Life happens quickly and there are many things we want and can do. If you have the feeling of life passing you by, believe me, you’re not the only one. There’s a point where we all feel like we are doing nothing with our life, and we could be doing much more.
Luckily, there is a list I put together for you to do a bucket list of the basic things you must do before you turn 30.
And that seems far away now, but believe me when I say… You may want to get working on it!
1. Lived outside your country
Everyone should have had the experience of living outside their country. Whether it’s Erasmus, studying a master or working abroad, life experience and personal growth of living in another country can not be quantified. As little at 3 months but in a LIVING experience, not a tourist plan. If you need ideas about what it’s like, watch “L’auberge Espagnol”, a crazy film about going abroad and finding international friends.
2. Partying until dawn
One of those parties in which you end up watching the sunrise in the park, knowing that you must go to work/class in a few hours, but you are having such a great time, you don’t even care. One of those epic nights with friends who will be mythologized, decorated and always remembered.
3. Learn to cook your favorite dish
We all love to eat and even more if it is something we like. Before age 30 and aside from the fact of if you cook well or not, you should at least learn to make your favorite dish. So you could always eat as much as you want from it! Plus, if you’re in another country, inviting people over to try your specialty is a great icebreaker!
4. Go to a music festival
Something that all young people should do after is to enjoy a music festival. Regardless of whether you like the music or not, it’s a whole experience. Because music is life, you should enjoy life through someone else’s music.
5. Go to a big party
Diwali, Independence day, 4th of July, Fallas, Day of the Death… We all live in a country full of great festivals and missing them is a crime. Before age 30 you should at least have gone to one of them.
6. Try a sex toy
We are in the XXI century and we should all be a little more open-minded. Sex toys can improve your sex life and should not be a taboo anymore. Have you tried one yet?
7. Travelling alone
We are used to traveling with family and friends but traveling only have a certain magic. You are more open to meet people, adventures and be inspired by the way. We should all try it at least once!
8. Practice an extreme sport
Pull yourself through parachuting, rafting, scuba diving, bungee jumping … the list is long and varied. We must overcome our fears and try one of these adrenaline-filled sports.
9. Go to the movies alone
It seems that only go to the movies is wrong socially. People think you’re a sad, an outcast or a gray and lonely being who has no company but it does not have to be. Going alone to the movies can be one of the little great pleasures of life.
10. Collaborate with an NGO or donate money to a worthy cause
We need to be more supportive. There are many ways to help people from donating money to an NGO to work in a soup kitchen. The possibilities are endless and if you have not yet done is because you do not want Nothing’s stopping you!
11. Learn to sew a button
There are essential things that everyone should know how to do and sewing is one of them. Sew a button or patch a pair of pants are things that could get us out of trouble on more than one occasion.
12. Visit a different continent
Traveling is always something great and not so much where we go as people or experience itself. But if it is true that there are bigger trips can be more special and mark our lives. We should all be if we could all seven continents, but you’ve been to one other than yours before the 30 already a big step.
13. Learn to dance
Stop being blob at the club, sitting all night. We must learn to boogie with some coordination. Whether ballroom, Latin, swing or hip hop should all learn to dance. Plus, it’s a weapon for seduction you won’t believe how effective!
14. Learning to speak another language fluently
With 30 years should all speak well we know another language besides Spanish. English, Chinese, German, French, Italian … the options are many and the advantages of speaking another language are too. Not simply because they are knowledge that you should put them on your bucket list, but because it will make it easier to flirt!
15. Climb to the top of a mountain
It doesn’t have to be the Everest or Kilimanjaro, but crowning the mountain of your town would feel like a great accomplishment… Especially for the view!
16. Overcoming one of your fears
Are you afraid of the dark, heights or loneliness? Is time to shake that off and put on your bucket list to be a better person. Otherwise, how are you supposed to take in adventure!
17. Living without internet or mobile for a week
We live in the information society and the globalized world. We are hooked on whatsapp, social networks and technology in general. But we should be able to disconnect and spend at least a week without Internet or mobile What ever done?
18. Running a popular race
No need to be runner but sport is healthy. So before you turn 30 you should have completed a marathon or at least a popular race run 5 or 10 kilometers.
19. Donating blood
What are you waiting for! Donating blood saves lives. It is something everyone should have done before 30. It must be on your bucket list, simply because empathy is the way to a better state of mind.
20. Sing from the heart in karaoke
Something to go on your bucket list: overcome your fear, go on stage, grab the microphone and sing a song in front of a bunch of strangers. You may sound like a dying cat, but the fun you’ll have, you will never forget! And it’s always great to show people that you are al about adventure!
21. Having a blind date or an internet match
Tinder, Happn and other applications are fashionable. Have you had a blind date? Have you tried any of these applications? Well, if you’re single, you should. There’s a lot of strange people, but there’s also incredible people who are just as single as you. Take a chance and have fun!
22. Go to a nude beach or swim naked
Well, this explains itself. It all depends on how shy you are, but everyone must do it at least once. Furthermore, there are many options for you to let go. The important thing is that you finally let go!
Other things you have to put on your bucket list
- Having a flat or apartment project where you could live in more than two months.
- Be clear to yourself about what kind of people you dislike.
- Know if you want to be single or are ready to make a commitment.
- Having made a full of yourself in public. (It’s more memorable than you think!)
- Having tried all possible hairstyles and dyes and know what suits you best.
- Having reached a considerable share of cynicism.
- Deciding whether you hate or like weddings.
- Have attended every one of the festivals held in your region. (Don’t be a slob, it’s YOUR land).
- Realizing that not everything you want is to become a reality. Make peace with it, and live the best life you want.
- Having an idea of what you want to do with your life or finally accept that you are still in the dark.
Furthermore, believe in your self. In the end, it’s all you have. Because you need to live with yourself for the rest of time, it’s better to accept it, make the best of it, and don’t give up on your dreams just yet.