10 Things To Do Before You're 30

Inspired by my friend Steve's recent blog post about the '17 Things To Do Before You're 40,' I thought I'd put together a similar sort of list, sans a decade. Now to be fair, I'm one year and six months away from my thirtieth birthday, but who's to say I can't suggest some shit you're supposed to do before you're done with your third decade?! Important shit in my opinion. So with that said, follow the link and take a look at the ten pre-thirty things I think you should try to achieve.


1. Travel

Anywhere. Everywhere. Leave the country. Jump in your car and drive as far as you can afford. Skip Christmas and spend December somewhere sunny. Drink champagne atop the Eiffel Tower. Eat Mexican food in Milan. Float in the Dead Sea. Go to a Grand Prix. Just get the fuck outta your area.

2. Drugs

Maybe marijuana? Or howsabout a hallucinogen? Something. Soon. Because the consequence will only get greater. And honestly, you don't wanna be that dude smokin' his first doobie at 40, do ya?

3. Break the Law

"Sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whisky, and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested." - Hunter S. Thompson

4. Reproduce?

If you're planning to reproduce, you'd better get it done sooner than later.

5. Buy Something You Shouldn't

Maybe a motorcycle or a creepy cargo van. A plane ticket to Thailand or a crazy expensive couch. Whatever it is, do it now before that goddamn baby is born.

6. Eat!

And exercise. Because consuming six pints and half a pie is something you shouldn't do all that often.

7. Read Something Significant

Take the time to read something you always said you should. Something significant. Something you can speak to. Because you've only got so much free time, and spending it sitting in front of a fucking television set watching The Walking Dead seems kinda silly.

8. Get Good (at whatever)

Take the time to get really good at something. Maybe shooting pool or playing the geetar. Whatever it is, now is the time to be the best that you can be. Because before too long you'll be fat and old and tired, and unless you have some skills to fall back on, you'll suck at everything.

9. Love

Family, friends and maybe if you're lucky, someone like her.

10. Die?

You're going to die. Sooner than you think. So stop with the excuses and start doing stuff.

Photos come courtesy of Justin W. Coffey and Karissa_Would.

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