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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Being a Correspondent: 31 Things before Turning 31

Why 31? Well, 1 - I will be turning 30 on June 30th, which isn't too far away! 2 - Some things I want to accomplish will be happening after June, and they are important to me so I want to put them on this list. I debated for a long time about whether or not to make this list. The idea that I must achieve this or that by an arbitrary age seems ridiculous to me, but I do love lists.

Me with one of my favorite shirts at the time  - A Cabbage Patch Kid with a jumping rope!

I should tell you that I am someone who feels as though they have missed out on something by not chronicling it somehow. I have kept journals/diaries for years and take hundreds of pictures.

Here is my list in no particular order. As I work through these I'll post about my progress.

  1. Put together an etsy store for pottery
  2. Achieve my fitness goals
  3. See a chiropractor
  4. Get a physical check-up
  5. Go on the Westcoast Express Train 
  6. Start playing the violin
  7. Go to Montreal
  8. Graduate from UBC
  9. Shoot and edit a video
  10. Organize iPhoto into proper events, tags, etc. and a back-up
  11. Learn to sew
  12. Get a hot-stone massage
  13. Take an audio-tour at a museum or gallery
  14. See Final Fantasy (Owen Pallett) live
  15. Go to the VanDusen Botanical Gardens
  16. Go sailing
  17. Go to 10 new (for me) museums or cultural institutions
  18. Learn how to sew (something simple)
  19. Read the Nelson Mandela book I was given several years ago
  20. Get a pedicure
  21. Go through my clothes and personal items and sell/donate what I don't like, want or wear
  22. Find a job
  23. Read 5 novels (might not seem like a lot, but with school texts, I haven't been reading much else for years)
  24. Make pizza from scratch
  25. Fit into my just-in-case skinny jeans
  26. Buy some high heels suitable/comfortable enough for work
  27. Exercise for at least 15 minutes a day for 2 weeks
  28. Leave the house everyday for 1 month (think I'll do this one in Summer)
  29. Start the Hindi course by CD I have had for years
  30. Buy my mom some new glasses
  31. Study costuming/fashion history in some way
Do you have a similar list?