Today, I’m 30. I know it doesn’t change anything. I don’t feel any different than what I felt at 29. But still, it’s a new decade, and so it’s nice to make a big deal out of it.
As I love having lists and projects, I decided make a list of 40 things I want to do before I am 40. A mini bucket-list if you will. It also takes into account my life-long Polymath Project.
How is this relevant to you?
Well, I hope my list inspires you to crate your own mini bucket-list, to focus on the things that you want to accomplish, things that matter to you. No matter how old you are, time to focus on the things you want to do is NOW.
Without further ado, here is my list of things I want do within the next decade.
- Own a house in London
- Have a perfect library/study in my own home
Go hiking– 19/09/2015 (Prague)
- See Mousetrap (Play)
- Make a full time income on my own terms
- Reach my ideal weight
- Yoga/Pilates for 52 consecutive weeks
- Run 5K
- Dress up at a costume party or a convention
- Fly first class
Gratitude letter for Mom and Dad– 25/12/2014 Be a published journaling author– 23/04/2013 [Journaling to Self-Awareness in 30 Days]
- Make x amount from one KJ workshop
- Run a paid in-person journaling workshop
- Learn how to salsa/ballroom/contemporary dance
- Learn martial arts
- Fluent in Italian
- Fluent in Spanish
- Read at least 100 books in languages other than English
- Get a Master’s degree
Go to a writer’s retreat or create one of my own– August 2015 (Writer’s groups, London)
- Personal Goal 1
- Personal Goal 2
- Personal Goal 3
- Travel to at least 1 new place (international) a year – [2013: Ecuador, Fatehpur Sikri (India) / 2014: Dakor (India), Moved to London / 2015: Prague, Terezin, Kutna Hora, Lidice (Czech Republic)]
Do 10 things / visit places in London I haven’t done/visited before– 2014
- Go on a cruise
- Spend a night in a desert
Spend a month in India– November 2013 to April 2014
- Visit Harry Potter World, London
- Visit London Dungeons
- Write 7K per week (This goal was initially 10K per week, which I found completely unsustainable, so made it more realistic)
- Be a traditionally published novelist
- Get an agent for fiction
- Be a published fantasy author
- Sell movie/tv rights of my book
- Have a short-story published (paid) in print
- Be a traditionally published author of a non-fiction book
- Have a paper/essay/book published – on or about works of ACD
- Have KJ related item published in print magazine / newspaper
Yeah I know, quite a bit of this list includes travel, and most of the other stuff includes some kind of learning – both of which are important to me. That’s the whole point. Focus on the things that are important to you, so that when you look back, you see experiences, not regrets.