Things I want to Learn

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Do you have a list? I have a list of 40 things I want to do before I turn the big FOUR OH. I’ve been slowly checking things off the list. I still have lots to do though. Oh well, I still have a couple years to pull this off! MostlyΒ  my list is made up of things I want to do and experiences I want to have with my family.

The thing about having small kids is that my progress on my list has slowed down a bit. My attention has obviously been mostly focused on them. The other thing about having young children is that we are putting effort into making sure they learn new things. There is so much for them to learn because for the most part, they are new here! In our efforts to have them learn new things, we’ve signed them up for art and swim classes and stuff like that. All of this learning has me thinking of things I’d like to learn.

Six Things

Here’s a short list of things I’d like to learn:

How to make jewelry – There were a few ladies that I worked with who make jewelry. I loved the detail and I love the idea of handcrafting something. I have jewelry making on my list of things to do.

Swim – I need to learn to swim ASAP. I had signed my kids up for classes this summer. My intention is to be the next in line for taking classes around here. Wanna know why I don’t know how to swim yet? Check out the trauma here.

Be a Pilates Instructor – I love Pilates! I took weekly classes before and throughout my first pregnancy. It was amazing. I still do Pilates about once a week. I have thought for years that one day I’d like to teach Pilates. Yeah, add that to my list too.

Sew – When I was growing up, sewing was a grandma thing. It’s changed over the years. There are so many bloggers making it trendy and fun! I have wanted to learn to sew for a while. I’d love to be able to make myself something that is actually wearable. That is a goal!

Play piano – I am 6’1″ and I have the long limbs that goes along with that height. My digits are included. I have pretty long fingers and I’ve always wanted to put them to use playing the piano. Maybe when life slows down a bit, I can squeeze that in.

Publish a novel – It’s the writer in me. I’ve spent my whole career writing. It’s all I’ve ever done consistently since I was a little girl. I have already had a book of poetry published. My next goal is to write a novel. I think I want to base it on my experience in the entertainment industry. There’s plenty of stuff to pull from there!Β  Next up though, my mom and I are working on a children’s book.


What’s still on your list of things to learn?


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43 Responses to Things I want to Learn
  1. Fi
    October 1, 2014 | 6:18 am

    I really want to learn how to sew too. I have so many projects but no skills πŸ™

  2. Marissa
    October 1, 2014 | 7:11 am

    This is a really great list. I took a small metals class in college that went hand in hand with jewelry making and it was so much fun! I was horrible at designing things according to my professor but it was still neat to learn how to use the tools.

  3. Brooke @ Silver Lining
    October 1, 2014 | 7:15 am

    Publishing a novel is on my lifetime bucket list! That is so great that you already have a poetry book published! And I made my little sister a baptism dress once- worst experience ever! I am determined to never sew again hahaha

  4. Erica
    October 1, 2014 | 7:20 am

    I need to make a list like this.. but I want mine to be for after the kids leave the house so I can start stock pilling money to do so πŸ˜‰

  5. Betsy Mitchell
    October 1, 2014 | 7:44 am

    I love these lists, it’s great for goal setting! I want to learn how to sew (better). I know the basics but I want to learn from a teacher so I know that I’m doing everything correct.

  6. brita
    October 1, 2014 | 8:38 am

    LOVE this. I don’t have an official list but I do have a lot of things that i want to learn. Recently the thing that I KEEP thinking about is graphic design. I really should just invest the time and money and take a few online courses. Better to start NOW, right?

  7. Alisha Hodges
    October 1, 2014 | 8:43 am

    I want to learn how to make jewelry and play piano too! I also want to learn another language.

  8. Melissa
    October 1, 2014 | 9:52 am

    How to make jewelry sounds like fun, i’d like to learn that too! You’re definitely one step closer to publishing a book – a blog is a great place to start πŸ™‚

  9. Erica
    October 1, 2014 | 10:02 am

    I like this much more than a bucket list! I’m going to have to make one myself! Sewing tops my list too! πŸ™‚

  10. Trina - Baby Shopaholic
    October 1, 2014 | 10:36 am

    I want to learn to sew as well but I know I will be come addicted and try to start a clothing line or something. LOL! Happy belated birthday!

  11. Jordan
    October 1, 2014 | 10:59 am

    My significant other is mexican, so I really want to learn spanish before we have kids. Then italian.

    Also, I really want to travel a lot more than I have, I have a huge bucket list.

  12. Lindsay
    October 1, 2014 | 11:10 am

    Publishing a novel would be so great! I am thinking about writing a book but I am just in the very beginning stages of coming up with ideas πŸ™‚

  13. Angelic Sinova
    October 1, 2014 | 11:22 am

    Love this! I really need to learn how to sew. I’m the only person in my family who can’t even fix a hole in jeans <3

  14. Candace
    October 1, 2014 | 11:53 am

    You NEED to learn how to swim!! I wish I could play the piano and write novel as well. I have the first 4 pages written in a draft on my desktop! I just need to go for it!

  15. Nancy
    October 1, 2014 | 12:10 pm

    Before I turn 40, I want to:

    Have children
    Travel more
    Take more Yoga classes (I’ve never been to a Pilates Class, I’m wondering how different it is?)

    I loved playing the piano and violin as a kid – I remember it so clearly. But I ended up quitting, and I’m not sure why..

