It’s New Years Day and people round the world are racking up unachievable resolutions. After a year of traveling, I feel ready for a more settled year, but one that is still full of new experiences.
In order to hold myself to some goals, I’m making a “My Sweet 30” list of all the things I want to do before I’m 30. Some are manageable in the U.S. (#5 Raft the Grand Canyon), some in an apartment (#24 Brew my own beer) and some require travel (#20 Tango or Salsa Dance in Argentina). I think they’re all doable but I have to get to work right away. Wish me luck and check back in to see me cross these items off in 2011 and 2012!
1. Publish a book 2. Become fluent in a second language 3. Donate money and volunteered time to an orphanage 4. Find a job I love 5. Raft through the Grand Canyon 6. Hike the Incan Trail 7. Have dinner in a local’s home in Thailand 8. Attend Tomatina in Spain 9. Kiss a man at Carnival in Brazil 10. Take Swing Dancing Classes (plural) 11. Go deep water fishing and eat the catch 12. See at play at The Globe in London 13. Scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef. 14. Take an intensive cooking course 15. Go to an opera in Europe 16. tip $20 on a meal $10 or under 17. Bike across France 18. Sky dive 19. Successfully surf one wave (anywhere) 20. Tango or salsa dance in Argentina 21. Participate in Burning Man 22. Go to Oktoberfest 23. Attend a soccer game in South America 24. Brew my own beer 25. Be a member of ¨The Price is Right¨ audience 26. Plant a vegetable garden 27. Learn to juggle with four balls 28. Ride in a hot air balloon 29. Kiss the Blarney Stone 30. Rock climb in Yosemite Park