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This website kya.nu is currently owned and maintained by Kya. The domain name was was registered with Namecheap on the 13th of May 2006 and currently hosted on a VPS from WiredTree. Blog posts have been imported from Diaryland (2003-2004), as well as previous blogs (magick-me.org 2003-2004 & wishless.org 2004-2006). Older entries are included for nostalgic purposes only, I like to think I have grown (a few brain cells) since the early years.  (:  

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Kya.nu was registered in 2006 and has been used as a personal blog ever since. The blog has been used to share personal details of daily life, creative exploration and various other bits of information. It has been an online home to grow and develop and I hope I can continue to share more as the years roll on.


  • Congrats on all the things you achieved! You could always start your 40 before 40 now by starting with the ones that you didn’t get to on this list that you still want to pursue and then go from there :)

    • Kya

      Thank you! That is a good idea. :blush:

  • Congrats on all!
    I like to set goals but for most of them I don’t like to set a limit. Why should I have a 30 before 30 if I pretty much have my whole life to complete the tasks? So I just made a bucket list. I’m really happy I made my sports instructor certificate last year (and wrote the exam this year). It was so much to study and I’m happy it all went well :)

    • Kya

      Thank you. I can understand what you mean. Having a bucket list is also a good idea if you want more time. The 30 before 30 was a good motivator for me, to try and complete them before a set time. That’s really good you got your certificate. :D

  • Congratulations on your achievements! Some of those seem much harder than others but you did so many of them and that’s such a great thing to celebrate. I never heard of this list and wish I would have made one before turning 30 last July. 40 before 40 sounds like an idea but I don’t even know what I’d want to make of my life in ten years let alone what goals I want to do each year during that time. Ya know? There are the really big obvious ones – lose weight, get healthy, be successful in my career, but I don’t think just because I write it in a list will make it happen. Hmm, you’ve given me something to ponder ^_^ Thanks. Great job again on the list. Cannot wait to see what you accomplish next!

    • Kya

      Thank you. :love: Sometimes just taking the time to consider the things you want to do in your life can be a really good first step. There can be things we might forget we wanted to do or experiences we really want to have. :D

  • Awesome job! And hey, even if you only fully completed 13, if you add in the progress ones it’s really 19. I think that’s pretty damn good. At least you’re taking a step in the right direction for most of them. :)

    I think lists like these are always so fun. I sometimes think I should make one myself but worry I’ll forget about them and it’ll be for not. I’m not even sure what I’d put on my list tbh. Hm, maybe I should just write one out to see what would come to my mind. (The drinking less pop / cutting back on sugar would definitely have to be on mine. It’s so baddddd. My absolute weakness is chocolate.)

    • Kya

      Thank you! :D It can never hurt to even just write down a few ideas of things you want to do. It doesn’t have to be a dedicated list in a specific time frame. :blush:

  • 13 out of 30 is a great number of achievements, Kya! Better than none XD But you accomplished quite a bit with what was on your list. You may not have competed everything, but what you did come through with are fantastic! You did a lot more than I did before I’d turned 30. Then again, I never even made such a list, so it’s harder to measure how accomplished I feel.

    I hope you’ll meet your other tasks! Travelling is a must :) At the least even check out more of Australia! That counts ^^

    • Kya

      Thank you so much! ou3uo :love:

  • Congratulations on your accomplishments! Many of the items on your list aren’t easy at all but you managed to complete them, good job! 13 out of 30 is a really good number, and it shows that you’re really motivated :D

    I like to set goals and I still do it now, but at the same time I don’t like pressuring myself and beating myself up if I don’t achieve them, you know what I mean? Sometimes things don’t go as planned and I prefer to focus on the goals I fulfilled than to get upset over the things I didn’t accomplish :)

    • Kya

      Thank you. I can understand what you mean!

  • This list is so wonderful! I’m a huge advocate of lists, so you can see why I really love yours :’D
    In all seriousness, congratulations on completing 13 tasks! It doesn’t seem like a small number at all because completing a book or planning your future is no small feat <3
    I am in love with your pink hair! I, too, gave up soda and would also like to drive more.
    These are all so great and inspiring that I want to make my own. Here's to hoping I can accomplish as much as you did 😊

    • Kya

      Thank you so much! :blush:

  • I love lists so this list makes me happy. Good for you, Kya!

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    • Kya

      Thank you! Lists are a handy little thing. :love:

  • It’s fine that you didn’t accomplish all of the items on the list. The fact that you completed a handful of them is already great. I’m glad to see that you’re paving way for a good future :). Within time, I am sure that you will be able to save at least $100 each month :). It’s awesome that you made two children’s book! I love the art behind it :).

    Being more conscious about what you eat is always a good step forward. Eating or drinking less of a certain thing makes a big difference. This also includes drinking soda. Good on you!

