My 30th Year Bucket list! On the run up to my 30th birthday last month, I was having what I described as a bit of a ‘crisis’, recalling the things I have done – or more to the point, the things that I haven’t. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very fortunate to work in a field that I adore, having met and married the man of my dreams and have two beautiful children, all in a relatively short space of time. But I’ve always had a nagging feeling as though I’ve ‘wasted’ my early twenties with a severe bout of depression. So with that in mind, I have decided to kick my 30’s off with a bucket list! Usually I save this blog for all things wedding dress related, but putting my list *out there* really commits me to doing it!
A Bucket List usually involves a lot of world travel and expensive adventures, however with family life and minus the bulging bank account to fund such a list, I’m keeping mine smaller, with some travel, habits to pick up and new skills I’d like to learn.
1.Go to a festival
Forever on the to do list, this shall be the year! Somewhere we can take the little ones perhaps, we like to do everything together if we can.
Well out of my comfort zone but I’ve always thought it would be so much fun to warble it out as I do in the kitchen. Time to grab the girls and have it out!
I used to be quite the bookworm, not quite sure what happened there. So instead of trawling through Facebook for 20+ minutes a day I will better spend my time reading. My first read is The Great Gatsby – before I watch the film.
4.Ride a Motorbike….
…At 30mph at least! I did just about complete my CBT (Compulsory Bike Training for those who don’t know) last year, though quite embarrassingly barely rode about 15mph for the best part. Argghh still cringing at the memory of it..
5.Make more effort with family
More than anything in this life, I want to always have a close relationship with my sons and for them to genuinely enjoy our family life,no matter what age they are. As children are best lead by example I want to, and will see more of my own brothers,sisters and parents and build a few bridges along the way, while we still have time on our side.
6.Start using Anti-aging cream!!
Just because..you know! Someone said to me once that you should start in your twenties, I scoffed at the idea then, but looking back on photos it probably would have been a good idea!
7.Race for Life
An incredibly worthy cause and a long time on the to do list. I’d best get practising now, I dont think I could even run 1k at present! - I’ve actually surprised myself here – Last week I managed 5k on the treadmill! 45 minutes later and still feeling slightly sore today but woop! Aiming for 44 minutes tomorrow (or less pain!).
8.Visit a new City..
Be it Bath, Rome, Prague or San Francisco, I want to go somewhere new and exciting.
Yoga is known to promote peace, a deeper well being aswell as strengthening and toning. What’s not to love?
I’m not actually sure I could do this, every blood test during pregnancy was a bit of a traumatic experience for this needle phobic wimp, but still..If I do give blood, it would be one of my biggest achievements.
Most likely wall climbing, perhaps rock but either way I need that safety rope!
I want to be able to edit my photos, and website etc. Luckily I have my Husband on hand to teach me the basics!
13.A Girls Weekend…
…Or perhaps just a day what with the little ones! Either way some time with the girls does wonders – I spent my 30th Birthday with the girls at the Utopia spa at Alexander House Hotel, and it was the most relaxing day off from motherhood. A must do again!
14. 48 Hours Social Media Free
I’m a little ashamed – this will actually be quite hard. So all the more reason to go social media free!!
I have two left feet but since the start of Strictly Come Dancing I’ve been itching to get on the dancefloor myself and have a go at Jive, I love everything about it – the music, the moves and the dresses.
Perhaps my biggest ‘to do’ – sort all of my photos from the past 6 years into albums. This will actually be a huge achievement to get this done.
A wimp for the cold means I’ve made it to 30 without ever doing snow angels. Next snowfall I’m making snow angels with my little monkey. I know he’ll love it.
I somehow thought I’d be a natural at this but hell no, I can barely do a chain stitch at the moment. I’d like to be able to make a cape, blanket or something come the end of the year.
19. 21 Day Sugar Detox
I’ve too sweet a tooth for my own good – time to ditch the sugar…….soon.
An old favourite hobby, and I’d like to get back to it this year.
I have no desire to jump out of a plane whatsoever, but this just looks so much fun!
A beautiful sound, If I can grasp the hang of a tune or two this year I’d be thrilled! Once upon a time I played the flute, fingers crossed there’s still some musical ability in me somewhere!
23.Finish a Project..
…For myself! I have so many started projects but have a bad habit of pushing them aside in favour of someone else’s project, time for a better balance!
I already run the Sewing Club (Of course!) in my eldest son’s reception class, and it’s a real pleasure to see a snippet of him blossoming in his learning environment. I’d like to give more of my time to his school in whichever way that I can.
Not usually a gambler, but I had said I was going to buy 30 lottery tickets for my birthday – I didn’t, as my birthday didn’t fall on a lotto day but meh, why not?! I’ll do another day. You never know.
26.New Make Up
…Routine, I’m sure I am still too young to be in a make up rut already – still turning to the same old eye make up routine on the rare occasion we go out, so it’s time to hit the make up counters!
This kind of follows on really from my last point, but I have never dyed my hair! Not sure which way I’ll go but it’s changing at some point this year.
Always good fun, saving this one for the summer. Perhaps we can rent a VW Campervan for the adventure!
29.Write a Relationship Bucket List
Since I started this list, my husband and I have decided that every year we’ll create list for the things we would (individually) like to do and achieve each year. I think a bucketlist for ‘us’ every year would be good fun too, as parenthood does tend to mean couplehood take a back seat much of the time.
Ok, so the whole list is probably a bit private reeeeally, but for number 30, I shall list this later on in the year depending on the success..!
So there you go! There’s my list, when it comes down to it I suppose it’s about fitting in more things for myself into my life, where motherhood, wifely hood and work prioritise most of the time. I’m really excited about the year ahead, to do all the things listed above and being back to Bridal dressmaking and alterations after my maternity leave. Yay! Now to see how my Fireworks download is going… xx