the pre-30 list

the pre-30 list

Each birthday I write a list of goals that I want to achieve by the next birthday, this originally started with 101 in 1001 days a couple of years ago that never really happened – I wrote the list but then didn’t really have the drive to complete all the goals. I reduced this to “26 before I’m 27” or which ever birthday was coming up next.

This year I turned 27 – 27 goals would be easy to achieve but then I decided – what about writing a bigger list that would cover until I’m 30. And so that’s what this post is all about. I started the list with help from some friends including Liz from Little Red Welly. Then when I was getting stuck I gave the list to Chris and asked him to add some – thankfully he thinks out the box and aims higher than I seem to do.

So here is the list – the deadline is April 27th 2016 (interestingly about a month after my Dad turns 60!)

  1. One thing that scares me
  2. One thing that I’ve always wanted to do
  3. One thing I haven’t done since childhood
  4. One thing that does something nice for someone else
  5. One thing you would be proud to tell your grandkids about
  6. Lead 6 people to Jesus
  7. Visit a country I’ve been to
  8. Visit a new western country
  9. Visit a new eastern country
  10. Indoor Skydive
  11. Skydive
  12. Perform on stage
  13. Learn to ride (horses? unicycle? tricycle? ideas?)
  14. Do a skidpan course
  15. Learn a new language
  16. Learn to make coffee and try each one!
  17. Light a fire without matches or a lighter
  18. Dye hair a crazy colour
  19. Make jam
  20. Teach an older person to get online
  21. Make a quilt
  22. Make a scrapbook
  23. Create a short film
  24. Get a new job……or vocation
  25. Go Paintballing (Thanks to Our Sidekick!)
  26. Climb the Cheddar Gorge
  27. Visit the Millau Viaduct, South France
  28. Go go-kart racing
  29. Get BMI to “normal” bracket
  30. Save a life (Chris recommended this one – I think it needs more clarification!)
  31. Help build something (building)
  32. Read the New Testament
  33. Cycle holiday, at least 20 miles per day
  34. Trust God to provide me with something bigger than I’ve ever trusted him before (money, house, etc)
  35. Get hair wrapped in coloured dreadlocks
  36. Heal someone or cast out a demon
  37. Be interviewed on radio or TV
  38. Make ice cream

This is the list as it stands, some ideas are going to take saving up and things like that, it’s also going to take a lot of planning – some bits I can do right away others I can’t but I hope you will join me on the adventure. If you have suggestions for other goals I’d love to hear them – let me know.


  1. Becca Sibley says:

    Learn a new skill?
    Host a meet up of twitter/blog/online friends?
    Put some money away each month and buy yourself a 30th birthday gift to celebrate what you’ve achieved?

    • Hannah says:

      That’s so random – why didn’t the lovely blog fairies tell me you’d commented…….Anyway! Thank you for the comment! How are you doing? Learn a new skill – yeah but what would I learn. I can knit and I can crochet, I guess I could find something along those lines. A meet up would be seriously cool – especially as I’ve met a “New” Bedford based blogger here in Bedford. I suck at saving lol. Maybe that’s a good plan – maybe I can save up for a new MacBook (and hope that my current one doesn’t die in the process!!)

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