My kids always make a list of their summer goals. They always include things like “Go to Holiday World”, “Go to the Beach”, or “Read 5 Books”. I’ve never bothered to make my own list, because I also want to do most of the things on their list, and I usually get to because I have a driver’s license.
This year, I’m making my own list. I’m not doing this just to one-up the kids. I’m mostly doing it because I’ll forget to do anything if I don’t make a list, and this is the last summer of my 30’s. So, this is really more of a “before I turn 40 and start forgetting everything” list. Also, some of these are indisputable evidence of a mid-life crisis if attempted by a dude after he turns 40. So, in addition to participating in the majority of my kids’ list items, my summer goals are:
- Complete a moving kick-flip
- Finish recording a song and put it on the interwebs
- Take the whole family to a Cubs game
- Fix my Vespa and take it on a road trip > 50 miles
- Get to California
- Finish watching Season 5 of The Wire
- Get a Tattoo
Disclaimer: I intentionally did not include business goals on this list. I also have those. They are probably more admirable and will likely interfere with completion of this list.