35 by 35

35 by 35

On November 24, I turn 32. While I’m thrilled I made it this far, there’s still so much I want to accomplish! I’ve come up with 35 items I want to do before I turn 35 (hence the 35!). Three years seems like a long time, but in reality, it isn’t. 

For a long time, I was a fan of the 101 in 1,001 project. It’s pretty self-explanatory; come up with 101 things to accomplish in 1,001 days. That’s just under three years. I leaned on those lists as I created my 35. 

The goal is to use this newly revamped site to help document these 35 goals! 

  1. Learn to play the guitar
  2. Travel to Europe with my family
  3. Take a trip with my brother
  4. Take a trip with my dad
  5. Take a trip with my mom
  6. Become debt free (credit cards, bills)
  7. Squat 300+
  8. Deadlift 300+
  9. Bench 250+
  10. Run ONE marathon
  11. Voice one project for LibriVox
  12. Create a drag queen documentary
  13. Finish Bush/Gorbachev documentary
  14. Set up a scholarship at SHSU
  15. Turn one story a month in 2019 (2 stories a month in 2020)
  16. Record oral histories with grandmothers
  17. Digitize all of our family photos
  18. Turn oral histories & family photos into a book of family history
  19. Go to Disney World
  20. Take a trip by myself
  21. Become conversational in Spanish
  22. View a space launch in person
  23. Camp in West Texas
  24. Start & finish a Whole 30
  25. Identify 10 people who have influenced my life and write them a letter
  26. List career goals & steps necessary to meet them
  27. Convert my life to bullet journal
  28. Journal at least once a month
  29. Ask Gen House if I can read his journal collection & write a book
  30. Finish my list of “20 Rules for being a Journalist”
  31. Find a creative use for my growing collection of fortune cookie fortunes
  32. Launch a podcast
  33. Take a class on Photoshop
  34. Buy a DSLR camera
  35. Volunteer at least once a month