30 before 30


When I was 22 I made a list of 30 things I wanted to do before I turned 30. Over the years I've returned to it to check my progress and this year I did a little revamp, removing things I was no longer interested in and adding in some new goals. Only one year left now, so let's see how I do!

bold = done

1. Live in a foreign city by myself for more than 6 months
2. Visit The Grand Canyon
3. Visit Loch Ness
4. Kiss someone in the rain
5. Read all of Jane Austen’s works + all of Shakespeare’s works
6. Hold a book in my hands that I’ve personally contributed to
7. Meet or see JK Rowling
8. See the Northern Lights
9. Finally finish the 50 the books challenge
10. Fill an entire journal
11. Visit the cafe where Jo wrote Harry Potter
12. Learn all the American presidents in the right order
13. Learn all the countries in the world and all the American states
14. Watch all the movies on my classics to watch list.
15. Read all the books on the 100 best books list
16. Dress up Jane Austen style
17. Knit something
18. Ride a horse
19. Learn sign language
20. Take an archery course
21. Visit an impressive Austen related location in England
22. Visit 3 new cities in the Netherlands
23. Draw on a regular basis
24. Stay in Amsterdam for a month
25. Start my own podcast
26. Start a Christmas ornament collection
27. Finish an embroidery project
28. Have a major digital clear out
29. Work with a charity or cause that I support
30. Work out my 5 year plan