Shortly after my August birthday, I made a list of 15 things that I wanted to do in the next year, before I turned 30. I called it my "twentysomething bucket list."
It's been about two months since I posted the list, so let's check in with how I'm doing. I could use some help prioritizing things too so please weigh in with what I should focus on next.
(All items that I've completed or have updates on are in bold)
- Make some amends with my mom
- Wear a bikini in public
- Go out on at least two dates
- Make out with at least three guys
- Volunteer - Obama campaign
- Take at least 2 yoga and Pilates classes each
- Do something totally selfless
- Take a disco dancing class
- Give $100 to charity - see picture below
- Take cooking lessons
- Make a gourmet meal for my closest friends
- Run a 5k - training starts in December, planning to run in the "Race to Wrigley" in April 2009
- Go to at least 12 new restaurants (no duplicates) - 4 so far (Counter, Mity Nice, Vinci, Wakomono)
- Read 10 books - 3 completed so far (Nineteen Minutes, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse -in progress)
- Go skinny dipping
Hmm so the updates for two months in aren't too bad. I do need to pick up my reading and of course the dating/making out items. Those are a continual work in progress, yet more difficult than I anticipated.
For my charitable donation, I picked a cause that is very close to my heart, breast cancer. My mom's mother passed away from breast cancer in the 60s so I always do what I can to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation and celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness month.
This year, my colleague Leah was one of three staff members participating in the Breast Cancer 3-Day walk in Atlanta, where she walked an amazing 60 miles in three days. Her hard work and dedication prompted me to donate $100 to this worthy cause. Below is a picture of our "check
presentation." Great job Leah!
Quick notes: volunteering for the Obama campaign was an amazing experience. I learned so much from it and met some amazing people. I went once, thinking I wouldn't go back and I did every week for over five weeks, plus two weekends. I highly recommend volunteering.
Plus, does anyone know where I can take disco lessons in Chicago? I've been looking online but I can't find any! I had no idea it would be this difficult.
Any tips or preferred things that I should focus on during the upcoming winter months?
And seriously, TGIF. I cannot wait for this week to be over and have a nice, relaxing weekend. Any big weekend plans for everyone?
Next weekend, I'm in Madison for the Badger game, but given our season, we're there more to "have fun," if you know what I mean.
Any movies you recommend that I should check out?