30 by 30

30 by 30

So here’s the thing. When I was young, I thought I’d have my life figured out by 25. I’d be married, have kids, a job, a flat/house and whatnot. Or generally, I’d have my life together. The early 20s were hard for me (for many reasons). I increasingly felt bad about not having anything together. It was only around age 27 when I started to actually figure out what I wanted to do, who I wanted to be and who I wanted to spend time with. And that’s OK!

I’m not scared of turning 30. I think it’s going to be the continuation of my wonderful adventure. But since it is a bit of a turning point, I decided to make a “30 things to do by 30” kind of list. I always start writing bucket lists and then forget them, so this is a project to actually go and do things.

  1. Get a driving license
  2. Travel to a different continent
  3. Bungee jump
  4. Have a retro-themed birthday party
  5. Unplug for a whole day
  6. Declutter my closet
  7. Nude photo shoot
  8. Get a tattoo
  9. Pay off debts
  10. Host a cocktail party
  11. Sleep in a hammock
  12. Do 10 proper pushups
  13. Plant a tree
  14. See a sunrise with someone
  15. Go vegetarian
  16. Fix the smile
  17. Go to an escape room
  18. Spend a weekend at spa with a friend
  19. Do a 100 days challenge
  20. Reach a 1000 likes on FB / 1000 twitter or instagram followers
  21. Play in a movie
  22. Finish a dance / fitness instructor course
  23. Go to my high-school reunion and have fun
  24. Write a handwritten letter to someone (and actually send it)
  25. Learn to dance in a pair
  26. Swim in an ocean
  27. Write a letter to my future self
  28. Attend a wedding (not necessarily my own, but who knows?)
  29. Be individually invited to perform in a show
  30. Be a headliner in a show

Happy birthday to me!

happy birthday to me

It’s my birthday today, so I took a little liberty of preparing a wish list of gifts I will perhaps give to myself one day 🙂

1. Maya Hansen corset. I liked the Cake line the most but unfortunately it’s mostly unavailable now. However, after seeing the corset available in LiParie, I’d gladly have any of them. They’re beautifully made.

Maya Hansen

2. A Lady Carotta dress. Again, when I look at them, I’d gladly have them all 🙂 But the houndstooth one would be great both for work and for a retro party.

Lady Carotta

3. Burlesque and the Art of the Teese / Fetish and the Art of the Teese. Dita Von Teese’s albums do not need a justification.

Dita Von Teese

4. A ticket to London Burlesque Festival. One of the biggest burlesque festivals in the world. 10 evenings filled with shows from stars such as Catherine D’Lish, Marianne Cheesecake, Eliza Delite or our own Betty Q! I think this one doesn’t really need a justification either 😉

London Burlesque Festival

5. In a year from now , perform onstage with my own act. Oh, I wish.