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!