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 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!





20 things I like

Today I read a post from someone where he had mentioned about 51 things that he is happy about. And I thought what a great idea it is. I have been known to have many dislikes. My mom says that I should less often state what I do not like and tell her at least one thing which I like. So, coincidentally, this being a thanksgiving day, it will be nice occasion to write about what I like and be thankful for it. I will do only 20 things because even that number is hard for me to come up with, let alone 50.

So, here is the list. (and a first list of any kind on this blog, i reckon)

I like that:

  1. I have a super nice family. The best set of people that one can get. Mom, Dad and Bro, 2 thumbs up!
  2. I have some really good friends, who can help me when I need them.
  3. I like to read a lot.
  4. I have curly hair, even if i crib about it endlessly.
  5. I laugh out really loud, sometimes even scaring people. But it is a clean, heartfelt laughter.
  6. I can enjoy silly things and find joy in stuff like good food, a beautiful scenery, nice walk, good conversation.
  7. I like all colours.
  8. I am a liberal, almost feminist.
  9. I have enthusiasm and passion to do something of value.
  10. I have a beautiful handwriting.
  11. I can use and understand sarcastic humour.
  12. I am becoming more and more confident in presenting myself to others.
  13. I have a willingness to learn and improve.
  14. I can be kind and non judgmental with people.
  15. I can understand some hi-fi maths and physics.
  16. I can dream.
  17. I am pretty much independent now.
  18. I can learn some stuff pretty quickly.
  19. I never give up.
  20. I know that I can improve and I try to.

Okay, so that came about and its a good list. What say?? I should do more positive lists. Perhaps that will make me more positive and remind me that what are the important things in life.