30 Before 30

So apparently, it’s been three months since graduation and I’m now a soon-to-be 22-year-old with little idea of where her life’s heading.

After all the ‘I hate being told what to do’s and ‘I can’t wait till I grow up’s, I’m finally there! A grown up without the privilege of Mummy and Daddy telling her what to do. As scared as I may be, I’m more excited! This is it. I’m free to do anything and go anywhere I want. So without further ado, here are 30 things I hope to accomplish before I turn 30:

  1. Discover a foreign country alone (where you don’t speak the language/know anyone)
  2. Travel to 10 new countries, in at least one new continent
  3. Go hiking in 10 new places, in at least 5 different countries
  4. Attend a midnight movie premiere with your girlfriends
  5. Climb a mountain, like real climbing with safety ropes and all
  6. Run a full marathon (yes, that’s 42.195 kms)
  7. Get good at Muay Thai
  8. Learn to drive, like actually be able to drive on the road, with other cars swish- swashing around
  9. Experience the Northern Lights
  10. Have an extra special New Year’s celebration
  11. Create your dream home
  12. Get real fancey and attend an opera
  13. Pay for your own luxury cruise vacay
  14. Gamble in the casino (just once, or twice) The Star, Sydney. I won like $25 cluelessly pressing buttons on the slot machines.
  15. Go surfing
  16. Go snowboarding Vivaldi Park, near Chuncheon, as part of my post-graduation trip (January 2016). It was hell for my thighs but so much fun once I got the hang of it. 
  17. Go skydiving
  18. Learn how to sew
  19. Go dining in the dark Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL. Date night with the best friend. Definitely an experience worth having at least once in your life, even though the food was just okay.
  20. Treat your family to a beautiful dinner with your first ‘real’ paycheck Morganfield’s, Pavilion, KL on 1 May 2016. Uh, let’s just say there was a lot of piggy involved: both devouring it and feeling like it after. Only made sense that we walked it off around the mall. It was a rare experience having the whole family (including Dad) shopping together. Definitely a night to remember.
  21. Sell something handmade by you
  22. Cook a full gourmet meal on your own, all from scratch (Don’t forget dessert!)
  23. Be financially independent (Like be able to pay for your own shtuff and still have enough for an emergency fund)
  24. Send Mum and Dad on an all-expenses paid trip (Like they always do for you)
  25. Have an established career you love
  26. Become comfortable with all sorts of social situations. (Learn to start conversations. People aren’t that scary!)
  27. Spend a night under the stars, sleeping in a tent by the beach and cooking food over a bonfire
  28. Become an active member of an organisation whose cause you truly believe in
  29. Spend a month living in a small beach town, just you and your bike. And the locals!
  30. Maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle 

Some of these will be easier to cross off than others and I may very well change things around as I grow as a person.

Either way, I’d like to have the next years of my life filled with thisss many experiences!

What are some things you’re setting out to do? Are there any we have in common?

See, I’ve started the conversation. It’s your turn to say something, yea?


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