Partially inspired by my cousin and partially fueled by my mind mapping in my Passion Planner, I thought it would be interesting to list 30 things I’d like to have done by the time I am 30 years old, which will happen in the last bit of 2019. Let’s see what I can do in the next three years!
I’ll be tracking this list as well as progress on my goals through blogs tagged under goal tracking. But I likely won’t do a post for each. And I’ll also be adjusting this list as I go. Like life, it’s an organic process.
1 Get paid to write something
2 Significant progress on animated short film
3 Do a VEDA/Vlogmas/original consistent long-term-ish project w a start and end on YouTube
4 Host a panel/presentation at a con/event/thing
5 Go to the Met
6 Revisit Serendipity 3 for frozen hot cocoa
Write the pilot scriptand series bible for my own webseries 8 Teach Miko how to swim
9 Visit Mt. Greylock
10 Re-watch the first four seasons of Digimon
11 KonMari my belongings before I move out of my parents’ house (new!)
12 Visit the Balto statue in Central Park
13 Beat a Digimon video game–any one of them
14 Write an essay collection
15 Write a feature screenplay
16 Open an online store
17 Have a travel fund dedicated to places like Harry Potter World & Disney World and Japan
18 Do a NaNoWriMo/timed writing challenge
19 Release an enamel pin
20 Board out one of my projects 21 See a show on Broadway I haven’t already seen
22 Submit to the SAS
23 Have my own LLC…or have a business plan heading in that direction
24 Collaborate on a shadowbox project with Miko
25 Go to Medieval Times
26 Noguchi museum
27 Have a consistent editorial calendar for blogs, videos, podcasts, etc.
28 Learn how to make more of my mom’s recipes–specifically my grandma’s spätzles and cheesy chicken, my abuelito’s yellow rice, and orange chicken, and maduros and tostones. And document them.
29 Early level designs on an original game
30 Re-read Harry PotterThis is an organic list that I update at my discretion and as circumstances and priorities change. 🙂
You can read a blog post that I wrote at the time of first posting this here.
I think an important thing to remember with lists like this is that there will inevitably be failures, and that’s totally OK. Many of these depend on factors not entirely in my control, like being in and around the NYC area or have disposable income (which I do not have anymore as a full time student).
Some may argue that some of these are not realistically achievable in such a short time, and that’s fine too–it’s not like there’s a penalty for not achieving these things, and it’s not like I can’t pursue them once I turn 30 either. If anything they’ll just become 40 before 40 perhaps? Or just get added to my general goals list. As long as I am living each day with these in mind, knowing what I want to prioritize in my life and work towards being the person I want to be, that is an accomplishment.
I think with school it’ll be a little tougher than if I had a stable 9-5 job, as with school you just tend to work yourself into the ground. :\ At the same time, I’m still pretty optimistic as many of my goals can sort of be combined or are interconnected.