. Get married (this doesn’t have to happen before 30 but it seems these days a lot of people marry before 30).

14. Have a spa day with a massage and manicure

15. Send a postcard

16. Solve a Rubik’s Cube

17. Go to the races and bet money on a horse

18. Watch every episode of Poirot (the TV series running from 1989 to 2013 starring David Suchet)

19. Play pool (billiards)

20. Get invited to a hen party (I don’t have many friends so this could be a challenge and I wouldn’t know what to expect but they seem like fun).

21. Meet someone famous

22. Ride on a double decker bus in London

23. Go for a bra fitting and get properly measured

24. Expand my cooking knowledge

25. Explore my own city

26. Attempt to make homemade pizza dough(I always get bases from the supermarket and add my own toppings so I’d like to try making my own dough at least once).

27. Finish a book series 

28. See snow – (I have seen snow in New Zealand but we don’t get much and I’d like to experience proper snowfall).

29. Visit a castle

30. Go on a picnic – (I probably went on one when I was little but it would be nice to go on one as an adult and make the most of the weather and the day out).

Do you have a bucket list or something similar? Let me know one thing you’d like to achieve within the next year in the comments below!


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25 thoughts on “30 By 30

  1. Cheila Belinda Cruz says:

    I have a huge bucket list on the blog too. 30 is my “scary age”, there’s so many things I want to accomplish before I get there. I’m 26 and feel rushed sometimes which is pretty stupid. I love your goals, they are really nice. They are all achievable and I don’t doubt you will be done with them way before 30. Email me if you’d like to swap a postcard, I’ve done that with a few other bloggers and it’s lovely. It was so much fun reading this. 😊❤️

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    • Chanelle says:

      I will have to check out your bucket list! 30 seems like the age where the fun stuff is over and serious life stuff takes over, I still want to be fun at 30 haha! I did want achievable goals, it is only 7 years until 30 and while that sounds like a long time away I can still remember 16 so clearly and it’s crazy how fast that time has passed. Thanks for reading and taking time to comment x


  2. stashy says:

    What a great list of both big and small goals.
    I especially like:
    • Own an item of makeup from Chanel 😉
    • Take a hot air balloon ride
    • Solve a Rubik’s Cube

    My list includes:
    • Visit all the continents
    • Find a beer that I like
    • Get custom made shoes

    I think half the fun is the adventure of trying… ❤

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    • Chanelle says:

      Thanks Stashy! I definitely wanted it to be a mix of bigger exciting experiences and smaller things as well 🙂 I’ve got two sides of a Rubik’s cube before but never more haha!

      Visiting all the continents would be such an amazing thing to say you’ve done and there would be so many memories.

      Half the fun is trying!


  3. danniijane says:

    Love this post! It’s fun and motivating to list your goals😊 Definitely come ride a double decker bus that way I can see you😚 I always think about my before 30 list but as I’m less than a year and a half from it I probably wouldn’t manage much🙈😂 x

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  4. delphinethebabbler says:

    This is a wonderful and inspiring bucket list you have here! I have a huggeeeee bucket list, I try to get in a few things every couple months and then add others so I always have something to work for and look forward to.
    Something that’s been on my bucket list for years is indeed going on a hot air balloon ride, paragliding, and skydiving. I just love being up in the air so these seem perfect for me 😀 As a travel blogger it would add something exciting and especially memorable to blog about 😀
    Anyway, I love your blog. I look forward to more of your posts in the future! 🙂

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