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Things I’ve Done Before 30

This was a fun list to put together. It really helped me feel like I’d accomplished something even though I still have a lot that hasn’t been done yet.

  • Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
  • Alphabetized your CDs
  • Alphabetized your DVDs
  • Asked out a stranger
  • Attend a fiber fair
  • Attend a wedding/funeral of a contemporary (both)
  • Attend religious services for a faith other than your own
  • Baked bread from scratch
  • Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
  • Been on a cruise ship
  • Been to Canada
  • Been to Hawaii
  • Been to Las Vegas (sort of does the airport count?)
  • Been to Mexico
  • Been to Palm Springs
  • Been to Tahoe
  • Bought a house
  • Buried a loved one
  • Camp in Yard
  • Camp in Yosemite
  • Caused a car accident
  • Changed a baby’s diaper
  • Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
  • Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
  • Create my own greeting card
  • Create silk flower arrangements
  • Crocheted a scarf
  • Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking
  • Do a somersault
  • Drive a boat
  • Drive a convertible
  • Drive at least 600 miles in a day on two lane roads
  • Drive in a fog bank
  • Drive the coast highway
  • Eat a fried snickers bar
  • Eat fried ice cream
  • Eat waffles for lunch
  • Escape a perfectly justified speeding ticket
  • Establish a family tradition
  • Exercise your right to vote
  • Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
  • Fart in a crowded space
  • Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
  • Flirted with a pastors son
  • Fly a kite
  • Given more than you can afford to charity
  • Go camping in a tent that I own
  • Go on an RV trip
  • Go tide pooling
  • Go to a costume party and dress up
  • Gone back to school
  • Gone rock climbing
  • Gone scuba diving
  • Gotten flowers for no reason
  • Gotten married
  • Grown an indoor rose bush
  • Grown and eaten your own vegetables
  • Had a snake as a pet
  • Had a snowball fight
  • Had a yarn ball fight
  • Had amazing friends
  • Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
  • Had laser hair removal
  • Had two hard drives for your computer
  • Had your picture in the newspaper
  • Have a pregnancy scare
  • Have sex somewhere peculiar
  • Help someone in need
  • Helped an animal give birth
  • Identify someone who has inspired you the most in your life. Let him/her know how much he/she has inspired you
  • Kissed in the rain
  • Knee board
  • Knit a hat
  • Knit a pair of socks
  • Knit a scarf
  • Learn about ferns
  • Learn knots
  • Learn to crochet
  • Learn to enjoy coffee
  • Learn to knit
  • Learn to make my own bath products
  • Learn to march (mostly!)
  • Learn to play a musical instrument
  • Learn to rollerblade
  • Learn to spin wool
  • Lick the terminals of a 9 volt battery
  • Live in California
  • Live in Canada
  • Lounged around in bed all day
  • Made cookies from scratch
  • Made my own chapstick
  • Made my own deodorant
  • Made my own laundry soap
  • Made my own lotion
  • Make love on the kitchen floor
  • Milked a goat
  • Move out of your parents’ home
  • Organize a picnic outing
  • Owned my own company
  • Performed on stage
  • Plant a tree
  • Play in a band
  • Play the piano
  • Play tug of war
  • Play tag
  • Play in the mud
  • Play in the rain
  • Played touch football
  • Practiced Yoga
  • Pressed my own flowers
  • Quit drinking coffee (and started again…mostly a hobby….)
  • Read a book on a subject you’d never have thought of reading
  • Refill an printer cartridge
  • Ridden a horse
  • Ridden a roller coaster
  • Said “I love you” and meant it
  • Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking with the windows open
  • Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
  • See a musical
  • See a play
  • See a total eclipse
  • See Hearst Castle
  • See the Northern Lights
  • See the Redwoods
  • Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
  • Sing in a choir
  • Ski
  • Skinny Dip
  • Slept for 30 hours in a 48 hour period
  • Slept under the stars
  • Snowboard
  • Spend a day on a boat
  • Spend a whole day eating junk food without feeling guilty
  • Spend a whole day reading a great novel
  • Spent time with all of my grandparents at one time
  • Spent time with two great-grandmothers
  • Spun my own yarn
  • Start an emergency fund
  • Started a business
  • Stay in Palm Springs
  • Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
  • Swim in the ocean
  • Take a family camping trip
  • Take art classes
  • Taken a candlelit bath with someone
  • Taken a road-trip
  • Taken a spontaneous weekend trip
  • Taken swimming lessons
  • Throw a huge party and invite every one of your friends
  • Toured ancient sites
  • Try loose leaf tea
  • Visit a foreign country
  • Visit a volcano
  • Visited Disneyland
  • Walk under a waterfall
  • Watch a presidential election
  • Watch the launch of the space shuttle
  • Watched a lightning storm
  • Watched a meteor shower
  • Watched whales
  • Water Ski
  • Went to a comedy club
  • Win a vacation (and not go)
  • Write a blog
  • Write a business plan

 

One day at a time. Tomorrow I’ll be 30.

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