My “List” – an update!

Those of you who’ve been reading for a while may recall that I have a little “life list” I cooked up for myself 2 years ago. Well, I continue to work away at it, and here’s the latest progress report…

I would like to be able to make good pancakes. Done, Feb 09
I would like to register myself with a doctor… Done, Aug 07
…and a dentist… Done, March 09
…and an optician. Spring/Summer 09 focus
I would like to take this blog to over 1,000 posts. (in progress!)
I would like to live abroad (whether only for a few weeks or many years, I don’t know!).
I would like to sing a solo in front of a BIG crowd. Done, Jul 07
I would like to see at least two dozen gigs. Completed, Aug 08
I would like to go on the London Eye at night, and look out over the city.
I would like to learn how to ride a skateboard.
I would like to fall in love, really and truly and without any bs. Done. 🙂
I would like to run a 5 kilometre race for life.
I would like to get back up to swimming 50 lengths in one go (I am becoming such a wuss!). Spring/Summer 09 focus.
I would like to read the favourite books of all my friends. (getting there!)
I would like to learn how to apply liquid eyeliner. Done, Oct 07
I would like to try golf…. Spring/Summer 09 focus.
…and bodyboarding…
…and abseiling. Done, Jun 07
I would like to be an extra in a film or TV show.
I would like to start playing flute again.
I would like to go ice skating.
I would like to have a child, or start putting cogs in motion to adopts in my mid-thirties (haha, this so comes late in the 5 year plan – if I had a kid now I’d probably misplace him or her ;-)).
I would like to learn how to drive. Done – passed test Jul 1st, 2007
I would like to drop another two dress sizes. Spring/summer 09 focus (one and a bit to go!)
I would like to visit New York…
….Boston…
…Chicago…
…Toronto… Done, Oct 07
…Montreal… Done, Oct 07
…Vancouver…
…Amsterdam…
…Madrid… Done, Feb 08
…Rome…
…and Athens.
I would like to read the whole Bible.
I would like to write letters to all my heroes. (in progress!)
I would like to watch all of the AFIs top 100 films.
I would like to be featured on a CD (singer / handclaps / lyricist / whatever!).
I would like to get back into producing video storyboards for songs I like – then if the opportunity ever arises I can have a portfolio to show.
I would like to learn how to speak Spanish.
I would like to have a poem published.
I would like to have really long hair (past elbows)….(almost there!) Spring/Summer 09 focus.
…and pretty short hair.
I would like to be a godmother (buddies and friends, this one’s on you!).
I would like to attend a film premiere.
I would like to design and produce a teeshirt.
I would like to sort out my finances. Done, I’d say, but there’s always room for further improvement 🙂
I would like to watch ‘Snakes on a Plane’, even though the premise terrifies me.
I would like to join ebay. Done, Aug 08.
I would like to visit the Houses of Parliament. Done, Jul 07. I even got to have lunch at the House of Lords!
I would like to get into kite flying – loads of people have told me how fab it is!
I would like to take a course / read several books about web design.
I would like to learn how to play a half-decent game of tennis.
I would like to act onstage again. Done, Nov 08 (a walk on one-scene-wonder role in our school panto!
I would like to learn about art.
I would like to have at least one thousand pounds saved for rainy days. Done, Jan 09
I would like to take my HNC in radio production / do work experience at a radio station.
I would like to write a children’s book….even if it’s just for my class.
I would like to learn how to make crème brulee.
I would like to see an opera. Done, Jul 07
I would like to be a bridesmaid (bring on the pouffy pastels!).
I would like to write a good song.
I would like to have a review published.
I would like to learn how to knit. Done, May 08 (I’m not very good at it, but I can do it!)
I would like to make a photoblog where I take a picture every single day for a year. CANCELLED. I tried this, and do you know what? Some days there are too many pictures to pick just one. And others, there seems to be nothing at all…. I *will* start a photoblog again at one point, but I decided to leave this little bit of the list undone!
I would like to climb Scafell Pike…
…and Ben Nevis. Spring/summer 09 focus.
I would like to beat Peter in a game of badminton. Done, Aug 07.
I would like to raise some money for charity each year for the next five years. Ongoing – 07 and 08 achieved, 09 in progress.
I would like to get organised :-). Done, and ongoing. You guys should see the household organiser I’ve started using!

So that’s 22 of 70 done.
6 or so in progress.
And 6 I’m focusing on.

So hopefully by September (the midway point in these shenanigans!) I shall have 34 of 70 done. A.k.a. almost half! 🙂 Some of them I may never do, or certainly not in the next few years. But by golly I’ll have fun trying!

Love,
Cxx

12 Comments

  1. Jon
    28th March 2009 / 1:58 pm

    Even with so many to go, that’s still a pretty cool accomplishment. Oh, and Snakes on a Plane is probably one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen.

  2. Brittney Galloway
    28th March 2009 / 2:20 pm

    Thanks for stopping by! I love your list! I have a similar list that I am working my way through, but sometimes, it seems impossible to accomplish!

  3. Marva
    28th March 2009 / 3:41 pm

    Hi Claire! Thanks for the visit at my blog! That is a wonderful list you have there. thanks for shaing. You have accomplished so much! Congrats on your success! Keep up the good work!Blessings!

  4. pheromone girl
    28th March 2009 / 5:08 pm

    What a wonderful idea! I have so many lists, but none about the things that will really bring my joy. I’m off to make my own. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Penny
    28th March 2009 / 9:43 pm

    Now that is waht I call a list!!! Good for you, I can’t seem to get together a grocery list let alone one that could be my bucket list! ha ha.Thanks for stopping over at my blog come again soon sometime!

  6. Riot Kitty
    29th March 2009 / 3:47 am

    That is so cool!

  7. Christielli
    29th March 2009 / 6:14 pm

    You’re awesome! Good luck with your progress. Hmmmm, I wouldn’t mind joining you in the London Eye one. 😉

  8. Claire
    29th March 2009 / 11:32 pm

    Thanks guys!And Miss Christy, let’s do this! :-)Cxx

  9. Amy
    30th March 2009 / 1:02 am

    I love your list! Tell me about your good pancakes. I love ’em and always want to make ’em better.

  10. chickadee@afamiliarpath
    30th March 2009 / 2:09 am

    i would like to get through the whole bible too. i’m ashamed to say i’ve never done it. i’m almost up to 1000 posts though.

  11. Brooke
    30th March 2009 / 9:32 pm

    Claire, thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your list! My dad had me make one of these about 10 years ago… I wonder what happened to it, but you’ve inspired me to make another one :)And looking forward to seeing a “paint by numbers” post on your blog…

  12. morethanthestarsinthesky
    30th March 2009 / 11:52 pm

    Enjoyed your list…..very interesting and inspiring!

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