Tuesday, July 27, 2010

24 for 24

With my 24th birthday quickly approaching in a couple of days, I decided to make a list of things I'd like to accomplish in the next 24 years... I am open to suggestions too :)

1) Ride a cruiser bike with a bell and basket across the country, stopping at all the touristy locations
2) Teach English in another country
3) Run with the bulls in Pamplona
4) Bike the Tour de France route (taking my time to stop and smell the flowers of course!)
5) Compete in the Olympics
6) Complete an ultra-marathon
7) Learn how to ski and snowboard (I do live in Colorado after all!)
8) Save up enough money so I can buy bikes for kids who live in poverty and can't afford one... socioeconomic status shouldn't determine whether or not you can participate in any given sport, more specifically triathlon and cycling.
9) Become a piano teacher
10) Get one of my stories published
11) If #10 works out, become a full-time writer
12) Achieve something that my under 24 self thought was impossible
13) Become a certified yoga instructor
14) Be a mentor
15) Compete in a triathlon on every continent (Antarctica included!)
16) Learn how to say "hello" and "thank you" in each of the major languages of the world
17) Learn how to ballroom dance
18) Visit the 7 Wonders of the World
19) Swim in the largest swimming pool in the world (off the coast of Chile)
20) Learn how to cook something besides pasta
21) Read every novel that has won a Pulitzer Prize in the fiction category
22) Become a morning person (that is, be able to wake up before 8am and be happy about it)
23) Maintain my blog and have at least one person who cares to read it :)
24) Live my life to the fullest and continue to be thankful for all the wonderful people God has put in it..

This is my road to 2034 and it starts...now!

5 comments:

Deb said...

Okay - you can cross off #23! I love reading your blog!! I check it at least once a week!

Aunt Deb

(I'm a relative - does that count???)

Wild Ginger said...

Awesome list, considering I believe you have done more than I can even imagine possible. I hope your dream of Olympics comes true, Princess!

I would love to help you become a certified Yoga instructor, too!

Great Blog! xx

Mom said...

I'm not sure I like #3. How about running with the Chicago Bulls instead. :)

bethany said...

ahh!! happy birthday to you...probably late, but...i like your website too! hope your birthday month(s) are great!! lovins...

Amanda said...

Aunt Deb - Yes, being a relative still counts!
Whit - I would love to learn from the best instructor I know :)
Mom - Don't worry, I'll make sure I do some speed work before I head over to Spain to run with the bulls
Bethany - Thanks for the bday wishes! Miss ya!