30 Before 30 Bucket List

Inspired by Danny Dover and with some prodding by my own restlessness, I’ve been toying with a list of 30 things I want to accomplish before I turn 30 years old which I’m calling my 30 Before 30 bucket list. There is something to say about publicly posting these—maybe it will hold me more accountable?

I would call this my first draft since I’d like to get feedback before it’s final. But I’ve had a few of these on my list for over a year, so I don’t feel like I’m cheating by marking them as complete.

I have until August 6, 2014, to finish this list.

  1. ✓ Hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail
  2. ✓ Give a best man’s speech
  3. ✓ Drink a Guinness in Dublin
  4. ✓ Go whitewater rafting
  5. ✓ Visit the 9/11 Memorial in New York City
  6. ✓ Eat lobster in Boston
  7. ✓ Go to a house concert
  8. ✓ Learn how to make sushi
  9. ✓ Go stand-up paddleboarding
  10. Eat at Alinea in Chicago
  11. Go to an NFL game
  12. Live in another state
  13. ✓ Speak at a conference
  14. Visit Yosemite National Park
  15. ✓ Grow a plant from a seed to full maturity
  16. See the Badlands
  17. ✓ Visit the Hoover Dam
  18. Learn how to tie a bow tie
  19. ✓ Get a straight razor shave
  20. ✓ Take a bartending class
  21. ✓ Visit the Grand Canyon
  22. Go to a rodeo
  23. ✓ Become debt free
  24. ✓ Go to a hookah bar
  25. ✓ Get a professional massage
  26. Visit Yellowstone National Park
  27. Build a six pack
  28. Buy a same-day plane ticket
  29. ✓ Bake a cake from scratch
  30. Go to an MMA fight

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Ryan Ricketts

Ryan Ricketts is a digital marketer and SEO program manager at Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) in Seattle, Washington. He previously worked at Nike in Portland and at Whirlpool Corporation in southwest Michigan. He is an avid hiker, traveler, and minimalist who enjoys getting outdoors as often as possible.