Monday, May 30, 2011

30/30 Vision

 ~ 30 Things I Want to do Before I Turn 30 ~
(In progress...and probably will be until Feb 20th, 2013)

~Travels~

1. Thailand
2. Australia
3. Croatia
4. Backpack in England
5. Cycle Loire Valley
    ~Classes / Courses~

    6. Photography
    7. Trapeze
    8. Dance - hip hop?
    9. Pottery
    10. French - be at a conversational level?
    11. Parkour - Sept 7th, 2011

    ~Tick the Box~

    12. Pin-Up Girl Photo Shoot (February 15th, 2012)
    13. Beer Bong July 2011
    14. Kiss a stranger, Walk away
    15. Run blog/website with 200 readers - amended: have 1000 reads on my blog in one month
    16. Hay on Wye Festival
    17. Start a business
    18. Skinny dipping
    19. Host a party more epic than the Luau
    20. WWOOF
    21. Toga party

    ~General Ignorance~ 
    (Inspired by the fact that the more I learn the more I feel I don't know about the basics of life and stuff and junk)

    22. Read a book(s) of World History (three books on order)
    23. Where the History Comes From:
      • January 2012 /February - Middle East / North Africa
      • March/April - Asia
      • May/June - Europe and Central Asia
      • July/August- Africa
      • September/October - South and Central America
      • November/December - North America
      • January 2013 /February - Australia / New Zealand
    ~Books~

    24. Top 30 - custom list
      • 1. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself
      • 2. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
      • 3. The Selected Essays of Montaigne
      • 4. Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada
      • 5. South of the Border West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
      • 6. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
      • 7. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
      • 8. The Confessions of St. Augustine
      • 9. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
      • 10. Stoner by John Williams
      • 11. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
      • 12. Perceval or the Story of the Grail by Chretien de Troyes
      • 13. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
      • 14. The Sandman book 4: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman
      • 15. Doubt: A History by Jennifer Michael Hecht
      • 16. The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
      • 17. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
      • 18. The Book Shop by Penelope Fitzgerald
      • 19. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
      • 20. A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert
      • 21. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
      • 22. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
      • 23. Gilgamesh
      • 24. The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin
      • 25. The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon
      • 26. Reds: McCarthyism in Twentieth-Century America by Ted Morgan
      • 27. The Spleen of Paris by Charles Baudelaire
      • 28. Snow by Orhan Pamuk
      • 29. Selected Poems of C. P. Cavafy
      • 30. Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
    25. 30 Classics (TBC) - Conveniently, I found this list!  Some I've read so I'll replace with other  classics.  Also, conveniently, several of these are public domain.  Hooray for free classics!
        • 1. Siddhartha by Hermann Hess
        • 2. 1984 by George Orwell
        • 3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
        • 4. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
        • 5. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
        • 6. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
        • 7. The Rights of Man by Tom Paine
        • 8. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
        • 9. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
        • 10. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
        • 11. The Wisdom of the Desert by Thomas MertonThe Wisdom of the Desert by Thomas Merton
        • 12. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
        • 13. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
        • 14. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
        • 15. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
        • 16. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
        • 17. Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot
        • 18. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
        • 19. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
        • 20. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
        • 21. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
        • 22. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
        • 23. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
        • 24. The Republic by Plato
        • 25. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
        • 26. Getting Things Done by David Allen
        • 27. How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
        • 28. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
        • 29. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
        • 30. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgak
        • BONUS: How To Cook Everything by Mark Bittman
        • BONUS: Honeymoon with My Brother by Franz Wisner
      ~London~

      26. Accomplish London goals
        • Walk down all streets in Central - progress but still a lot of walking to be done
        • Walk down entire length of Regent's Canal (July 28th, 2011)
        • Visit all London Parks / Gardens (not quite sure which to include yet...)
          • Regents
          • Hyde
          • Green
          • St. James
          • Hampstead Heath
          • Victoria
          • Kew
          • Battersea 
          • Chelsea Physic (now a member! see me if you want free entry and some tea!)
          • Kensington Roof 
          • Richmond 
                      London Books
        • Triology by Peter Ackroyd (London, Thames, Albion) + London Under
        • Secret London
      ~Fitness~
      (See this post for details)

      27. 10 consecutive pull ups
      28. 100 consecutive push ups
        ~ The Arts ~ 
        29. Play in a band again 
        30. See a play at the Minack


            2 comments:

            Anonymous said...

            Noelle this is awesome! Keep us updated as you mark things off.

            I'm thinking of starting a similar list but it will have to be 40 by 40 since 30 is coming up a bit quick.

            You, as always, are a wonderful inspiration to me.

            Kristen

            Anonymous said...

            You're much more industrious and hard-working than most, so it does not surprise me that you have a list like this. Anything I can do to further your goals in this list (you must have forgotten about the 30 candies in 30 minutes list) just let me know. You're going to be successful and I want to be mentioned in your acceptance speech for fancy awards :)