30 Things to do Before you Turn 30

30 is a certainly a benchmark age in all our lives. And while it’s not an old age in the grand scheme of things, you are capable of having a life well lived in the span of 30 years. The key is to open yourself up to experiences and never let an unremarkable day slip by. Time goes by too fast not to embrace life and appreciate every peak and valley. Here are some things you can do, some joyous, some bittersweet, to help you cherish every moment life has to offer by the time you’re 30.

Fall in love

There’s someone out there for everyone. It’s just a matter of putting yourself out there to find someone who loves you for who you are.

Forgive someone or a situation

In life we’re all bound to get hurt at one point or another. In order to heal and move forward, we can’t always hold a grudge.

Do something creative (painting, drawing, singing, write)

A healthy life lived is all about expressing yourself. Everyone has the capability to be creative, it’s just all about finding what your passion about.

Get your dream job

There’s nothing like landing a dream career. It’s just a matter of working hard and not being afraid to pursue your highest of ambitions. Go for it!

Move away from where you grew up

Even if it’s only a two hour drive away, we all need a change of scenery at one point in our lives to find out what suits us in life.

Apologize when you’ve screwed something up

At one point in our lives, we’ll do wrong to someone. If we own up to it, we can move forward in a healthy and positive way.

Tell your crush that you “like, really like” them

Life’s too short not to spend it with the people you like, maybe even love. Put yourself out there so you never have to wonder what was.

Learn how to parallel park

If you can parallel park like a champion, you can do anything.

Go on a road trip with your friends

Going away with the people you care about the most is a great way to create memories you’ll cherish forever.

Travel solo somewhere you’ve always wanted to go

Traveling alone is a great way to learn more about yourself and build your resources up. Learn to become self-dependable.

Get your heart broken

Even though it’s something you can’t really control, this is valuable life experience that ultimately builds character.

Cook a gourmet meal for someone you care about

Cooking is great for your mind, and cooking for other people lets them know how that they’re valued in your life.

Host a dinner party

This can be done at the same time as the last activity. There’s nothing like getting your friends together for enlightening conversation, good food, and fun times.

Babysit for a loved one without being paid

This is great favor for someone you care about, and it may help you decide if you want kids one day.

Perform a random act of kindness

Make a day for a stranger who doesn’t expect it. Kindness costs you nothing.

Cook a recipe you’ve never tried

Make something you like from your favorite restaurant. This is a great display of personal growth. You might even make it better than they do.

Pop the cork on a champagne bottle

Sometimes it’s about the little pleasures in life. Find a reason to celebrate.

Save money for a rainy day

We’ll all be in a financial bind at one point or another, it’s good to put money aside when you need it.

Put away money in your 401K or IRA

Sustaining yourself through your retirement is crucial and something you need to do at a very young age. Don’t let it fall by the wayside.

Learn to negotiate on a big ticket purchase

Whether it’s a car or a couch, make an educated decision and know that you have some buying power.

Get savvy about the stock market – whether you invest or not.

Building your portfolio is a great way to build wealth. Also, understanding the stock market itself is a feat to be celebrated.

Do something nice for someone, without telling anyone about it.

Some people do good nice things just to get attention, do something nice just for the sake of being kind.

Become an expert on something

It’s fun to have something that you can talk extensively about and educate other people. Don’t just talk about it for too long.

Go for a full day without checking your social media accounts

It’s strains your mind to look at various feeds more than ten times a day. Take a break from it all and let yourself think clearly.

Take your parents out to dinner and pick up the check

Let your folks know how far you’ve come and that you appreciate everything they’ve done for you.

Know how to iron a shirt or pants (whether you actually do it!)

This situation may arise when you least expect it, it’s good to be prepared. This will especially in handy when you’re interviewing for that dream job.

Have a personal or professional dream that is so big, so exciting that it actually scares you just a bit!

Take care of someone’s pet or consider getting your own

Find out if you’d like the companionship of animal. This will bring happiness far past age 30

Volunteer for a cause that touches your heart

It feels good to make a difference for something that you’re passionate about. Also, you can meet new people who feel the same way you do.

Buy an expensive item that you enjoy

Sometimes you just need to treat yourself to something. It’s even better that you work hard for it.

Find a Hobby/Start a collection

Everyone needs something they enjoy to escape life for a little bit. Find something you like and collect some conversational starters and make your weekends more enjoyable.

There you have it, these are all things that you can do to truly appreciate the little moments of everyday life before you turn 30. Try to take on one of these things today!

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