Monday, October 24, 2011

37 things to do before I turn 38

Well here it is... my new birthday list. It's my second year doing this & I had just as much fun making it this year as last. A couple of observations... I tried to list concrete things that can be easily measured. Yes, it's true... the statistics classes I had to take while getting my undergraduate degree made it nearly impossible for me to determine "when" I could mark something off if it wasn't well defined. I know- I'm a nerd. Having been a juvenile probation officer at one point in my life, I have been called worse things. Trust me on this.

If you saw my list last year, you may notice there are a few repeats of things I didn't get to. I'm just determined to make some of these things happen & if that means having it on my list for the next 8 years, that's fine. You can start heckling me sometime around year 4. There is even one repeat that I did accomplish... 'do something new'. Being a creature of habit, it is a good thing for me to have a reason to try something out of the ordinary. Yes, knowing it is on the list is enough motivation for me & YES, I know that is further evidence that I am a nerd. A list-following nerd.

Last observation... in retrospect, it appears that I must have been hungry when coming up with ideas. I don't think food made the list at all last year & this year that is clearly not the case!

Do you make a birthday list? I'd love to hear about it...


  1. great list! you're inspiring me to do mine! (i turn 38 in march)

    1. That's great Tammie, I'd love to see what makes your list.