30 things I’ve achieved since turning 30

I’ve seen a lot of 30 before I’m 30 (or other age) bucket lists and while I love the concept, I’ve already reached my next milestone: 30 years old. So since my 31st birthday is in a couple of days (May 7th), I thought I’d do something a little different; 30 things I’ve achieved since turning 30. Which is simply a list of things I’ve been able to do within the past year that I’m proud of.

30 things I’ve achieved since turning 30

1. Had my first long haul flight.

2. Finally visited the USA after 10 years of planning (San Francisco and Los Angeles to be exact).

3. Saw, and walked across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

4. Rode the trams in San Francisco.

5. Visited the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles.

6. Walked along Santa Monica in Los Angeles.

7. Consolidated my debts with the aim to be debt free by 2020.

8. Started CBT for my mental health issues.

9. Started RBT (reverse behaviour therapy) for my skin picking disorder.

10. Asked to be bridesmaid at my sister’s wedding.

11. Drove somewhere new by myself.

12. Been driving for 10 years!

13. … Also, been blogging for 10 years.

14. Went in the London Dungeons attraction, which ticks another item off my London bucket list.

15. Met Sam Neil (Jurassic Park) in person.

16. Started to focus on my own well being and self care. Two things I’ve neglected in the past.

17. Visited the Tate Gallery; another one off my London bucket list.

18. Walked to the top of Smeatons Tower (lighthouse) in Plymouth.

19. Prioritised my physical health. Sadly when my mental health was at its worst I wasn’t taking care of myself very well. But I’m happy to say I’ve made progress with my health check ups (medical, dental and opticial).

20. Found my clothing style.

21. Sang in public at kareoke! Which is something I never thought I would do.

22. Got better at applying eye make-up. πŸ‘

23. Started to replace one use plastic with more resuable items at home.

Read more: Reduce, Resue, Recycle ft. The Selfie Bag

24. … Also implemented more plastic recycling at work, along with our social committee team.

25. Adopted a penguin. 🐧

26. Raised over Β£200 for the Mental Health Foundation in a few weeks.

27. Became a ‘friend’ of the Westonbirt Arboretum, which is basically a yearly membership. All proceeds go towards maintaining the site and it’s habitats.

28. Improved my nature photography, especially flowers.

29. Went on a river boat cruise up the River Thames. Yep, another one off the bucket list. πŸ˜‰

30. Had a great compliment at work from my line manager. Who told me they hadn’t met someone as organised and efficient as me in their working life. They’ve been working for a good 40 years!

… and there we have it. 😊

I enjoyed writing this post and reflecting on the things I’ve managed to accomplish this past year. I think it’s important to focus on your achievements and the little things in life that make you smile.

What have you accomplished in the past year? Let me know in the comments. 😊


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  • Alice Megan

    May 20, 2019 at 15:25

    Such a lovely way to sit back and focus on all the really good things going on! And you’ve achieved so much in one year

    1. Kim

      May 21, 2019 at 12:50

      Thanks for your comment lovely. xx πŸ™‚

  • Jenny

    May 12, 2019 at 12:45

    Such an amazing list of things! I love the London Dungeons and YOU MET SAM NEIL?! That’s amazing!


    1. Kim

      May 17, 2019 at 21:50

      Thanks Jenny! xx Yes, he was at LFCC last year… such a nice guy!

  • Ruth

    May 9, 2019 at 18:13

    I love this idea. Though I appreciate the motivation behind the “30 before 30 lists”, I think it’s nice to stop and look at what you’ve done instead! There are some lovely things on this list and I hope being 31 is just as awesome, if not better.

    1. Kim

      May 17, 2019 at 21:49

      Thanks Ruth. 😊 Overall it’s been a great year and it was nice to reflect on it. xx

  • Lisa

    May 8, 2019 at 11:05

    Belated happy birthday and massive congratulations on ticking so much off your bucket list! It’s great to see that you’re prioritising your health (mental and physical) and ten years of blogging is a truly awesome achievement – here’s to the next ten πŸ™‚ Lisa x

    1. Kim

      May 17, 2019 at 21:45

      Thanks Lisa. πŸ™‚ xx

  • Britt Kascjak

    May 7, 2019 at 19:25

    Congratulations, there are some incredible accomplishments on there! This past year I finally finished my College diploma program and launched the secondary blog I’ve been talking about for over a year now.

