Six Things I Will Do Before I Die

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A milestone birthday is coming up so it seems like a good time for some planning! These are just a few of the things on my must-do list now.

Complete my travel bucket list – This may be a little pie-in-the-sky, and it may take me 50 years to do, but I like to dream big. What’s life without big goals?

Go to the Olympics – I am obsessed with the Olympics. Both summer and winter. I love (almost) all the events and am pretty much glued to the TV every time they’re on. One of my life goals is to be able to attend a fee events in person and see all the pomp and circumstance and all the fun energy that surrounds the Games.

Pay off my house – Life many people, my house is my biggest investment, and it was a huge deal for us to be able to make the down payment and handle it all on our own. We make at least one extra payment a year to get that much closer to being mortgage free. It can’t come soon enough!

Become fluent in French – In Canada, learning French is clearly an asset, but my interest in the language goes much beyond that. I studied French in college and absolutely loved it. When I visited Paris, I was surprised that a lot came back to me. I would love to be able to speak it fluently without stumbling for the right words or tenses like I do now.


Really learn about wine – While I’m not looking to become a full-fledge sommelier (that stuff is intense—have you seen Somm?), I would love to really learn about wine in a more formal way. Right now, I just taste a lot, which is fun, but has its limits.

Kick my Diet Coke habit – I know soda—and especially diet soda—isn’t good for you, but I’ve never been able to break the habit. It doesn’t seem like it should be as hard as it is.