All The Things I Want To Do Before I'm 30

Sunday 2 February 2020

Just in case you missed it on my social media (because I have whinged about it a lot), I turned 26 this week. And I'll level with you, I ain't thrilled about it. 30 is now officially close than 20, and all of a sudden the next milestone, the big three-oh seems awfully close.

I'm trying to turn this feeling of mild panic into a positive, by keeping in my mind that I have four whole years before a new decade of my life, where I can tick off as much of the bucket list as I can. Here's what I want to get done before my twenties are over, from the big goals to the silly little dreams and everything in between...

1. Buy a house
This is definitely a big one for me. Whilst I love the flexibility that renting offers and knowing that if the boiler goes on the blink, my bank account won't be the one that takes the hit, I definitely want to be looking at buying in the next few years. My absolute dream would be to buy somewhere that's a bit run down and do some work on it, but maybe that's being a little over ambitious! (Probably should start saving for a deposit first and foremost...)

2. Tick three travel destinations off the bucket list
I think with everything else that I want to get done in the next few years, three destinations is pretty reasonable. Included in my bucket list is San Francisco (which is already in the pipeline!) Italy, Prague, Australia, Portugal... the list goes on!

3. Secure at least one of my dream brand collaborations
I'd love for my online platforms to keep going from strength to strength, and I have a little list of brands that would be a total dream come true to work with, and if I can do just one of those I'd be happy!

4. See four West End shows
My sister & I have started a little tradition of going to London every year to see a show - so ticking four off my list is pretty reasonable! Some of the ones I want to see next include Mary Poppins, Waitress, Dear Evan Hansen, Harry Potter & the Cursed Child and the Book of Mormon!

5. Get a promotion at work (whatever route that may be!)
One of the things that I love about my job is that the progression route isn't linear. There are loads of roles I can move on to within my company, and while that often takes a lot of patience and loyalty, I think by my 30th I'll be ready to take the next step, which is an exciting thought!

6. Get back into creative writing
Creative writing was one of my first passions right from being a child, and while I love writing for my blog, I do want to go back to my roots and getting a little more imaginative with my writing. Even if my efforts just go in a notebook that is stored away in a drawer until inspiration hits and never sees the light of day!

7. Go on a girls' trip!
Can you believe I've hit the ripe old age of 26 and I've never been on a girls' holiday?! I KNOW. So that's something I definitely want to tick off the bucket list in the next few years - even if it's just a long weekend away somewhere!

8. Be able to drink more than one glass of red wine
Yep, I'm the girl who thinks she's all fancy with her glass of red wine, so sophisticated, such a grown up... until someone offers me a top up, I politely refuse and go straight back to my pink gin and lemonade. Don't judge me. I'll work on it.

9. Own a proper camera
This will definitely be a purchase that I'm going to have to save for for a year or two, but I think it's going to help me so much with my blog and instagram content, so it'll be well worth the investment!

10. Own a doggo!
I'd love a dog. Lots of people I know are getting puppies and it's making me so doggo-broody. The timing isn't right for me at the moment, but I think in the next five years I would definitely like to have a little fluffball running around the house! For now though, I'll just sign up to Borrow My Doggy and hope that will do...

11. Make steps towards dealing with my social anxiety
My social anxiety is something that I've especially struggled with over the last couple of years, and while I've generally got a grip on to the point where I can (mostly) function in social situations, I want to take steps to deal with it and property squash it out of my life as much as possible. Whether that's through counselling, or another route I'm not sure, but it's definitely something for me to look into.

12. Get better at knowing what to do when a light comes on on my car dashboard
Another one where I'm trying to be more of an adult. I think there's only so many times I can call out my stepdad when something seems to be wrong with it...

What's on your list before your next milestone?! Let me know!

Sian xo


  1. I'm wishing you all of the luck for your goals beautiful, I know that you'll achieve everything that you put your mind too and I cannot wait to see your progress. I'm sending you so much love. 💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x |

  2. Good luck!
    I had so many plans for before I was 30, and now there's two months left and I have accomplished none of them haha. Life got in the way.
    Cora |