As most of you know, I have my own personal 30-before-30 bucket list. It’s a list of things I personally want to achieve before I hit the big 3-0. However, they’re specific to me, and not for everyone. So, I thought I’d start a little post about general goals and targets before the big day. The following ideas are things I think everyone should do before they’re over the hump. Feel free to throw in your own ideas at the end of the post, and let me know what you think.
See your favourite band live
Watching your favourite band live is something everyone should experience at least once in their life. Whether you’re a diehard music fan (like me) or a casual listener, it’s a changing experience. You can now buy cheap event tickets online, so there’s no excuse! Find out when your favourite band is touring in your area, and mark it in the calendar. Going crazy at a gig is a rite of passage for anyone under 30!
Go somewhere truly exotic
There’s a huge world out there, and it’s impossible to see it all. However, everyone under 30 should make a pact to see as much as possible. Get off the beaten track, and visit somewhere truly exotic. I know you have a lifetime to travel, but it’s only the young who can really explore. We’ve all got that one place in the back of our minds. Is it Japan? New Zealand? Thailand? Wherever you crave to go, start saving, and take the plunge!
Do something that terrifies you
You’ve got an entire lifetime to be sensible. Use this time to push your boundaries, and explore your limits. Do something that terrifies you, and pushes you out of your comfort zone. You’ll learn more about yourself, and gain invaluable skills and experience. At the very least, you’ll have a great story to tell at parties. Climb a mountain, do a bungee jump, go scuba diving. Face up to your fears, and challenge yourself.
Learn a new language
Learning a new language opens you up to all sorts of new experiences. It gives you an appreciation for other cultures, and allows you the chance to meet new people. It’s also a brilliant exercise in persistence and goal setting. Learning a new language is tough, and you’ll often find yourself outside your comfort zone. It could even open up new career opportunities to you in your 30s.
Start a business and sort your finances out
I’ll end on a boring, but essential tip! Your twenties is the best possible time to start a business. Why? Because you have the freedom to make mistakes, and learn from them. You have less to lose, and you have a better grip on the online world. Start thinking about your future. Get rid of your debts, and make a plan for your career. Trust me, it’s the biggest regret that people have in later life.
Leave me your own suggestions in the comments.