50 Things to Learn and Do
When you're ready to do something and be something more than you were. Add to the Poll when you do.

50 Things to Learn and Do as a Teenager – When you’re ready to do something and be something more than you were.

  • Go Climb A Rock – Yosemite National Park is visited by people from all over the world. It is reasonably close and has some of the most beautiful scenery you’ll ever see. Waterfalls, Wildlife, Trails, Camping, and rocks/mountains to climb. The hike to Half Done is an experience of a lifetime. 
  • Change or learn a new Habit – Do you do the same thing over and over again. The time is nigh to do something different. Recognizing you are locked into a habit is the first step. Next, try to transform it into a habit that is more desirable for you and those around you. 
  • Create something - Become an artist, a builder, a designer, a programmer, a welder, a mechanic, a writer. With time and patience you can become a creator.  
  • Add a little perspective in life –  It’s the story of your life. 
  •  Find an internship. Students learn what professionalism looks like, develop skills using technology, learn how to work with people – bosses and customers – and network with those who can hopefully, write you a letter of recommendation or hire you after college.
  • Take the train to the Bay Area. Deciphering mass transit can be troublesome if you are not used to it. Plus, it’s a pretty view and you don’t have to worry about stop and go traffic.
  • Visit a college.  A key part of deciding which college to go to is finding a good fit. And a great way to get more information is to visit the colleges in person. More here
  • Science, Math, Engineering, Writing Camps – Most universities have them. Scholarships are available. 
  • Learn to surf. Places to Learn
  • Learn how to change your own car oil. Learn How
  • Learn how to cook something more dignified than Top Ramen and Mac and cheese. Pay off? The girl or guy you are interested in will be impressed. 
  • Watch as many TED talks as possible. They’re good for the mind and the soul. Start Here
  • Write stories, poetry, or articles, and have them published by a school publication or online. 
  • Volunteer – there are so many incredible causes that need manpower, and you’ll feel great about it. Search for “volunteer Sacramento” to find great sources, where you can search for your zip code to find something close and find organizations that match your interests – working with kids, feeding the homeless, building houses, translating, teaching sports, etc.
  • Visit museums – the Crocker, California Museum, Automobile Museum, Medical History Museum (creepy and free!), etc…
  • Learn an artistic craft like painting, sketching, drawing, computer graphics, etc. There are lots of great tutorials online to get you started.
  • Learn how to build stuff. If someone in your family has tools, wood, and metal, have them teach you how to build or fix furniture. Learn to paint. Get dirty.
  • READ. Read so much that you have piles of books to get through. Many websites have incredibly cheap options for used books, or you can visit the library. If you don’t like a book, put it down and find something else. Read things that make you laugh, see things differently, and learn something new.
  • Climb Mt. Whitney, the highest mountain in the contiguous 48 states
  • Learn how to swim and learn how to survive when fall into water
  • Learn to play an instrument, such as piano, guitar, … , etc.
  • Learn a foreign language which you are interested.
  • Exercise regularly. Maybe three times a week, 40 minutes each time.

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