Wednesday, 11 March 2015

20 Before 30

A few weeks ago, I turned 24. It's strange to think that I'm nearly half way through my twenties... This post on The Travel Hack got me thinking about some life ambitions - big and small - and although I haven't got as many, here's 20 things I'd love to achieve before I'm 30.

1. Cook and perfect 5 staple meals
I enjoy cooking from recipe books, but I'd love to think that I had a handful of recipes which were done my way.

2. Save £20,000
We are saving for a house deposit anyway, but to have personally saved that amount of money in 6 years would be a great achievement.

3. Run a 5K - Color Obstacle Rush completed 23/4/16
An evented one, not just a jog around the neighbourhood. I am 100% NOT a runner, but even I think I could manage this and I'd quite like to say I've done it.

4. See a show at the West End
Starting with dinner, cocktails in the theatre bar, the show and a night in a London hotel. 

5. Raise £3000 for charity
If I target myself at £500 a year, this'll be done easy peasy. It's only March and I've already raised £284 this year.

6. Get tattooed by Dan Smith
An artist I've admired for years - I really need to get to a convention when he's in the UK.

7. Visit Amsterdam - visited May 2016!
Hopefully a weekend trip is on the cards in the not so distant future.

8. Take a mixology course
Even if it's in a local bar... I love mixing cocktails already, but I'm sure there's lots of tricks of the trade I'm yet to learn.

9. Get to and maintain my goal weight
Definitely easier said than done, however I need to do it and I want to do it more than ever.

10. Get a dog - on Saturday 11th April 2015, Piper joined us!
To start our family!

11. Go back to the US - a week in Las Vegas booked for February 2017
The snippet of California we saw last year was enough to make us both yearn for a return trip.

12. Get laser eye surgery - I had my surgery on Friday 17th April 2015
I'm so fed up with contact lenses and glasses, and completely envy my friends without them. I've booked a consultation for surgery, so the ball is already rolling on this one.

13. Learn the entire dance routine to Thriller
No joke. I need this in my life.

14. Go to Disneyland Paris
I'd love to take my niece when she's a bit older.. and you know, I'd quite like to go myself ;)

15. Keep a handwritten diary for a year
I love using Timehop, but I think a handwritten version would be even better.

16. Do weekend camping at a festival - Boardmasters Festival, Newquay, August 2015
I swore myself off festival camping after 4 years of Reading, but it might be fun to do it just once more for old times sake.

17. Write a cocktail recipe book
Not a published one, just one for my own reference.

18. Be in a job I love
Perhaps the most ambitious of them all, but I'd like to come to work knowing that I enjoy what I do. This goal has a lot to do with my personal mindset, so I am working to change that.

19. Go to Alton Towers
A few years ago, I managed to transform Ash from scaredy cat into adrenaline junkie... sort of. We had 2 days at Alton Towers, full of sunshine and rollercoasters, and now we're ready to go back and ride The Smiler!

20. Buy a house
This is the dream, and something I hope to have ticked off within 3 years.

What do you think of my goals? And what's on your 'before 30' lists?

1 comment:

  1. Your goals are all wonderful, good luck with them! <3 xx