The Original 26

Below are the 26 items that made up my original Life To-do list, which I made when I was about 13, in alphabetical order. (Sorry, for now their original order written on loose-leaf paper is lost to time). I’ve provided links for posts announcing their completion. No link, then I haven’t done it yet. See all of the completed ones together here.

  1. Buy on December 3, 2007
  2. Complete a marathon
  3. Complete a novel
  4. Complete a Philly Cheesesteak on July 13, 2004
  5. Get a tattoo
  6. Get an article in a major newspaper on January 13, 2006
  7. Go backpacking in Europe on November 4, 2008
  8. Go into outer space
  9. Go skydiving on May 15, 2004
  10. Hitchike on July 13, 2006
  11. Learn how to ride a horse on March 27, 2005
  12. Own a firearm on June 2, 2007
  13. Perform guitar live
  14. Perform stand-up comedy on Nov. 2, 2011
  15. Running with the Bulls on July 12, 2012
  16. See a lion in the wild
  17. See gondolas in Venice, Italy on March 8, 2007
  18. See Halley’s Comet (2061)
  19. See the aurora borealis (northern lights in Iceland?)
  20. Touch both the Atlantic and Pacific in one day
  21. Visit all 7 continents (North America, Africa, Europe and Asia so far)
  22. Visit Mt. Rushmore on July 13, 2005
  23. Visit the Eiffel Tower on October 12, 2008
  24. Visit the Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt
  25. Visit the Great Wall of China on December 1, 2006
  26. Work construction on August 20, 2004

What does that mean? That’s 15 of 26, more than halfway done with my original list.

The List: A to D
The List: E to G
The List: H to P
The List: R to S
The List: W to Z
The Original 26
All by Date of Addition (Soon)

The very same month I put together this list of 26, April 2000, I followed up with an even 100. Soon I’ll post all of my items by date added to my “list,” and you’ll be able to see how it has developed, particularly in those early years of the new milenium.

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