30 Before 30


Welcome to my 30 Before 30 bucket list of things to accomplish before my 30th birthday (March 15th, 2017- gifts are welcome). Some are silly, some are serious, some might not happen but I’m going to try my darndest. Plus, the joy of crossing things off a list overrides most fears I may have.

1. Run a 5k in under 30 minutes

2. Run a 10k without stopping

3. Scuba Dive √ 

4. Visit Spain

5. Tour the Greek Islands

6. Start a family

7. Earn money doing something creative

8. Learn to sew (I bought a sewing machine, does that count?)

9. Take a cooking class in another country 

10. Paddlesurf

11. Ride in a hot air balloon

12. Buy a nice camera and learn to use it √ 

13. Take a photography class √ 

14. Travel Southeast Asia  (Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore)

15. Horseback ride on a beach

16. Learn how to curl my hair

17. Learn calligraphy

18. Learn to drive on the other side of the road. √ 

19. Write 100 blog posts

20. Develop a taste for red wine √ 

21. Learn how to make Eggs Benedict

22. Surprise Travis (it’s not easy)

23. Keep a living thing alive for over a month (plant, animal, whatever)

24. Learn to drive standard 

25. Find a church in Brisbane and become involved

26. Get in the habit of starting each morning with a quiet time √ 

27. Go to Mexico (I just think it’s weird I have never been) *Note: This would have happened April 2016 but Zika made us cancel*

28. Make over $100 dollars (take home) on Teachers Pay Teachers 

29. Blog at least twice a week consistently √ 

30. Read 100 books (you can see my book list here)

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  • I love your 30 before 30 list! I look forward to following along and watching your list get checked off. Thanks for Linking Up over on TakingRoute.net.

  • This is an awesome idea! I have a few more years before I turn 30 (scary!), but I better start thinking of what I want to accomplish before then! There will HAVE to be a lot of traveling on the list. And I couldn’t agree more about the Mexico thing! I haven’t been either, but I feel like I must go eventually!

    • Courtney Alkek

      Some of our best friends are getting married there next April so hopefully I will be crossing it off then!

  • HI! great things! I hope you achieve them all! I’m just over 30, and I have done some of the things of your list but I have to say I’ve never made a list like this! Maybe I should make a list 40 under 40 🙂

  • I bought the Printable Wisdom book for learning calligraphy and I really like it! I recommend it. 🙂