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Dying Young
I'm starting to make a list of things to do before I die.

It's not for any really morbid reason or anxiety approaching with my 25th birthday (well, not at the moment), just an extension of my ongoing to-do list of more common things and I realized I might benefit from making a lifetime list.

What would you put on your To-Do-Before-I-Croak list? Any suggestions for things you've tried that you'd recommend for others to do, at least once or multiple times? I'll share mine with you guys when I have written down at least a couple items (it probably will never be fully finished; I'll likely keep adding to it until the day I die).

mood: curious curious
music: DJ Mangoo - "Beneth"

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just_fn_james From: just_fn_james Date: October 22nd, 2003 04:14 am (UTC) (link)
I'd like to win crown
birdofparadox From: birdofparadox Date: October 22nd, 2003 08:20 am (UTC) (link)

Lots of mine are intangibles, is that okay?

-- visit Italy, Spain, Japan, Morocco, Egypt, India, Wales, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, Scotland. Ireland, again and again and again. If I'd started earlier, I'd say I'd like to travel nearly aimlessly: work odd jobs here and there, stay a while in cities I loved, etc. I wish I owed the money I owe to student loans to some travel fund somewhere: I might have learned more trekking through the world than I did meandering through college.

-- write, design and self-publish a handmade, limited run book

-- have my work published through a respected publishing house

-- grab my fear of heights by the bollocks and twist

-- help run a scouting troop (is that silly? my troop leaders were incredibly vibrant, socially/environmentally/politically conscious women, and i learned so much through my troop that i'd like to inspire young girls the way they did.)

-- sleep on a beach

-- get to a point where I can finally stop worrying about money

-- be comfortable in my own skin: stop giving a damn what people think, stop beating myself up for the way I look or how I used to look, stop fretting about what could happen, and actually start living.

alcamar From: alcamar Date: October 22nd, 2003 09:35 am (UTC) (link)
Skydive, bunjee jump, and a few others along these lines.
Go hiking(no never been), but more than just a day or weekend thing, say week/month long trek of living off the land(and running from the law cuz I killed something on their land).
Be completely debt and tiedown free. Stick everything I own in a storage building, pay for it for up to a year, and just go and go, and not worry where I'm going, how I'm gonna get there, etc. I think this might fit with the whole hiking trip.

this is more me than you, but.... Grow a long beard, when it becomes snow white, dress up as santa and entertain all the kids with my real beard :)

That's about it for now, I may come up with some more later on :)
sidewayzzzzz From: sidewayzzzzz Date: October 23rd, 2003 12:00 am (UTC) (link)
shower naked in a rainstorm

go on jeopardy

voluntarily go insane for an hour
From: spiderknight Date: October 23rd, 2003 06:56 am (UTC) (link)

Here's one way to think of things...

Answer honestly and without much forethought:

What would you do or change if you had only 4 days to live?

What would you do or change if you had only 6 months to live?

What would you do or change if you had only 5 years to live?

(Oddly, when I first answered them, my answers were the following:

4 days: Drive to the beach.
6 months: See America.
5 years: change nothing.
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