Jaryd Madlena

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I'm doing 31 things
 

Jaryd Madlena's Life List

  1. 1. follow God's plan
    3 cheers
    2 people
  2. 2. start a non profit organization
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    55 people
  3. 3. Learn to play the banjo
    4 entries . 1 cheer
    493 people
  4. 4. raise $80,000 to build a Habitat for Humanity home
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. have a representative from Habitat for Humanity speak at school
    1 person
  6. 6. be more truthful
    1 entry
    28 people
  7. 7. Own my own movie theater
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    11 people
  8. 8. Read more
    2 entries
    9,073 people
  9. 9. go to bed earlier and wake up earlier
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    63 people
  10. 10. wake up when my alarm clock goes off
    3 entries
    7,425 people
  11. 11. Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    2 people
  12. 12. stop biting my nails
    7 entries
    7,263 people
  13. 13. spend less time on the internet
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,067 people
  14. 14. blog more
    1 entry
    546 people
  15. 15. take more photographs
    2 entries
    1,737 people
  16. 16. flickr more
    2 people
  17. 17. Perform deliberate acts of kindness.
    1 entry
    28 people
  18. 18. Show kindness to a stranger (Pay It Forward)
    4 team members . 1 entry
    9 people
  19. 19. intern at World Vision
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  20. 20. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    21,524 people
  21. 21. design and build my own house
    1 entry
    1,761 people
  22. 22. donate plasma
    144 people
  23. 23. start a think tank
    1 entry
    9 people
  24. 24. take a picture every day
    1 entry
    322 people
  25. 25. form a junto
    1 person
  26. 26. donate bone marrow
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    136 people
  27. 27. Attend a TED Conference
    21 people
  28. 28. Speak at the TED conference
    2 people
  29. 29. invest in microfinance
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    4 people
  30. 30. be a mentor
    229 people
  31. 31. meditate daily
    4,809 people

How I did it
How to learn to do an aerial
It took me
1 day
It made me
Ecstatic


How to learn to do a backflip
It took me
6 months
It made me
Relaxed


How to learn to slack line
It took me
1 month
It made me
Satisfied


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Recent entries
donate bone marrow
Registered

I registered for the national bone marrow database a month or two ago when I went to donate blood. Super easy: swabbed my cheek a few times and bingo, someone has another shot at life.

The odds are narrow that I will be matched, and I know it will hurt when they are taking the marrow, but something so small can totally turn someone’s life around. I don’t know how I would feel about myself if I didn’t do this.



take more photographs (read all 2 entries…)
New Camera

I just bought a Canon EOS Rebel XTi 400D. It includes 4 lenses, some filters, tripod, and a case, as well as 16GB compact flash card. All for $680! I can’t wait for it to arrive so I can improve my photography skills even more.



Learn to play the banjo (read all 4 entries…)
Steadily Getting Better

I’ve been practicing almost every day for a while now, and I’ve increased my repertoire quite a bit. It gets more and more fun as I learn more songs, too.



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