45 By 45


I will be 45 years old on December 22, 2013. I started my bucket list on Day Zero, but I couldn't come up with 101 things I wanted to do. Some of the goals I had were really sub-goals to bigger goals. Plus my brain can only handle about half that much anyway, so 45 by 45 sounds way better and doable! By the time I reach that age (hopefully), I plan to have accomplished this entire list! 

1. Improve my health

2. Pay off debt

3. Make exercise a daily habit

4. Revive my yoga practice

5. Make writing a habit

6. Complete NaNoWriMo 2013

7. Develop a plan escape and survival for emergency situations

8. Upgrade home technology

9.  Read 50 books this year

10. Begin second Master's program or re-enroll in Ph.D. program

11. Get a new passport

12. Prepare to die

13. Write a list of 101 things I’ve already achieved in this lifetime

14. Practice Spanish online to become more fluent

15. Go camping

16. Learn to play chess

17. Travel outside of Ohio as many times as possible this year: Long Beach, CA

18. Do GOBA in 2013

19. Organize photos and scrapbooks

20. Give regularly to local charity

21. Improve my swimming: Spring lessons

22. Embrace new career path

23. Get a motorcycle

24. Meet someone really famous and have a really interesting conversation with them: Latrice Royale

25. See Prince live in concert (again)

26. Start a new family tradition

27. Move Mom into my house

28. Make a custom recipe book

29. Write a manifesto

30. Take piano lessons again

31. Learn how to grow and sustain a garden

32. Perform at an open mic

33. Make a list of my top 50 movies, favorite quotes and favorite books

34. Make a list of my fears and what I can do to face and defeat them

35. Build a piece of furniture

36. Attend a live taping of a TV show

37. Get a family portrait taken

38. Learn an African language

39. Be able to identify 10 constellations

40. Take a First Aid course

41. Host a themed dinner party

42. Start a collection of something of personal and monetary value

43. Create another stream of income

44. Get one more dog

45. Memorize my favorite poems