Thursday, January 1, 2009

My List

I love the New Years.
But I have never been much into making
New Years Resolutions.

The other day I stumbled upon this little questionnaire
while browsing other blogs.

As I filled it out I thought:
"This so much better (for me) than making a list of Resolutions"

It made me look back at my life and be encouraged
by the things I have been able to do so far.

And at the same time it challenged me
to try and complete one other item on the list
(something I want to try, obviously not the bad stuff) .
All the while remembering that I am still very young,
I have time to do much more in my life.


Things you've already done: bold
Things you want to do: italicize
Things you haven't done and don't want to - leave in plain font

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (I'm not musically talented)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland (my favorite place on earth)
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis (I would most likely accidentally kill it)
10. Sang a solo (no, I can't sing....and yes, it was terrible...and it was not my idea)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Asia
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (can you say Giardia...thank you Nepal)
17. Walked to the top of the statue of liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train (Switzerland to France)
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (almost all of High School was a fake sick day)
24. Built a snow fort (does a Snowman count?)
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon ( I would like to, but that does not mean I will be able to)
28. Ridden a gondola in Venice (next on my places to visit list)
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run ( I was the one who got in trouble for making flower necklaces in gym instead of correctly playing the outfielder in baseball)
32. Been on a cruise (or as I like to call them...heaven on a boat)
33. Seen Niagara falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community (does seeing the community in Costco count?)
36. Taught yourself a new language (due to my job I have to learn some words depending on where I go…but I have never learned the language fully)
37. Eaten a foreign delicacy
38. Seen the Egyptian Pyramids in person (I refuse to die unless I see these)
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's “David” in person
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted (I have always wanted to get a caricature)
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Visited Bangkok
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie (I think anyone would want to do this)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (no, but I maintained one once)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold girl scout cookies (I helped a friend sell them once)
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood
65. Gone sky diving (I don't willingly jump out of planes)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration camp
67. Bounced a check (ugh)
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (many childhood toys)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job (no…but I have quit many of them)
76. Seen the changing of the guard in London
77. Broken a bone (my finger…playing basketball)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper (my name was in the paper once)
85. Read the entire bible (5 times in 9 months…and basically wrote a commentary on it all)
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swum in the Great Salt Lake (but I have flew over it many times)
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

this is so great! much more my style than the whole resolution bit!