1. Learn to play violin.
I have always loved the violin but my parents did not encourage us to be musical, so it was a faraway love. I’d love to be able to rock a violin like Sharon Corr or the girls of Bond or Lindsey Stirling.
2. Be out of debt!
This is something that I am working on. I really wish it would happen sooner rather than later though.
3. Spend a year reading the classics.
I love literature and I love reading – but I never seem to have enough time to read. I’d love to be able to focus on reading some of the classics. So far, my favorite of the classics that I’ve read so far is The Three Musketeers.
4. Live a minimalist lifestyle
I would love to be more of a minimalist. I really hate clutter and stuff but when I try to get rid of stuff it never works. I think living in a tiny house would be cool.
5. Learn how to sew my own clothes
My mom can sew like nobody’s business. She made my prom dress my junior year because I couldn’t find anything that I liked in the stores. It was so awesome and it ended up costing only around $60!
6. Learn to fly a plane
My dad had a small plane when I was growing up. It was pretty cool to go on vacation by hopping in your own plane. Plus I have control issues so I would be better flying myself than getting on a 747.
7. Be able to read a book in a foreign language.
I’d like to be able to read books that are written in another language in their native language. I’m certain there are things lost in the English translation.
8. Be my own boss.
I would love to have my own business. It would be great to be that much in control of my own money potential. Plus I have issues with authority sometimes 😉
9. Be fluent in Spanish, French, Italian and German.
I know a fair amount of Spanish and some Italian. I would really like to be able to visit places where these are the languages spoken and have no problem communicating. I’m learning on Duolingo now.
10. Be able to make shortbread cookies that taste like Walker’s Shortbread.
I’ve been working on this for a few months. Just when I think I have found the right recipe…I am wrong.
11. Learn some kind of karate.
I don’t want to be a ninja or anything, but it would be nice to know some of those moves.
12. Be able to not care about what people think.
For the most part, I don’t care what people think. However, I don’t do things like sing or dance in front of people because I care what people think. I’d like to be able to get past that at some point in my life.
13. Learn to salsa and some other Latin dances.
Of course, first I would have to conquer #12…
14. Live in Europe.
Where exactly – I’m not sure. How long – as long as possible.
15. Feel successful.
It is hard to feel successful when life does not turn out the way that you have planned.
16. Go on an archeology dig.
I used to want to “grow up” and be an archaeologist. It is still something that I find insanely interesting.
17. Retire early.
Of course, I need to pay off the debt first. Maybe I can find a place in Europe to move to with a low cost of living, then I can retire early!
18. Do stand up paddle boarding at Waikiki Beach.
I definitely don’t have the money for Hawaii right now, but I’ve seen photos of people on paddleboards like this at the beach and it looks like a lot of fun (though I’d probably fall in!).
19. Grow my own veggies.
Once #18 is done, I’d like to have a pretty decent garden with my own veggies and herbs. It will be a long process though cause I keep killing my house plants! lol 🙂
20. Have a pool table in my house.
I love to play pool. So, I’d love to have a room with one in it so that I could play some games whenever I want like back when I was in college and they had one in the common room at the dorms. I just need the space for one, the time to play it, and the money to spend on it!
21. Be more laid back and less stressed.
I get stressed pretty easily. So, I would like to get to a point where I can be more laid back and easy going.
22. Go to a Christmas market in Switzerland
I’ve been reading about these in travel magazines for a while. I would so love to go to one. Especially the one in Basel.
23. Learn some graphic design skills
I tinker with website stuff here and there but I would really like to have some actually skills.
24. Learn to drive a stick shift car.
I kinda know how, but I get really nervous on hills!
25. Get back into art.
I used to be very into painting and sketching. Now there just doesn’t seem to be time for it. Well, that is my list – what are the 25 things you’d like to do?