Many years ago, I attempted my own 101 Things in 1001 Days. Unfortunately, I was a bit too ambitious. I did manage to cross a few things off my list, like Dan’s proposal and my fleur-de-lis tattoo. But I have no idea why I thought I could edit and revise my best college papers without access to an academic library… While working full-time. In fact, during 10 months of those 1001 days, I was working 2 jobs.
I love how many bloggers do age-specific challenges. I just turned 28 a few months ago. I feel like 30 before 30 is a reasonable bucket list.
If any of these look familiar, a few of them overlap with my Do-Over Bucket List.
So what do I hope to do by my 30th birthday?
- Go to France with Dan
Go to Disney World and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter(Done! October 17-25, 2015) Spend Christmas with Dan in Greenwood(Done! Christmas 2015) Go to Savannah with Dan(Done! September 25-27, 2015. Read the recap!)
- Visit all of the vineyards along Georgia’s Wine Highway
- Go to Charleston with Dan
- Discover Atlanta
Visit Harry and Celia in Charlotte(Done! January 31, 2016)
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2015 has not been the best year for my family. My mom entered hospice care at the beginning of June and died on July 13th. But I am grateful for how the people of Greenwood, not to mention family and friends worldwide, all reached out to love us. Thank you #GreenwoodSC for being there when my family needed you most. #PrayersHealingLeeLong #belleblog #UptownGreenwood
- Finish my mom’s book and self-publish it
- Write my first Kindle Single
- Sell 1,000+ books
Attend a blog conference(Done! Maidae Mixer, October 4, 2015)
- Mentor someone
Launch my own business website(Done! Check out Brita Media)
- Host or co-host a Twitter chat
- Give a talk or presentation
Create my own 30-day blog or social media challenge(Done! #LoveBlog, February 2016) Write for xoJane(Done! March 31, 2016)
- Go viral (for me, at least 1,000 social shares)
- Throw (another) Harry Potter party (okay, so I’ve thrown three already)
- Host a dinner party
- Complete a 2K race (yeah, I’m not sure I could do more than that, but 5K is my stretch goal)
- Send out 50 handwritten notes, letters, or postcards
- Read 10+ nonfiction books (2/10: It Starts with Food, Out of Order)
- Attend an important/upscale social event
- Plant herbs other than basil and mint
- Create a butterfly garden
Try Whole30(Done! January 2016. Check out my recaps!)
- Drink real champagne (not sparkling wine)
- Throw myself a fabulous birthday party
Do you have a bucket list, or a birthday goals list? Share a link in the comments!