Take, for example, scuba diving. I started to put it on my list (Fish! Coral! Pretty!) but then realized there would be a very good chance I'd have to actually scuba dive. For those of you who know me, the ocean isn't exactly a place I feel comfortable, and the thought of being trapped that many feet below water, beautiful though it may be, terrifies me. So I left it off.
I also left off a few items because the likelihood of getting them accomplished was very low. Like I think riding in a zeppelin (or a submarine) would be completely awesome, but at this point I'm not prepared to drop a couple Gs to do it (riding in a seaplane made the list though).
Some of the different categories my goals fell into:
- Travel related: 29
- New skills to learn: 6
- Animal related: 6
- Vehicle related: 8
- Seattle/Washington related: 10
- Pop popcorn on the stove
- Actually FINISH crocheting a blanket
- Bake a pie from scratch
- Make sushi