Things to do before your 30th

A post about 30 Books Everyone Should Read Before Their 30th Birthday made me wonder if there were many “things you should do before you’re 30″ lists. After some googleage I found a few interesting lists but for the most part they are too generic for me. Then, I remembered that I’ve always wanted to do the 101 Things in 1001 Days thing. I’ve wanted to do this since I saw it on Zandria’s site (May of 2007 to be exact). So, from here the little hamster wheel in my brain started running and I wanted to figure out how to make my 101 days end at my 30th birthday – I know I’m so clever aren’t I?

How do you figure out when 101 days before your birthday is, do you ask?

Well there is this fancy (or not so fancy) Add or Subtract from a date calculator site. To help me, and you if you decide to jump on this bandwagon, I’ve found that having categories to compile your 1001 things list helps.

What to put on your Things To-Do Before 30 list. (or any milestone year really)

 

How do you decide what to put on your things before 30 list?

Start with categories. Then work in specifics with dates and sub-goals. Here are a few that I’ve found from various lists.

  • Simplifying Life
  • Friends/Family
  • Faith, Health & Wellbeing
  • Education/Personal Improvement
  • Work & Creativity
  • Travel, Environment & Experiences
  • Finances
  • Just for Me
  • Giving to Others
  • Writing/Blogging
  • Trying New Things
  • Local

So what do you think? Have you done the 101 things? Also, I’d love any random ideas for me to add to my list – surprisingly I’ve done a lot of the things on the things to do before you’re 30 lists I’ve stumbled across.

Some additional links to help you get started on your list:

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8 comments
Zandria
Zandria

I'm glad my list was inspirational for you! I'm actually nearing the end of mine and there were a number of things I didn't do -- but that's the subject of an upcoming post on my blog, so keep an eye out over the next few weeks. :)

Zandria
Zandria

I'm glad my list was inspirational for you! I'm actually nearing the end of mine and there were a number of things I didn't do -- but that's the subject of an upcoming post on my blog, so keep an eye out over the next few weeks. :)

Kiki
Kiki

I set my 1001/101 list to end on my 30th birthday too! It seemed like a great milestone by which to have achieved these personal and professional goals, and I'm glad to see someone else was thinking the same way. We GenPinkers have many of the same achievements on our minds, but the bottom line seems to be balance and adventure. Enumerating the goals we want to achieve in order to find that combination of balance and adventure is a great way to get started. Check out my list at http://theproseccolife.blogspot.com/2008/07/101-things-in-1001-days.html. Love your blog, can't wait to read what comes next!

Zandria
Zandria

Thanks for the shout-out! You know, another way to do this (so you could start right away) would be to combine those two ideas. Make it a “101 Things to do Before I Turn 30” list! Be different! :)

Andrea
Andrea

You crack me up. sometimes i just laugh at that little hamster in your brain

Marc and Angel Hack Life
Marc and Angel Hack Life

Hey, thanks for the mention. I browsed your site and I love it. I'll be sure to include you in some of my upcoming link love posts. ;-)

Allison Blass
Allison Blass

I know you've probably seen your fill of 101 Things lists, but I actually started my own this past New Year's. It's at my blog... www.lemonade-life.com. Just click on the 101 Things tab at the top. You can see my progress. A lot of my goals are long-term goals, like books, movies, travel (5 new states!), losing weight, going to church for a specific amount of time, reading the Bible, etc. So it doesn't look like I've accomplished much but I've already started a lot of them. My 101 days will end about a month and a half after my 25th birthday. Then I'll probably start it again. I really like it! Keeps me from being too lazy, especially since *everyone* can see my progres.

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