30 by 30

I am a relentless goal setter. I love lists. I love planning. I love dreaming and arbitrary dates & deadlines. Every New Years Eve I sit down with a drink and create a list of goals for the coming year, a vision. Then six months later on my birthday I sit down, review those goals, update or change any that have shifted and start anew. So with my 30th birthday only a few days away, I thought I would share my top 30 goals before I turn 30.

  1. 1. Travel alone.
  2. 2. Move somewhere entirely on my own.
  3. 3. Start my own business.
  4. 4. Find the place I feel most at home.
  5. 5. Get married to my best friend.
  6. 6. Visit Alaska.
  7. 7. Hike the WCT.
  8. 8. Learn how to actually slow down. (almost)
  9. 9. Forgive myself for life being messy sometimes.
  10. 10. Learn to surf.

  1. 11. Road trip the United States in a camper van.
  2. 12. Bungee Jump.
  3. 13. Skydive.
  4. 14. Feel strong in my body.
  5. 15. Learn to forgive and let go.
  6. 16. Pay off all of my debt.
  7. 17. Invest in stocks.
  8. 18. Re-learn independence.
  9. 19. Learn to have faith in timing. (another work in progress)
  10. 20. Have passive income.

  1. 21. Buy a new car.
  2. 22. Climb a mountain.
  3. 23. Get a dog.
  4. 24. Travel to Europe.
  5. 25. Build financial security & independence.
  6. 26. Run a 24 hour race.
  7. 27. Buy a house.
  8. 28. Stop needing other peoples approval.
  9. 29. Find a career I love.
  10. 30. Explore & be curious. (forever ongoing goal)

A few items not quite crossed off the list, but I have a new decade, a new list to make and I think I can cross them off then. My 20’s were hard, messy, strange and beautiful. I can’t wait to see what this next chapter brings!