Monday, March 19, 2012

I lived to see 27!

Well, I made it to 27! I'm quite shocked, frankly!

For the past few years I've been writing lists on my birthday. For 25 I wrote "25 Things I've Learned in 25 Years." For 26 I wrote "26 Things Everyone Should Do In Their Life". This year, since I've been writing and checking things off like a mad-woman, I decided to do "27 Things on My Bucket List" x 2 (27 things I've checked off and 27 things I still hope to do).

27 Things That I've Accomplished:

Hiked to Half Dome

Learned how to make authentic Navajo fry bread on the reservation

Got a passport

Finished my Bachelors

Became a Certified Child Life Specialist

Got and stayed clean and sober

White water rafted

Designed a set for a play

Bouldered in Joshua Tree

Started a recycling campaign at age ten that still exists

Was published in a magazine


Went on safari and met a giraffe face to face

Experienced true bliss

Streaked in public

Had an in-person conversation with Patch Adams

Slept on the rim of the Grand Canyon

Watched a newborn take its first breath

Was there for someone as they were taking their last breaths

Moved to California

Ocean kayaked

Led a protest for Equality through the streets of San Francisco

Hitchhiked to Montana

Wrote down 10 things I was grateful for, everyday, for a year

Stopped biting my nails

Was an extra in a music video

Cliff jumped

27 Things That I've Yet To Do:

Camp in Yellowstone

Visit every state

Travel out of the US

Sky dive

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

Meet a sloth in Costa Rica

Swim under a waterfall in The Amazon

Sleep under an African sky

Finish my Masters

Live on a farm

Send my Grandma a postcard from the rocky coast of Maine

Finish writing my book

Learn stick-shift

Hold audience with an elephant

See the Northern Lights

Go to Brenna, Poland

Take a hot air balloon ride

Throw my parents a huge party for their 50th anniversary

Visit cathedrals/castles in Ireland

...and in Scotland

See the sun in the South of France that Van Gogh experienced

Get the tattoos I have planned

Backpack through Europe

Motorcycle through Thailand

See my niece ride a bike

Marry the girl of my dreams and have a huge kegger BBQ

Conquer Aspergillosis

"May you live all the days of your life." -Jonathan Swift

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