The List

Many people have created a “30 before 30” list — usually a mini-bucket list of things they want to do before they’re 30 years old. Frequent items include traveling abroad, skydiving, getting married. This list is not like those lists.

I decided I wanted to make a list of 30 “I wish I did …” or “I should …” items. We all have these. Those things that are on a perpetual to-do list but never seem to happen. So I’ve gathered them up and am going to attempt to complete them all before the big 3-0 on Dec. 18.

May I present … THE LIST:

  1. 30 pushups at once (Oh, I’m close!)
  2. Something new at the gym (Nov. 28 – Self Defense Workshop)
  3. Try swimming
  4. Talk to someone about fitness competition.
  5. Volunteer somewhere for an hour (KYA, Dec. 11 and 13)
  6. Read an essay by Camus
  7. Eat somewhere fancy
  8. Give three “just because” gifts
  9. Really understand the manual setting on the camera
  10. Take a photo daily for 30 days
  11. Fix the film camera
  12. Write a poem
  13. Write weekly in gratitude journal
  14. Sew something
  15. Make three Christmas crafts
  16. Redo the home office
  17. Get Team NB Lou rolling for 2015
  18. Select and hang wedding photos
  19. Design/order wedding album
  20. Pay it forward at a coffee shop
  21. Eat a new food
  22. Go ice skating or roller skating
  23. Review my credit report*
  24. Have a specified goal amount in savings*
  25. Have Gwen align my hip and do exercises at least 3 times per week.
  26. Sign up for another MOOC or some other class
  27. Set race goals for spring 2015
  28. Make a friend dinner to take home
  29. Call three people you only talk to via text/internet (but know in real life). Actually seeing them counts too.
  30. Launch personal website

* I have modified these posts slightly because I felt they were a little too personal for the internet. The general concept remains.