Friday, December 21, 2007

The New Year

As the new year approaches, everyone starts talking about resolutions and all of the things they will do different come January 1st. They want to get a fresh start, try yet again to give up a bad habit, or vow to be a better person.

Oddly, I have never given into the hype. Maybe I'm too lazy to change something about myself, or maybe I'm just realistic and know that there is little to no chance of someone carrying out a resolution from January 1st through December 31st of the following year.

This year, someone got me interested in a new tradition. It doesn't have to be New Years to start this, but it is as good a time as any. I am compiling a list of 100 Things to do before I die. It will range from small things to big, and the time limit to complete all of these things is a lifetime. With 100 items it will give you satisfaction in being able to cross things off often, but at the same time you will need to work hard for some of the more difficult items on the list.

It really isn't easy compiling a list of 100 things you want to do though. I didn't realize how difficult it would be. I'm still sitting at only 14 things on my list, but I'm going to keep working on it until I have 100.

Actually saying that I have 14 things on my list is sort of cheating. Two items on the list I have already completed. But, I thought they were so important in my life, that they should be on the list, even if I've already completed them.

So I'm going to bend the rules a little and say, why not put things on there you've already completed? Afterall, it's a lifetime list and if you've completed something amazing in your lifetime, it deserves to be on there.

So, are you ready for my list? . . . . here is what I have so far:

100 Things To Do Before I Die

1. Get married √

2. Have children

3. Start my own business √

4. Write a novel

5. Get my novel published

6. Host a family reunion

7. Take a cooking class

8. Take a dance class with my husband

9. Make a difference in someone’s life

10. Organize and lead a volunteer effort for a worthy cause

11. Go to/Visit Australia

12. Visit my family in Texas

13. Pay off debt

14. Pay my mom back somehow, for being a wonderful mother


  1. hey Meg, its Linz.

    Love the blog, esp your list!
    and reading about you and Nik makes me happy and gives me hope! :)

    miss you guys already!

  2. That's a great idea!


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