31 THINGS BEFORE I’M 31 | Overcoming age & everyday routine

Recently I celebrated my 30th birthday. All year I knew the time was coming, but of course no matter how hard I tried, I was not prepared. I guess I hoped that time would stop, or that the government would create a time machine where you would spend your life savings to use. You name it, I prayed for it! But guess what, none of that happened. My birthday still came and went, and I am no longer in my twenties.

As early as January 1st of this year I already started feeling the side effects. My metabolism was slowing down, my body would ache in places I never thought it could, and staying up till 11pm seemed like mission impossible. If you have ever seen that episode of friends “The One Where They All Turn Thirty”, that was me.

Fast forward to today, I look back and take a look at what I have accomplished so far, and what I hope to accomplish within the next year. Lets be honest, we are always looking forward to Christmas, our vacation, or even dreading each week till it’s the weekend. By doing this we are already waiting for this day to end and missing out on creating opportunities and making memories. Why do we live like this? Today matters and this day you will NEVER get back. Their won’t be a time machine, or at least in this life time, to step foot in and bring us back to this moment.

I created a bucket list of things I would like to accomplish within the next year to keep me on track, motivated, and most importantly, mindful of each day that passes. It is easy to get stuck in the day to day routine, and before you know it a whole week has past. Come to find out, nothing has been accomplished aside from bills being paid, laundry (sometimes), and your typical errands. Let’s make everyday count! You are only 30 once, right?

Below I put together everything I would like to make time for. Most of these items can be done on a Tuesday afternoon, which would make my typical day a whole lot more exciting.

  1. Drink more water – This I have been struggling with my whole life! Time to make a change!
  2. Visit a place I have never been
  3. Take more pictures of the kids
  4. Attend a yoga class
  5. Go camping
  6. Pay off all credit card debt –
  7. Volunteer at the animal shelter
  8. Take a home design course
  9. Create a design portfolio
  10. Hold an essential oil event
  11. Learn how to knit
  12. Take a creative writing course
  13. Learn to french braid my own hair – I can do my little girls, just not my own.
  14. Grow an essential oil community – A go-to place for questions and educational purposes
  15. Write a letter to my future self – I wish I had done this 10 years ago.
  16. Buy a decent camera
  17. Plan and play in a co-ed baseball game
  18. Design my own mug
  19. Go horseback riding
  20. Meditate at the beach at sunrise
  21. Get family pictures done
  22. Finish writing my book
  23. Plant a tree
  24. Help my kids with their book
  25. Take better care of my skin – Hello wrinkles and aging
  26. Read at least 12 books
  27. Create an organized and useful wardrobe – I am a clothes hoarder. I still have the same pair of jeans and shirt I wore on my first date with my husband.
  28. Start date night traditions with the kids
  29. Go to a concert
  30. Build a piece of furniture
  31. Unplug for a week


I made sure to make a realistic bucket list that wouldn’t discourage or slow me down. I encourage you all to do the same, it is never too late to get started! What is one thing you want to accomplish within the next year?



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  1. These are all great things! I love having lists and it is fun to have a bucket list like this before you turn 31. I’m turning 40 soon (shhh!), and there are a lot of these I would like to do too.

  2. This is a great list! I have a bucket list though it has changed over the past year with getting pregnant so most will be done after I have this baby. You have given me some ideas to add to my list.