35 before 35

Everything I know I learned after I was thirty. - Georges Clemenceau
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. - Lucile Ball

In two months, I am turning 30. The big 3-0. Dirty thirty. Flirty thirty. I'm going to make and wear a birthday crown. It's not my 'scary' birthday My 'scary' birthday was 28. Ten year high school reunion. Back when I was 18, 28 seemed so far away. So adult-ish. Twenty- eight has come and gone plus 2 years. And I still do not feel adult-ish. I have never made a list of things to do before a certain age. I am going to give it a try. 35 things to do before my 35th birthday in February 2017.
1. Decrease my possessions
2. Take a sociology class

3. Take a religion class
4. Take a photography class
5. Get a better camera
6. Frame and hang four of my pictures
7. Detox once a year
8. Move to two different states (11/2011 moved in North Carolina)
9. Take a train ride in the US
10. Volunteer on a Board of Directors for a Park & Recreation
11. Volunteer at an animal shelter
12. Write a mission statement
Write a manifesto
14. Learn to drive a stickshift
15. Paint a picture
16. Learn to drive/ride a motorcycle
17. Take a road trip with my siblings
18. See the cherry blossoms in Washington DC
19. Read the bible
20. Read the quran
21. Read the torah
22. Pick peaches in South Carolina
23. Learn spanish
24. Re-learn french (I took 4 years of french classes in high school)
25. Get my TESL certificate
26. Run races in 10 different states. My ending goal is to run in all 50 states. So far: Texas, Oklahoma & Minnesota. (1/1/2012 Rock Hill Strider 12k trail run)
27. Complete a marathon
28. Bike 4 times a year in organized runs (one 100 mile ride every year)
29. Weekend trip to my birthplace in Virginia
30. Take a week long road trip in Canada
31. See the Northern Lights (aurora borealis)
and visit
32. India
33. Central America
34. South America
35. Egypt