Two years ago, I made myself a list of 30 things I wanted to do before I turn 30. In 2015, I crossed a lot off my list like road tripping across the United States and visiting national parks. In 2016, I've only crossed off a few more things. AH! I only have 3 years left!
New: I have highlighted things I hope to complete this year! I have also changed #17 from "Ride an elephant" to "Go on safari in Africa" because I learned that (many times) the elephant's spirit must be broken in order for them to give rides to strangers all day. How could I be sure the elephant I rode was not treated like this? Do I want to support that kind of industry?
30 Before 30
- Grow a garden of fruits or vegetables and eat them
- Own a dog
- Go to a music festival
- Learn to drive stick
- Own a sari and know how to wear it
Go on a spontaneous trip- Some would say I did this, but I more meant like show up at an airport or train station and pick a place.
Visit Zion National Park Take a road trip across the United States Ride a train overnight
- Take a cooking class
- Get professional, classy nudes done
- Visit Thailand
- Win a chance contest
- Stay in a 5-star hotel
See the Grand Canyon
- Go on safari in Africa
- Go to Patagonia
- Eat at a 5-star restaurant
Get paid to work full-time for a magazine, literary journal, publishing house, etc.- Even though I didn't stay at that position long, I try it.
- Publish another book
- Take a "Girls Only" trip with female friends
- Visit Japan
- Take a nude drawing class
- Go on a cruise
- Live in another country temporarily
- Adopt or have a child
- Visit all seven continents
Pay off a loan and own something big- My credit cards! Since I've had two cars declared totaled this year, they've been paid off completely too.