Things You Might Regret Not Doing Before You’re 30

May 4, 2016  |  
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Thirty is a big milestone, and it usually runs up on you sooner than you think it will. That’s time for you. But it doesn’t have to catch you by surprise.

We all have a project or opportunity we wish we began a while ago. Luckily for us, every day is a new opportunity for a fresh start. And so whether you’re almost 30, just turned 30, or you’re still 20 at heart, these are all of the things it’s probably better to do sooner rather than later.

Do you have any milestones you want to hit before you’re 30?  Any things you wish you would have done already?

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Going To College (Or Back To College)

You can start your career over in your thirties. But you’ll have more energy and fewer responsibilities (and more time to gain experience) if you get things going before the big 3-0.

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Get Your Fertility Checked

When it comes to fertility, there are general guidelines. But every woman’s body is different.

Some of us have longer than we think to have babies. Some of us are on a shorter timeline. If a ticking clock is something you hear, it’s better to know about your fertility future, and options, sooner rather than later.

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Have A Fling

Your twenties are the time to date irresponsibly and get in trouble on vacation. You might have a lot of fun, you might make a mistake, but you’ll definitely cut that “What if?” off of your list.

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Get A Rewards Card

Just signing on the line can make you much richer than you think. From free vacations to free groceries, not having a rewards card means thousands in available perks (and cash) are passing you by.

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See A Skincare Specialist

Your 20s are also the time to start thinking about keeping your skin looking young. Skip drugstore items that might help your problem and spend the cash on an appointment to really do something about it. One hour with an expert can give you the product combination you need to have great skin for years to come.

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Try The Big Chop

Hair grows slower as we age. If you’re thinking about cutting it all off, doing it earlier helps you cut down on rebound time.

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Get A BFF

If your long-term relationship and long work hours have put friendship on the back burner, it’s time to move that pot to the front fire. It gets harder to make new friends the older we get, and that’s when we appreciate our longest friendships the most.

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Contribute To Your Retirement

Older you will thank you.

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Start Watching The News

And when it’s time to sound really grown up in conversations with mixed circles, you’ll have the right thing to say and be informed on important issues.

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Leave The Country

Broadening your horizons early can have a big impact on the direction your life takes later. Plus, if you discover that you’ve caught the travel bug, you can put a lot of stamps on your passport before life hands you other plans to focus on.

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See That Artist You’ve Been Dying to See

Michael Jackson is gone, Prince’s passing surprised us all. Life can be shorter than you think. The time to see your musical icons in action is ASAP.

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Learn Another Language

The younger you are, the easier it is. Focus on a language you might need like Spanish, and it can help you professionally.

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Try Something New

Learn one new skill every year. The more you expand your horizons, the happier you will be. Trust us.

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Tackle That Fear

Beat it now and you’ll be free of it for the rest of your life. Once you do, the world is your oyster, and you’ll have fewer things holding you back.

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