Where has period run?
It seems like I went from being 21, 22, 23, 24 and bam 29 !!
For many of us our plans didn’t quite turn out as we wanted, and you know what it’s OK! Many of us thought that we would have our shit figured out by the time we turned 30. Sure, we will settle down someday, create beautiful families and have our life together. But now twenties is a time for adventure.
I have one more year left being a 20 -something so during this time I plan on being a little bit reckless and a little bit more responsible. I will make goals and crush them. And most importantly, I will construct memories that I will never forget.
There are so many things to do, to watch and places to explore that you can check off your pail listing before turning 30( or even if you already have ).
Here are 30 things you are able to do, from adrenaline-pumping activities to experiences that help you grow and things you should learn.
Skydiving is one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do. From preparing for the jump and the audio of the airplane taking off … it’ll get all your senses engaged. Then you have the jump itself which is incredible! There aren’t enough terms to describe what it feels to skydive. If jumping out of an aircraft still sounds scary, you can always do indoor skydiving.
2. Bungee jumping
Flinging yourself off a bridge, cliff edge or building with an elastic band attached to your ankles does sound a bit scary. However, Bungee Jumping is the perfect route to face your anxieties and confront them, head first( literally ). This not only applies to the obvious dreads- but your other anxieties in life too.
3. Swimming with the sharks
Despite what you have seen in movies like Jaws, the truth is that sharks are magnificent, beautiful beasts. Find these astonishing beings up close and personal can help you to truly understand the magnificence of these animals. Swimming with the sharks, it’s a thrilling, once in a lifetime adventure.
4. Overcome your fears
Your anxieties hold you back but don’t let them. Take steps to overcome whatever your dreads may be. Once you know you what you are capable of, anything is possible.
The first three on such lists are definitely extreme but put yourself out there and experience that exhilarating feeling of staring demise in the face. It is worth it. Trust me. When you do something that may seem like the craziest idea you’ve ever had in your life, you will realize that any other challenges and fears in life are pale in comparison.
But if an extreme athletic still is too much for you, then try to do something out of your consolation zone, something that is challenging and run do it.
This is a seriously fun activity that is very popular and suitable regardless of the individual’s physical ability.
6. Travel to foreign countries
Travel is expensive but it’s one of the most fulfilling experiences you can have. Have your passport ready and head somewhere that’s nothing like home–Paris, London, Tokyo or any country you’ve always wanted to visit. Expand your horizons, and your intellect will be widened by the exposure to new customs, languages, and landscapes.
7. Scheme a trip-up to Las Vegas
Go for a weekend with a few of your friends. Party. Go crazy. Laugh your ass off. Vegas is where you can do all sorts of things without being judged.
8. Run a race
Depending on your physical condition you are able to do a marathon, triathlon or a 5k. Pushing yourself physically is good for your body and good for your mind.
9. Start your 401 K
Do yourself a favor and start saving now.
10. Learn a foreign language
There are so many benefits from learning a foreign speech. Learning a new language enables you to gain a more profound understanding of other cultures.
11. Fulfill your wildest sexuality fantasy
Whether it is to have sex in the beach, an airplane, on a rooftop or whatever floats your barge, simply do it. Be safe though and get your freak on.
12. Run to a musical festival
When you go to a live concert, you can dance, you are able to holler and sing your heart out and merely being there watching your favorite bands is the best feeling ever. There are so many music celebrations like iHeart Radio, Coachella, Sasquatch, Rock on the stage or you can see the Top 15 Music Celebration here.
13. Read more
I could go on and on with a list of benefits of reading( but if you’re curious, read this here ).
14. Learn new culinary skills
When you learn to cook new recipes, it helps you understand world cultures, customs, and flavors. You will be able to cook your own delicious meals whenever you want, which can also help you save money. Also, consider all the dates you’ll impress with your mad cook skills.
15. Go skinny dipping
Because swimming naked is pretty awesome.
16. Climb a mountain
Mountains have such magical to them and climbing a mountain is the farthest thing from easy. Climbing a mountain is definitely challenging and it will take a toll on your body, however, once you make it to the top, you will realize how amazing it is like to get there. It is like reaching a aim and realizing that you can do anything that you set your mind to.
17. Scuba diving or snorkeling
70% of the world consists of water – why merely explore 30%? Scuba diving allows us to see more of the world. Discovering the underwater world is truly an incredible experience and completely different from ground as you know it.
18. Travel solo somewhere
Everyone should travel alone at the least once. Solo travel gives you the chance to go wherever you like and to step outside of your convenience zone. It also gives you the freedom to explore new places at your own pace and chase crazy-ambitious traveling goals.
19. Spend a night camping under the stars
There is no better way to really spend time in the outdoors than camping. Just yourself, maybe some friends or the family. Camping is great to forget about your problems, to get away from your busy life and enjoy the beauty of nature.
20. Go whitewater rafting
Whitewater rafting can be one of the most adrenaline-pumping, thrill-seeking activities out there. No matter what size rapids you’re tackling, you’ll definitely meet your summertime excitement quota.
21. Spend some time volunteering
Doing good is always a good thing for others, but devoting yourself to a cause is also good for your soul and your sanity; it’s so inspiring to have an interest and a project outside of work and your social life.
22. Take a cross-country trip
Everyone needs to do this journey at the least once in their lives and see the country they live in. We see scenes in publications, scenes from movies and read about the beauty of America, but to actually witness it yourself is surreal.
23. Attend a major sports event
Like the Olympics, Superbowl, World Cup, or World Series.
24. Go skiing
Get out in the fresh mountain air, recharge your batteries and invigorate your well-being. Skiing is not only fun but you get to release the stress of daily life and by flying down the snow-covered mountains.
25. Nascar experience
A ride along in a Nascar automobile, or you can drive one if you dare will give you an incredible adrenaline rushed. Driving at high speeds will feel like you are in a movie.
26. Pay off your debt
Start working towards being debt-free. You can develop smart habits in your 20 s that will help you become debt-free and remain that way. Here’s what you can do in your 20 ’s to be debt free in your 30 s.
27. Take a class
Take dance lessons, learn about photography, or enroll in an art class. You merely may detect a new side of yourself in the process.
28. Learn how to play an instrument
We all love music but learning to play an instrument and being able to create your own music is fantastic.
29. Run to a beer or wine tasting
There are so many different wines and brews out there and going brew/ wine tasting is the perfect opportunity to explore new flavors and it’s an excellent way to socialize.
30. Make a listing of 40 new things to do before you turn 40
Once you mark the items off your list then work on making a new listing. Never stop learning. Never stop exploring. Enjoy life while you are young and in good health.
Each day that goes by marks another day that you are getting older and as harsh as this sounds, the truth is we all going to die one day. We can either be busy succumbing or be busy living.
Read more: thoughtcatalog.com