Are you approaching the big three-o? If so, you need to see if you have the following things checked off your list. If you haven’t, then what have you been doing for the past dozen or so years??
Once you hit your thirties, life starts to speed up and your lack of time and added responsibilities will put paid to any hope of fitting them in. So get going, and quickly!
1: Have Been To A Cup Final
Going to the football is expensive these days, and it is getting further and further away from being the working man’s game. But one thing that is worth splashing out on is a Cup Final day. Of course, it would be preferable if you went to see the team you support, but for most of us outside of the Top 4 that is but a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
But it doesn’t matter who you support when you’re standing there as the hairs on the back of your neck raise during Abide With Me and, to a lesser extent, the National Anthem. It simply has to be experienced by any young man. It’s difficult to get tickets, but sites like ticket4football can help. Just make sure you read reviews of their services.
2: Get Ripped
One day in the not-so-distant future you will be sat in your living room waiting for your daughter to come home. She will return with a new boyfriend. You will feel anger, at first, but then that will subside into suspicion. But eventually, if he’s a nice guy, you will start to admire him.
You will start to compare him with how you used to be, and at some point you will notice that he is much more stacked than you have ever been. It will irritate you. Don’t let this happen. By the time you are thirty, your body will be changing in some way or another. You are at your prime at 27 or 28. Get ripped. Make sure you look as good as you ever will.
Go and see the world, young man. Before it’s too late. Before responsibilities mean that even if you get out of the country, you will be restricted to family venues that cater for your growing number of children.
Go and work for a summer on a beach in Greece. Go to a Full Moon Party. Go snowboarding for an entire season. Take yourself across America in a jeep. And do it soon.
4: Buy A Flash Car
You will earn more money as you get older. But you will need to be a lot more sensible about it. When you are young, free, and kind of single, you can pretty much put your money where you want it to. If you have dreams of having a flash sports car, now is the time to do it.
A quick word of warning, though. As you approach 30, you should always bear in mind that – however depressing it sounds – you would like to approach 40, too. So once you have your new wheels, drive carefully fellas. Please.