My Life List

In November of 2012, I attended Camp Mighty, and in preparation, we were all charged with writing this  Life List.  Basically, it’s 100 or so things that you want to accomplish. In your whole life. Since Camp Mighty, I have been able to cross a few off my list, but I look forward to hitting this List with a vengeance in 2014. :-)

If you’d like to help me achieve any goals on the list, I welcome assistance in any form. Just contact me!

  1. Ride in a hot air balloon
  2. Learn to sight-read music
  3. Learn to sight sing
  4. Learn Italian
  5. Live in Italy
  6. Write a novel
  7. Learn to play the piano
  8. Visit Hawaii
  9. Do headstands in yoga with no fear. Every time.
  10. Take advanced cooking classes
  11. Visit Greece
  12. Work with a personal trainer to get into amazing shape
  13. Own my own apartment in NYC
  14. Perform in a musical on Broadway
  15. Take that tap class in NoHo I’ve been thinking about
  16. Vacation in Sedona, AZ
  17. Vacation in Napa
  18. Eat at French Laundry
  19. Snorkel
  20. Shoot a gun at a shooting range
  21. Swim with dolphins
  22. Take a helicopter tour in Hawaii
  23. Learn Photoshop
  24. Road Trip USA! See All The Things
  25. Take a long Amtrak trip – sleep in a sleeper car!
  26. Visit Japan
  27. Go back to college and finish my degree
  28. Give a waitress a really big tip, preferably at the end of the month
  29. Wear shorts
  30. Do the 52 Weeks of Mail challenge
  31. Form production company with B the B.
  32. Own a house in Los Angeles that has a pool!
  33. Meet Patti LuPone
  34. Participate in a Color Run
  35. Give back to my parents
  36. Organize an old-fashioned block party like we had in Brooklyn when I was a kid
  37. Cook on TV
  38. Go Vegan, again.
  39. Conquer my fear of heights
  40. Go see the Coral Castle
  41. Go to Graceland
  42. Ride all the rides at Disney Paris!
  43. Research my family history
  44. Make caramel candy from scratch
  45. Kiss Bob the Builder on Valentine’s Day at the top of the Empire State Building
  46. Organize and host a charity event
  47. Be independently wealthy
  48. Take a bath, outside, in one of those really deep claw-foot tubs
  49. Go on a yoga retreat to India
  50. Spend two weeks at Disney World – see everything!
  51. Go to Harry Potter’s park. With all adults. :-)
  52. Meet my relatives in Wales.
  53. Sing the national anthem at a sporting event. Doesn’t matter what sport.
  54. Learn how to use my sewing machine and make something with it.
  55. Attend NYC bridal fashion week
  56. record a singing demo
  57. Have a custom lipstick color named after me
  58. Become an excellent home-made bread maker.
  59. Learn how to successfully create these breads at home: focaccia, sourdough, whole wheat, rye, english muffin, roasted garlic, and cinnamon raisin.
  60. Learn basic automotive skills so that I don’t freak out and cry every time something goes wrong with my car.
  61. Buy a brand new, straight from the factory car
  62. Get together an earthquake/emergency kit
  63. Buy and wear more lingerie
  64. Read 52 books in a year
  65. Attend the Engage! Wedding Retreat
  66. Read and use as a guide “Bird by Bird”.
  67. Do The Artists Way again. Actually finish it this time.
  68. Contribute to someone’s college fund, perhaps anonymously.
  69. Have boudoir pics taken
  70. Attend a fancy event (awards show, formal ball) where I get to wear a fabulous gown (my wedding doesn’t count)
  71. Be part of a community of bloggers
  72.  Plant a garden full of lavender
  73. Switch all my home cleaners to all natural ones
  74. Learn how to drive a stick shift
  75. Be invited to Mighty Summit.
  76. Become CPR certified
  77. Make a list of all the classic movies I haven’t seen. See them.
  78. Direct a musical (again)
  79. Fly in a private jet
  80. Have a real skee ball game in my house
  81. Fly first class, on a long flight.
  82. Learn to compost and make it a practice
  83. get new headshots taken by Dana Patrick
  84. Value experiences over possessions
  85. Grow and expand this blog.
  86. Start a new business
  87. Make $100,000.00 a year


12. Visit Spain (DONE! 8/15)

77. See the Redwoods in Northern CA (DONE! 3/8/14)

34. Take a vacation totally unplugged from my personal technology (no phone, email, Facebook, twitter, blog) (DONE! 2/9/14)

35. Make #34 not feel so scary (DONE! 2/9/14)

2. Become a volunteer at the LA Mission  (done! 1/13)

31. Get married (specifically to my fiancé) (DONE! 10/12/13!!)

68. Attend Camp Mighty (done! 2012)

93. Bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge (done!)

71. Take ballroom dance lessons with Bob the Builder (done! 2012, but would always like to take more!)

84. Originate a role in a play that is then published. Get my name in the original cast list. (DONE! in 2009, before I even dreamed of this List!)

89. Skinny-dip at the beach (done! in 2007 at Sunset Beach, NC)

91. Visit Hearst Castle.  (done! August 2013)

102. Run a 5K (completed 4/13/13)

Many, many more to come!!

5 Comments on My Life List

  1. Clara Mathews
    January 20, 2014 at 6:13 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the idea of a life list. I might even borrow a few from your list…except #34. There isn’t anywhere I would like to visit that I wouldn’t want to take picture or call someone and say “guess where I am?”


    • [email protected]
      January 21, 2014 at 10:02 am (3 years ago)

      Feel free to borrow, liberally! That’s why we share the Life Lists, to (hopefully) encourage others to make one, and share them as well!
      I am actually doing #34 in 12 days. Bob the Builder and I are finally taking our honeymoon in the hills of Jamaica. They have already informed us that the internet is spotty, and if we need it, they have to “turn it on”. So, I think I’ll be dis-connected for at least 7 days. Let’s see how I do. :-)

  2. SIL L (y)
    November 16, 2013 at 6:35 pm (3 years ago)

    We can take care of 8, 22, and 88 next time you are here. I’m a little rusty on 8 though.

  3. Jennifer Sorenson
    October 29, 2012 at 6:32 pm (4 years ago)

    We have very similar life lists. We should collaborate and knock them out!


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