1: You’re not 30 yet, but don’t be afraid to act like it every now and then.
2: You’re not 30 yet, so don’t be afraid to act 22 every now and then.
3: *NSYNC is good for the soul, BSB is a close third. There is no second.
4: Don’t save as much money as you feel like you need to. Spend a little so you can look back when your 65 and say “Sure I retired 3 years later than most of my friends, but I did some amazing things in my 20s that they will never be able to do in their 60s.”
5: Leave your comfort zone.
6: Move. At the very least move away from your hometown or home state. The USA is huge, the world is even huge-er.
7: Experiment with some things you were told never to experiment with.
8: Do Yoga - if you can’t touch your toes now, guess what you won’t be able to touch in 10 years.
9: Learn something new today.
10: Learn something new this year.
11: Don’t watch the news.
12: Put some money in a brokerage account and try your luck at the stock market. You may win, you may lose, but you will certainly gain a better understanding of it. (Hint: sometimes you have to trust your gut)
13: Do something you hated as a kid, but wish you wouldn’t have quit. (Hint: for most of you this is probably piano)
14: Duolingo.com (you are welcome).
15: Apply for jobs, shows, contests, and other stuff you don’t even think you have a shot at. That needle is somewhere in the haystack, why not try to find it.
16: Don’t be afraid to love someone, because they love you.
17: Stop thinking about that one thing you want to do and….DO IT. You are only as stuck as you think you are.
18: Pick an airline and be loyal. When you reach status, you’ll get it.
19: Make good friends, but more importantly be a good friend. Call them, catch up with them, keep up with them, and make a point to see them. You will never be given another pool of “friend candidates” like you were given in college, so treasure the ones you made there.
20: Think about all the societal norms you subscribe to and break the mold a little. It’s fun to be different.
21: Born-School-Job-Retirement-Die, doesn’t have to be your path.
22: The grass IS always greener if you allow it to still be green when you get to the other side.
23: Do something “dangerous” (sky dive, cliff jump, rock climb, etc.) It is probably less dangerous than other stuff you do everyday, like driving to work.
24: Do everything you can to make your credit score go up and up and up.
25: Go to Oktoberfest in Munich
26: Chase something - a dream, a butterfly, a job - you might catch it.
27: Write a cliche list of ## of things ______ should do/know (before)…
28: Then write one more thing, so the title of your list doesn’t make any sense.