Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ahora o Nunca

It's Spanish - aren't I fancy?

Ok, so I can't really speak, read, or understand Spanish (does dos cervezas pour favor count?) but, I can Google and that's how I found out that 'Ahora o nunca' means 'Now or never'  in Espanol.

I'm not really the resolution type (not that there's anything wrong with it!) because I tend to lose the tiny piece of paper (I wrangled up at 11:45 on December 31) within about 48 hours after writing them down. However, I'm having a bit of a self-diagnosed quarter-life crisis (as I call it) and as a result, a bit of a Now or Never list has started compiling itself in my head.

Why would a killer, 20 something, successful HR protege be going through a quarter-life crisis you may ask? (I know I referred to myself as killer and successful - give a girl a break!) I guess I feel that I've always done the right thing (university, career, mortgage...) and now I want to do my thing - whatever that may be.

I should really pay for therapy if I want to go on about this and not subject any wonderful readers to it anymore. By the way, have I told you lately that I love you? *

*not-so-subtle Rod Stewart reference!

Anyways, I wanted to start a blog for the longest time and finally bit the bullet and did it and am having so much fun! I guess it has made me wonder what else I can/want to do! So here it is, my Now or Never List (with pictures!)

1. Ride in a hot air balloon

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2. Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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3. See a lion, hippo, and elephant while on safari in Africa

4. Ice skate at Rockefeller Center in New York

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5. Pretend to be Indiana Jones at Petra in Jordan

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6. Watch the sun rise at Angkor Wat in Cambodia

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7. Live in another country

8. Run a half marathon (baby steps!)

9. Watch the Vancouver Canucks win the Stanley Cup

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10. Start my own business

11. Ride the Trans-Siberian train through Russia

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12. Visit Falling Water in Pennsylvania (Love that Frank Lloyd Wright!)

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13. Own my very own Eames Shell Chair (with an Eiffel base)

14. Visit Red Square in Moscow (preferably in the winter)

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15. Sleep outside, under the stars

16. Eat ice cream for breakfast

17. Have the guts to rock a killer short hairstyle

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18. Splurge on a pair of designer shoes (Christian Louboutin anyone?)

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19. Tour Quebec in the fall

20. Photograph a 'client' August 28, 2011

21. Get a tattoo (a small one!)

22. Touch a giraffe

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23. Become scuba certified (then dive!)

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24. Try to learn to sail (somewhere with turquoise water?)

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25. Get a massage March 10, 2012

26. Spend lots of time in Greece August/September 2012

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27. Learn to be more laid back 

28. Reach 10,000 pins (I'm 1/20 there!)

29. Kiss under the Eiffel Tower (cheesy, I know)
30. Stay in a thatched cabin over the water

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31. Have a locally sourced outdoor dinner (Outstanding in the Field!)

32. Go to the Coachella Music Festival

33. Be those people - pose at Abbey Road

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34. Get all Darwinian at the Galapagos Islands

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35. See a moose in the wild (never have and I live in BC!)

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36. Touch all 7 continents

37. Swim at the edge of Victoria Falls in Zambia

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38. Visit the Grand Canyon

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39. See the Northern Lights

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40. Earn my own Wikipedia page

41. Be irresponsible - for a year!  In progress, 2012 baby!

42. Retire before I'm 60

43. Take a Thai cooking class - in Thailand

44. Win a Halloween costume contest  Most Original, Halloween 2011 (here.)

45. Rescue a dog from the pound

46. Catch a live taping of Saturday Night Live

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47. See a Komodo Dragon in Indonesia

48. Submit a DIY project to a major design website

49. Kayak among the icebergs

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50. Discover what I'm meant to do

So there it is. I am sure I will have more to add before the first item is even checked off. I don't really see this list as ever being done or achieved, more like a long game of truth or dare that never really ends...

Anything you think I definitely need to add in there?


1 comment:

  1. LOVE these all! I've always had a bucketlist in my head but never really written it down and especially never gotten pictures of the things to inspire me! Brilliant idea! Please add: Visit Kelsey in Vancouver WAY more often! Can't wait to see ya! xo