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I found this list on another site and recognized a few that I had accomplished. I certainly don’t want to accomplish some of these, but the list is interesting nonetheless. A few of these I added to my own 30×30 list (coming soon!) Which ones have you done or want to do?

From Time and Again

Bold the ones you’ve done.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched whales – sort of, I was busy vomiting =/
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theatre
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo 
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on a television news program as an “expert”
83. Gotten flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Passed out cold
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking with the windows open
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a TV game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for 30 hours in a 48 hour period
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. States
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days – I think…
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey – parts of, anyway
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office – my 4-H club counts, right?
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life

Questions about ones I’ve tried? Ask!


Every once in a while, I need a change. I don’t mean something small, like sleeping with my head at the foot of the bed or eating dinner for breakfast. I need huge change. Just like every person, I start wanting more. When things are going poorly, I have a hard time accepting that this is it. I move rather often and like redecorating – my mom moved a lot when we were kids, so maybe that’s part of it, but it’s also because I like change. I want to keep my life fresh and alive. I hate stagnancy.

My life has felt fairly stagnant for over a year, which includes a low-level depression. I really want to break out of that rut, and I feel like freshening up some aspects of my life will help. Here’s where I need your help!

I want to reinvent myself. I want a makeover!

Bearing in mind that I have almost no money to spare (so all suggestions have to be super inexpensive), I would like to gather makeover ideas. I’m trying to become more fashion-oriented and want to update my wardrobe. I also want to change up my hair style. To do this, I’m going to post weekly on something that I’m looking to update – clothing, shoes, hair, etc. I would LOVE your feedback and ideas!!!

Here’s where I bare my soul, somewhat abashedly – I’ll provide my specs in each post and post a picture or two to give you an idea of what state I’m currently in. Once I start updating things, I’ll post my progress and get feedback on if I’m going in the right direction. Ready?

I like making lists of goals. Writing down my goals helps me accomplish them because it forces me to not only think about them, but acknowledge why I want to accomplish each one. I would love to have help and/or reinforcement on these, so let me know if you’re interested in tag-teaming on some of your goals. Here are a few that I want to focus on over the next few months:

1. Make a new recipe at least every two weeks – I enjoy cooking when I have free time, and I really like trying out new recipes. That’s actually the reason that I started doing Foodie Friday posts – I want to share the recipes that I like and detail my successes and disasters along the way.

2. Put money into savings – This is always a goal of mine, but it is particularly pertinent right now as I’m about to pay off my car. I really want to build up my savings account, especially since I plan on moving sometime in the next year. I should set a certain amount to transfer each pay period, but I’m afraid that it’ll all go badly. I will save money.

3. Become more fashionable – As my wonderful friend, Kate, has been working on updating her wardrobe, she’s been showing me various outfits for feedback, which in turn has gotten me more interested in updating my own wardrobe. In fact, Kate has linked to some amazing fashion blogs (such as Work With What You’ve Got), which I highly recommend. I’m not big on fashion, but I really want to work on cultivating a style for myself. This will help once I have more money to spare, but hopefully I can add pieces slowly. Besides, I always need more shoes. 😉

4. Lose weight – I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I’m overweight, but I really want to work to address that. I refuse to do any crazy diets, but I am currently finding ways to eat healthier and make smarter choices in terms of eating – for example, pairing a protein (i.e., peanut butter) with a carb (i.e., whole wheat bread) as a snack will help reduce hunger and cravings. I really hope to lose weight this year and make healthy living a regular part of my lifestyle. Anyone want to take on that challenge with me to hold us both accountable?

5. Take more pictures – I recently got a camera for Christmas, which was great because I’ve been without a camera for over a year. I got so used to not having a camera, however, that I forget that I have one now! I really want to get into the habit of taking pictures and creating images that help retain memories. Now I just need to get a memory card.

6. Prepare for moving – This is perhaps the trickiest of my goals, only because I might be moving this August or I might be moving next year; I might be moving to California or Winona or staying put. I just don’t know. What I do know is that I want to prepare for it so I’m getting the best bang for my buck in terms of getting rid of stuff I don’t need. My boyfriend and I are planning for a mid-summer garage/moving sale to get rid of items such as couches, dressers, etc., as well as smaller items that just aren’t necessary. I imagine we’ll do a certain amount of online selling. Who knows – maybe I’ll even do a monthly giveaway of some of the best stuff!

What goals do you have? How are you planning to accomplish them?

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