Katydid Posted July 27, 2014 Report Share Posted July 27, 2014 I'm one of those people who too often spends more time dreaming about all the things I want to do with my life than actually doing them...which I suppose is exactly what I'm doing right now...uhm...Look over there, something shiny! >.> ...All the same, I hope that writing everything down in one place will give me something to keep coming back to and keep me motivated! Putting things in the public eye always helps too. Please watch me closely and poke me if you catch me looking like a lazy Netflix-watching blob, which is often. This is just a starter list, and will probably be edited frequently, especially at first. Global citizenship goals:Read a book about every country in the world. Preferably written by a native of that country. Approach: alphabetical. Fiction and non-fiction both acceptable. Recommendations much appreciated! Also appreciated is advice about how to define "country"; right now I'm using Wikipedia's list of sovereign states.â€‹Completed: none.Next country: Afghanistan. Book: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.Become familiar with major world religions/belief systems. Familiarization can come in the form of books, classes, conversations with practitioners, etc.Christianity:Protestantism: Complete by way of being raised as a (non-denominational) Protestant and practicing that faith throughout adolescence.Catholicism: Complete by way of attending a majorly (although not technically) Catholic high school and in-depth discussions with many Catholic friends.Completed: Read the Old and New Testaments in their entirety.Research Eastern Orthodoxy Islam: Took a college class, but it had mostly a historical focus. I'd still like to:â€‹Read the Quran in its entiretyRead (a) book(s) about the beliefs and practices of modern Islam (recs?)Mormonism (arguably a branch of Christianity, although a rather unique one): Met for several weeks with some Mormon missionaries, although we mostly talked about God and faith in general and not Mormonism in particularâ€‹Read the Book of MormonExplore Mormon websites (they appear to have quite useful ones)â€‹Become conversational in as many languages as possibleCompleted: English (fluent), Spanish (conversational, working on fluency)Next: Probably Arabic, which my BF speaks, although I might not get serious about it until after graduation.Stay current (heh) with current events. This requires finding one or more journalistic sources that I trust, and carving out a time of day to read them.â€‹First step: start reading NYT morning report (although my free trial expires in a couple of months, so Iâ€™ll have to find something else after that).Athletic goals:Run a 5k (currently can run 2 mi/3.2 km)â€‹Most recent running milestone: ran a 10-min mile on a flat treadmill (9/1/14)Next running goal: run a 10-min mile outdoorsDo 1 pushup (currently can do 5 incline pushups in a row)Do 1 pull-up (currently can bent-over row 25 lbs 9 times in a row)Complete the Advanced Body Weight WorkoutAchieve splits (front left, front right, and sideways)Master handstandsMaster rock-climbingMaster yogaLearn aerial fabricsLearn parkourLearn a martial artMusical goals:Have a memorized piano repertoire of 1 pieceLearn to play Gershwinâ€™s Rhapsody in Blue on pianoLearn to play guitarLearn to play violinAdulting goals:Graduate with bachelorâ€™s degreeGet a Real Job. Any real job.Get a job for a nonprofit working on urban povertyGet a job doing finances or logistics for a nonprofit working on urban povertyHave 5 go-to recipes. Will add links if I have them; no links means itâ€™s from a book, a friend, or I made it up. Pancakes, grilled cheese, ramen and the like donâ€™t count.Spaghetti with veggie sauce (made it up)Smoked salmon scramble (learned from a friend)Learn to bake 5 things not from a boxChocolate chip cookiesPumpkin chocolate chip muffinsLive in non-college-campus apartmentRandom goals:Knit 5 different objects:Scarf (a striped scarf does not count as a separate object)Coffee sleeveIn progress: baby ponchoHave a garden Last updated: 9/3/14 1 Quote Level 3, Halfling AssassinSTR: 6 | DEX: 1 | STA: 5 | CON: 8 | WIS: 4 | CHA: 3 Current challenge | Battle log (not in use) | Epic Quest Previous challenges: 1 2 2.1 Link to comment
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