30 before 30



330 days, 3 hours, 6 minutes and 30 seconds till my birthday. My 30th Birthday. I still feel like I’m 18, I mean seriously. WTF happened?! Now I’m the same age as people I used to call old. This is just too depressing so I’ve had to come up with a list to make sure I don’t waste the last year of being a ‘twenty something’ by sitting on my ass and letting it pass by.
Obviously I’d like to be all “I’m going to backpack through Peru and travel to a gazillion countries” because who wouldn’t want to do that, but I’m cash strapped and saving for a house so I’m going to have to leave those beauties till my 40th *gasp*!

I’ve taken a while to write this as I’ve needed to give it some careful thought – it’s still not fully decided, but here goes.

In no particular order:

1. Get into the best shape of my life
2. Read at least one book a month
3.Complete the Tough Mudder Half
4. Go horse riding for the first time in 10 years
5.Sky dive
6.Climb one of the three peaks (preferably not Scafell as I’ve already done that one)
7.See a ballet
8.Be able to do the splits
9.Start doing yoga again
10.Learn the piano
11.Donate blood
12. Go on a classy-ass date night with hubs
13.Make awesome birthday cakes for both kiddies
14.Perfect the 20’s “gatsby” hairstyle
15. Take the kids on a hike
16.Go surfing
17.Host a dinner party
18.Do a colour run
19.Clay shoot with hubs
20. Create and organise the kids and family photo albums
21. Try 30 new recipes
22.Have a girly spa day
23.Learn how to use water colour paints and paint a display worthy piece
24.Visit Bethany and go to the cabaret
25.Start agility or fly ball with Scout
26.Take a climbing class
27.Go offline – no ipad, no laptop, no phone (except for calls) at least once a week.
28. Explore a┬ácity I’ve never been to
29.Go to Madame Tussauds
30.Save money for our first house!

I wanted to add sleep underneath Dippy the Dino at the Natural History Museum but the damn thing is on tour till 2020. Inconvenient Dippy, Inconvenient. They say you can sleep underneath the stegosaurus instead but I mean, come on….no one goes to see the stegosaurus.

So that’s my list. Some things will be hella easy compared to others….30 new recipes? Piece of cake. Sky diving? the guy I’m attached to is literally going to have to throw me out of the plane or it isn’t happening.

Here goes!