About

My name is Kevin Lock. At the launch of this site, I have just turned 30-years old. The site houses a list and blog updates of the things I would like to do, experience and accomplish by the time I turn 40 on August 15, 2021. This is not my first attempt at such a list. When I was 27-years old, I created an ambitious 30 by 30 list which you can find and review my experiences by clicking here.

Also, if you stumble across this site years into the project or ever want to refer back to my initial post that contains a tour of the site and an explanation, you can click here.

Criteria

The idea for the creation of the list was simply just a continuation of my 30 by 30 list. In fact, the first six items I have listed out are items that I wanted to complete by the time I turned 30 but for either a lack of time or money, never got around to. However, I still hope to complete them at some point in my life.

When people came across my last site or were informed about my list, they often referred to it as a “bucket list.” I didn’t ever think of it as such. I was born with a 100% chance of death. But I don’t know when. I could easily be gone before I complete my first goal on this list or I could still be around until I am nearly 100. The thing is, if I reach 40, I would rather look back and say I accomplished my goals and experienced these things in my life rather than to say I hope to get to them before I die. When I’m dead, I won’t give a rip about this list.

So each item on this list was carefully thought out and, given the proper resources, is something I can feasibly accomplish by the time I turn 40. Items on the list may change given monumental changes in life. As you will see below, the things that are true in my life at 30 may not be true by the time I turn 35 and may shape the remaining years for the list.

What’s Missing?

Currently I am single. One of the things noticeably absent from my list is “To Get Married.” Anybody who knows me, understands this is one of my top aspirations and dreams. However, there are no guarantees that I ever will get married and I am the type that is waiting for the right marriage rather than to settle for the wrong one just to be married. I would have loved to be married by 30 but that obviously didn’t happen. I am still somewhat remorseful that I have not taken greater chances at finding love up to this point but I can’t change anything now. God-willing I find my wife, my list may change sharply as I will want to incorporate goals for us, and may have to abandon some of my personal goals.

Also missing from my list is a lot of service oriented things. Many of my goals are of self-interest. This is deliberate. I did not want to be confined to only helping a particular population. I very much enjoy serving others and try to do so in some facet in some way each and every day. To make a goal out of it seemed a bit redundant. I could easily add to my list “Volunteer more,” or “Do more charitable work.” But I have not and that is because I think it should be a daily and life pursuit and not something for a list.

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Discussion

4 thoughts on “About

  1. I’m about to turn 30 and I came upon your blog. I love the list – you’ve got some great ideas on there that I’m going to have to steal for my own list. It’s awesome that you’re working on a screenplay, and I definitely recommend Pride and Prejudice!

    Posted by melaniegarber | August 21, 2013, 12:55 am
  2. Hi Kevin! I was actually thinking of my “to do list” and then I came across your blog! Just want to tell you that I am inspired, and right now I am finalizing my own list. 🙂

    Posted by iamgeekchic | March 14, 2014, 8:28 am
  3. Hi Kevin! Came across your 30s list and followed it here. As a fellow list maniac, I think this is awesome. It’s also awesome that you’re continuing with it. It was nice to see that you’re building on some items from your 30s list! Good luck with the 40s stuff!

    Posted by Jenika | February 17, 2015, 12:14 am

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  • Visit the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone National Park
  • Hike the Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina portions of the Appalachian Trail
  • Get licensed in Counseling
  • Get weight below 200 pounds
  • Learn to play three songs on the piano
  • Get BachelorBytes website started
  • Make it through an entire Smithsonian
  • Learn to have a conversation in another language or sign language
  • Visit Wrigley Field
  • Run a half-marathon
  • Sing karaoke
  • Buy a gun and get my concealed carry permit
  • Have all debt not related to a mortgage and/or a new car paid off
  • Learn to fly a plane
  • Buy a house
  • Get a dog
  • Go to the Raptor Center
  • Get a straight razor shave
  • Try whitewater kayaking
  • Finish my book/screenplay
  • Catalogue my baseball/sports cards
  • Catalogue my comic books
  • Make my 50 by 50 list
  • Learn Tai Chi
  • Go to a State Fair
  • Go to a rap concert
  • Get my dream football, baseball or basketball signed
  • Watch Pretty Woman, Love Actually and Dirty Dancing
  • Ride a horse again
  • Try a Vegan diet for one week
  • Try a Gluten Free diet for one week
  • Run a 10K race in under an hour
  • Go back to England
  • Go on another international mission trip
  • Read Pride and Prejudice
  • Get retrained in CPR
  • Visit a NASCAR event
  • Visit an In-N-Out Burger
  • Spend 24-hours straight in Amelie's Bakery
  • Create my last will and testament
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