Writing My 30 Before 30 List

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In one year, 2 months and 2 days I will be thirty. No, I’m not counting. Not really.

I’ve been contemplating my 30 Before 30 list for sometime now and it only had one thing on it until I got stuck listening to Jackie O (wasn’t my car, otherwise I would have switched stations as I don’t listen to Kyle) talking about whether she should or shouldn’t go out to a night club, because, at 37 she thinks she’s ‘past it’. At some point through the whole ordeal, I realised that I – at 28 – have never been to a night club. Yes. Read it again if you need to. Never.

So, obviously, ‘Go to a night club’ has been popped on the list which got me wondering what else I’ve missed out on that one simply must have experienced at least ONCE before turning thirty. So far, I have no idea. I’d love to hear from you – what do you believe everyone should have done before the big three-oh?


Linking up with Jess from Diary of a SAHM for IBot


  1. I think we need to get together and go to a nightclub… I’ve never been either. And now I’m wondering what else I want to do before I hit 30. I know getting a tat is something.. not sure what else though..

    • Glad to hear I’m not the only person who hasn’t been. I was just surprised I didn’t know I hadn’t done it! A tattoo is on my list, too. That might be something that doesn’t actually happen but it’s on there.

  2. DEFINITELY Nightclub.. though you should do it with a bunch of people that will drag you out onto the dancefloor and dance crazy dances… because there is no fun standing in a nightclub and not dancing..

    My husband and his friends do a crazy crab dance when they hit a dancefloor.. and it always makes me giggle and feel good and confident to get up and dance ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I will be sure to take some friends, preferably ones who know what they’re doing!!

      Mu hubs doesn’t dance, so he’ll be no help!

  3. And while you are at it you should hit a karaoke bar! Gotta love a good old singing session!

    • Oh, I’ve not done that, either. Not sure I would be game enough. Someone would have to get me very drunk first!

  4. I’m almost exactly 2 years past 30 now (booo!), but I remember wanting to get my motorbike licence so I could drive a scooter. I ended up pregnant and turned 30 before being able to get the licence… it’s now on my “things to do before I’m (gulp) 40 list. I’ve got 8 years up my sleeve – surely I can get my act together before then…?!
    Good luck with the nightclub goal!

    • That would be cool. My hubs was all obsessed with getting his bike license a little while back. Maybe he can have a list, too.

      Eight years is plenty of time to do it! Go you!

  5. I am always intrigued by these types of lists – mine would always have travel related things on it or foods to experience LOL

    • Mine will have some travel on it – I’ve not been to QLD yet so that’s going to be on there. I am a boring food person, but I might take the plunge and add something food related… Go crazy and have chicken salt on my chips or something ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. I will be 40 in 11 months, so I am going to put it out there that I am going to skydive before then. This has always scared the hell out of me and a friend just broke both ankles doing it, but what the hey. Rachel x

    • Wow – that’s awesome! There are so many things that I think would be nice to do but fear holds me back.
      I particularly like that your friend broke their ankles and you’re like “gotta do that” hehe.
      But, seriously, go you! Looking forward to reading a post all about it!

  7. If you lived in Brisbane we’d be going to a nightclub this weekend! I used to work for a nightclub and the mister and I met in one. Haven’t been clubbing in a while though…

    • Wishing I lived in Brisbane! But, lady, did you not just have a baby!!
      Would love to go clubbing with you!

  8. Yep go dancing and do karaoke! That’s a must!
    I would also put down learn a new skill. Something you’ve always wanted to try, like maybe sewing or carpentry or something in between ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Oh, good idea. I never wanted to sew but now I see it might be a good skill to have. Thanks, Jess.

  9. I didn’t do a 30 before 30 list (although I did jump out of an airplane at 14000 ft to celebrate my 30th) Not sure what I’d put on my 32 before 32 list … go to the movies alone, go to a kick arse blogging conference… oh and to go on a cruise! lol think my aspirations are a little inflated. Going to a night club is much more doable – stick to that ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Oh my gosh. Now, I am wondering how I can mark the day with something amazing! How was the jump??
      I am totally with you on going to a kick ass blogging conference. I am trying to keep them as doable as possible. My bucket list is full of big dreamy things I’ll probably never do!

  10. I’ve run out of time for a 30 before 30 list – it’s coming up too quickly! Sounds intriguing though, all the best with yours!

    • Thanks Katie! I will probably spend the whole time figuring out what I want to do and not do it ๐Ÿ˜‰


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