9 Aug

Today is the big day! I’m no longer in my 20’s and can’t blame any of my mistakes on being young and dumb (here’s to hoping there aren’t many more…). After a lot of thought, consideration and input from some of my closest friends, here it is…the list of 40 things I want to do before I turn 40. I’ve already got a couple of things lined up for this weekend, but if you see anything here you also want to do, let me know and we can check something off our lists together!

  1. Go skydiving
  2. Learn to use my toe edge snowboarding
  3. Ride in a hot air balloon
  4. Run a 10K
  5. Pay off my credit cards
  6. Bask in the sun on the Greek islands
  7. Become actively involved with a charity
  8. Keep a plant alive for more than three months
  9. Fly an airplane
  10. Ride a gondola in Venice, Italy
  11. Go horseback riding by the Hollywood sign
  12. Go to a fashion show at NY Fashion Week
  13. Watch the sunrise on a deserted beach
  14. Try my hand at class 4 white-water rafting
  15. Walk on the Great Wall of China
  16. See a Broadway show
  17. Start my own business
  18. Weigh the weight listed on my driver’s license
  19. Go to the Magic Castle
  20. Learn to speak Spanish
  21. See an opera at the Sydney Opera House
  22. Buy a new car
  23. Learn to change my own oil
  24. Start taking dance classes again
  25. Learn how to cook a signature dish
  26. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
  27. Buy a condo/house
  28. Watch a futbol game in Spain
  29. Go to the Kentucky Derby
  30. Stay in one of those bungalows over the water in a tropical location
  31. Research my family tree
  32. Go on an African safari
  33. Learn to play golf
  34. Get an adorable little dog
  35. Learn to meditate
  36. Study various religions and explore my spirituality
  37. Swim in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
  38. Take an epic road trip
  39. Find my soul mate, fall in love and get married
  40. Have a baby (after getting married)

3 Responses to “THE LIST”

  1. Christina August 12, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    I love this list Nicole!! I am particularly excited about #2 and I think we can start working on that as soon as the season hits!!! YAY! Happy 30th Nicole! It’s going to be a great decade!

  2. Amie August 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    What a fun list! I’d definitely be down to help you check some of these things off… let’s start with #29 “Witness something amazing”, which could be the exciting reconnection of two long lost friends 🙂

  3. Lyssa Galindo Bramson August 9, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    In 2 years I’ll be in New York, if you haven’t done the fashion show by then I’d be happy to go with you. Also if you need a running buddy I’m your girl 🙂

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