Sunday, July 24, 2016

Things I Did In My 20's

Today marks the day I landed on the land of opportunities 9 years back. What did I do in these last 8.5 years during my 20's ? Since the Internet is obsessed with list of things you should do by age 30. I wrote the list of things I did ;)

I ran, I traveled, I hustled, I hiked, I dabbled in many things

A quick recap on some of the accomplishments I can remember

  • Ran a marathon in 6 continents* 
  • Ran a marathon in 42+ states*
  • Ran a sub 3:19 marathon*
  • Ran Ragnar Relays in DC twice and in California
  • Traveled to  6 continents *
  • Visited 3 wonders of the world* 
  • Visited 9+ countries* 
  • Lived in a foreign country 
  • Lived in the east coast, west coast of USA. Moved to San Francisco
  • Visted my Great Grand parents houses
  • Took my dad to the sacred temples he wanted to see.
  • Visited Mahatma Gandhi's Birth Place.
  • Worked in Corporate America and Startup America
  • Incorporated 2 companies 
  • Summited Kilimanjaro the highest point in Africa.
  • Summited few 14’ers : Pikes Peak, Mount Shasta
  • Summited few other mountains.
    • Mount Gordon lyons, Wolverine Peak -  Anchorage, Alaska 
    • Mount Sentinel - Missoula, Montana
    • Mount Monadnock - Keene, New Hampshire 
    • Mount Tam - East  - Mill valley, California
    • Mount Diablo - Danville, California 
    • Mission Peak - Fremont, California 
    • Mount Rendezvous - Jackson Hole, Wyoming
    • Mount Wittenberg - Point Reyes, California
    • many more...
Public Speaking
  • Dabbled in Public speaking through Toastmasters
    • Gave 10 speeches and was awarded Competent Communicator
    • Gave 10+ more speeches and was awarded Advanced Communicator Silver
  • Dabbled in Improv
    • Attended improv classes and graduated from improv 101
  • Did swimming in the pool and got a level of consistently finishing 5 laps without stopping for long.
  • Did bowling 
  • Did skydiving in Northshore of Hawaii
  • Did scuba diving in Great Barrier Reef
  • Did white water rafting in South Fork American River
  • Did kayaking in Point Reyes
  • Did horse riding 
  • Did Ice Skating
  • Did a tough mudder in Napa 
  • Did indoor rock climbing and got upto 5.10d
  • Gave a speech to room of 50+ members 
  • Did blogging 
  • Started writing 
  • Read 25+ books
  • Did improv 
  • Shot a Gun
  • Got comfortable with dogs and took care of Sparky and even ran with him.
  • Experimented with hair styles and beard
  • Did a social experiment with my beard.
  • Have friends from all the 6 continents
  • Have friends from 42+ states
  • cleared off debt twice (my student loans and my sisters wedding)
Education on Paper
  • Got a bachelors degree in computer science 
  • Got masters degree in computer science 
*P.S: I did so many things this year after turning 30, those things haven't been included. The above list is all the things I did in my twenty's (20-29)

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