What new things should I do on my birthday?
December 2, 2011 4:05 PM Subscribe
I want to spend my 30th birthday doing 30 things I've never done before. Can you help me think of some things?
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I'm posting this anonymously because I've been asking everyone I know for suggestions, and the circumstances are unique enough to figure out who I am very easily.
This seems like exactly the kind of question that MeFi excels at so I would love to get the community's input.
I am turning 30 next weekend, and I will be spending the weekend in NYC and Philly with some friends.
Over the weekend I would like to do 30 things I have never done before. These do not need to be super huge like sky diving, but they should be more exciting than watching a new TV show.
Some examples I came up with off the cuff:
Get a manicure
Go to a strip club
Eat some weird or new food
Get a facial
Try a drug
Go to a psychic
Go to a religious ceremony for a different faith
Fire a gun
Get a makeover
It's been an extremely tumultuous year for me. Normally I'd be balled up crying in the corner (and I did spend part of the year doing so), but I've decided to embrace the flow of change running through my life. So things that might push personal boundaries are really good. Creative or spiritual suggestions that somehow acknowledge that I will be building a new life are also really welcome. (This is more about experiencing things than buying stuff.)
I know it's hard to list things without knowing me, but perhaps you can list some things that you've never done that you'd like to. Or things that you think everyone should do once. Or things that you think people should have done by age 30.
Including NYC or Philly specific suggestions for a venue for an activity is welcome.
Some facts that may help:
- I'm of the lady persuasion and single, born and raised in the US, pretty typical US upbringing, though I haven't done a lot of lady things if you couldn't tell from the list
- I'm pretty adventurous (Eat weird foods and ride all the roller coasters and have a threesome kind of adventurous but not drive without car insurance and ride a bike without a helmet risky adventurous.)
- I'm willing to drop some dough...hundreds but not thousands. Springing for an expensive meal, drink, beauty treatment is okay. Spending $1,500 to go bungee jumping is not okay.
Thank you! Peace!