27 Before I Turn 27

Below is a set of 27 goals I’m going to attempt to achieve before my 27th birthday. Some have been recycled, some expanded, and some are completely new.

1. PADI (Scuba) Certified
Alexis would like to go Honduras for spring break this year. Her grandfather has a house with some great reefs around it.
2. Increase Net Worth to $100,000
3. Finish Van
4. Bike 10,000 Miles
5. Swim 1,000,000 Yards
6. Run 2,000 Miles
I’m registered for Ironman Brazil in May 2016 and the Hitchcock 100 Ultramarathon in December 2015.
7. Glass Blowing class
Every since my parents took me to a David Chihuly exhibit way back when, I’ve been a fan of glass blowing. This has been on the list the last 2 years.
8. Set a World Record
I’m thinking most tennis serves in an hour. I’d like to raise money for charity while doing it.
9. Volunteer 200 hours
I will continue volunteering with Big Brothers / Big Sisters. I would like to find new volunteer opportunities as well. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
10. 3rd Movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata
11. Propose to Alexis
This one was accomplished shortly after turning 26. Don’t worry, there’s a video that I’ll post later on.

Proposal Picture
12. (-10) Round of Disc Golf at Seymour Smith
I really enjoy disc golf. It’s free, challenging, and get’s me outside.
13. 50 Blog Posts
Reading about people’s experiences through blogs has inspired me to try things I otherwise would not. I hope that by sharing my experiences and insights I can do the same for others
14. Help Dad Lose 70 lbs
My Dad always been supportive of my goals, whether it be driving to Arizona for an Ironman or spending an entire weekend crewing for my ultramarathon. It’s time that I return the favor.
15. Skydiving
16. Meditate 5 minutes a day for 60 days straight
A lot of benefits are supposed to be correlated with meditating. My friend Matt Brand suggested this one.
17. No Added Sugar – Entire Year
18. No Fast Food – Entire Year
19. Develop a habit of eating 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day
Eating healthy is one of my biggest goals for the year. It’s one area of my life that I need to vastly improve.
20. 100,000 Views Lethal Engineering
21. Read 30 Books
22. Perform Stand Up Comedy / Open Mic
23. Learn Chess / Become a UCSF Level 1000 Player
24. Donate 10% of Income
Somewhat contradictory to goal #2
25. Develop a habit of waking up before 6 a.m.
26. Learn French (Pimsluer Lessons 1-5)
I let Alexis pick one goal, and this is what she came up with. French is the national language for many African countries, and Alexis would like to do medical volunteer work in Africa in the future.

Hey, That’s Only 26! Maybe One of Your Goals Should Be to Learn to Count!
Yes! Last year I took one suggestion from readers and learned how to throw ninja stars. I’m going to take suggestions again this year. Leave a comment if you have any ideas!

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