25 Before I Turn 25

Posted: December 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

Right after my 24th birthday, 06/25/13, I made a list of 25 things I wanted to do before I turned 25.

1. Sub 10 Hour Ironman
2. Qualify for Boston Marathon
3. Run 100 Mile Ultramarathon
4. Grow facial hair
5. Donate kidney to stranger
6. Get a promotion at work
7. Learn how to kayak
8. Take up glass blowing
9. Learn to play the piano (play Beethoven’s Fur Elise)
10. Take up rock climbing
11. Learn how to cook
12. Eat healthy
13. Become knowledgeable in automotive repair / cars in general
14. Complete prerequisites and get into an MBA program
15. Buy a house
16. Learn German
17. Travel to a country where German is the primary language
18. Become Level 1, 2, & 3 certified in high power amateur rocketry
19. Go skydiving
20. Volunteer 200 hours
21. Save money / don’t spend it recklessly
22. Read 15 books
23. 50 blog posts
24. 10,000 Youtube views: http://lethalengineering.com/
25. Go on 12 dates (each month of an actual ‘relationship’ counts as 2 dates)

I’m publishing this list 6 months later because I haven’t made much progress and this way everyone who reads it can hold me accountable. The purpose of the list is to push my boundaries, experience new things, and to learn by being in uncomfortable situations.

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