30 Before 30

I'm sure you're all sick to death of New Year's resolutions by now, but today's post is a little bit different. Rather than the things I'd like to achieve in 2015 (though I do have a few of those - particularly buying my domain name and posting every day by the end of the year), I thought I'd do a slight twist on the 101 in 1001 series several bloggers have done - particularly the lovely Becky Bedbug who inspired me to take up this challenge - and set myself a target of 30 things I want to do before I'm 30 (which incidentally is in 1001 days' time from today!).

I would like to complete all of these by my 30th birthday on 2nd October 2017 - wish me luck!
  1. Reach 1000 blog followers.
  2. Find my signature scent.
  3. Find my signature style.
  4. Run a 10k.
  5. Run a half-marathon.
  6. Run a marathon.
  7. Buy a house.
  8. Learn to sew and make at least one piece of clothing that's wearable in public.
  9. Learn to speak a foreign language fluently.
  10. Learn to code.
  11. Learn to drive.
  12. Go to Edinburgh.
  13. Go to Dublin.
  14. Go to Brighton. - done! Read all about it here
  15. Go to Barcelona.
  16. Go to Prague.
  17. Go to Paris.
  18. Go to Disneyland Paris.
  19. Go on the Harry Potter Tour.
  20. Visit Platform 9 3/4 on September 1st.
  21. Finish writing my novel and get it published.
  22. Go to the Blogcademy.
  23. Go to a Liverpool match at Anfield (and do the stadium tour).
  24. Go to London Fashion Week.
  25. Buy a DSLR and learn how to use it properly.
  26. Take one photo every day for a year and post it on Instagram.
  27. Read 50 books in a year.
  28. Read every Booker Prize-winning novel.
  29. Watch all the TV series on my Netflix list.
  30. Do a Zookeeper for a Day experience (and realise a childhood dream!)
Are you doing a 30 Before 30 or 101 in 1001? If so post links to your lists/challenges below in the comments - would love to see how you're getting on!


  1. Love this list - so many great things in there and really achieveable! Best of luck.

    Chloe x

    1. Thanks Chloe! Hoping I'll be able to manage it...

  2. Wow, some quite ambitious things in there (speaking a language fluently, unless you're part way there of course). Best of luck with it! I think my aim for before 30 is to be entirely debt free, student loan and all. I should finish repaying my student loan the same month as my 30th birthday!

    1. Thanks Lisa! Good luck with your aims too. I know there's some ambitious stuff in there but I do have a bit of a language basis (did French and German to GCSE though that was ten years ago!) so hopefully it won't be too bad...