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Items that I have crossed off my list

By Lara Howsam When thinking about the things I want to do before I turn 30, I also have to…

By Lara Howsam , in Almost 30 and Counting: How to seize the day , on March 18, 2010 Tags: , , , , ,

By Lara Howsam

When thinking about the things I want to do before I turn 30, I also have to point out there are some things on my list that I have actually crossed off.

  • Bungee Jump — I did my jump at The Kawarau Bridge in Queensland, New Zealand.  It was petrifying! The worst part was actually willing myself to jump off the bridge – but once I did it, and I bounced back up, I started laughing. I was hanging upside down and yelling at my friend that we had to do it again!
  • Visit Every Continent — North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia I have been fortunate enough to travel to many places around the world. One of my main goals is to visit every continent before I turn thirty. I have only two – Africa and South America – to go!
  • Go to the Olympics — I was right in the action for the duration of the Vancouver 2010 Games. It was amazing to be part of this historical Canadian event!
  • Hang-out with a star — I was chosen as Paul Brandt’s guest blogger for a humanitarian trip. Hanging out with Paul was awesome and the best part is – I realized he is a totally normal, great guy!
  • Participate in a foreign charity project — I was able to go to Cambodia with the organizations Ratanak and Place of Rescue on a charity mission dealing with orphans and children that are victims of the sex trade. Participating in a project like this was a life changing, eye opening experience that I hope everyone has a chance to do.
  • Be backstage at a great concert— There is nothing like being backstage for a big concert. I watched TimMcGraw in Palm Springs, California at Stagecoach Festival.
  • Have the PERFECT dayMy perfect day was spent at a beautiful lake in Northern Saskatchewan on a boat with wonderful friends. It was one of those great summer days that lasted forever.
  • Learn to surf — I think I can only half cross this off because I know how to surf behind a boat – not in the ocean waves!
  • Drink out of a watermelon This is one of those silly things you see people do and think it will be great and it is just not as good as it looks – but it was fun! Click here if you want to know how to make it.
  • Own a cabin in WaskesiuI grew up going to Waskesiu Lake in Prince Albert National Park in Northern Saskatchewan. Last year my brother and I bought a little cabin there and I cannot wait to make further memories in the future.
  • Graduate University with good marks – I completed a Bachelor of Arts Honours at The U of S
  • Swim in a perfect blue ocean on a beautiful beach — The most perfect beach I have visited was in Samoa. The best part about it was there was no one around.
  • Sky Dive —  Jumping out of that plane was both the biggest thrill and the biggest scare of my life. I did my jump in Taupo, New Zealand.

These are a few things that I have done – and I have a lot more to do!

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  • Dear Lara….
    WOW! Knew that you have done a lot of amazing things in your young life but had to read the list to refresh our memories… Very proud of you and look forward to many other lists in the future’
    Love your Nana and Grandpa Johnson

  • And yet somewhere you said your twenties haven’t been what you expected…my question is, what *were* you expecting? That is an awesome list!

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