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1. Get my masters and PHD {Currently getting my MA at GSU}
2. Live in Europe with Matt and visit as many European countries as possible
3. Adopt a baby
4. Get married in the temple 
5. Visit Africa as a volunteer
6. Read the Harry Potter books
7. Run a half marathon 
8. Collect a shot glass from every continent
9. Actually write the children’s book that is running through my head
10. Serve on a charity board
11. Teach Abroad 
12. Learn to sew
13. Get published 
14. Learn to bake cookies, pies, and cakes from scratch
15. Ride an elephant
16. Get certified in scuba diving
17. Visit Bulgaria
18. Go to major church historical sties in the U.S.  
19. Go to Washington D.C
20. Go to Mount Rushmore
21. Donate Christmas gifts to charity
22. Visit 10 National Parks in the United States
23. Start personal library
24.  See the 7 wonders of the world {Christ Redeemer: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Great Wall of China: China - Machu Picchu: Peru - Petra: Jordan - Pyramid at Chichen Itza: Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico- Roman Colosseum: Rome, Italy – Taj Mahal: Agra, India}
25. Travel to 5 countries in Asia
26. Visit Jerusalem
27. Go to the Mud Festival in Korea
28. Organize all my photos and make photo albums
29. Work on the genealogy for my dad's side
30. Visit New Zealand {Lord of the Rings sites} and Australia
31. Write in a journal at least every week for a year
32. Teach at the University level
33. Go see an Opera 
34. Visit Greece
35. Go to an Olympic games out of the country
36. Plan someone’s wedding
37. Visit the Cliffs of Moher (the Harry Potter cliffs)
38. Learn a different language
39. Learn how to drive a stick shift
40. Learn how to change a tire
41. Learn how to change the oil in a car
42. Learn to crochet
43. Drive coast to coast in the United States
44. Visit Egypt and see the pyramids
45. Take a cooking class
46. Go to my high school reunion
47. Better my piano playing
48. Go on a safari
49. Go on a cruise
50. Learn calligraphy


  1. Hi Alex! Congratulations on being a Fresh Face Friday. I'm thrilled to share the honor with you. I'm your newest follower. This is a great list. I'm looking forward to exploring your blog and sharing your journey. Cheers!


    PS--#39 is a piece of cake. And it will make driving in Europe so much easier. :-)

    1. Thanks Kelly! The trick with 39 is to find someone that will teach me- I tend to have a bit of a temper when it comes to things like this :)

  2. Hi! I found you through Fresh Face Friday as well, and I'm so glad I did! I love this post--I have a 30 by 30 list (and a Life To-Do List) and this is a great interpretation! You have a wonderful and ambitious list here and I wish you luck! I look forward to seeing which one you cross of next--may I suggest riding an elephant (in Thailand!), Macchu Picchu or the Great Wall of China?

    1. Amy- I'm glad you found us! We are planning a trip to Thailand this August, so hopefully the elephant gets checked off. The Great Wall of China will be probably next January!!!! Thanks again for stopping by.


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- Alex