30 Before 30

As I sat by the pool in Orlando, the day after my 29th birthday, I had a think about all the things I’d like to achieve by the time I’m 30. Now I’m not expecting a miracle and thinking that my entire world is going to change in the space of a year but if I can tick off at least half of my list I’ll be more than happy.After spending a week in Orlando I went on a cruise around the Bahamas and so some of the list have already been ticked off, and with a number of plans already made for the next few weeks more should be crossed out too. I think in the most part what I have gone for is quite achievable, some overlap and can be crossed off together and some can be started this year and carry on after my birthday.

I have separated them into different areas and I have highlighted in bold the ones I have already achieved, and that are currently in motion to happen soon. I will look back over this list as the year passes and update how I’m getting on, so here it is, my 30 before 30 list;


1. Improve my fitness levels as a whole

2. Start Pole Fitness classes
I am currently looking into this with two of my girlfriends and once we find the best day and price to suit us all we plan to book on to a package course

3. Run a 10K or beat my 5K time

4. Raise money for Friends at Centre Stage in a fun run

5. Lose weight

Food and Drink

6. Go to Afternoon Tea

7. Splurge on a once in a lifetime restaurant

8. Improve my cooking skills


9. Take a cocktail making class

10. Take a ballroom dance class

11. Take a calligraphy class

12. Take my theory test

13. Start driving lessons


14. Visit a country I’ve never been to
Whilst I have been to Orlando before I have never been to the Bahamas where we stopped off in St Maartan, St Thomas and Nassau. I’m also going to Ibiza next year for my friend hen do so this can be ticked off multiple times

15. Visit somewhere new in the UK

16. Go on a road trip

17. Go to The Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas
As I mentioned above I went on a cruise around the Bahamas, which I actually got back from this morning, and one of our stops was The Atlantis Hotel. It has been my dream to go to this hotel since I was 13 and saw it in a film and I finally got to go on a half day trip with full access to their water park. I still want to go and actually stay there, just need a lottery win to do so

18. Explore more of what London has to offer

19. Book another charity night at The Comedy Store


20. Create a media kit

21. Post more frequently

22. Continue to love every minute, opportunity and person that comes into my life because of blogging


23. Get a secure job
I am currently on a contract at work and on the 6th September I’m having a meeting to hopefully find out if I’ll be made permanent or need to start job hunting. Keep your fingers crossed for me as I actually do like my position and the company I work for, I’d just like a more secure future

24. Move out

25. Get a new tattoo
I have already decided on what tattoos I want, I just need the wuss in me to man up and get inside the tattoo shop. I have a feeling this will happen when I go to Magaluf across my 30th next year. I want a Prosecco glass on the side of my finger and the word love in an infinity sign on my side

26. Continue working on my make up skills

27. Take better care of my skin and body

28. Have a fancy dress night out
I absolutely love fancy dress and whilst yes I’ll be dressed up for Halloween weekend, which this year is being celebrated in Brighton, I also want a fancy dress night out for no reason other than the fun of it.

29. Live every moment, laugh every day, love beyond words. Enjoy life and just be happy!

And of course I couldn’t leave this baby out, can’t say I haven’t done it before but…

30. Spend my birthday in Magaluf and go Skinny Dipping 😉

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  • Reply Jaymee (@_TheMumDiaries)

    Sounds like a great list! I will be 30 in 2 years and I think writing down my goals is a great idea!

    August 29, 2017 at 10:27 am
  • Reply Laura Dove

    I love your list! Have a fancy dress night out made me laugh, what a fab thing to look forward to! And a new tattoo! Cant wait to see!

    August 29, 2017 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Nichola - Globalmouse

    Wow great list. I love the idea of doing this, it really focusses the mind. Love number 30!!

    August 29, 2017 at 1:09 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Merry

    Love this list, I did something similar before my 30th last year x

    August 29, 2017 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Lynne Harper

    I had a massive list when I turned 30 as well, my list at 40 was even bigger lol. Enjoy your 30s they where my best years x

    August 29, 2017 at 6:40 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    What an awesome list of things you want to do before you hit 30 and it looks like you have a good start going on it already!

    August 29, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Good luck with all of these especially the driving lessons. I need to post more regularly. I’m hoping to once the summer holidays are over.

    August 29, 2017 at 8:24 pm
  • Reply Jill Conyers

    What a wonderful list that is sure to bring lots of smiles and laughter in your life. I love my tattoo.

    August 29, 2017 at 10:55 pm
  • Reply Ana De- Jesus

    Aw good luck with your bucket list, I hope you keep us updated on pole dancing classes that sounds like a lot of fun. It is something I have been wanting to try out for myself x

    August 30, 2017 at 12:44 am
  • Reply Laura PS

    Oh you must go for afternoon tea! My 30s have been the best years so far!

    August 30, 2017 at 6:14 am
  • Reply Gareth Torrance

    I’m planning to get a few more tattoos as well. I want to get Jack Skellington and Sally on my legs, and get my daughter’s name across my heart.

    August 30, 2017 at 6:41 am
  • Reply Rhian Westbury

    What a great mixture of things you’d like to achieve although I’d suggest not getting your tattoo in Magaluf as you’re not meant to expose them to sunshine for a few weeks (or a month) after. Good luck ticking these bits off x

    August 30, 2017 at 9:03 am
  • Reply WhatLauraLoves

    Haha skinny dipping in Magaluf, thats hilarious! Hope you have a great time!! I need to write a 30 before 30 bucket list I think! xxx

    August 30, 2017 at 11:37 am
  • Reply Ashleigh

    I have every faith in you that you will tick this list off. I also want to try pole dancing!

    August 30, 2017 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    Great list, good luck! I hope it turns out well at your job 🙂 Enjoy your last year of your 20s!

    August 31, 2017 at 7:43 am
  • Reply Danasia Fantastic

    I love how you planned this list out, and you can definitely accomplish every task!

    August 31, 2017 at 5:42 pm
  • Reply Angela Milnes

    This is a fab list. I had a list like this and completed it before I was 30 …I need to do a new one. Thanks for the inspiration.

    September 1, 2017 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Helena

    Love that list! I’m wondering how pole fitness classes are like? Have you started taking them yet?

    September 2, 2017 at 5:41 pm
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