5 Goals For Your 30th Birthday

Your 30th year is a turning point.  This age marks the official transition between your early years where you’re allowed to get away with more mistakes, experimentation, and overall less responsibility.

It’s important to set up important building blocks for yourself along the way so that by the time you reach 30 you are ready to start your life as a serious adult. While allowing yourself to enjoy your twenties you should take small breaks to assess how close you are at attaining your goals you’ve set for yourself for the time you’ve reached 30.

There are all kinds of different goals that people set for themselves depending on their individual pursuits.  If you are having trouble deciding on what you should be doing to set yourself up for your 30’s, here are some that are good places to start.

Build a Good Credit Score

Your credit score is an essential tool to help you navigate the adult world with ease.  Your credit score can impact your lifestyle enormously.  From renting an apartment to buying property, to your professional pursuits.

Remember, having no credit at all is equal to having bad credit.  The best thing that you can do is get a credit card with the lowest possible interest rate and carry a small balance, paying it off each month. Doing this consistently ensures that your credit score will reflect your promptness for payments.  The sooner the better before you turn 30, since the age of your credit history has a huge impact on your score.

Travel

Use your twenties to hit the open road and travel! The more advanced your career becomes and the more commitments you find yourself with from relationships to children to even owning a cat, the harder it becomes to step away from it all.

Ideally, leave the country.  Stepping outside into a new culture and environment is extremely beneficial to self-growth.  By seeing how other people live we can build our sense of respect for other cultures and have better tolerances for differences.

There’s also a lot of good food out there!

Learn a Language

Make an effort to learn a language other than English.  In this modern day, there are all sorts of free resources.  From YouTube videos to apps that are completely free of charge.

You can even find free conversation groups if you look online in your area.

Get a Drivers License

You never know when you’ll need to drive.  If a friend needs you to take the wheel when they’ve had too much to drink, or perhaps you’re in another city and have to get around by car.  If you need to rent a car you’re going to need a license!

Anna Johansson
Anna is a freelance writer and researcher from the Olympia, WA area who loves to obsess about weird topics and then write about them. When she isn't writing, she is outside on her bike and comtemplating her eventual trip to graduate school.

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[…] traveling the world? That’s great because travel broadens your horizons, not to mention it’s one of the best experiences known to man. On the face of it, visiting different countries for an unspecified amount of time […]

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