Wednesday, January 10, 2007

30 before 30

I had a list. My list was called "Things To Do Before I'm Married". It included such goals as getting my poetry published, teaching English overseas, and reading the Bible through. I think I came up with it when I was 18 or 19, when I must have viewed marriage as a type of death...because most (normal) people have a list of things to do before they die and this makes more sense. And it gives much more time. So, I suppose I'm just an overacheiver. But I digress...

That list is finished (I found it recently, checked everything off...mused...) but a few months ago, while watching Miami Ink (see previous post), I discovered a new List-Of-Things-To-Do-Before-A-Specific-Time-In-The-Future: "30 before 30".

First, apologies to any of my readers who have already made 30 and are now depressed. I suggest making a "40 by 40". Or "50 by 50". But then you're running the risk of having too much crap to do before you're retired... I apologize, nonetheless.
  1. Take dance lessons again.
  2. Get my driver's licence.
  3. Perform in live theater again.
  4. Visit ESL teacher-friends in B.C.
  5. Watch the Nutcracker live.
  6. Organize and attend a 10 year DTS reunion at Holmsted Manor.
  7. Attend a Coldplay concert.
  8. Visit my grandparents in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  9. Take vocal lessons. Preferably jazz.
  10. Upgrade my B.A. to an honours.
  11. Promote 24/7 Prayer (preferably a Boiler Room) in Toronto.
  12. See my grade 6 teacher, Miss Huberts, again.
  13. Visit the twins I used to babysit, Dylan and Taylor, when I was a teenager.
  14. Find my pearl earrings.
  15. Finish my tattoo.
  16. Get into the habit of saving regularly.
  17. Write and publish a book.
  18. Host a proper, large-scale house party. At my own house.
  19. Do a wine tasting tour in Niagara.
  20. Get a credit card. Use it wisely.
  21. Spend one weekend in seclusion and silence away from the city.
  22. See Venice and Florence.
  23. Do a day at the spa.
  24. Read The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky.
  25. Volunteer with a homeless ministry downtown.
  26. Do a Healing Week.
  27. Go on a trip with each of my brothers, specific to them.
  28. Scuba dive.
  29. Promote and support local artists, musicians and performers.
  30. Get married.

Tag, you're it.

1 comment:

Mimo said...

Lists are great =) Nice list, Sarah! :)