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Things I’ve Never Done

as you all may or may not know I had a pretty “big” birthday this summer, gulp…

I’m fifty… that is right five ohhhh

And I have never:

  • Set foot in Italy… yet…
  • Sang Karaoke in public
  • Eaten sushi


chicago bean photo credit: Dr. Bacchus

  • Been to Chicago
  • Rode a rollercoaster
  • Had a drawing hang in a museum
  • Seen Gone With the Wind
  • Run in a marathon

red motorcyclephoto credit: Maurice

  • Rode on a motorcycle
  • Broke a bone
  • Given birth the good ole fashion way
  • Met my celebrity crush
  • Danced until dawn
  • Watched the Sopranos
  • Been on a train across the country


montana lake photo credit: mtgriz65

  • Been to Montana
  • Been skiing
  • Been a math-whiz
  • Kissed someone just “because”…
  • Swam with the dolphins

ryan seacrest

photo credit: hollywoodmomblog

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Shelley Kramm is the founder and editor of I'm Still Standing and The DC Ladies. Learn more about her and her inspirational family here and connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+ and on

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  1. Love your list! I think my “Things I’ve Never Done” list would be more interesting than “Things I Have Done”!

  2. :-) skip the sushi and the rollercoasters blah. The no broken bones thing is good. Yahhh! I have never broken one either. At least not on pupose :-) well who does? Still, i had foot surgery where the dr. broke the baby tone bone so I guess that doesn’t count.

  3. Sushi? You MUST. Yummmmmmmm! :)

  4. Shelley, love, love, love this article! Fun and just made me want to read the next item to see what other things you haven’t done yet but I know you WILL! The fact that you took the time to write down what you haven’t done means they are things you want to do and now you can work on getting ‘er done :-)

  5. Great post, Shelley. I have a long ‘Bucket List’ lol. I like how you put done what you have already done. Thanks :)

  6. Hi Shelley, I just did the list also, we only have two of the same and I was afraid to write about the broken bone thing. You have some good ones.

    • hmmm i will have to check out your list too! i’m hoping i can keep the broken bone thing on that list lol

  7. Jenifer says:

    You’ve done many wonderful things…but find me a Japanese restaurant in MD and I’m taking you out for sushi…this is an easy one the check off and very enjoyable!

  8. Shelley, I love the list! What a great reminder to go back and see what I haven’t done yet that
    I’d like to check off :)

  9. Well, I’ve done a few of the things on your list, but I know I can come up with a list of my own. I’m 4 years ahead of you…

  10. Oh, but the things that you HAVE done, Shelley! Your story is amazing.

  11. Nike says just do it, First things first plan, pray and do.

  12. Ooooh! The most important one is being discovered by Ryan Seacrest! (-_-)
    What a great list you have…
    Norma Doiron @ The LEARNED Preneur ╰☆╮

  13. Love your website. Great job!

  14. Love it! I may need to do a “never done list” and then see what I actually want to do from that list! Thanks for sharing!

  15. I just LOVED this post! I wanted the list to be longer so i god chuckle and smile a bit more. It was light, humorous, cheerful, inspiring and just all around a delightful read! I’ve done so many amazing things in my life…like give it all up and move to South Africa for love… but have so many more to do. I think I’ll make a list! Thank you…this was a wonderful way to begin my Thursday!

    • yay let me know if you make a list i’ll stop by for sure! and moving to south africa for love that is wonderful!!!

  16. Well ~ I don’t think you want to do all those things 😉 there are many, many things that I haven’t done and don’t want to do… Thanks for sharing your list Now I must do the list “the things I want to do” when I reach 50 ~ 8 years to go!

    • ahhh i had so many things on “that” list… now i’m making a real bucket list lol… so much i want to do and see! :)

  17. Loving the list, Shelley! I hope to do a similar one soon. I have that *muffles voice* birthday coming up soon too! LOL!

  18. Ingrid says:

    I love your humor! Treat yourself to sushi this weekend. I love it!

  19. Iloved the list–some of them I have done–but can relate on many :)

  20. Such fun! And such a great perspective….love the ending with ‘Im Still Standing’ YAY for you, your family…and all of us who are pushing through all the tough stuff in our lives. Hugs, Elise

  21. I really enjoyed this post. I’m thinking of making one up for myself. I’ll bet it’s motivating!! Thanks!

  22. Great post Shelley, now that I know you have never danced the night away, I am down to do it with you. I have been dancing the night away since I was able to walk, I have a Latino family to thank for that, great day to you!