35 Things To Do Before 35

In less than a month, I will be 33. I had lists upon lists of things to do before I hit 32 (as a child, I’d always pictured 32 as the perfect age: not too young or too old to do anything.) Now that I’m heading into No Man’s Land Past 32, I thought it would be a good time to take stock of what is important to me, what I want to accomplish, and who I want to be by the time I’m 35.

Here’s what I came up with. Seems reasonable, no?

      1. Not die.
      2. Swim with porpoises.
      3. Get my passport.
      4. Travel to 2 countries.
      5. Finish & publish SERA.
      6. Finish & publish CrossFit WIP.
      7. Continue & publish IMAGINARY CLOSET series.
      8. Get 4 more tattoos (13 in total).
      9. Watch a sunrise, outside, with my kids.
      10. Begin ballroom dance lessons (YouTube tutorials are allowed if finances are unfriendly.)
      11. Perfect my handstand.
      12. Deadlift 200 lbs.
      13. Master strict pull-ups.
      14. Run 10K.
      15. Write a closure letter to every person whose baggage I carry around with me daily/weekly/monthly.Happy celebrating winning success woman sunset
      16. Take a painting class.
      17. Play Für Elise on piano. Well.
      18. Create a signature drink.
      19. Host a dinner party.
      20. Learn how to use my sewing machine.
      21. Design and sew a dress.
      22. Design and sew a stuffed ALOT.
      23. If the first one pans out, make more ALOTS.
      24. Develop poetry-writing clinics for elementary/middle/high school students.
      25. Learn the basics of photography.
      26. Wear a bikini at a public beach.
      27. Slow dance outside during a thunderstorm.
      28. Plant a lilac bush.
      29. Organize my kids’ baby photos.
      30. Paint my living spaces.
      31. Learn how to make an omelet that I will love.
      32. Start baking again.
      33. Write a yearly letter to each of my children.
      34. Make my will.
      35. Write a new original song from scratch.

What’s on your list?

2 comments… add one

  • Alyson

    LOVE this !!
    Your list is amazing, and it is so encouraging to start one for myself.

  • michelle foreman

    three things…

    a) if ever you make more alots, i will gladly buy one from you!

    b) i want to read ALL the things…

    c) the major thing on my list is to stop making lists and actually ticking stuff off the lists!

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