30 Before 30: The 'To Do' List



Lists, lists, lists, how I love a list.

As my 30 Before 30 deadline (sorry, my 30th birthday) is a mere 334 days away, I figured I should probably figure out what I need to do and, more to the point, how I'm going to do it.

[the stuff I've already done/can't do is here]

Birthday panic is now setting in...but..I have a plan. Sort of. I also need some help/ideas with a few of these! Right. 

Go to Scotland. Good excuse to finally book a weekend in Edinburgh at some point!
Perform on stage. Whyyyyyy did I even put this down?! Kareoke?! All suggestions welcome for this one...
Submit a PostSecret. This one's quite easy, I just need to actually write and post it. Obviously I'm not going to share because it's a secret. Duh.
Complete my therapy. This should happen over the next few months. I'm very proud of the effort I've put in and the outcomes so far!
Listen to a new album every month. Thanks to Spotify, this is easy! Recommendations very welcome...
Seriously consider vegetarianism. This needs more research and time but I'm excited to get going with it...
Jump out of a plane. Scary! But it will happen, and I will hopefully raise some money in the process.

Easy. Right? RIGHT? Oh dear.

30 Before 30: One year left!

Well, slightly less than a year actually, but that wouldn't have made for a very succinct title.

Somehow three years have passed since I wrote my first 30 Before 30 post and I'm now feeling the deadline pressure/motivation [the whole list is here]. Here's where I'm at:

Done!
Go on a family holiday. I've been on two... The Isles of Scilly and Westward Ho! (in-built punctuation there).
Go back to Norway for a visit.
Learn to drive. Very proud of this one!
Learn to walk in heels. Pretty much. As long as they're under 2 inches and have a strap... I know my limits.
Volunteer. I helped pack Christmas shoe boxes for Smile and I have something else in the pipeline.
Get a tattoo. Got (ta)two (and another one booked for July).



Go to at least 25 gigs. This target has been well and truly smashed! Good for me, bad for my bank balance.
Enter my writing into a competition. I didn't win, but I did it.
Join a book group. Tea, biscuits and books; what's not to love?
Read at least 100 new books. Smashed it!
Get a sewing machine. Yup. Although I still haven't cured my habit of starting craft projects and not finishing them. Sigh.
Get my hair professionally coloured. Coloured blue, no less.
Take a course in psychology or counselling. Again, did two. Tried a third but it wasn't to be!
Attend the 10th anniversary of Fake Christmas. I did. It was brilliant.
Sample every type of cuisine in Red Hot World Buffet in one sitting. It hurt. #meatpanic
Go for a whole week without watching TV. Lesson: I love TV and that's ok.



Continue to post regularly on my blog. This has slipped a bit recently, but it still exists and I like it!
Go to a blogger meet up. I went to one in Cardiff and it wasn't at all scary!


Not gonna happen [sad face]
Sadly there are a couple of things that just aren't gonna happen...
Go to Glastonbury. I tried and failed to get tickets. Twice.
Travel outside of Europe. Well, I guess theoretically it could still happen, but I'm dubious!
Read all the Babysitters' Club books. No-one bought the later ones, so they are impossible to find. Boo.


The more astute among you (or those of you who could be bothered to count) will note that there are a few missing... There'll be a 'to do' post on the way... I know, I know, I'm a big tease. You love it.