GrammaG *spinning circle* Connecting...

Do 43 things before I turn 43 (read all 5 entries…)
My List

I had a lot of fun coming up with this list of 43 and look forward to experiencing all of these amazing things over the next 10+ years (September 2009 – March 5, 2020).

  • Get a passport (2014)
  • Go to a winery (2013)
  • Go on a family camping trip
  • Eat at a 5-star restaurant
  • Visit Canada (2014)
  • Go to Ebertfest
  • Participate in NANOWRIMO (2010 – didn’t finish but did participate)
  • Perform Karaoke (2010)
  • Have a family portrait taken
  • Visit the Mall of America
  • See a play at Steppenwolf Theatre with Eric
  • Attend the Pitchfork Music Festival
  • Visit Yellowstone (2015)
  • Visit Mount Rushmore (2015)
  • Drive out west (2015)
  • Go to an indoor water park (2012)
  • Take the girls to a musical in Chicago
  • See the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Visit Cape Cod
  • Take a kickboxing class
  • Read all the Newbery Award winners
  • Donate 1 gallon of blood
  • Do the L.A.T.E. ride with Eric and the girls
  • Experience Reiki (2011)
  • Attend a Chicago Bears game
  • Visit all of the counties in Illinois
  • Achieve and Maintain a healthy weight
  • Get a promotion (2009-2010)
  • Have a spa day with Audrey for her 13th birthday (2018)
  • Go on an Evergreen Cemetery Discovery Walk (10/10/09)
  • Eat at a Hibachi style restaurant (10/3/09)
  • Go to the top of the St. Louis Arch (2013)
  • Visit the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (2012)
  • Visit Niagra Falls (2014)
  • Buy a piano (2013)
  • Visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (10/16/09)
  • Try Filipino cuisine (11/7/09)
  • Go to a botanical garden (2013)
  • Tour a distillery
  • Explore Shawnee National Forest
  • Canoe down a river
  • Get a seaweed body wrap
  • Take the Haunted Alton Tour


Ellie is leaving 43T


I like how you slipped in Buy a piano near the end!

Taz 2014 is a year of doing

Least you

have plenty of time to fit them all in ;)

Todd Schoonover is rehashing old avatars

19 of 43

I’ve done 19 out of your 43. I highly recommend doing the winery. I’ve been to many wineries and have always enjoyed the experience. Getting my passport was another big goal for me that I’ve accomplished. It opened up possibilities I wouldn’t have been able to have otherwise. I’m sure that in 10 years you can accomplish all of these. I’m working on 43 in just 1 year. Wish me luck.

GrammaG *spinning circle* Connecting...

Good luck getting all of yours accomplished. I tried to make mine a very attainable list. I can’t wait to start checking things off.


18 of 43

that’s a great list. I certainly surprised myself that I’ve done so many yet live so far away. Good luck!

14cauliflowers Is thinking about revamping this list

This is a great list!

It just seems like so much fun. Enjoy!

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