This summer I turned 28 years old and was quite afraid of this number. I feel like I have aged and life has taken a toll on me. So on my 28th birthday I started a list of 28 things I have learnt in 28 years to show how wise I’ve become with all these years behind me. While making that list I realized that I was not that old at all. I have so much more to learn and maybe I should do a list of things I never have ever done. I was amazed! That list was easier to write up because I have so much to do guys! Being old is just a mindset. You are getting older but you are never old.
Never have I ever....
1.Made mashed potatoes successfully. I’ve tried several times and there’s some secret knowledge I believe I am missing.
2.Drank alcohol. I always order virgin drinks. Drinking hasn’t fully captivated me yet.
3.Really swam because I don’t know how to swim. I should really get to learning.
4.Scored 100% on an exam. The day I do I will literally cry. I remember getting an 85% on a very tough science exam and cried because I was in awe of what I did.
5.Traveled by myself. When I think about it, I don’t think I want to. I fear too many critters to do so.
6.Met a celebrity. I don’t even know which one I want to meet. I don’t think I would over react if I saw the biggest of them all. I would treat them like another local person.
7.Tried a restaurant’s food challenge. I don’t know if I would be able to do it but it would be fun.
8.Cooked and hosted a Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas dinner. That’s the main reason why I want to own a house!
9.Had a sleepover. African parents do not support that type of funny business. They bought me a bed for a reason.
10.Gone skydiving, bungee jumping, and skiing. Omgeee! Now that would be scary.
11.Adopted a child. At least I should be able to sponsor one right? I should look into it. Would love to help a soul out.
12.Been camping. I’m not much of an outdoor person but it wouldn’t kill to try once right?
13.Watched 50 Shades of Grey, Titanic, any Star Wars film and so many other popular movies. I kind of live underneath a rock.
14.Been on a missionary trip. There’s a point in my life that I need to dedicate my life to spreading the good news. I need to get working!
15.Gotten my clothes dirty playing with paint and the soles of my feet caked in mud, and try to not take myself too seriously.
16.Let myself go completely on the dance floor with no awareness of my environment.
17.Ran a marathon. Do I want to? Can I actually run a marathon? I would be amazed at my body if I ever do.
18.Donated blood. I’ve attempted but blood iron was low.
19.Dyed my hair. I would love to get blue streaks in it!
20.Ridden a motorbike or a scooter. My dream motor bike is a quad bike called the Wazuma V8. Gets me excited thinking about it.
21.Driven a Bentley. If you know, then you know why this is on the list here.
22.Gotten a tattoo on myself. I got one of the fake ones and my mom was so disappointed.
23.Shot a gun. I don’t know why it’s on the list here but it just occurred to me as one of the things I’ve never done. I guess someone needs to take me to a gun range. Waiting…
24.Been to a bachelorette party or ever been a bridesmaid. Hopefully that changes soon.
25.Been to an NFL, NBA or NHL game. I would love to!
26.Worn contacts. I would wear some type of hazel colored contacts and look crazy exotic.
27.Driven a manual. There’s something badass about it no?
28.Ridden a camel in a desert.
You can look at the cup as being half empty or half full. The way you live life depends on how you see it. I really did think I was old. However, there is still so much to do, so much to see and so many people who have lived 50 years more after their 28th birthday. Therefore, I have time.
I had quite some fun making my list of Never Have I Ever. By 29, we'll see what I would have crossed off that list.
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