30 Before 30 update (11 months to go!)

I blogged about my 2017 goals the other day but decided to do a separate post for my 30 before 30 update. A few years back I wrote a 30 before 30 post and updated it when I turned 28. Here’s a look at what I still need to tick off – in less than 11 months!

30 before 30

1. Have a baby
2. Get a puppy (can’t have one in this house so not for a few years)
3. Move into the house I plan to settle down/raise a family in (this isn’t our forever house but hopefully we’ll be here for a while)
4. Make a regular income from my writing (maybe when I go self-hosted in the next few months?)
5. Have job security
6. Clear all non-student loan related debts (not gonna happen for a few more years yet)
7. Have something published in at least one of the following: Little White Lies, Glamour, Company, Cosmopolitan, The Simple Things, Vanity Fair (I don’t even subscribe to any of these anymore!)
8. Complete my first feature-length screenplay (I was in the research stage at the time of writing my 30 before 30 list and haven’t progressed at all!)
9. Go on holiday outside of the UK (incredibly unlikely)
10. Go camping (doubt it)
11. Learn to sew (I can sew buttons back on and sorta fix Luke’s trousers…)
12. Grow my own food and eat it (I’ve managed it with herbs…)

my garden
13. Learn to surf
14. Learn to play the ukelele
15. Learn basic coding (I did a course at work when I was pregnant. I made awesome notes at the time but haven’t actually put it into practice yet)
16. See Wicked
17. Watch the sun set and rise (preferably within 12 hours, on the beach, with the boyfriend)
18. Build a Bear (for myself/Jenson – I helped make one for my cousin)
29. Build a fort and spend the day in it

jenson den building
20. Go to a drive-in movie
21. Do something nice for a stranger (Regularly – done once so far, that I can recall)
22. Go kayaking somewhere beautiful
23. Go on a boat trip and see seals, dolphins and such
24. Have afternoon tea/high tea
25. Stay in a posh hotel with a four-poster bed and French windows which open out onto a balcony with a sea view (got very close at St Michael’s!)

st michaels hotel and spa, falmouth
26. See It’s A Wonderful Life on the big screen at Christmas (was so close last year!)
27. Take a photo a day and create a photobook
28. Take cheesey photos in a photobooth
29. Go on a star gazing date (this could kill three birds with one stone and incorporate camping and the sunset/sunrise entries)
30. Drink a cocktail out of a coconut with an umbrella (I came close by drinking a mocktail out of a pineapple)

pineapple mocktail

The rest of the Bucket List

31. Get married (Not a deal breaker but I’d like the same last name as my son)
32. Be entirely self-employed
33. Go ice skating in Central Park (have managed a small rink in Plymouth)
34. Visit Times Square
35. Spend at least a month travelling on the EuroRail, stopping off wherever takes my fancy (can you tell I never had a Gap Yaaahh?)
36. Go to the airport and buy the next available ticket
37. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower
38. Master Adobe
39. Have a white Christmas
40. Become an aunt
41. Go skinny dipping
42. Have lunch outside in a cafe in Paris
43. Have a garden with a treehouse and tyre swing
44. Have a beach house (or stay in one for a week might be more realistic…)
45. Fly somewhere (this could be easy to tick off with a short helicopter trip)
46. See proper snow (not just the token inch or two we get in Cornwall)
Feel comfortable with my body (again)
48. Kick my blog up a gear (self-hosted, register a .com, etc)
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So, I’m not gonna manage everything on the list but hopefully I can tick off a few off, like learn to surf and build a fort. Wish me luck!

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