Monday, 25 January 2016

Thirty Before 30

Early this month I turned 28, Twenty Eight! I don't think I'm dealing with growing older very well, but I'm not really sure why. I want to turn that around and be excited and happy about doing things I love, even if it means every day I get a little older ♥

Because of this I thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of "Thirty Before 30". 30 things I really want to do, a mini bucket list if you like, that I want to tick off the list before the time I turn 30 on January 1st 2018. This gives me just under 2 years to get going!

I've decided to share 10 with you, mainly because I'm a little sensible and am over thinking what I'd actually be able to do. So for now, 10, but there will be updates and more to follow.

Throw Lily her first Birthday Party. Yes, I throw my dogs Birthday parties. Severus has had both a first and second Birthday party, and of course Lily will follow...just with more pink and glitter.

Visit Richmond Park. It's a place I see photos of and want to visit. It will be a pretty and [hopefully] an easy one to achieve.

Complete the Half Marathon. In April I'm running a half marathon. I don't really care about time, because I'll be honest with you- I'm not where I should be on the training front. However, it will just be such a massive achievement if I actually finish it.

Four.Capture my nephews First Birthday with a "Cake Smash" photo shoot. I am so excited for this, and it's the kind of child photography that I love. I can't wait to see it all come together and his little face when he gets to eat the cake!!!

Give blood. Another super easy one, but one I've never managed to do in my life. This will change, and I will give blood.

Go to Columbia Road flower market. It's been on the list to do for so long, so I'm totally going to make it happen. Flowers are my favourite.

Continue to grow, and love, Stephanie Dreams Photography. I'd love to be thinking about making it an actual job at the end of next year. I have a long way to go but it's something I am so passionate about and taking couples Wedding photos is literally a dream come true. [See my photography website here]

Get fitter. So, this sort of goes along with the half marathon, so maybe it's a bit of cheat one. We all know I'm fat, and this isn't really about going on a diet, but more my general lifestyle and actually being fit. I hope to keep up running, so I can actually walk up the stairs without getting out of breathe.

Hit 2000 subscribers on my YouTube channel. It's something I've really kicked up the ass in the last few years, and I really really love it. I love when a video goes live, and I love the creativity of making a one. I think the theme is following my blog, Disney, dogs and vlogs. If you'd like to make my day and watch some videos and subscribe you can do so here.

Be at Disneyland Paris for my 30th Birthday. Ideally staying at Disneyland Hotel [but the sensible side of me thinks that would be silly!] Sadly we can't make it back to Walt Disney World for a few years yet, but my love for Disneyland Paris has just grown and grown, so I'll be more than happy to spend my Birthday with that gorgeous castle and Donald Duck.


  1. 28? What? That's so young!
    I'm with you on the get fitter front. The NHS physio called me fat the other day so that's been a huge kick up the bum to sort myself out! Good luck with these!

  2. 28? What? That's so young!
    I'm with you on the get fitter front. The NHS physio called me fat the other day so that's been a huge kick up the bum to sort myself out! Good luck with these!

  3. I feel the same about getting older! I guess it just feels like life is rushing by. Good luck with the Half Marathon, what a great personal achievement that will be! Also giving blood is a very lovely thing to do, I've always said I would love to do that but I can't because of my chronic illness and even if/when I recover I won't be allowed which really makes me feel sad. Richmond Park is beautiful, I live about 20 minutes away. You'll love it!
    Emma Xx

  4. Such great goals, sensibly achievable but super exciting too :)
    Spending your 30th at DLP sounds just perfect.
    Also, entering my 30th was actually alot smoother than I thought I hope you have fun with yours x
    Gillian xx

  5. Giving blood is such a satisfying thing to do - you feel amazing afterwards but maybe a bit tired too! I definitely want to make a list like this, I would love to spend my birthday at Disneyland!

    Caz | thisiscaz

  6. Good luck with your goals! I would love to give blood. Good luck with your half marathon! I have my first ever half marathon in 2 weeks! Eeeek!!

  7. Sounds like a great list! You've got plenty of time to achieve those - I've got 10 months! Argh!! Give blood will be on my list as well - though for additional reasons as I have a proper needle phobia and have been having cognitive therapy for it for the last 6 months so giving blood would be a huge achievement! DLP for your 30th would be awesome :D

    Mine were mainly around travel - wanted to have visited 30 countries, think i'll be at 28 so need to get two more in!! :D

  8. A great list! But slapped wrists for calling yourself fat.

    I'll be 31 next week...there's a depressing thought ;) But Disney World for my 32nd birthday, now there's a good idea! x

  9. Love your list... You will absolutely love Columbia Road too! x

  10. 28 is so young! ;) A great list, very achievable too! You've got this.

    T xx

  11. Fantastic idea! I'm currently working through my own list of 30 things before I turn 30 - I'm really enjoying setting myself exciting challenges and I'm sure you will too! One of my challenges is getting to know London, so visiting Richmond Park and Columbia Road flower market are great inspiration!

    Good luck with your list, will look forward to reading about your progress.

    Hanna x


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