Monday, June 28, 2010

Before I die...

Aaah! I realize that I've REALLY been neglecting my blogs! My life is always so busy in the spring. Here's a quick post of the things I want to do before I die.

This first list is from way back in 2008:
1. Someday, I want to make a movie.
2. Someday, I want to go body flying.
3. Someday, I want to go to Antarctica.
4. Someday, I want to go to college and see what they know.
5. Someday, I want to go on a missions trip.
6. Someday, I want to join a writing group.
7. Someday, I want to go sailing on an old-fashioned ship.
8. Someday, I want to build a treehouse.
9. Someday, I want to go downhill skiing.
10. Someday, I want to memorize a book of the Bible.
11. Someday, I want to read through the entire encyclopedia.
12. Someday, I want to learn how to sword-fight.

It was fun to go back and look at my dreams from two years ago. Some of these things are exactly the same on the list I wrote today. It's freaky. Without having seen this list for two years, I used some of the same wording! And a few of these things mysteriously dropped off the new list. (I guess I just forget them in some cases, and in the case of the movie and sword-fighting, I've done that somewhat already!)

The new list:
1. Build a treehouse.
2. Finish reading the encyclopedia.
3. Get published.
4. Visit the South Pole Station (or McMurdo Station) in Antarctica.
5. Hike the Appalachian Trail.
6. Go winter camping in the Boundary Waters.
7. See the migrating raptors at Hawk Ridge in Duluth.
8. Go to college and see what they know.
9. Take a road trip from Alaska to Argentina.
10. Memorize a book of the Bible.
11. Learn Quenya. (I've started already)
12. Run through the hills of Austria while singing. :)
13. Gallop bareback on the seashore.
14. Get my driver's license.
15. Sail on a tall ship on open seas.
16. Write 50,000 words in 24 hours. (The most I've done is 12,000)
17. Go on a missions trip.
18. Start a trend. :)

Not necessarily in that order!  So, what do YOU want to do before you die?


Galadriel said...

Learn Quenya? We could work together. Are you doing the Ardalambion course? I ran out of steam, but I could start back up...well, you have my email address!

Jon M. said...

Wow, that's so awesome! Looks like you've got a lot of stuff to do... reminds me of Phineas and Ferb! lol.
Totally like the "memorize a book in the Bible" one. That'd be so cool! And, I liked the body flying... now I'm going to make a list! :D
Thanks for posting!

Mary P said...

Before I die I would love to publish the entire series of books I'm working on (and the related series that go with it).
I'd love to ride on an elephant that's all decorated like they do in India.
I'd love to see Ireland and Tuscany.
I'd love to open my own library, one that isn't funded by government grants.

Mac and Kat said...

I have made lists before! I need to make another one! Keep going!
In Christ,

Maggie said...

I have a list in my binder called "The Woman I want to become and my accomplishments" and I have several pages worth of things I want to do before I die. It was really neat reading what you want to do when you grow up. :)

I am new to your blog and following you. I would love if you stopped by my blog and followed me.


Polka Dot said...

This is a cool list! I have a post brewing about this, too. I have an extensive "bucket list".