The BIG 30 Project
The Big 30 Project is something I started after I turned 25.
A couple of years ago I let friends and family set me a number of tasks that I tried to get done before my birthday.
I failed, SPECTACULARLY.
The biggest reason I failed was the way I planned it.
I didn’t give myself enough time, the goals were random and not all of them were things I found interesting.
Around the time I was turning 25, I started looking for new things to try. I wanted to experience things I’d never done before, try something new, take a risk.
Then, I thought to myself :
“What if I gave myself some motivation? What if I tried to gain 30 new life experiences before I turned 30?”
Thus, the BIG 30 Project was born.
The rules are simple:
- Items only count if they’re documented
- It has to be a skill, experience, or event that I’m excited about and has personal meaning
- All 30 items must be completed on or before midnight, March 2nd, 2019
That’s it! At my 30th birthday party, I plan to look back through all of the things I’ve done and raise a toast to having accomplished stuff.
One of the things I love best about the project is that there is no set item list for me to stick to.
It’s about making the effort to look for what I want, make things happen, and accept opportunities that come my way.
The BIG 30 Completed List
#1. Postmark Tattoo
#6. Ride a Horse
#8. Get Laser Eyes
#9. Go Sky-Diving
#11. Try Pottery
#12. Huck Axes at Stuff
#13. Adopt a Dog
#14. Attend a Ball
#15. Try Falconry
#16. Go Backwoods Camping
#18. Swim With Sting Rays