Saturday, June 28, 2008

50 Things To Do Before I Die

More than a decade ago I made a list of "50 Things To Do Before I Die", stuck it in a random notebook and forgot about it. A few years ago I came across it and was surprised by the things I have accomplished, and how some of my goals had change.

For example, since writing the list, I had been ice skating (#1), visited Paris (#43), made biscotti (#9), gone to Disneyland - Euro (#12), and had a facial, manicure and a pedicure (#'s 34, 33 & 32). These were just a few of the things that I had yet to do in my early 20's that have since become realities. Obviously, getting a pedicure is far more attainable than going to Paris; frankly, I didn't think it would ever happen. Yet when I came across the list, I'd already been to the City of Lights.

And a few of the things on my list are no longer relevant, as I've grown and matured and solidified my ideas of myself and my future. I don't want to own another bird (#18), I don't have any solid plans to write a book (#2) and I no longer plan to go into the field of nursing (#21).

And a few of my 50 Things will make it onto my new list; I'd still like to take voice lessons, make jam, rent a house by the ocean for a month, and go on a mission trip. I may even open a coffee shop/bakery one day. Who knows what might happen in the next decade!

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  1. What a fun list! I wish I had made one 15-20 years ago to look back on and see what was important to me. I'm sure like you some things would have changed and some would remain the same. :)

  2. How fun! Let me know how that Coffee shop/bakery goes, I have the same dream :)


  3. Very cool...and inspiring. I need a list like that! Wish I had started on in my 20s!