30 before 30

I’ve made a list of 30 things that I want to do before I turn 30. Mostly because the idea of turning 30 is terrifying, and I want to do something proactive while I wait for that to happen.

  1. Visit Berlin
  2. Learn how to french-braid my hair
  3. Grow a plant from a seed, and keep it alive for a season
  4. Visit New England in the fall
  5. Go glamping
  6. Learn how to scuba dive
  7. Keep a regular blog for at least a year
  8. Go to the opera at La Scala
  9. See the Northern Lights
  10. Learn how to follow a knitting pattern, and knit something more complex than a scarf
  11. Live below the poverty line for a month
  12. Visit Scandinavia
  13. Be proficient at yoga
  14. Go whale watching
  15. Extend my palate: attend a tea-tasting, join a cooking lesson and try a tasting menu at a Michelin-starred restaurant
  16. Go camping in Yosemite National Park
  17. Visit Scottish landmarks: Loch Ness, Isle of Skye and Cairngorms National Park
  18. Memorise 30 of my favourite poems
  19. Host a dinner party
  20. Visit Croatia
  21. Go powder skiing in Utah
  22. Become a charity trustee
  23. Be a vegan for a month
  24. Visit the Oceanografic in Valencia
  25. Be able to hold a conversation in French and Spanish
  26. Be able to run 10km
  27. Visit Northern Spain
  28. Build a truly epic gingerbread house
  29. Go to Reykjavik, Iceland
  30. Become a chartered accountant

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