(Closed) Before you’re 30 (or 40, or 50 list)

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013


Ugh I wish paying off my student loans was possible before I am 30. Thats on my before I’m 40 list for sure.

My list would be:

Go skydiving

Backpack the Inca trail

Visit Russia

Buy a House

Post # 4
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

My before 30 list was to get a tattoo and go skydiving. I loved them both!

Before I turn 40 I will:

  • Go somewhere in Europe
  • Learn how to grow a garden
  • Learn how to use power tools (instead of feeling incredibly intimidated by them)
  • Live more green and self-sufficient
  • Convince Mr. LK to let me get some sheep. I love sheep! (this is not likely, but hey… I gotta have some ambitions πŸ˜‰ )

Post # 5
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m 24 (so close to 25!) and I have a few things to accomplish!

1. Get married *hehe couldn’t resist*

2. Buy a house (planning to do this in the Fall)

3. Start trying to get in the family way

4. Be at least 75% paid off our house.

Post # 6
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@lovekiss:  Convince Mr. LK to let me get some sheep. I love sheep! (this is not likely, but hey… I gotta have some ambitions πŸ˜‰ )

I love this!! I kind of want all sorts of farm animals when I grow up πŸ™‚ Well maybe not a cow or pig but sheep, maybe a goat or two and some chickens.

Post # 7
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I turn 24 on May 15th so in the next 6 years I would like to:

  • Finish my degree in psychology.
  • Buy/build a house.
  • Have a baby!
  • Go on an Alaskan cruise for Fiance.

…and that’s pretty much it for me right now.  I’m sure my list will grow as the years go by.

Post # 8
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My before 30 list is hefty, but not unattainable (I hope). I have a solid, detailed (slightly OCD) plan, so I’m really optimistic. I’ll hit the highlights that are my main focuses:

1.) Have a full-time, tenured teaching position

2.) Get my doctorate (masters first, but both are in the plan)

3.) Sell our condo and buy a larger “forever” home

4.) Pay off the mortgage 

1-3 are actually on the by 25 list, but that still qualifies as before 30. We’re trying to get to a very financially stable place by the time I turn 30 (35 for him) so we can travel and have fun without worrying from then on. It means a lot of sacrifices now (and for a good while longer), but we think it will be worth it. As you can probably see, I’m a planner. I pray it all works out. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 9
2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m 26 right now…before I turn 30, I’d like to:

  • Take scuba lessons (just signed us up today! Woo hoo!)
  • Go on at least 2 international trips
  • Buy a house
  • Learn to play the drums (for some reason, both Darling Husband and I have always had this secret ambition. Unfortunately, our one-bedroom loft does not have any room for a drum set!)

Post # 10
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

I am now 47 and I hope to finish a book I am mulling over for the past 4 years…. before I turn 50!

Post # 11
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

@MM423:  Unfortunately, our one-bedroom loft does not have any room for a drum set!

Get rid of your coffee table? LOL

Post # 12
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My “before 30” list:

1. Finish PhD 

2. Pay off student loans

3. Visit South America, not sure where yet…

4. Get a job I enjoy



Post # 13
3969 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@lovekiss:  We (my family) has goats. They eliminate the need to mow the lawn. Use this as a selling point haha

Post # 14
1444 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Rouquine:  Hey birthday twin!!!  That’s awesome!!

Before I turn 40 (can’t do the “30” list, because I’m turning 31 in a month), I want to:

1. Have one child
2. Buy a house
3. Buy another malamute
4. Go to Europe
5. Write a book…or at least start one!

Before I turned 30, I DID manage to graduate college, pay off all my student loans, get a full-time job in the field that I studied, get married, move across the country, pay off my car, and buy one malamute…so I’ve accomplished some of my goals so far!!  It is fun to write that out and actually see it, because somedays I feel like I’m wading around waiting for “life” to actually begin.  I guess it has!!!

Post # 15
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@mrs_pugetsound:  My friend has a malamute!  He actually did have two, but they had some aggression issues when they were together, so one went to another home.  Impressive animals!

I planned to own a Harley-Davidson by the time I turned 35, but my 36th birthday is in August and it just isn’t going to happen. 

I did:
Graduate from college (the first in my family to do so)
Get engaged
Spend an entire summer in England and traveled to Wales, France & Belgium
Spend a month in Portland, Maine, casing it out to hopefully move there, which has always been a dream

Before 40, I want to:
Buy a new car
Buy a house
Get that Harley!
Learn French

Post # 16
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Before I’m (we’re) 30…..


Pay off all our debts (which is just student loans)

Get a full time job in a field I love (same for future hubby)

Go to Disney World

Take my mom on some sort of awesome trip 

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