In looking at my list, so many things that are left involve travel. Well, I hope to get out and visit at least one new country this year but otherwise I’m going to have to find things a bit closer by to do.
#2 Swim with Whales: Technically I wouldn’t be swimming with whales but I do plan to go on a whale watching trip out of Virginia Beach in February. Hope to see a humpback on its migratory path!
#8 Sell a piece of art (and realize my childhood dream, which is #28 on the 40/40 list)
#46 Scuba Diving: Continue practicing my SCUBA skills by going at least once. Gonna use my new GoPro to capture the excitement that is the murky depths of the rock quarry.
#52 Read the Greatest Books Ever Written (#7 on the 40/40 list): I didn’t do ANY of these last year! I mostly have really long ones left so out of the 10 remaining, I’m going to tackle 2 this year. As ONE of these things to read is the ENTIRE works of Shakespeare, I also want to see 2 plays performed live.
#65 Shout ‘Drinks Are on Me!’ in a Pub or Bar (#17 on the 40/40 list): I’m waiting to go my bar on a Tuesday afternoon at 3pm. I can swing buying drinks for 5 people.
#84 Learn to Ski (#32 on the 40/40 list): I went last year but I take “learning” to mean something you do multiple times in an effort to improve. So I’m going again.
Goals from my 40 Before I’m 40 List:
#1 Be Able to Do a Pull Up: I started working seriously on this late 2012. I’m up to lifting about 90 pounds so I only have 50 more to go.
#11 Learn to Rock Climb: Continue with going to the indoor rock climbing wall but I’ve also scheduled a trip to go to Pilot Mountain for “real” rock climbing.
#12 Take a Cooking Class: I want to sign up for a Sushi making class.
#18 Watch the Top 250 IMDB List/Watch All of the Oscar Best Picture Winners: Watch 25 this year
#25 Drink All the Beers on the GQ List: Drink 10
#31 Learn to swim: I’ve signed up for beginner lessons. No more doggie paddling for me!
#35 Visit all of the NC Breweries: I went to 13 last year but admittedly I’ve now visited all the ones near me. Travel is now required to visit the rest. Visit 7 this year
#36 Learn How to Ballroom Dance: I went for one lesson but I think I’m going to try to attend one of the dance studio’s “dance socials” to practice
From the Sports List:
#18 Attend a rugby game (and learn the rules): There are actually some local teams
#19 Attend a cricket game (and learn the rules): There’s actually a local league!
Things not on an official list but still want to try:
- I want to take a Stand Up Paddleboard lesson
- I’ve scheduled a really awesome ropes course adventure in February.
- I’ve scheduled fly fishing lessons for May.
- I want to go hang gliding.
- I want to go on the Flying Trapeze
- I’d like to try the Neon Splash Dash
- There is talk about going backpacking but I’m not sure about this one. Backpacking is an expensive endeavor and I’m not even sure I would like it (after all, I just went camping for the first time last year). I think I’ll try it for a weekend and see how I like it.
Think that’s enough? What’s on YOUR goals for 2013?