I Need More Life In My Life

At the end of 2021, I left my corporate job. I was looking for more freedom and time to do the things that really matter to me. Yet, I still felt the pressure of trying to establish a new career and believing I had to spend all day glued to my laptop for it to count as ‘working’ and being ‘productive’. In theory, I had the time freedom I’d craved but I wasn’t making the most of it. With my 30th birthday coming up in March 2023, I’ve set myself 30 goals to achieve before then.

  • Document the project online
  • Run the Great South Run
  • Go on a silent retreat
  • Have an article published
  • Improve my eyesight
  • Have a cold shower every morning
  • Meditate for 10 minutes every day
  • Mentor a young person
  • Explore my ancestry
  • Go on a date
  • Invest money
  • Befriend an older person
  • Write a book
  • Be a film/TV extra
  • Go stargazing
  • Model for a professional photoshoot
  • Go on a solo travel trip
  • Advocate for a cause I believe in
  • Go wild swimming
  • Clear out the clutter
  • Make my own jewellery
  • Learn to speak, read and write Italian
  • Earn passive income
  • Take public speaking classes
  • Be a music video extra
  • Learn to skateboard
  • Climb Scafell Pike and Snowdon
  • Read a book a week
  • Learn to French plait hair
  • Go on a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon

Follow more of the journey on my Instagram @ineedmorelifeinmylife

  • Month 3: Progress update
    Does anyone count their age in quarters and halves anymore? This year, I do. I’m 29 and a third today! With 8 months to go, here’s how month three went.
  • Month 2: Lessons on planning ahead
    Month 2 is almost done. It wasn’t quite the success I’d hoped for but here’s the 3 lessons I learnt about planning ahead.
  • One month in…
    It’s been a month since I decided to set myself 30 goals before I turn 30 next year. Here’s what I’ve learnt so far.