Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Things to do before you are 30

Jenny, you inspired me, I did these things below that are bolded before I was 30, so now that I AM 30 maybe I'll try to do some of the unbolded ones - especially the ones about traveling!  What have you guys done?  This is just fun!  

***Here are some things I still want to do that are NOT on this list:) - In my NEXT 30 years:) - The list of things I have done follows - I've done the bolded ones:)


1.  Go back to Korea with my husband

2.  Take Curtis to Venice, Rome, Switzerland, Paris - all the places I visited when we were engaged but he didn't go and BOY did I miss him!

3.  Go to Greece

4.  Go to a U.S. Virgin Island

5.  Watch my kids give their life to Christ and get baptized

6.  Learn how to cook:)

7.  Have a garden - Sarah B. do you give lessons - Dad????

8.  Let all those I love KNOW it!!!!

9.  Have my paintings hung in a gallery for a show

10.  Surprise my husband BIG time - he always figures them out before I get to them:(

11.  Give back to all those who have so generously given to me/my family

12.  Learn more about photography

13.  Help a charity that helps kids - sick or mistreated or starving

14.  Go to Africa and hold sick babies and just love on them, feed them, etc.

15.  Have a studio where I can literally go in and fling paint whenever/however I want

16.  Decorate a really fun and cute playroom for my kiddos

17.  Watch specific family members make HUGE life changes

18.  Go on a second honeymoon with my husband

19.  Fly to see far off family more

20.  Play with my kids without interruptions for a whole day:)

21.  Get back into my personal best physical shape

22.  Learn to eat organically/affordably/healthy

23.  Write a childrens book

24.  Throw a party for all my girlfriends that I love and respect 

25.  Be in a play

26.  See more famous plays

27.  Organize all our family videos:)

28.  Write and mail more letters to family/friends

29.  Plan and go on a big family vacation with extended family

30.  Start yearly traveling traditions - skiing spring break, summer beach trip, yearly anniversary trip, etc.


Bold the ones you’ve done.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive 
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone - my husband of course:)
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa - it was closed when I went, but I did see it:)
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment - at a funeral once
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger - in college for my sorority party
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe 
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach - This is how I got engaged!!!!!
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theatre
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business - selling purses with my sister Jae
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites - Rome, Italy, Tuscany
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie - for two seconds on Leap of Faith with Steve Martin:)
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice - needed to be pinched here, it was surreal!!!!
80. Gotten a tattoo 
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on a television news program as an “expert”
83. Gotten flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date - at least he ended up being my husband:)
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents 
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Passed out cold
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking with the windows open
103. Had plastic surgery 
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a TV game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol 
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet 
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for 30 hours in a 48 hour period
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. States
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life


Unknown said...

Love your list! I like your idea of things you want to do in the next 30 years--seems easier to accomplish when looked at that way! You gave me some good ideas!