    1. Kim

      May 17, 2019 at 21:43

      Congratulations Britt! That’s a wonderful achievement. x

  • Angeline

    May 7, 2019 at 18:29

    This is awesome! You’ve been adulting far better than me. Also, happy birthday!! Congrats in particular on the mental and physical health improvements. When those are on the right track, everything else in life is brighter and more enjoyable. What is your favorite from your list?

    1. Kim

      May 17, 2019 at 21:42

      Thank you lovely. πŸ™‚ I think my favourites are adopting a penguin, as it’s something I’ve been talking about for years, and focusing on my health. x

  • Lauren

    May 7, 2019 at 11:34

    You have achieved so much! I did CBT also, I hope it helps you! Blogging for 10 years that’s awesome, congratulations! Thank you for sharing ❀️

    1. Kim

      May 17, 2019 at 21:40

      Thanks Lauren. It’s definitely helping so far, my therapist is a great listener and works well with me. x

  • Ashley

    May 6, 2019 at 21:38

    Wow, you’ve achieved so much and so many commendable things! I love the adoption of a penguin (my personal favourite) xxx

    1. Kim

      May 17, 2019 at 21:39

      Thank you Ashely! I’ve always wanted to adopt one and this year I finally did it. πŸ™‚ x

  • Nyxie

    May 6, 2019 at 21:35

    You are an earth warrior, adopting penguins and implementing recycling!
    Happy birthday to you! I hope you have an excellent day and are made feel like the Goddess that you are πŸ˜€

    – Nyxie


    1. Kim

      May 17, 2019 at 21:38

      Aw, thank you for your lovely comment hun. xx

  • Eena

    May 6, 2019 at 20:52

    This is a great post! I just experienced my first solo long haul flight last year; and while it was stressful, it was definitely an experience! Thanks for sharing your experiences.

    ☼ cabin twenty-four

    1. Kim

      May 17, 2019 at 21:37

      Oh wow, your first solo long haul flight sounds like a great experience. But yes, I can imagine it’s stressful. Thanks for your comment. x

  • Marta

    May 6, 2019 at 18:13

    This kind of posts are great. It such a simple way to get to know fellow bloggers. And that list is impresive. Way to go girl.

    1. Kim

      May 17, 2019 at 21:36

      Thank you Marta. πŸ™‚ xx

  • Charlotte

    May 6, 2019 at 13:49

    Wow, that’s a pretty impressive list! It sounds like you’ve done a lot of good, as well as exciting things (I’d love to go to San Fransisco!). It’s great you’ve started to focus on yourself and your mental health more too!
    I hope you had a lovely birthday!

    Charlotte | charlotterick.com x

    1. Kim

      May 17, 2019 at 21:48

      Thanks for your comment Charlotte. It’s been a busy year, that’s for sure! xx

  • Bexa

    May 6, 2019 at 12:21

    I really love this list, Kim! It’s so nice to reflect on things we have achieved rather than things we haven’t done yet. Wow, blogging for 10 years is super impressive! You have done so many awesome things, sounds like a fantastic year to be proud of. Here is to another happy and healthy year! Thanks for sharing lovely! <3 xxx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. Kim

      May 17, 2019 at 21:33

      Thank you Bexa! xx

  • Tiffany

    May 6, 2019 at 02:53

    What a great list and you have accomplished so much in the span of a year!

    Regarding LA, I have a friend who lives in Santa Monica and it is beautiful there!!

    I hope you have a very happy 31st birthday, by the way! πŸ™‚

    1. Kim

      May 17, 2019 at 21:32

      Thank you lovely. πŸ™‚ Santa Monica really is beautiful, I wish I’d spent more time there.

  • Sophie Wentworth

    May 5, 2019 at 22:02

    I love this! It’s nice to read one that’s the other way for a change and I personally love posts that are more about what people have done or learnt rather than a bucket list. Although, you do seem to have ticked a few major bucket list things off this year. Sounds like it’s been a busy one! x


    1. Kim

      May 17, 2019 at 21:30

      It’s been a busy one, but a great one too. I really enjoyed writing this post and reflecting on my year. Thanks for your comment lovely. x

  • Marie

    May 5, 2019 at 20:59

    Happy birthday! What a lovely way to celebrate, by acknowledging all those accomplishments. Well done.
    Marie x

    1. Kim

      May 17, 2019 at 21:27

      Thank you lovely. πŸ™‚ x

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