Checking the LIST


Almost a year and half ago, I made a list of things to do before I turned 30. It had 13 items in it. Now, after one and a half years, I am checking that list to see what all I have done and what not.

It is the (sort of bucket) list of things to do before/when I turn 30 (which is a looooong time to come but still….).

 0. Become an expert in one mathematical and one economics topic

— No becoming of an expert

 1. Learn to play one music instrument

— No learning of an instrument, just plain enjoyment of the music

 2. Learn one Indian and one foreign language

— No learning of a language, just plain hindi poetry and English books..no francois or german or Italian L

 3. Master at least one racquet sport

— Still at the same level as before

 4. Read at least 100 books

— Yup!! Yay!!

 5. Lose 10 kg of weight (This should happen in the next 6 months but oh well!)

— Lost some (3-4 Kgs) but not 10 L

 6. Earn comfortably

— Not too comfortable but its okayish comfortable

 7. Go abroad at least once

— Did that finally after so long – visited US (Richmond)

 8. Do one significant, life changing, meaningful charitable work

— I have since changed my opinions about charity and changing the world K

 9. Go on one roadtrip

–Did too. I went to NY/NJ all by myself, driving all the way. It was fantastic!

 10. Buy a digital SLR camera

— Bought no SLR but did get a Sony Cybershot point and shoot with pretty good specs – good enough for beginner photography

 11. Buy a 4 wheeler (preferably an open jeep)

— Yay!! Bought a 4 wheeler – Maruti Suzuki Alto! No open jeep that but a cute little car of mine

 12. Write something

— Did write something – a couple of poems in Hindi! Nothing very major but its something 

So, I have struck off 6 out of 13. Not bad. Completing nearly 50% of the list in one and a half years is not bad at all. And of these, some are the things i feel good about. So that’s nice. This year it is going to be another long list for the time till I turn 30. It would be a major list too. Life changing and all but I am all excited to strike things off it.

How time passes!