22 things I’ve never done.
When I first saw this prompt I wasn’t really that keen. I was a bit worried that it would make me feel unsettled and unhappy with my life. What it did instead was make me take a really good look at where I want to go from here. It doesn’t mean that here isn’t amazing. It just means that here will change and either I can have a plan or I can drift. I’m not really a drift sort of girl.
Thanks Mama, for giving me a virtual smack in the head-again. I think I might be getting cauliflower ear now.
This list is adapted from:
It’s actually made me think of this…
I’m going to pull this video up for my students this week as a quickie writing exercise. I’m curious what they will come-up with.
1) Been to Africa. This humungous, ancient continent where we all began that somehow manages to be wonderous and nurturing despite the troubles that visit it so often.
2) Finished my Master’s degree. I’m close. I was almost there but then Miracle Cutie came along and had her own plans.
3) Run a marathon. I’ve done a couple of halfs but not a full marathon. I’ll have to train A LOT but I’d like to do this by the time I’m 50.
4) Paid off my house (see reason in #2) but we’re on the way.
5) Learned to properly dance. I don’t mean ‘sway-back-and-forth-like-you’re-in-grade-eight’ but a waltz or a tango that Len Goodman would give me a 10 for.
6) Eaten uni. It looks gross but millions of Japanese people can’t be wrong.
7) Learned to say no even if I’m WAY too busy and really should.
8) Purposely hurt someone.
9) Felt comfortable speaking another language. Language is important to me and I’m REALLY shy mangling someone else’ mother tongue.
10) Celebrated my silver wedding anniversary but that will come.
11) Finished, not just started, writing a book.
12) Remotely like juice. No, I don’t count wine as juice.
13) Been able to watch a scary movie by myself. Hello! “Dawn of the Dead”!!!!!
14) Lived in a place that doesn’t have winter.
15) Gone a day without being sarcastic.
16) Gotten over my fear of rodents.
17) Seen the last ‘Harry Potter’ movie.
18) Been able to pass up a great pair of shoes-even if I can’t afford them.
19) Found a church that makes me feel as comfortable with God as I feel when we chat on our own.
20) Become good at forgiving, even myself.
21) Had a day without reading.
22) Decided that I’m now officially an adult. Guess it’s unlikely to happen now 🙂
Moskal Family said:
ugh, I don't like juice either! And no matter how many times my husband offers it to me, I.won't.drink.it!
It's just gross.
I like #19. My Mom gets on my case when I won't go to church with her. I'm not comfortable discussion religion with her because I always feel like she rams it down my throat and finds ways of making me feel guilty! My religion is that quiet, intimate conversation I have with God. I think that's better than having to sit in Mass and pretend to listen. Just my thoughts.LOVE your list. I shall be back.
Looking forward to seeing your return 🙂
Mry Jhnsn said:
This is such a great list and all obtainable!
Ours is a juice-drinking family (unfortunately). We all like it, the sweeter the better. We have, however, taken to only allowing it after dinner now (other than orange juice, which, I guess, is technically in the juice category so ok nevermind). I really do like your list. Africa is at the top of my gonna do list.