Monday, 19 March 2012

30 Before 30 - have you?

Howdy! So I'm in my last year before the BIG 3-0 and have decided to get on with making a '30 before i'm 30' list. So before I make this ever-so-important list, I want to know if you've ever made one yourself? And do you have any funny / interesting suggestions for me?
My sisters and I as kids - I've always had a thing for market stalls by the seems of it! ;)
I am going to put things in my list that I want to do, or do again. That's one thing my bf couldn't understand. 
I said to him that I want to stay out dancing until 6am.
He said, haven't you done that? 
Yes, once, ten years ago. 
So why would you put it on your list? 
Because I want to do it again!
He still didn't get it. 

Today I read Cheryl's 26 before 26 (lucky girl has four years on me!) and it made me sit down and start planning mine. And then I realised that I've always been the kind of person that just goes and gives things a go when they want to do things, and making my list became difficult.

Here are some of the things I'm proud of accomplishing in the last 12 months:
Climbing Franz Josef glacier in the RAIN. (With a sulk or two)

Learning to snowboard very basically. There may have been a sulk here too.

Clay pigeon shooting for the first time - and hitting my targets by the end of it! (NO sulks here)

Organising and pulling off Sweet Fashion Auction!! WOW!
Starting Shh By Sadie. THAT was scary!

Quad biking at Cape Kidnappers
Climbing Mount KauKau with a HANGOVER! Thanks BF!!
Organising a large horse riding expedition AND getting my boot pooped on WHILST sitting on a horse - impressive right?!
Here are my draft first ideas for my new list:

1. Stay out dancing until 6am (ahem, as above OBVS!!)
2. Go back to New York (another 'repeat')
3. Lose at least a stone
4. Do something DIFFERENT with my hair
5. Swim in the sea here in NZ
6. Do something fun at least once a week
7. Manage the Butterfly Creek hike without keeling over like last time...

And that's all I've come up with for now!
I don't want to jump out of a plane or anything (HELL NO!) so I need to think of more fun things to do before i'm 30 - 23 more of them in fact.

So help me!
Please make your suggestions below - and send me links to your lists if you've done them! :)


  1. I am not god ait this, I didn't make I list of my own and I am adrmiring all the things you did 'cause I'lle never be able to do them myself!!
    Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger

  2. What a good idea Sadie....Ive still got 3 years so I'll probably procrastinate until im 29 and do one haha. You could do heaps of stuff - even basic stuff like go on a date night once a month, make a new friend, explore a different place each month, go somewhere you havent been in NZ etc Looking forward to seeing your complete list xx

  3. Great idea to make a list Sadie & as it's YOUR list you should be able to put anything you like on it! Can't wait to see what you come up with :)
    Happy Tuesday hun xoxo

  4. Great idea!!! I think I might make a 35 before 35 (seen as I am already 30!)

    I think a good one is to travel alone somewhere, I did that for the first time ever this year and I have to admit in the weeks leading up to it all I could think was "I wish Rich was coming" but it was actually really challenging to go somewhere new by myself and I am glad I did it.

    Also how do you get poop on your boot whilst on the horse? That is some kind of special talent! :P

  5. I'm coming up with a 25 by 25 list and I have about fifteen things on it so far, I think one of my things will be to finish the list lol that would be an achievement! I'll be sure to share my list on my blog when I complete it :)

    You have already done so many great things! Very jealous :)

  6. wow! you've done a lot of awesome things so far! things i would put on my 27 by 27 list, for sure. Some options!

    -Learn a new language
    -Go to Africa
    -Do a triathlon
    -change your hair, but in a really bold way
    -bungee jump
    -cave dive

    p.s. thanks for the shoutout!

  7. My friend once called me the ultimate stoner who doesn't smoke because I make lists all day and hen lose them. I have a billion notebooks full, and hen I'll leave one in my car or somewhere. Those hens are thens btw. Good lock on your list though, you seem to be a do-er. I have no doubt you'll achieve it.


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