30 Before 30 List

30 Before 30 - The Palmetto Peaches - palmsinatl.comWhen this post goes live it will be my 27th birthday! *vogues around the room* I love seeing people’s birthday bucket lists. Now I originally thought I’d make of list of activities I want to do  before my next birthday, but decided against it. A 30 before 30 list gives me three years to get these items crossed off of my list. I think that’s pretty reasonable and a few items are in the works right now.

So what do I hope to accomplish by my 30th birthday?

30 Before 30 List

  1. Attend Comic Con – in full cosplay. Michonne, Harley Quinn, or a Disney villain are high on my list.
  2. Ride on a motorcycle. Motorcycles terrify me, but I want to make conquering my fears a priority.
  3. Visit at least two places on my dream destinations list.
  4. Write a book.
  5. Purchase my first home. In progress.
  6. Buy an DSLR and take a photography class. Last year, I upgraded my camera, but I want to take it a step further and take a photography class.
  7. Become a Big Sister
  8. Test drive a Tesla.
  9. Run a half marathon.
  10. Take a mixology or bartending class. Vodka and pineapple juice is about as complicated as my drink mixing get these days. I’d love to be able to craft a complicated cocktail for a friend or at a dinner party (see #30).
  11. Learn Spanish and brush up on my French. I want to be fluent in both of these languages. I’m not too old to learn, right?
  12. Join a dodgeball league. And DOMINATE! 🙂
  13. Ride an elephant.
  14. Master macarons. Last week, I failed to make some simple sugar cookies, so I have a long way to go. I’m also realizing, I’m not a great a baker as I think I am. Don’t worry though my drunken cupcakes still slay!
  15. Take a sewing class.
  16. Start playing piano again. My mom is jumping for joy. I quit piano lessons in third grade so that I can I could take more dance classes.
  17. Get a tattoo. I’ve wanted  a tattoo since I was 17 and something always happened to stop me. No more excuses. I’m getting my ink.
  18. Treat myself to a pair of Louboutins.
  19. Fall in love. I was going to exclude this from this list, but I’m trying to be more open. I love my family and friends. I’ve cared deeply for guys that I’ve dated, but I can’t say that I’ve ever really been in love.
  20. Plant a tree.
  21. Live abroad.
  22. Experience Mardi Gras in New Orleans. 
  23. Dance at Carnival. No, not a cruise ship. I want to go to Trinidad or Haiti and get dressed in an elaborate outfit and dance my ass off.
  24. Invest in stocks. I want to retire in style so before I’m 30 I want to have a diverse financial portfolio that allows me to live comfortable, send my kid(s) to college and throw in some fun activities for myself.
  25. Rescue a dog. I think Sgt. Pepper would enjoy a fur sibling.
  26. Tour Heinz Field. Add go to Heinz Field to the list I guess. I’ve never seen my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers at a home game.
  27. Become a minimalist. I have the potential to be a great candidate for Hoarders. So I’d like live more of a minimalist lifestyle to avoid my own episode on that show.
  28. Go viral.
  29. Go on a Napa Valley wine tour.
  30. Throw a super classy dinner party. There are a few friends who will read this and laugh. We’ve attempted “classy” parties before and it never ends well. We’re a bunch that tends to get rowdy.

Do you have a 30 before 30 or a comparable list? What’s on it? Leave a comment below.

Donni Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches

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12 Replies to “30 Before 30 List”

  1. Awesome goals! I love that you want to become a Big Sister!

    1. Thank you! I think the Big Brother Big Sister program is so amazing.


  2. Love this list (and happy birthday!). Go for it when it comes to your first tattoo, but be warned, they are addicting! I can’t seem to stop getting them!

    1. That’s what I hear, Falon. I say bring on all the tats lol. Thanks for the birthday wishes.


  3. That’s a lot to do in 3 years! I just turned 30 and was lucky enough to celebrate my birthday with family in Greece! I absolutely loved Europe and now I just want to travel all the time. Happy birthday!
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    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes. Greece sounds amazing! I hope to star traveling soon.


  4. I love this idea!! I have a kind of similar list but it’s the 101 goals in 1001 days so it’s around a 3 year list as well. Your goals are so fun, and I hope you get to accomplish them all! Oh, and happy birthday!


    1. Thank you so much!! I hope you accomplish all of your goals, Sami.


  5. I absolutely love this whole list!!!! I’ve been working on my 30 before 30 list (I started when I turned 25) and it’s definitely going to be a push to finish on time. Good luck girlie!!! 🙂
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

    1. Aw, thanks!! I hope you get everything on your list crossed off.


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  7. I love your list! Several of these are on my 30 before 30 list as well!

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