    Blog Matter is a great concept. Hope the idea is not tossed out! There will always be time for other goals/challenges to complete. Glad to see you working for a happy life :)!

    • Kya

      Thank you so much! ou3uo

  • Congratulations on your achievement! 13 is still a lot of things to complete. I feel like everything is a progress, and if you make small steps toward your goals then it’s better than nothing.

    I love setting goals/challenges. I attempted to change a habit in 30 days. In my case it was smoking – I did complete it, but I have significantly reduced the amount I smoke a day. It’s such a bad habit though 😭

    I can’t think of anything I did last year that I was proud of! Haha.

    • Kya

      I feel like everything is a progress, and if you make small steps toward your goals then it’s better than nothing. YES!

      That is so wonderful that you were able to attempt a habit change. It sounds like a really good exercise to do.

  • Cat

    I think you did really well on your 30 before 30! Even if you didn’t complete it, you knocked out some really big ones on the list. The ones you completed and made progress on are great achievements, especially when it comes to your mental and physical health. I also like seeing all the creative ones you completed, like your children’s books and the creative challenge. Plus, you don’t have to stop at age 30! I hope you’ll complete more of these later on!

    I’m definitely a goal oriented person, which is why I’m doing monthly goals right now. I tried a project 52 once (52 goals in one year), but I lost motivation part-way through. The shorter term goals are working better for me! Hm… in terms of the last year, I think I’m most proud of being promoted at work and completing a couple cosplays!

    • Kya

      Thank you so much! :love: Monthly goals is a really good idea. It gives you things to try and commit to, or even to work on getting too. 52 in a year would certainly be a big challenge! :’|

  • Congratulations on the achievements – I think even 3 out of 30 things would be good so to do 13, some of which were pretty big life changes, is pretty aweosme. And just because you’ve hit some pre-ordained number doesn’t mean you can stop… It doens’t matter if you don’t achieve some of the things until you’re 60, so long as you keep pushing yourself.

    I’m now feeling inspired to come up with my own ’40 before 40′ since 30 is in just a couple of months from now

    • Kya

      Thank you! :D

    • Kya

      Thank you! :angel:

  • “Own under 10 personal domains” –> Hahaha. I always get tempted to buy new domain name too. Luckily for me, I find registering for a new domain name is troublesome thus, end up not buying them…

    • Kya

      Haha. They are so evil. :evil:

  • Hello Kya ! Congrats on achieving as many goals as you can !
    I was just thinking of what to do with my life (I’m 24) and came across your blog post. I like the idea of setting goals; it gives me a clearer sense of direction. Life is boring if you’re not doing anything!

    I’m just curious, will you continue trying to strike things off this list even after 30? Because there was once I made a list of ?? (forgot the number, it was a trend back then) things to do in 1000 days, and I could not follow through so I gave up on most of it. I cannot remember what was on that list, and I lost it, but now I think I should have persevered even after 1000 days. After all, they were what I once wanted…

    • Kya

      Thank you. :) I think I probably will continue to strive to complete the items I didn’t complete and add some more as well. ;D

  • 13 does not seem small at all! Congrats!
    I never know how to approach these types of lists so it’s pretty inspiring that you did your best and achieved the goals you wanted to. I can’t even begin to make a 30 before 30 list. And that’s not too far off for me.
    As for the things you didn’t complete, I wouldn’t consider them failures, they just didn’t make the completed list. But you can just keep at it!

    Also, Happy Belated Birthday!!!

    • Kya

      Thank you! :love:

  • Have kids and get stable. That’s really what I want.

    • Kya

      Best of luck.

  • omg Kya. This post makes me so happy. Even the little poops that indicate “fail”. I’m just so thrilled that you were able to complete so many of your goals, even though it was not all of them. You had some BIG goals in there, too.

    I still remember your first post announcing that you were going to give up soda. I cannot believe it has been a year since then. :) A year is a super long time. Also, if you want any tips on pescetarianism then you know I am more than happy to offer my opinions and advice (obviously though, I am no expert). I definitely need to eat less sugar than I currently do. At the moment I think my main aim is to continue going to the gym and eat sugar in moderation. Some days I eat so much candy and other days I eat none at all. 😆 It’s much better to have that in a nice balance.

    I am not planning to do anything before I turn 26. It’s a little too soon… um… I just realised it is only two months away. 😓 I may very well try something for 27… to be honest with you, I think you have inspired me a little bit to do something! 😁 I’ve never done anything like it in the past, and 27 is a funny number, isn’t it… I do prefer choosing a list of things before a certain age, compared to some kind of “bucket list”. Shorter term works better for me, I think!

    • Kya

      Thank you so much for your continued support. :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:

  • Regardless, you still achieved quite a bit. :) I’m proud of you!

    • Kya

      Thank you! :love:

  • Dude, you have done SO WELL!! Be super proud of yourself, those are massive things you’ve completed on that list.

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