  16. Avie
    October 1, 2014 | 2:10 pm

    My husband and I really want to learn how to play the piano! Its a goal or ours and hopefully we can try soon. I also don’t know how to swim! I love all things outdoors including fishing and boating, but I try to stay away from boating just because I can’t swim! :/

  17. LaShawn
    October 1, 2014 | 4:21 pm

    I want to learn how to sew!! I can’t even hem a pair of pants!

  18. Chelsea
    October 1, 2014 | 4:41 pm

    I love learning! Right now my learning goals are mostly all business-based πŸ™‚

  19. Mimi
    October 1, 2014 | 5:22 pm

    Learning to sew is at the very top of my list. I plan to get a machine for Christmas. I just need to set up a dedicated space for the machine.

  20. Angela Livingston
    October 1, 2014 | 5:43 pm

    Love your list! A friend of mine just opened up her own pilates studio in May and I’m hooked! My schedule is crazy, so I am only able to go once a week, but its great!

  21. Brenda
    October 1, 2014 | 5:45 pm

    I love these goals. I need to work on my book too! I had neglected it for far too long.

  22. Janice Trinh
    October 1, 2014 | 6:31 pm

    Hey! Except for the jewelry making one, I want to learn the other 5 too! Especially swimming, sewing, and playing piano! πŸ˜‰

  23. Kendall
    October 1, 2014 | 7:01 pm

    I’m with you on the sewing! I’ve always wanted to “really” know how to do it!

  24. JoAnn
    October 1, 2014 | 9:09 pm

    To learn how to make jewelry, check out the website, Really easy to follow video lessons. I’ve made some cute stuff from the instruction on there.

  25. Michelle Snow
    October 1, 2014 | 9:22 pm

    Those are some great goals. I think they are totally do-able too.

  26. Tammi
    October 1, 2014 | 9:51 pm

    I really like your list. I should make one too — I’d include publishing a book too.

  27. ananda
    October 1, 2014 | 10:08 pm

    learning is so much fun! i always have a growing list that never ends!

  28. Michelle
    October 1, 2014 | 11:40 pm

    I’m looking forward to seeing that novel, and the children’s book! Another thing about learning–it fights dementia as we age. πŸ™‚

  29. Carly Anderson
    October 2, 2014 | 7:04 am

    These are some great things to learn! I’m with you on the sewing… there’s a lot of great bloggers out there that have great, trendy projects!

  30. Deidre
    October 2, 2014 | 7:28 am

    I am all for learning. I am thinking of going back to school to get my masters degree!

  31. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    October 2, 2014 | 7:54 am

    Publishing a novel would be such an achievement, you should definitely do that!

  32. K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy)
    October 2, 2014 | 8:46 am

    Swimming lessons are still on my to-do list. And I haven’t done much sewing since my sewing machine died on me. Good luck with marking some of these off your list.

  33. Alyssa
    October 2, 2014 | 10:01 am

    ditto on sewing! I really want to learn how to do that! Sounds like you’ve got a good list going there! Good luck! (:

  34. Jessica Doll
    October 2, 2014 | 11:29 am

    Learning to swim is a must! And learning to sew would be fun. I’ve been sewing my whole life but I really don’t enjoy it, lol.

  35. Joanna Sormunen
    October 2, 2014 | 12:07 pm

    I want to publish a novel, and many novels, too! And I want to play an instrument, well! So well that people will actually want to listen to it, lol. And I want to learn to speak, read and write Kichwa.

  36. Winter White
    October 2, 2014 | 2:40 pm

    I love the idea of making a list of things you want to learn. I train for a living so for me my life is all about learning and growing. I love your list and wish you the best of luck on checking everything off of it.

  37. Sherelle
    October 3, 2014 | 11:08 am

    I like your list! I used to play the piano when I was a kid. My dream is to publish a novel too! I need to make an organized list of ‘life to-dos’. I’ll be the big 3-0 next month, and I don’t have time to do a 30 before 30, but my hubby and I have a shared list of things we want to accomplish together.

  38. Kriselle
    October 4, 2014 | 9:14 am

    Writing a novel is on my own personal list as well. I’ve started working on it but life has gotten in the way. Hopefully that will change!

  39. GiGi Eats
    October 4, 2014 | 9:10 pm

    I want to learn how to make a protein powder/ protein bar that’s 100% allergen-free/GiGi-approved!!! I must figure this OUT!

    PS: I don’t know how to swim and I have NO intention on ever learning!!!!

  40. Ayana Pitterson
    October 4, 2014 | 11:21 pm

    I would love to learn how to sew! That is a big one on my list and I truly need to get into classes ASAP.

    Thrifting Diva

  41. kristine foley
    October 7, 2014 | 8:43 am

    Great list! Good luck on accomplishing them all! Love a goal list to keep me on track!

  42. Liv
    October 7, 2014 | 11:33 am

    Gosh! This is a great list!! Don’t loose site of it! I have ssoo much that I want to learn it seems impossible at times!!! But I’m telling myself don’t loose site of it!!!

  43. Katy
    October 17, 2014 | 5:06 am

    Write a book! Such a daunting task, but it’s on my list, too. Right now with two under two it’s on hold, but when I get a free hour I try to get in a few pages, otherwise I’ll always be making an excuse to put it off. That’s awesome you have a collection of poems published! Good luck πŸ™‚

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