I’ve created a 30 Under 30 Bucket List of 30 things I want to do before I’m 30.
In 742 days, I will celebrate my 30th birthday. That’s kind of a big deal. 30 is the new 20 these days, but it doesn’t mean I’m excited to be in my 30’s.
When I was younger, I always thought that by 30 I’d have my life together: married, 2 kids, awesome job, beautiful house, you know the deal. Then again, when you’re 10, 30 seems a million years away. I’ve never really been one to be afraid of turning a certain age, but the fear of not having lived the life I wanted to live, or having done the things I wanted to do is certainly real. And it’s creeping up on me.
I’m freaking out just a little because that’s only a little over 2 years to complete the list.
Some of these things aren’t too crazy, but they’re things I’ve wanted to do, or experience, at some point in my life. So why not now? A few of the things on this list I’ve already done, but I couldn’t keep them off: 4th of July fireworks and visiting the exterior building used in FRIENDS, for example.
In no particular order, my 30 Before 30.
- See the Eiffle Tower at night.
Watch the 4th of July fireworks in Washington, DC.
- Write a novel.
- Spend New Year’s Eve in NYC.
Kiss someone at midnight on New Year’s Eve.
- Go apple picking.
- Visit relatives in Poland.
- Get something I write published.
Visit the FRIENDS building in NYC.
- Go on a hot air balloon ride.
Appear in a movie/TV show.
- Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge.
Participate in a flash mob.
- Learn a different language – I’m thinking Spanish.
- Take a spontaneous trip; as in, go to the airport and take the first flight out to anywhere.
- Get a job in my field – either in the Entertainment industry or in Journalism.
- Adopt a kitten.
- See the West Coast of Canada.
- Visit the HOLLYWOOD sign.
- Participate in a Color Run.
- Put a piece of gum on the gum wall in Seattle.
- Own a really nice camera.
- Get matching tattoos with someone special to me.
- Write on the ‘Before I Die’ wall in New Orleans.
- Go whale spotting.
- Visit the Salem Witch House.
- Visit the Grand Ol’ Opry in Nashville.
- Take a photo at Robin Williams’ star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Stand in two places/states/towns/provinces at once.
- Be happy.
Yes, a lot of these things require travel, but traveling is something I love doing. What better way to spend your life, than doing all of the things that’ll make you happy?
Road trip, anyone?