Friday, January 08, 2010

62 Things To Do Before I Die

  1. Keep track of this list. Bold things that have been completed or are progressing well. Italicize things that need more attention.
  2. Write a heartfelt poem.
  3. Travel all seven continents.
  4. Make enough money to be ready when space tourism takes off. Find some way to get into space.
  5. Go bungee jumping, then move on to skydiving.
  6. Fall in love.
  7. Graduate from college. Finish my thesis.
  8. Watch the sunrise once a month.
  9. Watch the sunset once a week.
  10. Don't worry about money, while investing wisely.
  11. Tell someone one thing that I love about them at least once a month.
  12. Believe in myself more.
  13. Learn how to be conversant in another language besides Chinese.
  14. Live in a foreign country for two years.
  15. Attend one artistic or cultural event a month, not including movies. This includes musicals, theater, concerts, opera, symphony, ballet, modern dance, etc.
  16. Set aside 10 minutes a day to listen to go over my favorite poems and sonnets.
  17. Every month, get in touch with one person that I have lost contact with.
  18. Volunteer or take part in a significant community service activity once a month.
  19. Audition for a favorite play.
  20. Read at least one personal-interest book every other month.
  21. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge or bike once a year.
  22. Reflect on my personal history without regrets.
  23. Become the best damn father I can be.
  24. Get a job. If I already have a job, evaluate whether or not I am satisfied with it every 6 months.
  25. Visit the gravesite(s) of my relatives at least once a year, and tell them how I am doing.
  26. Be a better bigger brother.
  27. Celebrate at least one thing every day.
  28. Keep my personal space clean.
  29. Give religion a chance. Explore.
  30. Teach at least 5 years of my life, if not more.
  31. Be an active participant in our country's body politic.
  32. Do not be ashamed of where my life is going.
  33. Tell my love that I love her as often as I can manage without wearing out the meaning of the word.
  34. Splurge on the best sound system I can get my hands on.
  35. Try to meet someone new a week.
  36. Don't be a burden to society, be an asset.
  37. Never forget my roots.
  38. Take more pictures.
  39. Listen with an open mind and a sympathetic heart.
  40. Avoid assumptions.
  41. Try to regularly comfort and help a stranger if they look in distress.
  42. Don't be an ass.
  43. Donate more money to charity.
  44. Think of achievable random acts of kindness, then do them.
  45. Make the people around you happy.
  46. Stop procrastinating.
  47. Be more literary.
  48. Try to learn a new skill every year.
  49. Never expect the impossible, but strive for the improbable.
  50. Remember your dreams better.
  51. Avoid going against your rules for saving and investing.
  52. Appreciate spontaneity.
  53. Forgive.
  54. In the words of a friend, "Make Memories."
  55. Be flexible.
  56. Go to the gym regularly.
  57. Don't let your bartending skills go to waste.
  58. Develop cooking skills.
  59. Update the list of things that you are proud of every six months.
  60. Backup your friggin computer so you don't lose your valuable data.
  61. Try new restaurants if you can afford it, but don't go alone.
  62. Add more as necessary or as new things come up.


Carey Anthony said...

Especially #1 :-)
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I know that #23 will be a true fact =)

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