Wednesday, April 11, 2012

list it

As I mentioned here, I like lists. Lists are good. Sometimes I'll make a to-do list even though I've already started doing, just so I can cross some things off the list. Crossing things off a list is supremely satisfactory.

In the spirit of lists, I have made a list of 25 things to do before I turn 25. It's like a mini bucket list, but it sets a time limit on it, which means my tooshie needs to get in gear before my 25th birthday. Since my 25th birthday is a little over a year and a half away (quick, do the math, how old am I?), it seems a reasonable amount of time to squeeze all of these things in. Some are fun, some are serious and some you might roll your eyes at. It's ok, you can make your own list!

Without Further Ado, ze List:

  1. Go skiing
  2. Stop on the highway, just to take pictures of flowers
  3. Climb a mountain to see a sunrise
  4. Go hang gliding
  5. Scuba dive
  6. Sell something I've made to a stranger
  7. Grow tomatoes and eat said tomatoes
  8. Make a photo book of countries I've visited
  9. Organize my photos
  10. Read the whole Bible
  11. Take a photography class
  12. Make a dress
  13. Swim with dolphins
  14. Learn to drive a manual
  15. Go whale watching
  16. Purge my closet/apt
  17. Learn spanish
  18. Tone up
  19. Join a small group
  20. Go for a midnight picnic (with people, not on my own, silly!)
  21. Visit Harry Potter World
  22. Submit an article or essay to a magazine
  23. Participate in a photo challenge
  24. Fold 1,000 cranes
  25. Find a job I enjoy
I'm also posting this list on a tab above, and as I complete things, I'll cross them off (did you really think I was going to leave out the supremely satisfying part?) and maybe even write about it. :)

Publishing this list makes me a little nervous, because now, you all know. And I need to actually do said things. Eep. *Breathe in, hold, and release.
What about you?! What goes on your list? I challenge you to make your own, be it a over-your-whole-life bucket list, 25 before 25, 100 in a 100 months/days (I dunno, I made it up), but make yourself a list! And hop to it!

Speaking of hopping, how was your Jesus is Alive/Easter Day?

P.S. Sorry there are no pictures. They will come when things get crossed off lists.
P.P.S. Gold star for the first person who gives me an accurate count of how many times I used the word "list" in this post. My profuse apologies.


  1. I counted '17' instances of list(s)... am I a gold-star-rer :)

    got a recommendation that's helping me read thru the Bible (in a yr) chronologically, viz., am on Day 140... helps be keep a 'list' of all my readings, and even a place to 'write a note' on a passage that 'hits t'spot' for th'day... luv, dad