30 By 30

In June 2014 I turned 27. I haven’t ever made a bucket list before but I’ve always had goals and things I’ve wanted to do, many of them which I’ve done so far: study abroad, backpack through foreign countries, go parasailing, live downtown, rent in apartment for a week in Paris with my best friends, start a blog, get a Master degree, and never let my age be greater than the number of countries I’ve visited.

I’ve already accomplished so many things but there is still so much more I want to do. So I’ve made this list of 30 things to do before I turn 30. I have three years to get it done.

30 by 30

      1. Go to a New England Patriot’s Game; December 21, 2014 vs. New York Jets
      2. Adopt a dog
      3. Visit Charleston, South Carolina; October 31, 2015
      4. Visit three new countries (this will be my 27th ,28th, and 29th countries visited);  Portugal, August 2014; Belize, December 2015; Honduras, December 2015
      5. Run in a Color Run
      6. Ride in a hot air balloon
      7. Read 100 new books; (1) Divergent; (2) Insurgent; (3) Allegiant; (4) Secrets of Paris; (5) L.A. Candy; (6) Sugar and Spice; (7) Fault in Our Stars; (8) The Engagements; (9) The Smart One; (10) The Island: A Novel; (11) A Summer Affair; (12) The Vacationers; (13) Never Have I Ever; (14) The Best of Me; (15) Brooklyn: A Novel; (16) Beautiful Ruins; (17) I didn’t Come Here to Make Friends; (18) The Signature of All Things; (19) Unbroken; (20) Big Little Lies; (21) Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail; (22) The Boston Girl: A Novel; (23) The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year; (24) The First Husband; (25) Save the Date; (26) Girl in the Moonlight; (27) Love and Miss Communication; (28) The Guest Cottage; (29) The Knockoff: A Novel; (30) We Were Liars; (31) Dietland; (32) Season of the Dragonflies; (33) Crazy Rich Asians; (34) Stir; Big Law, A Novel; (35) One Plus One; (36) You Before Me; (37) After You; (38) Harvesting the Heart: A Novel; (39) Keeping Faith; (40) The Fill-In Boyfriend; (41) The Daylight Marriage; (42) Paris, He Said; (43) Leaving Time
      8. Take a helicopter ride
      9. Visit a state I’ve never been to before; Georgia (November 2015); South Caroline (October 2015)
      10. Eat at 5 restaurants seen on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: (1) Boston Burger Company; (2) The Friendly Toast, Portsmouth, NH; (3) JP’s Eatery, Durham NH; (4) Gazala Place, NYC
      11. Take a weekend getaway and stay in a B&B in a quaint NE town
      12. Move back to Boston; August 2016
      13. Run a 10k; B.A.A. 10k June 22, 2014
      14. Find a job I love
      15. Sleep under the stars
      16. Go 24 hours without using social media
      17. Volunteer at a soup kitchen or food bank
      18. Take a cocktail making course
      19. Visit a psychic and have my fortune read
      20. Swim under a waterfall
      21. Go on a road trip
      22. Take a spontaneous trip
      23. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in a foreign city
      24. Host a dinner party
      25. Take the First Time Home Buyers Course
      26. Clean out my closet and donate my old clothes to charity
      27. Plan a wedding – October 9, 2016
      28. Take the First Time Home Buyers Course
      29. Buy a condo or house
      30. Make my “40 Things to do Before Turning 40 List”