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Ten Things I Want to Do in the Next 5 Years

by Shannon Shorr |  Published: Feb 06, '08

The following is a list of things I want to do in the next 5 years. All of the things I've listed are things I have not yet done. I'd love to receive some emails with comments, advice, etc. from those of you who've done any of these things. I'm struggling for poker content simply because I'm just not playing much, so here's the list in random order. Hope you enjoy:

1) See the parts of the world that I haven't seen yet. Particularly Thailand, Japan, China, Greece, Italy, France, Germany, New York, Hawaii, etc.

2) Skydive. I've always wanted to do this but have never quite gotten around to it.

3) Run a marathon. I'm a long, long way from being able to do this, as my longest run ever is only like 6 miles. I'm really trying to get healthy though, and I think this would be a fun goal down the road.

4) Buy a house. From what I've heard, this is a really rewarding experience. I am not in any real hurry because I still don't know what I want to do with my life, nor do I know where I want to live.

5) Graduate college. It's not going to take 5 years, hopefully, but I'd like to finish up if for no other reason than to prove to myself that I could do it.

6) Win a WSOP bracelet. This is one of my few goals as far as poker goes. I'd also like to win a World Poker Tour event.

7) Become a fantastic cook. I just think this would be a great hobby to have. I always get jealous of people who are able to make nice meals.

8) Learn to play the guitar. My Dad bought me a guitar and instructional DVDs for Christmas of 2005. I've just been too lazy and haven't even taken the guitar out of the case.

9) Write a book. About something. Anything.

10) Become fluent in Spanish. I took Spanish in high school for a year and really enjoyed it. I had fun practicing while I was in Spain, so I'd love to get very, very good at it.


Shannon Shorr is a professional poker player from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He finished fourth in the Card Player 2006 Player of the Year race. You can follow his progress at

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