Monday, December 12, 2011

Announcing: The Life List

As I draw my 101 in 1001 list to a close (5 months to go, but whatever), one of the things on there (#95) was to create my Life List. I've been working on it for a while now, and I'll continue to work on it as time goes on, but here's the start of it. The list of things that if I don't get done in my life time, I'll probably cry about. Things I can look back on whenever I want and review to make sure I'm working toward getting them done. Life Goals, we all have them.

Some of them I'm almost done with (namely, number 1), some of them are way off in the distance. All of them are crazy important to me and make my heart beat faster whenever I think of them.

1.     Make it to every continent (North America, Europe, South America, Africa, Asia)
2.     Get a nerdy tattoo
3.     Get a Thai massage
4.     Get married
5.     Spend one year living abroad
6.     Give ten gifts for no reason, all in the same month
7.     Get matching tattoos with someone
8.     Do sun salutations in New York’s Time Square on the summer solstice
9.     Own a house
10. Take a photo with a celebrity
11. Kiss under the Eiffel Tower
12. Be an extra in a movie or TV show
13. Publish a novel, novella, or collection of humor essays
14. Have/adopt a child
15. Sponsor a child in a developing country
16. Leave an outrageously huge tip for a breakfast waitress
17. Attend at least one event in the Olympics
18. Have drinks in an ice bar
19. Stay in a Hard Rock Hotel
20. Go to Bora Bora and stay in a hut on the water
21. Travel alone
22. Be part of Improv Everywhere’s No Pants Subway Rides
23. Tour the White House
24. See the Aurora Borealis
25. Go to the Galapagos Islands
26. Show up at the airport with just a bag and my passport. Take the first available flight.
27. Figure out my personal manifesto, then live it.
28. Be a photographer for a wedding (not a family member).
29. Work a bizarre job for at least a month
30. Teach a class or seminar
31. Watch all of one year’s Oscar nominated movies
32. Throw an extremely fancy party
33. Attend a masquerade ball
34. Meet J.K. Rowling
35. Hug Rupert A. L. Grint
36. Bungee jump
37. Email/write a letter to five people who I’ve never met but influenced my life
38. Decorate an entire room in black and white with one red centerpiece
39. Move out of Texas.
40. Contribute to setting/breaking a world record
41. Work for a non-profit
42. Go to a major music festival
43. Go to a couple’s spa retreat
44. See the cities where my parents were born
45. Drive across the country
46. Buy both of my parents something they want but would never buy for themselves
47. Move my blog to it’s own domain
48. Create a holiday tradition with a group of friends
49. Interview/photograph someone famous
50. Sell everything I own except the things I would save in a fire and two weeks’ worth of clothes
51. Ride horses on a beach
52. Own a vintage typewriter.
53. Join a book club
54. Become conversational in French
55. Own a photography business
56. Go on a cruise to Alaska
57. See a photo I took in National Geographic
58. Spend a day silent
59. Get into a yoga routine – twice a week for a year
60. Be a vegetarian for a month
61. Buy a fixer-upper. Make it awesome.
62. Raise over $1000 for a charity or non-profit
63. Hike a mountain
64. At Starbucks, pay for my coffee and the one behind me
65. Take a recreational culinary class
66. Pet a giraffe.
67. Attend one of my high school reunions
68. Attend a blogger meet up.
69. Learn to scuba dive.
70. Swim with sharks or stingrays.
71. Spend a day museum-hopping.
72. Stop whining; Hire a trainer and get back into shape.
73. Become conversational in four languages (English, Mandarin)
74. Go on a wine and cheese tour of France.
75. Take a photo in every country in the world.
76. Throw a drink in someone’s face.
77. Swim with a whale and a dolphin.
78. Have black and white boudoir style photos taken of me.
79. Achieve really cute calligraphy/handwriting

Are any of these on your Life List? Do you have other things on your Life List? Share!


  1. I do #31 every year, so of course, you're welcome to join me.

  2. Great list! If you are ever in the NJ area, we have a FABULOUS photographer that specializes in boudoir and vintage pin-up photography. I had some pin-ups done last year for my husband while he was deployed. Seriously- look her up on Facebook- Bella Boudoir by Brenda Malpedo.

  3. Why do you think of the most amazing things to do?!

  4. um I'll TOTES do matching tattoos. I'm constantly looking for reasons to get more. :) AND we can always kill 2 birds with 1 stone- Deathly Hallows. "Nerdy" tattoo AND matching!!! :D :D :D


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