The 30 List

The 30 List >> Life In Limbo

If you’ve been following for a while you’ll know that I normally make these lists on or around my birthday. Well, this year has been a doozy for so many reasons, and it’s taken me a while to get in the zone. Creating a list of fun or new things to do felt impossible at first! How could I have adventures when I’m stuck in my house for the foreseeable future?

Eventually, though, I realized that there is always fun to be had, even in quarantine. So while some of the items on this list are wishful thinking (I have my fingers crossed that the world will be able to reopen before my 30th birthday!), others are things I can do from exactly where I sit right now. I think we need both: the agency to change our lives starting now, and the hope that things will get better soon. So without further ado, here are the 30 things I’d like to do for fun before I turn 30.

  1. Go to the drive-in movie theatre
  2. Go camping with friends
  3. Sew myself a dress that I love
  4. Put together a capsule wardrobe
  5. Read all the novels of L.M. Montgomery
  6. Have an epic picnic in the park ✓
  7. Hike to Webster’s Falls (or any big waterfall!)
  8. Take a solo writing & business retreat
  9. Replicate Grand Electric tacos at home
  10. Collaborate on a video with M
  11. Start some kind of annual ritual with my friends
  12. Rent or go up to a cottage for a week
  13. Get big art for above my couch
  14. Read the racial justice Ideal Bookshelf list
  15. Visit the Ripley’s Aquarium
  16. Digitize my bullet journal notes
  17. Go to a nude beach for the day
  18. Stay in a treehouse or a yurt
  19. Go to a shooting range
  20. Go swimming at a new beach
  21. Go swimming at a new outdoor pool
  22. Visit the Scarborough Bluffs
  23. Go strawberry picking
  24. Go to La Scandinave Spa
  25. Finish my Romanian Duolingo course
  26. Cure my back pain
  27. Have a Human Design chart reading
  28. Stay somewhere & order room service
  29. Watch all of The Wire
  30. Take an epic road trip

PS. Want to see my past lists? Check them out here!

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