30 Before 30





Here is a list of the thirty things that I must absolutely complete by the time I reach thirty.


  1. Start a blog
  2. Take photographs completely manually on my SLR camera
  3. Start photo editing
  4. Make my own fresh pasta
  5. Start giving myself proper manicures
  6. Take up (and stick with) yoga
  7. Buy and ride a bike
  8. Become a regular jogger
  9. Plant (and keep alive) a herb garden
  10. Learn how to dress myself properly
  11. Take up knitting  - knit a scarf
  12. Take a dance class
  13. Start taking serious care of my skin
  14. Take a weekend trip by myself
  15. Fix my smile
  16. Re-connect with an old friend
  17. Stop caring so much what others think of me
  18. Go vegetarian for a month
  19. Perfect the french macaron 
  20. Attend a fashion show
  21. Invest in a timeless handbag
  22. Volunteer for a good cause
  23. Send ten handwritten letters (not including thank you notes)
  24. Become an expert packer
  25. Stop being a slob
  26. Attend an outdoor music festival
  27. Host a dinner party
  28. Take a road trip
  29. Drink champagne 
  30. Improve my posture, strut into my 30s tall and proud

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  1. So, I have to admit I haven't been to your blog in ages but your latest post just popped up on my bloglovin'... so here goes: you (and your list, and everything you do) are such a huge inspiration! Your blog spills with positivity... and I just love that list. I NEED to make one.
    Keep up the super great work, you're amazing!

    xo Sabrina

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    1. Thank you for the incredibly sweet comment Sabrina; it warmed my heart and made my day! I'm glad that you like the list - you should totally make one! I would love to follow along on your blog :)

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  2. Hi Joelle, I just found your blog via LC and I have to admit, it was love at first sight! :) You have definitely a new obsessed reader of your blog. What an amazing idea to make such a list. I have 5 years to go before I turn 30, so much time for such a list :D. Greetings from Germany, Juliane

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    1. Thank you Juliane, I'm so glad that you found my blog! You have way more time than I do for your list - I have just under a year to get it all done! If you decide to make your own list, let me know so that I can follow along!

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    2. Hi Joelle, 2,5 months of thinking later, I published my own 30 before 30 list. It's in German, but it's a great list in my opinion ;). http://wp.me/p4vJYl-gZ

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    3. I just saw it - incredible! I used Google translate to read the list, and I really enjoyed it! Glad that I have a partner now ;)

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  3. For number 14, you should make your trip to Montreal and I can help you with 6 and 19 :)
    -Kris

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    1. I was actually thinking of making the trip to Montreal! I used to go all the time when I lived in Ottawa and haven't been back in years since being in Toronto. I will totally let you know and would love for you to help with with the yoga and the macarons - only if you promise not to laugh as I struggle through a downward dog ;)

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  4. I would never laugh! I volunteer at a studio in the old port and I think you would love it!

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  5. This is such a sweet list! I turned 30 last year and I now wish I'd had the foresight to make a 30 before 30 list! Perhaps I should compile a 'big 5 before 35' list?

    No. 24 - as a NZer in London, I travel a lot. If I could offer you a tip towards becoming an expert packer, it's roll your clothes. Seriously, rolling each item up tightly allows you so much more space for more items. Another tip is to learn to compile a capsule wardrobe for the duration of your vacation - think 5-6 key items that can be mix and matched, using accessories to bring the outfits to life. I have been known to take 1 piece of carry on luggage for a 5 days holiday!

    I look forward to seeing you tick off more of your list! x

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    1. Hi Natasha! I hope you develop a 'big 5 before 35' list, that's a great idea!

      Thanks for the packing tips. I will be heading to Italy in Sept. for just over 2 weeks, and plan on only traveling with a carry on luggage so a capsule wardrobe is a must! I would love to know what your 5-6 key pieces are, and your accessories - I need some help!

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  6. I stumbled upon your blog through stylegawker and can I just say how lovely you are and how much I love your style!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad that you found my blog :)

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  7. Between your Instagram and this, you've inspired me to try and resurrect my own 30 before 30! Love this list - you've got some great things on there!

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    1. I'm glad you like it Patty! Let me know what you put on your list

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  8. Hey :) I found your blog through your guest-post over on wonderforest.com and I have to say I really like it. Especially this 30 before 30 list.

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    1. Thanks Vicky, I'm glad that you found my blog and like my list!

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  9. Hi Joëlle! I love everything about your blog and recently took inspiration from you and made my own list, I hope I'll be able to tackle each item as good as you are!
    (Here the link if you want to take a peek: http://reportingfromtaiwan.blogspot.tw/2014/10/25-before-25.html )

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    1. I love love love your list, and can't wait to follow along your journey!

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  10. I really enjoy seeing your blog and Instagram updates everyday. Your posts are definitely somewhere that I find a lot of inspiration, so thank you for sharing. I've followed you since the summertime, and I've finally written my own 30 before 30 list!

    http://jamieleeb.blogspot.ca/2014/10/30-before-30.html

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    1. Jaime, I LOVE your 30 before 30 list! I'm so glad that you shared your list with me - now we can both follow along each other's journey :)

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  11. I love your blog and your instagram feed! This is such a cute idea, you've inspired me to write my own list as well! Keep up the amazing work - your posts are so helpful and inspiring!

    xo

    Melissa

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    1. Thanks Melissa, I'm so glad that you're doing your own list as well!

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  12. Absolutely wonderful! found your blog whilst looking for Parisian style inspiration and your post was a massive help! As for this post, it has really inspired me to create my own list to work with! Good luck with completing all of your list! :)

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    1. It means so much to me that I've inspired you to make your own list! I definitely need to get going on completing the remainder of the list! xo

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  13. That's such a great list !! I love that's it's more about doing stuff and not restricting yourself !! I need to make one of these !! :) Xx Elizabeth

    http://kashmirandsilk.com/

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    1. Yay Elizabeth! Let me know when you've made your own list, I would love to check it out!

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  14. This is brilliant! I need to start this... 30 is near. (scary!)
    xoxo, Lisa-Marie

    www.east-coast-blonde.com

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  15. I love your website and your style. I am a petite in clothing and would like to know if you're a petite too. Its so hard to find cute clothes sometimes for petite :/ Any suggestions here I can buy 0 petite jeans. I really want to own a white skinny jean that kits good :)

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    1. here=where** kits=fits** sorry for not reviewing before I hit publish.

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    2. Thank you so much for your kind words! My favourite place to shop for petite jeans is TopShop, and they for sure would have white jeans! Other options are Old Navy and American Eagle (both online) for petite jeans :)

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  16. Your blog is so cute and although I have a while before I'm going to be 30, there are loads of things that I need to put onto my list! I love your blog. Your such a positive person and I'm so glad I discovered it xx

    Nikita
    jasminelovesblog.blogspot.be

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  17. Being 28 this is something I can definitely relate to! And as a blogger I LOVE this idea! So I'm asking, is it ok if I do something a little on the similar side! It's a great series type of idea that keeps you accountable and it's a great way to look back on your own journey and growth!! Love it and I love your style

    XOXO Ms.Polished Opinion

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