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terri913's Life List

  1. 1. Sleep in the desert
    1 cheer
    23 people
  2. 2. run a marathon
    1 cheer
    12,897 people
  3. 3. find a job that doesn't feel like a job
    230 people
  4. 4. be happy
    2 cheers
    25,048 people
  5. 5. Hike the triple crown (Appalachian Trail 2000 miles, Pacific Crest Trail 2800 miles, Continental Divide Trail 3000+ miles).
    1 cheer
    32 people
  6. 6. make a difference
    7,137 people
  7. 7. dance on pointe
    50 people
  8. 8. Make a movie
    3,127 people
  9. 9. work on a farm
    102 people
  10. 10. be a street musician
    5 people
  11. 11. get better at bouldering
    2 people
  12. 12. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
    7,198 people
  13. 13. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  14. 14. plant a garden
    2,097 people
  15. 15. Make a quilt
    1,241 people
  16. 16. Hike the Laurel Highland Hiking Trail
    1 person
  17. 17. be more graceful
    107 people
  18. 18. Drive down the West Coast
    17 people
  19. 19. do more yoga
    771 people
  20. 20. read the classics
    716 people
  21. 21. Be on Broadway
    440 people
  22. 22. be more organized
    3,538 people
  23. 23. make my own herbal remedies
    1 person
  24. 24. grow my own organic food
    1 cheer
    6 people
  25. 25. visit the Florida Keys
    18 people
  26. 26. learn how to hotwire a car
    888 people
  27. 27. find work I'm passionate about
    1 cheer
    913 people
  28. 28. adopt
    669 people
  29. 29. own a huge farm to rescue animals
    3 people
  30. 30. be vegan until DEATH
    41 people
  31. 31. visit the Mayan and Aztec ruins
    48 people
  32. 32. learn martial arts
    951 people
  33. 33. join a band
    536 people
  34. 34. open a coffee house
    59 people
  35. 35. drive and drive and see where i end up at
    9 people
  36. 36. Learn to pick locks
    1,502 people
  37. 37. love
    3,387 people
  38. 38. write a book
    31,381 people
  39. 39. kayak
    223 people
  40. 40. win the lottery and quit my job
    7 people
  41. 41. stop second-guessing myself
    61 people
  42. 42. move somewhere warm
    49 people

How I did it
How to drive cross country
It took me
4 years
It made me

How to read more
It took me
5 months
It made me
happy and insightful

How to learn to rock climb
It took me
1 year
It made me

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Recent entries
run 5 miles

I started out 5 years ago not being able to run even a 1/2 mile because of health issues. Since then I have gone vegan and gluten free, and slowly worked my way up to going to the gym or doing tapes at home for at least an hour every day. When I had to crosstrain during injuries like stress fractures I realized that the most important training you can do for running isn’t running…it’s cardio like the eliptical or bike and weight training/core training. I was just out of comission running wise for about a year with injuries…last year I could run 4 miles if I stopped and walked in between each mile. I just started up again a few weeks ago and last night I ran SEVEN miles straight in 80 minutes…I was astonished. I never thought I’d be able to do that and I was so proud of myself. I really believe that the cross training for cardio and strength is what did it for me. Hope that helps!:-)

become a psychologist

i’d love to become a therapist who specializes in animal assisted therapy. i just changed my major to psych and i’d like to eventually earn a psy.d. wish me luck!

cut my hair

so i’ve wanted to cut my own hair for a while and i realized last night that my hair had gotten WAY too long for my liking, so i grabbed my scissors and got down to business. when i washed my hair, i put a whole bunch of conditioner in it and only rinsed a little bit of it out (since i have really wavy/curly hair). then i combed it out straight and cut it while it was still wet. first, i cut about three inches off all around by parting my hair in the middle and bringing the two sides forward. then i added layers by flipping my hair upside down, then twisting my hair one direction and cutting straight across, then twisting it the other direction and doing the same. i found those instructions on a website and it worked really well.
the only thing i have to go back and fix tonight after work is that i dont want as much of a length difference between my layers and the overall length, so i’m going to go around and take about another inch or two off the bottom. also, i’m going to add some framing in the front, by adding in some progressive layers from the shortest to where my hair gets long, so the front doesn’t look as choppy.

i’m sooo happy with my new haircut! i can’t believe i used to pay $40 every time i had to get this done and i was never as happy with the results!

i would suggest to do what i did: cut your hair a safe length, style as usual the next day, then walk around for a day looking in the mirror, asking people’s opinions, trying to style it different ways, then you’ll know if there’s anything you want to change and you can adjust your cut again that night!


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