Monday, February 21, 2011

What have you done?

I only have 7 things left on my list and have started to make a list of ideas for my 40 Before 40 list.  Then I got to thinking about all the things I have ever done in my life.  I started to make a list for myself so I could have those as memories.  If you ever want to feel accomplished, just try to make a list of all the things you have ever done in your lifetime.  I thought it would be a short, quick list, but I kept thinking about more and more things!  This is more for my record, but if there is anything on this super-long list that you want to hear the story behind, just let me know!

Other Major things I’ve done not on The List:

  • Survived a layoff
  • Got a tattoo
  • Accepted Jesus as my savior AND LORD
  • Saved a cat
  • Got a dog
  • Taken a cruise
  • Hit a deer
  • Bought a house
  • Been a Maid of Honor (twice)
  • Learned to play piano
  • Learned to ride a horse
  • Learned to water-ski
  • Learned to rock climb
  • Learned to play tennis
  • Learned to swim
  • Went away to summer camp
  • Took an all-girls camping trip
  • Went sailing on a catamaran
  • Went ice skating
  • Learned (some) Spanish
  • Played in a band (granted it was high school marching and concert band)
  • Played a varsity sport (soccer and cheerleading)
  • Went white water rafting
  • Played paintball
  • Went jet skiing
  • Learned to play chess
  • Got over my fear of roller coasters
  • Went to the top of the world’s tallest building
  • Went on a cruise
  • Gambled in Vegas
  • Seen the Grand Canyon
  • Made Pottery (on the wheel!)
  • Won a poetry reading competition
  • Visited a winery
  • Learned some origami
  • Learned calligraphy
  • Lived without TV for a summer
  • Graduated high school
  • Graduated college
  • Joined a sorority
  • Inducted into an honor society
  • Been on the front page of the newspaper (twice)
  • Worked on a Habitat for Humanity house
  • Volunteered at a animal shelter
  • Been to an aquarium
  • Went to a MLB game
  • Went to an NHL game
  • Saw a major league sports team win a national championship
  • Tried Foie Gras and Escargot
  • Went snorkeling in a coral reef
  • Went repelling down a mountain
  • Watched a meteor shower
  • Went on a blind date
  • Painted a picture
  • Flew a kite
  • Tried Yoga
  • Played with a Ouija board
  • Visited an extinct volcano
  • Went to the zoo
  • Toured the largest private home in the US (Biltmore House)
  • Went to Disney World
  • Went to Sea World
  • Went to Busch Gardens
  • Went to Kings Dominion
  • Went to Carowinds
  • Went to Universal Studios
  • Went snow skiing
  • Leaned the alphabet in sign language
  • Went to Savannah for St. Pattys
  • Went to a Dave Matthew Concert
  • Went to Kenny Chesney concert
  • Saw Times Square
  • Went to the top of the Empire State Building
  • Saw a show on Broadway
  • Went to therapy
  • Broke a bone
  • Lost a loved one
  • Went to Tweetsie Railroad
  • Went to Old Salem
  • Went to Historic Williamsburg
  • Bet on greyhound racing
  • Built a sandcastle
  • Saw wild horses
  • Saw a whale in the wild
  • Learned gymnastics
  • Went to a planetarium
  • Panned for gold
  • Lost a pet (and found him!)
  • Went mud slinging
  • Toilet papered a house
  • Saw a monster truck show
  • Went to the state fair
  • Saw a pig race
  • Went four wheeling
  • Cooked a turkey
  • Had a Yard Sale
  • Kissed a stranger
  • Danced in the street
  • Took a bike ride in the dark
  • Won a ping pong tournament
  • Apologized to an Ex
  • Hosted Christmas
  • Made Snow Cream
  • Lived alone
  • Done my own taxes
  • Been fired
  • Quit a job
  • Went on a spending diet
  • Joined Weight Watchers
  • Had a root canal
  • Had my wisdom teeth taken out
  • Had a personal trainer
  • Tried wheatgrass juice
  • Took a step class
  • Got a massage
  • Been covered head-to-toe in mud
  • Had a bikini wax
  • Owned many hamsters (and accidentally killed one)
  • Fed raccoons in my backyard
  • Took my dog swimming (lake, river, and ocean!)
  • Sent out homemade Christmas CDs to all my friends
  • Made a snowman
  • Wished on a shooting star
  • Went to a comedy show
  • Bid in a silent auction
  • Saw The Lion King
  • Saw Wicked
  • Saw Rent
  • Went to the ballet
  • Went to a Beach Music festival
  • Leaned to Shag
  • Played trivia at a bar
  • Played pool
  • Went bowling
  • Played Wii
  • Registered to vote and actually voted in something other than the presidential election
  • Bought a car on my own
  • Had a snowball fight
  • Got a henna tattoo
  • Played mini-golf
  • Raced go karts
  • Played laser tag
  • Had a manicure and pedicure
  • Went speed dating
  • Tried online dating
  • Played croquet
  • Got a passport (and used it!)
  • Carpooled to work on a regular basis for a while
  • Started recycling
  • Learned some country line dances
  • Joined a church (and a bible study and a ministry team)
  • Danced in a public fountain
  • Forked a yard
  • Stood up for myself
  • Skipped class
  • Moved to a new city
  • Lived in a dorm
  • Lived in a sorority house

3 comments:

Deanna@MilesToRun said...

You should feel amazing to look back at everything you've accomplished. What a great idea to make a list...and thanks for sharing. As I went through your list it triggered memories of things I've done that I had forgotten about.

One question...what is "forking a yard?"

Bitzaida said...

thanks for reminding me of i lot of things i've done but didn't remember at all!! thanks-- check my blog: www.quoteszahuex.blogspot.com

Mamma and Co. said...

I loved this post! We have a lot in common, for example I did varsity Cheer and soccer, I forked a yard, I got a professional massage, I learned 3 country line dances, I won a poetry contest, I joined a church ministry group and accepted Christ as my savior, and many more of the things you listed. SUPER!!! Im interested in knowing more about your front page headliners, snorkeling in coral reef, sorority, and what shag means. Im lost there. Please follow one or any of the blogs I write. Iam very new to the blog world still.