When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time?

This line has been rumbling around in my head all week. For you old school metal types, Van Halen put out a new CD this week and the title of this blog is a line from one of the songs, and much like most things musical, it stuck in my head and refuses to leave. I think it struck a chord (get it??). How many things have I wanted to do that I have yet to do (outside of the “man” things inappropriate to write down in this blog)? And of all the things I have yet to do, what do I REALLY want to do? You know, not something everyone writes down to feel cool (skydive? Not in this lifetime). And things that are not all focused on my recent “hobbies”. I guess it’s kind of like a bucket list, only they are things that, for the most part, if I didn’t do I could still live with. It’s a WANT list. So let’s give it a shot:

  1. Ride a horse
  2. Go Rafting
  3. Go hiking in Utah (or anywhere West)
  4. Visit the town of my great grand-parents, Bari, Italy
  5. Play in a band (this is not a first time thing, but would really like to do it one more time)
  6. Snowboard
  7. Write and publish a book
  8. Be my own boss
  9. Learn how to dance
  10. Surf
These are not in order, let me add, but just as they came out of my head. If I had to look at these and choose my top 5 things they would be:
  1. Rafting
  2. Hiking
  3. Bari, Italy
  4. Play in a band
  5. Write and publish a book

It’s sad that I have never ridden a horse isn’t it?

I intentionally left off everything triathlon, running, swimming, or biking related. The past year has seen MANY firsts in these areas; first triathlon, first of many distances in all three disciplines, first half marathon, first marathon ….

What about you guys?

One thought on “When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time?

  • February 21, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    You have so ridden a horse I remember Aunt Margaret had a horse when we were little :).

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