35before35: the 2016 update.

i meant to post an update about my ongoing 35before35 project around the time of my birthday, but as i mentioned a few weeks ago, i needed a break from blogging over the summer. i am slowly finding my flow again, and now is as good a time as any to revisit my list to see what i have accomplished – or am still working on – and what has been added or deleted.

the list has definitely undergone some edits, but here is its current iteration, with a few notes:

  1. go to a packers game at lambeau field.
  2. visit one new country each year. [sri lanka in 2015; malaysia + cambodia in 2016]
  3. be vegetarian for one month. [in retrospect i probably should have done this while i still lived in india, but i’m still going to keep it on here for the time being]
  4. complete two more half-marathons. [currently training for the st jude half in december]
  5. learn to scuba dive.
  6. see a show on broadway.
  7. read a book that intimidates me.
  8. treat myself to a proper spa day.
  9. take a spontaneous trip.
  10. try at least 2 new foods.
  11. learn to [properly] drive a stick shift.
  12. visit a new place in india.
  13. read gone with the wind.
  14. drive along the scottish, welsh, and / or irish coastlines.
  15. take a cross-country train journey.
  16. spend an entire weekend watching the star wars, indiana jones, and the godfather trilogies.
  17. go unplugged and off the grid for one week.
  18. take a cooking class.
  19. go on a blind date.
  20. pay for a stranger’s meal.
  21. drive the pacific coast highway.
  22. take a spin or barre class.
  23. go to las vegas.
  24. cross the 1,000-mile mark on the nike+ running app. [currently at 652.6 miles and counting]
  25. host a fancy dinner party / murder mystery party.
  26. see a ballet or symphony.

there is still a long way to go, and i will surely make more changes as time progresses, but it’s good to keep an eye on it from time-to-time. and now that i am back in the states, many of the items have become much more realistic.

probably the biggest change is that i got rid of my quest to read all the booker winners of my lifetime. i read the first 7 or 8, and they were more trouble than they were worth. of the ones i read, moon tiger was the only one i really liked and most were about 200 pages longer than they needed to be. i decided the quest wasn’t worth reading books i didn’t enjoy just for the sake of having read them so that item is off the list.

i will keep updating my 35before35 page if you are interested in following along, and please let me know if you have any suggestions for things to add to my list!

xx

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “35before35: the 2016 update.

    1. veena says:

      It’s fun to make a list of goals like this for myself and see how I do with accomplishing all of them. And I agree, I really need to learn to drive a stick! I have a friend who has “volunteered” to teach me, so hopefully that gets accomplished sooner rather than later!

      PS – be sure to let me know if you make a list of your own 🙂

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s