30 before 30

notesofjasmin 30 before 30 list

There are a lot of things in life that I think I should be able to do, but I can’t.  Knit, speak a second language, make a soufflé. I turn 30 in 14 months so it’s time I crack on and finally realise some of my long held goals and dreams.

My twenties so far have been pretty fantastic and I want to savour these last few months before I journey on into a new decade. This isn’t a bucket list though. There’s no skydiving or travel to India to find myself on here, those things will be done, just not this year. Instead, I want to learn a few new skills and have some fun experiences along the way.

And since I’m getting older and my memory is getting a bit ropier, I’m going to blog as a way to help record the memories.

Here’s to the little things! 

  1. Save £30 per month and buy myself a birthday gift
  2. Learn how to crochet, and crochet an afghan
  3. Learn how to knit, and knit a bobble hat
  4. Sew a dress…
  5. …and wear that dress to afternoon tea somewhere fancy
  6. Sort through my pile of ‘to alter’ clothes
  7. Get new glasses and contacts
  8. Organise, back up and print my photos
  9. Run the Manchester 10k
  10. Complete Spanish Duolingo
  11. Sew a quilt
  12. Survive Tough Mudder
  13. Learn how to shoot a gun
  14. (Re)Learn how to parallel park
  15. Escape a room
  16. Complete a 30 day challenge
  17. Walk from Manchester to Leeds
  18. Hold a car boot sale
  19. Walk the Yorkshire Three Peaks
  20. See more of the UK, specifically The Giants Causeway in NI, Lochness in Scotland and Mount Snowdon in Wales.
  21. Go camping
  22. Attend a secret cinema
  23. Make something and sell it
  24. Read 30 books
  25. Go on a spa weekend
  26. Start a blog
  27. Learn how to make round chapatis
  28. Conquer my fear of spiders
  29. Learn how to hold a tune
  30. Try something new every month