Looking for ideas of things to do before you turn 30? This realistic 30 by 30 list is full of fun and doable ideas!
Whether you are turning 30 a month from now or 10 years from now, it’s a great idea to start thinking about your bucket list of things to do before that milestone birthday.
Bucket lists are so popular now, and for very good reason.
Lists of goals and things we want to do help us narrow down what’s important to us and give us a roadmap to help us navigate our time here on Earth.
And while there are some huge bucket list items out there that may be worth pursuing (travel the world, make a million dollars), sometimes, a more realistic list is what you are after.
If this is you, then keep reading! I am sharing a realistic 30 by 30 list. Read through it, decide which goals you’d like to add to your own list, and start intentionally navigating your way to 30!
Realistic 30 by 30 List
(we’ve included over 30 items here so you can choose your favorite 30)
Let’s get started….
Take up a new hobby (here’s an ultimate list of hobbies to get the ideas flowing)
Reach out and reconnect with an old friend you’ve lost touch with
Walk (or jog or run) a 5K (or 10K, half marathon or full marathon, depending on your skill level)
Read 5 books in new-to-you genres (for example, historical fiction, fantasy, young adult etc)
Visit a place you’ve been wanting to go
Try a new restaurant with an unfamiliar cuisine
Tell someone important to you how much they mean to you (in person is best, but a phone call or email works too)
Take a hike or walk in a new location
See a live concert
Learn something new (either on your own, or by joining a club or taking classes or lessons)
Learn how to cook something new
See a play, visit the symphony or see an opera
Purchase an ingredient you’ve never tried before and make a recipe with it
Apologize to someone you’ve wronged
Start practicing affirmations (here are some love affirmations to consider)
Start a journal of some sort (I recommend a daily gratitude journal)
Do an act of kindness (hopefully more than one)-one of my favorites is paying for the person behind me at a Starbucks drive thru
Listen to a new and unfamiliar genre of music
Memorize your favorite poem
Clean out your closet, and donate clothes you no longer wear or that no longer fit you
Visit a new state or country
Watch a sunrise
Bake something that intimidates you (i.e. bread or pastry)
Read a classic book
Visit a museum in your hometown you’ve never been to
Create a new cocktail (or mocktail)
Have a no-phone day
Watch a movie in a new-to-you genre (maybe a foreign film?)
Pay off a debt
Plant a garden (a kitchen herb garden in a sunny window counts if you lack outdoor space)
Do a 1000 piece puzzle (or maybe 2000!)
Try a new-to-you sport or physical activity
Forgive yourself for past mistakes
Memorize the list of states in alphabetical order
Read a book of poetry
Donate to a cause that’s important to you
Listen to a podcast on a subject you’d like to learn more about
There are so many simple, realistic 30 by 30 ideas, we’ve only just scratched the surface!
No matter what you add to your list, be proud of yourself that you are taking intentional action to begin to live a better, more fulfilled life!
Did you find something to add your list 30 by 30 bucket list? We hope so!
Leave a comment if we left something out!
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Have a great day!