09/24/2014 04:17 pm ET Updated Nov 23, 2014

30 Things You Must Do Before You Turn 30

So, I'm going to say it. I'm turning 30 soon! GASP! Where does the time go?

Upon realizing life was speeding by me faster than ever, I decided to cook up a list of 30 things I absolutely must do before I turn 30 and I am happy to report that I have recently accomplished them all! After checking all these goals off my list, I feel very ready to embrace 30 head on and see what new adventures may come my way! Bring it on, life!

Here's my list:

1. Be 1 year old

It is very important to be 1 year old before you turn 30.

2. Be 2 years old

I'm so happy I was 2 years old before I turned 30.

3. Be 3 years old

Being 3 years old is essential before you turn 30 years old.

4. Be 4 years old

I think being 4 years old before you are 30 years old really helps you turn 30 years old.

5. Be 5 years old

Being 5 years old is a big MUST before you turn 30.

6. Be 6 years old

Can you be 30 years old without being 6 years old? I don't want to find out. Check!

7. Be 7 years old

I debated about this one for a while, but I decided that being 7 years old would really help me develop into a full-blown 30 year old person.

8. Be 8 years old

There's nothing better than being 8 years old before you are 30 years old!

9. Be 9 years old

Don't wait to be 9 years old until after you turn 30 years old. Trust me.

10. Be 10 years old

Being 10 years old was an experience for me! I'm so happy I took the time to do it before I turned 30.

11. Be 11 years old

Skipping this step won't help you in the long run! Definitely be 11 years old before 30!

12. Be 12 years old

I feel like I grew a whole lot while being 12 years old. I highly recommend it before 30!

13. Be 13 years old

This was a tough task, but I'm happy I accomplished it before I turned 30!

14. Be 14 years old

I wanted to wait on this one - happy I didn't!

15. Be 15 years old

I did this one for a whole year! Had it's ups and downs but I highly recommend it!

16. Be 16 years old

Been there, done that. Check!

17. Be 17 years old

I really think being 17 was imperative for me to turn 30 years old.

18. Be 18 years old

Everyone told me that being 18 was crucial before I turned 30. I'm happy to report that they were very much correct.

19. Be 19 years old

Oh, yes. This was necessary. Check!

20. Be 20 years old

While doing this task I found that being 20 years old is most enjoyable before you turn 30 years old.

21. Be 21 years old

If you are able to do this one before you turn 30 you won't regret it!

22. Be 22 years old

It was a true gift to be 22 years old before I turned 30. Be sure to give that gift to yourself.

23. Be 23 years old

I know, I know. Work, jobs, dating, LIFE! How does anyone have time to be 23 years old before they turn 30? Well, I did it and I know you can too!

24. Be 24 years old

Loved this one! Try it out - you never know!

25. Be 25 years old

My mother always told me, "You can't be 30 years old before you're 25 years old." Now I finally understand what she meant.

26. Be 26 years old

No matter what others try to tell you otherwise (and oh, will they try to tell you!), it is impossible to be 26 years old after you turn 30 years old - so be sure to do it before you're 30!

27. Be 27 years old

Being 27 years old was a great experience to have before I turned 30.

28. Be 28 years old

Pretty sure "Be 28 years old before you turn 30" is our generation's "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans."

29. Be 29 years old

Oh yeah, this happened. It was vital.

30. Be almost 30 years old

Made sure to sneak this in right before I turned 30! SO happy I did!

There you have it! I've never felt more prepared to turn 30 years old after accomplishing all of these tasks and I hope this helps you wherever you are on your journey. What are YOU going to do before you turn 30? Let me know in the comments below. Happy accomplishing!