Last Saturday was my birthday.
I don’t even know where the last 10 years have gone! OMG.. If I ever said anything that made me sound like my Mother, that was it!
In all honesty though, my age has never bothered me (I freaking love birthdays!) but I do know that the 30+ club gets pretty bad rep of being boring, I’m on a bit of a mission to clear its name, life is still awesome this side of 30!
Although they sound like great fun I didn’t do a 30 before 30 list. I have slight OCD so if I hadn’t completed it by my 30th birthday, I’d have been pretty annoyed with myself.
So to mark my birthday I thought I’d do a list, but change it up a little (make it more awesome) and list 30 things I’ve experienced/done for the first time since turning 30, 3 years ago(but feels like 3 months ago).
Things I’ve crossed of the old bucket list
…30 SINCE 30
Disclaimer: Don’t expect any jumping out of planes though I’m not that adventurous…….yet!
1. Partied in Las Vegas
2. Took a ride in a helicopter
3. Ran a half marathon
4. Watched 24 start to finish
….because that’s an accomplishment and the world needs you right now Jack Bauer!!!
5. Walked the Hollywood Hall of Fame
These aren’t as glam as I imagined, I’m not sure why I imagined names on the street would be glam, but it was fun finding our faves amongst the stars!
6. Went out dressed as a famous landmark
Funny story: when I got to the fancy dress party my friend burst out laughing apparently when she’d asked what I was dressing up as she thought I’d said “an iPhone cover!” ….I’m the Eiffel Tower incase you are wondering!
7. Measured Marilyn up for size
FYI a perfect fit
8. Started a blog
9. Fell in love with Santorini
It’s like, literally heaven!
10. Said YES
11. Gave blood
I couldn’t do this until 18 months ago as I was under the weight criteria (which is ridiculous, I’m small but have a healthy BMI), I’m so happy I can now…. Although I guess that means I also gained weight since turning 30 *oooops
12. Completed a zip wire assault course
13. Lived on a long boat
…..for a week.
14. Watched the most beautiful sunset.
I’m obsessed with sunsets since this one!
15. Ran 5k everyday for a whole month
16. Fired a gun
A typical bucket list item is facing your fears. However, I’ll never willingly get into water with sharks so my next phobia is guns. Turns out I have a pretty mean shot, even if I did mess my underwear…sorry!!!
17. Watched my little sister get married
18. Seen the Grand Canyon
19. Went Vegan for a month.
My friend is a member of the ‘vegan police’ so I decided to give it a go. Still can’t believe I managed a whole month without chocolate!!! I really only missed chicken, chocolate, cheese and eggs…which is basically my staple diet!
20. Tried wake boarding
“Tried” being the operative word. I still haven’t worked out how something can be so much fun when you are so bad at it!!! Note there is not a photo, that’s because I wasn’t on top of the water long enough for a photo!
21. Had a champagne picnic on the beach …in Scotland!!
Got Sunburn, windburn and rained on all in one day but it was a great day!
22. Took a random trip to a city I’d never visited before
There were a few but Liverpool was the most recent
23. Learned something new
I took a make up artist course (I passed) it may not be a new language or a musical instrument but I can assure you contouring cheekbones and winged eyeliner takes skill!!
24. Paddled in the Pacific Ocean
My first and only time on the west coast, I really hope to go back soon and explore more places!!
(Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles CA)
25. Bought a stranger coffee
She actually screamed down the street after me… ‘Thanks but I can afford my own f***ing coffee’ .
LIFE LESSON: you will never please everyone!!
26. Raised money for charity
27. Became a morning person!
I may not have a 100% record but I never imagined I would EVER get up at the crack of dawn to work out!
I can’t even explain how much I love boxing. I’d advise everyone to try a sport they have never tried before. You might just surprise yourself!
29. Seen Beyoncé in concert
30. Became an Auntie
To beautiful identical twin girls 💗💗
I’m sure I’ve missed loads of other fun stuff but there you have it my 30 since 30!
Have you done any of these things too? Or do you want to?
What’s on your 30 before or after 30 list?
Thanks for reading 😊
Have a great day💗
(An older but not much wiser) Angela xo