Monday, March 21, 2011

43 Things about me

I recently read that we should all make a list of 43 things about ourselves...Why 43? I have no idea...We should do it to make us more aware of what we enjoy, what we dream about and where we want to go...

Also, it has been said, that writing things down makes them more likely to happen.
I believe that to be true.  Jeff and I wrote a list of things we wanted to to/buy and then forgot about it.  We found that list years later and we could cross off almost the entire list! 

There is something important about writing down your dreams/ makes them real, concrete.

So here it goes...

I'll start with the easy one~

Where I want to go

All 7 continents - I have 4 to go

All 50 states - I have 6 left, Ohio, Arkansas, Oklahoma, N & S Dakota and Alaska

Machu Pichu - sigh...

Amazon Jungle

On a photo workshop travel tour with Art Wolfe or National Geographic

A safari in Africa

Visit the area in Slovakia that my Great-grandmother lived

The fjords of Norway

The hot springs of Iceland


Bike tour in Europe




What I want to do

Become a better photographer

Get in the best shape of my adult life

Be more adventurous

Learn how to Scuba Dive

Learn how to make a quilt

Explore ruins

Go on a cruise

Get my masters in History

Take a photography class

Be less intimidated

See my pictures hanging somewhere other than my house

Avoid menopause

Swim with dolphins

Laugh more

Take a yoga class

Ride my bike more

Believe in myself

Grow 5 different varieties of pumpkins

Have a green house

Read more classics

Enjoy the moment as well as the journey

Go on a bike tour in Europe with Jeff

People I'd like to meet

Any living US President

Any relative of mine living in Europe

(Many of the people I want to meet are dead...)

Teddy Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Franklin Roosevelt

Hiram Bingham

Mark Twain

I'd love to read what's on your list!



  1. Enjoyed this post Shelly. You have seen pictures of yours hanging somewhere other than you house. I imagine that you are talking about a gallery opening or something like that tho. I'm going to have to ponder my own list. There's a lot to think about there. Except the where to go question - I could answer than one in a heartbeat. I hope you come with on the Inca trail!

  2. I would love to see your list Jill! Yes, I do get a thrill seeing my pictures up in your home. What I meant was somewhere unexpected as I walked by... ;)

  3. Is there a way to be notified if there's a comment after my comment? I just saw this reply. That would be really cool to see one unexpectedly indeed! I'm having an itch to frame up several of your tulips. Or canvas them. You are just so talented. LOL a pig head just popped up in the slide show to the left of where I'm typing! That gives me a good giggle!