35 Before 35

Ever since I wrote my 25 Things post, I’ve been working on that 35 Before 35 list that I pledged to make.  And, though I flirted with the idea of making it a 25 Before 35 list because 35 sounded a tad excessive, I stuck with 35.  Why?  Because I was encouraged by my ever wise life partner, and sometime blog consultant, to include those things that I’ve already accomplished.  So, I set out to come up with 10 awesome things that I got out of the way between the ages of 25 and 35, and another 25 things to bang out by 35.  (But I had a hard time narrowing my first list down to 10, so I cheated it up to 12.)

For the record: as of the day I published this page, 35 is only a little over 14 months away for me (arrrgh!), which makes this…well, a hefty undertaking.  Here goes.

Some of the Awesome Things I’ve Done Since 25:

1.    P90X, flawlessly
2.    Start an event-planning company
3.    Get acupuncture
4.    Go to Italy
5.    Start saving for retirement
6.    Get my MFA
7.    Interview a loved one through StoryCorps
8.    Live alone
9.    Fly first class
10.    Shoot a national commercial
11.    Throw a party that people will talk about for years
12.    Find the perfect apartment (and the perfect man to share it with)

A Bunch of Stuff I Will Do Before 35:

13.    Get out of debt
14.    The Artist’s Way
15.    Take a flower design class
16.    Be the subject of a photo shoot that makes me feel beautiful
17.    Write a play
18.    Buy an amazing pair of shoes
[19.    Make meditation a regular part of life]
[20.    Go to Brazil] Okay, Hawaii will do
21.    Volunteer at an animal shelter
22.    Run at least 3 miles without wanting to die
[23.    Read Infinite Jest]
24.    Get a facial
25.    Go apple-picking
26.    Make a brand new friend
27.    Bake a pie from scratch
28.    Paint something I own a great color
29.    Get another pet…even a goldfish
30.    Drive up California’s coast
31.    Make a little film
32.    Reconnect with my sister
33.    See Gone With the Wind
34.    Make a scrapbook of our trip to Italy
35.    Play a sports game that is not bowling.

I’ll be updating my progress as it happens here.  Wish me luck.  Better yet, start your own and do it with me.

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