This month I turned twenty nine. You know, older and wiser. So I was thinking, what can I do to knock a few life goals out of the way in the next year. While I have a bucket list, I also have a million day to day ambitions. A not so tangible list of things I want to achieve and items I want to check off. The idea of “Thirty Before Thirty”, aka a list of thirty things you want to accomplish by your thirtieth birthday, interested me as a concrete way to lay down some ideas. I whipped out my planner and started brainstorming.
Here’s what’s great about this concept, the items can be as large or small as you want. For me, it’s important they’re attainable. However, there needs to be balance where they aren’t super safe ideas. They need to push you a little bit. For example, though we’ve traveled a number of times, an international trip is likely not on our roster for the next 365 days. What is attainable is for us to travel somewhere new. Where will that be? I’m unsure at this moment, but we plan to take a family vacation somewhere relatively close and relaxing. New experiences, new memories, and I get to put a check in that box.
Some other ideas? Try a new type of workout, read more about Buddhism, watch one classic film, read daily, and so on. They’re reasonable, they’re flexible, yet each one improves my life in one way or another. Though the main theme I have seen is “Thirty Before Thirty”, you can do any number before any age. Four Before Forty? Go for it. The point is to make a conscious effort to improve your daily life. Google and Pinterest provide endless ideas, though I also recommend looking over any Bucket List or New Year’s Resolution you may have.
Get to planning! And achieving.