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Back in October I turned 30. I did vlog about my birthday celebrations, but I didn’t publish anything else on the blog, to commemorate it.

I wasn’t one of those people who was terrified of hitting a big milestone. But obviously there is a certain element of hitting the big Three O, that makes you take stock and evaluate your life; What you’ve achieved, what you want to achieve, what you’re doing with your life, how you ended up here so fast, when you were only fifteen about five minutes ago.

And I have to say, I’m pretty content with the way things are panning out at the moment. I have a job I love, a husband that has already been my best friend for fourteen years and everything is going pretty swimmingly.

However, there is, of course, always room for improvement and I do love a list. So in an effort to better balance my work and personal life, and to give myself something to refer to when I’m feeling uninspired, I do have a list of 30 things to do in my 30th year.

So I thought I’d share them with you…


  1. Read moreI’ve always been a reader, but lately I’ve been struggling to find the time or motivation to read as much as I’d like. So I’m hoping to change that.
  2. Have more weekends away
  3. Ride – Even if I am not in the position to buy another horse of my own, I’d like to find a way to get back in the saddle, maybe a couple of times a week.
  4. Cook more
  5. Eat out less As a couple, Sam and I have become so lazy with cooking and we eat out far too much. I want to try and eat healthier meals, cooked at home, which will be better for both our wallets and our waistbands.
  6. Listen to more podcasts
  7. Work less on the weekends
  8. Drink more water – This is helping.
  9. Stick to my bullet journal – So far I’ve been bullet journalling for all of 8 days and so far, I’m obsessed. I’d love to see it through to the end of the year!
  10. Be kinder to my skin – This stuff is saving me right now.
  11. See my friends more often
  12. Keep the house tidy
  13. Make more plans to look forward toWhether it’s picnics in the park, days out, weekends away, holidays or a movie night on the sofa. I want to plan more things to look forward to and make more of each week.
  14. Take more phone photos
  15. Learn a new skill
  16. Go on a beach holiday
  17. Exercise more
  18. Clear out my wardrobe and only keep the pieces I look forward to wearing
  19. Be the best maid of honour My cousin gets married in August and I can’t wait to be her maid of honour.
  20. Walk the dog more
  21. Have a spa day
  22. Celebrate our first wedding anniversary
  23. Have people over more
  24. Be better at saving money
  25. Write more about the things I love, rather than the things I think people might want to read about
  26. Keep up with my gratitude diary
  27. Give Sam an amazing 30th birthday
  28. Plan New Year’s Eve earlier, to make it less stressful
  29. Write a book
  30. Mentor somebody and help them succeed

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