3o By 30

If your nerve deny you, go above your nerve.
— Emily Dickinson
  1. Read “War and Peace.”  
  2. Learn how to catch, fillet, and eat a fish.
  3. Fly in a hot air balloon.
  4. Complete a marathon.
  5. Go to a major league baseball game.   
  6. Get a meaningful tattoo.  
  7. Rock short hair.  
  8. Get at least one college degree.
  9. Help to physically build a house.  
  10. Milk a cow.  
  11. Learn how to sail.  
  12. Spend a night under the stars.  
  13. Lose $100 in Vegas (win with the rest).  
  14. Take an epic road trip across the US of A.  
  15. Bathe in a lake.  
  16. Drink from a river.  
  17. Be fluent (enough) in another language.  
  18. Learn to play the guitar.  
  19. Go completely barefoot for a day.  
  20. Meet a giraffe up close and personal.  
  21. Watch a sunrise and/or sunset from the top of a mountain.  
  22. Learn how to make wine and bottle it.  
  23. Pack up and take off for a random place with no itinerary planned.  
  24. Never get too old for a slumber party with my best friends involving a bottle of wine, a bowl of popcorn, and the finest of chick flicks.  
  25. See Sheryl Crow live and belt out all the lyrics to “If It Makes You Happy.”  
  26. Kiss passionately in the pouring rain.  
  27. Go down to New York City during Christmastime.  
  28. Love unconditionally, whole-heartedly, and fearlessly.  
  29. Learn how to successfully meditate.
  30. Find something bigger than myself to believe in, if only for a day.