Friday, September 9, 2011

35 things before 35

Recently, I came across a "30 Things To Do Before I Turn 30" post on another blog. Obviously, I missed the boat on that one, so I decided to make a list of 35 things to do before I turn 35. These are things I haven't done before (or at least I hadn't done before my 30th birthday last month). Here we go!
  1. bungee jump
  2. make a quilt
  3. get married
  4. go to a spa
  5. visit Prince Edward Island
  6. try fried butter
  7. take a cruise to Alaska
  8. have a child (biological/adopted/step)
  9. appear on TV
  10. write a novel I can be proud of (whether or not it ever gets published)
  11. go to Europe
  12. release 35 pounds*
  13. take my dad to a Cubs game
  14. go to a dc Talk concert**
  15. buy a house (fulfilled 8-2-13—see post)
  16. watch the full series run of Friday Night Lights***
  17. get a house cat (fulfilled 8-3-13—see post)
  18. visit Maine
  19. take a pottery class
  20. go back to school**** (fulfilled Fall 2011—see post)
  21. serve on a jury*****
  22. have a frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity 3
  23. go to a country concert (fulfilled 8-26-11—see post)
  24. learn how to make cheese
  25. get a job in a library
  26. go to the top of the Empire State Building
  27. get a massage
  28. grow my own herbs
  29. take a cross country road trip
  30. read the Bible from cover to cover
  31. go to Australia
  32. write something on this blog that gets picked up/linked to by a well respected website or blogger
  33. attend a showtunes night at a piano bar
  34. be a camp counselor
  35. go to a Nebraska-Ohio State football game (fulfilled 10-8-11—see post)

*This is how Sandi Patty talked about losing weight at Women of Faith. It makes sense--if you lose something, you want to find it again. When I release 35 pounds, I will never want to find that weight again!

**Yes, I'm well aware that dc Talk broke up a good 10 years ago. Should they ever go on a reunion tour (and they should), I would pay insane amounts of money and travel a ridiculous distance to see them.

***I watched the pilot. Twice. And I was incredibly bored both times. But I hear that it gets a lot better as it goes along (though I've also heard that season two gets a little terrible), so I think I should give it another shot.

****Technically, I've already gone "back to school"--I took a semester off before beginning college, so when I started, you could consider it "going back." But I think it still counts--I want to go back again!

*****Ever since I learned what a jury was, I've wanted to serve on one. Strange, I know.


  1. I love your list! You can come to the Blueberry Festival next year in Plymouth and eat some fried butter. :) I will try to find that piano bar, too, and you, Val, and I can all go check it out!!

  2. Sounds fabulous! I might be heading your way in October ... think you can find one that fast?

  3. Sure thing... I am an awesome Googler.

  4. I don't know who is feeding you the lies about Friday Night Lights, but it's FABULOUS!! Must watch!!!


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