UPDATED: 11/12/17 to check off what I’ve accomplished.
I have a birthday coming up in about a month and while it’s not quite the big 3-0, it has me thinking about the experiences and goals I wish to accomplish before hitting another adult milestone. I’ve been inspired to create a 30 before 30 list and today I’m sharing it with you.

Already turned 30? Make a list of things you want to do before 40, 50, 60, or just in 2017! I love making lists and today’s is no exception :)

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30 Before 30 List (In No Particular Order)

1. Shoot a wedding in any of my bucket list locations
2. Become fluent in French
3. Get abs (ideally in 30 days)
4. Publish my first book (it’s already written!) 
5. Take a Lord of The Rings/Hobbit tour in New Zealand

Wedding photographer headshot portraits, Cavin Elizabeth in San Diego6. Buy a Tesla
7. Incorporate film photography into every wedding
8. Become a speaker on Creative Live
9. Photograph my favorite NYC Ballet dancers
10. Gain the willpower to read a book a month (or more)

Wedding photography magazine by Cavin Elizabeth Photography11. Get a dog; preferably a German Shepherd
12. Be better at staying in touch with old friends
13. Regain my Spanish language skills
14. Overcome my fear of going upside down in yoga
15. Adjust my sleeping schedule to 11pm-8am (when you and your boyfriend work from home, getting up early is tough!)

Chic and modern wedding photographer headshot portraits, Cavin Elizabeth in San Diego16. Own a home with a small yard for #11’s goal
17. Photograph field work for a human right’s organization (and put my MA degree to use!)
18. Run a 10K
19. Photograph a wedding of a celebrity I admire (whether they’re a successful fashion blogger, a musician, etc.)
20. Spend a whole season living in a foreign country

Chic and modern wedding photographer headshot portraits, Cavin Elizabeth in San Diego21. Have eaten at 5 Michelin 3-star restaurants (including Alinea) – 2/5
22. Be an audience member of Conan
23. Open an associate wedding photography brand
24. Live a more minimalist lifestyle
25. Dress more fashionably

Chic and modern wedding photographer headshot portraits, Cavin Elizabeth in San Diego26. Discover a new hobby
27. Go behind the scenes of the filming of one of my favorite TV shows
28. Start a personal blog, probably called CavTown
29. Teach a workshop in Europe
30. (leaving this open for future discoveries)

What are a few of your to-dos? Leave them in the comments as I love reading more about the people who take the time to read mine :)

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Rachel W
March 3, 2017
Hi Cavin! In 4-to-6 years I want to take a summer off from work, have my husband do the same, take our kids with us.... and live in Japan for the summer! Rent an apartment in Kyoto for half the time and travel around the country for the other half. I will make it happen! Love this goal-setting blog post. :)
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    March 4, 2017
    That's such an inspiring idea! I've never been to Asia, but I should go as it's my favorite food and it's gorgeous!!
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Susan Urquhart
March 6, 2017
Learn a new language, preferably French!!!'
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