30 Before 30.

I saw the idea to write a list of 30 things you want to accomplish or do before you turn 30 on some blogs I was looking through the other day. I thought it was a really interesting concept, so decided to give it a try myself.

You can read more about it here: Boop me.

I’m 20 right now, I turn 21 in December. As someone who feels as though they wasted their entire teenage/early adult years because of mental illness – This is important to me. I am constantly afraid of wasting my life from here on out. I don’t know how I’ll know I’ve wasted it, but I think I will somehow. I’m going to be in education until I’m at least 24, maybe even longer. Therefore, I felt as though I needed goals outside of education and work to accomplish before I’m 30.

Keep in mind that these are my goals. If you don’t agree with the timescale that I would like these things to happen in, that’s great! It means we’re all different, and we all have different ways of thinking about life. The beauty of it is that we don’t want to be the same.

Here’s my list:

  1. Arrange a massive surprise party for a loved one.
  2. Meet elephants in Thailand.
  3. Go on an inter-rail tour of Europe.
  4. Have all of my internet friends meet in one place, together.
  5. Watch my blog, and writing skills, grow.
  6. Own a ginger tabby cat.
  7. Have a baby.
  8. Get engaged.
  9. Go in a hot air balloon.
  10. Forgive myself.
  11. Be healthy, and keep fit. (Physically)
  12. Complete a 30 day meditation challenge.
  13. Live with someone I love in our own house.
  14. See the northern lights.
  15. Complete and boss-ass my psychology degree.

  16. Grow my own vegetables and fruit.
  17. Actually finish and edit my entire book (without feeling the need to edit it again!)
  18. Have at least 5 tattoo’s.
  19. Do an American Road Trip.
  20. Write a children’s book.
  21. Have an all-inclusive pamper day at a spa.
  22. Sort out all of my dental problems.
  23. Stop self harming – for good.
  24. Come out of my shell and be more outgoing.
  25. Live in a different country for a short period of time.
  26. Visit a volcano.
  27. Teach myself a new skill and stick to it.
  28. Take tests to find out my ancestors.
  29. Feel free of life’s everyday burdens.
  30. Be happy.

They aren’t the most crazy ones, I have to admit. I’m not into skydiving or jumping head first into the bottomless ocean – however these are mine. A few of them are more far fetched than others, but I have confidence in myself that I can complete them.

I’m planning on (if I remember) writing an up to date post in a few months to catch up with how I’ve been doing. Then after that, a few years. Then, if I’m still blogging, when I’m 30. It will be so interesting to come back to this post even if I’m not blogging actively to see what I’ve completed.

I hope this list inspires someone to start their own list! I also have a full bucket list on my blog under my ‘about’ tab. If you’d like to read that, it’s here: Boop me.

Chaz. x


Hi! I'm Chaz. I'm the Founder of The Green Button Project, I run my own mental health blog, and I'm also a mental health volunteer with Time to Change and 7Cupsoftea.com. I also love dogs.


  1. I love this! And your goals don’t need to be farfetched and crazy, they can be whatever it is that will make you feel happy and complete 🙂
    Would you mind if I used this idea for my next blog post? I’ll link yours in it!

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