Wednesday, July 2, 2008

25th Post: 25 Feasible Goals

Before my mom retired a few weeks ago, she made a list of 25 goals she wanted to accomplish after she retired. A couple friends blogged their list of entirely plausible things that they wanted to accomplish during their life. Now that I am out of school and hopefully will have more free time, here are just some of mine in no particular order:

1. Learn a martial art
2. Have a garden or greenhouse
3. Learn Tai Chi
4. Write an original song
5. Get published – medical and non-medical related
6. Have my own art studio in my home
7. Learn 1 or 2 more languages
8. Write and illustrate a children’s book
9. Go to Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Denali and hike Half Dome in Yosemite
10. Run a 5K at least once a year
11. Learn how to drive a manual transmission
12. Visit Vancouver, Canada, the UK, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio, and Iceland
13. Make a quilt
14. Ride a snow mobile
15. Read at least 8 books a year
16. Plant a tree
17. Receive a compliment on my handwriting
18. Own a hammock and a library card
19. Become an awesome photographer
20. Participate in a Native American/Alaskan drum/chanting circle
21. Complete a “Diabolical” Sudoku
22. Have a secret recipe for homemade ice cream
23. Make a beautiful and delicious omelet and homemade strawberry lemonade
24. Learn to salsa dance
25. Go cross-country skiing and snowshoeing


Heather said...

I am so excited for you to do those things!!! I'd even do some of them with you if you need a buddy. Expecially the salsa dancing--my city offers a class Saturday afternoons that I've been wanting to join.

Rachel said...

Okay, I can help you on the stick shift, the quilt making and the homemade ice cream. Let's plan!

Mitchell3 said...

sounds like you have some good friends who are willing to help you out. Your Nephew would love a story written and drawn by his Auntie J. Those look like some good goals. Good luck.

Mars Bell said...

I am so with you there! Let me know when you start on 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 19, 21, 23, and 24 - because I would SO be there!