Thursday, October 18, 2012

30 Before 30

Last week I celebrated my 28th birthday.

I love birthdays! I also love goals and lists and trying new things. And I have decided to combine them all into one gigantic deliciously epic proverbial ball of awesomeness:

Here is a meticulously-compiled list of things  in no specific order that I strive to accomplish before I turn thirty years old (henceforth known as the "30 Before 30" List).

  1. Make a short film and submit it to the Milwaukee Film Festival (and other festivals)
  2. Visit a country in Europe (at this point, I'm so anxious to go, I'm not picky!)
  3. Ride in a hot air balloon
  4. Do one pull-up with good form
  5. Take a burlesque class
  6. Go tornado chasing
  7. Eat at Alinea in Chicago
  8. See every film on the AFI Top 100 Movies List (now 123 films with the anniversary edition)
  9. Open a Roth IRA
  10. Drink yak butter tea
  11. Read the entire Harry Potter series and then see all of the films
  12. Help build a house with Habitat for Humanity
  13. Learn the "Thriller" Dance
  14. Learn to drive stick shift
  15. Make cheese
  16. Reach my weight goal of wearing my lucky number as a clothing size (size 6)
  17. Visit an observatory and look at the night sky through a telescope
  18. Take a road trip along Route 66 
  19. Make a website for my film and video works
  20. Finish reading the entire Bible
  21. Unplug completely for one week: no television/phone/internet (also, try no TV for one month)
  22. Master a specific cocktail (maybe one that starts on fire!)
  23. Completely give up using paper towels
  24. Start my own business
  25. Learn to play "No One Knows" by Queens of the Stone Age on my guitar
  26. Do the splits
  27. Receive a handwritten love letter
  28. Buy a Holga camera
  29. Get a henna tattoo
  30. Learn to sew

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