Saturday, November 21, 2009

My List

I was inspired by reinventingsandyb's blog to go back and look my list of things I want to do before I hit 30 years old.

I wrote it about 4 years ago and thought I'd post it...

1. Master the classical Arabic language (working progress)
2. Memorize the entire Qur'an with meaning and understanding (working progress)
3. Travel every continent of the world (working progress)
4. Swim and snorkel in the Red Sea
5. Cross a glacier
6. Paint my room
7. Sleep in the Prophet's Masjid in Medina
8. Write a book and get it published
9. Go for Hajj
10. Buy a savvy camera and become a photographer on the side
11. Ride a camel
12. Climb Mount Sinai
13. Be an inspirational Arabic teacher, inspiring others using the beautifully rich language of the Qur'an
14. Lose 30 pounds and be in really good shape
15. Sleep under a starry night in a desert, a beach, a mountain, a field
16. Volunteer in the Peace Corp
17. Read at least 3 complete volumes of classical tafseer (explanation of the Quran) books in Arabic
18. Go racing on a horse across the Sahara
19. Make someone smile everyday
20. Write a gratitude journal every night
21. Teach English in a the Middle East
22. Go skydiving
23. Live in a studio apartment with spiral stairs either in a big city or by the beach
24. Learn to snowboard
25. Go sand boarding
26. Write all my secrets and send it as a message in a bottle across the sea
27. Take a hot air balloon ride
28. Live by a motto and revise it time to time
39. Live without internet for a week
30. Learn to cook like my mom

8 down, 22 more to go :)


Mrs. Cullen said...

i have a list as well!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have a list tooo. Omg I was going to write a post like this. BC. But you obv have cooler things on it. ;)

EmptyWords said...

I learned to snowboard... haha thats about it...

Cheryl said...

I have to find out what Sandboarding is. That sounds awesome, and we might have to go together.

Artistic Logic said...

ur so cool

Constructive Attitude said...

I cant believe SM said BC. ha ha

um i have a list. its really rather....dull...compared to urs.


can i live with you when you get that studio apt?

pilgrimchick said...

That's a great list. I'll tell you this, though: I'm about to turn 30, and maybe 8 or 10 years ago, I had a similar list. I came a far cry from accomplishing all the tasks there, but what I did realize is that there's plenty of time after 30 to finish the rest.

Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for the shout out. So pumped that you have a List of your own!!

Love, love the message in a bottle. That's all sorts of romantic. Straight up.

But no Internet for a week? I. Would. Die. I respect your gumption though. Let us know how that goes... although you probably won't.. or can't.. because you won't be online. See, that's a hard one.

Anyway, looking forward to seeing these bad boys get checked off.


Tom Bailey said...

I am a list person like this too. Lists and lists and then checking them off one by one over and over.

The Crap Blog Detective said...

31. Write an interesting blog.

Good luck with that.

Miss Always Carried Away said...

Go sand boarding - I have never heard about that! But I need to do it! It's going to be on my list too!
A week without internet? I won't even put it on my list - mission impossible.
You made a good list - impressive.

MarjnHomer said...

i am writing a gratitude journal everynight as a blog. gotta update. i love the hot air balloon ride and sending out your secrets in a bottle. did you see message in a bottle movie?

Youthful Wisdom said...

MC: What's the coolest thing on it?
SM: Aw you should still post it!
EmptyWords: Is it hard? I'm thinking of trying it this winter
Cheryl: Sandboarding is the coolest thing... its basically snowboarding but in the sandy desert. Let totally find a desert and go!
AL: Thanks =D
CA: Fo sho sista. I wish I wasn't broke... we could have gotten a studio apartment right now.. sigh.
Pilgrimchick: You're right. I guess I put 30 because I hoped to have experienced a lot so that when 30 came around I'd have even bigger and better things to do. We'll see what happens when I get there!
Reinventingsandyb: Your welcome! Yea, we'll see how the internet one works...I sort of live online. Literally.
Tom Bailey: I love the feeling of crossing something's almost a stress reliever.
The Crap Blog Detective: We try.
Miss Always Carried Away: Join Cheryl and I =D
MarjnHomer: Its funny; I've never actually seen Message in a Bottle.

supreem said...

wow... i think i'm gonna put up a list like that... :s i like it.

.:*aMbAr*:. said...

AWWWW loved the last one about cooking like your mom. Cute, and you've accomplished really interesting things. I liked a lot the one about the spiral stairs, those are always cool

Sadiyah said...

Hmm I should do one like this lol

btw LOVE the blog! I'm gona drop by from now on inshallah =)

Melanie's Randomness said...

I really need to do a list like this. Ohhh I do. You wanna do so many cool things!! I give so much credit if you learn to snowboard. I would never be able to do it. hehe.

MarjnHomer said...

the message in a bottle bit, i found this thing on etsy that I thought you might find cool, check it out:

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