My Life List

Also called a Bucket List, but I prefer Life List. Less morbid. And as I said here, I don’t think my life is incomplete if I don’t do all these things… I’m already exorbitantly blessed beyond belief.

I’ll cross things off as I accomplish them. Written in random order.

  1. Get a book published
  2. Get another book publshed
  3. Write a young adult fiction novel
  4. Meet J.K. Rowling
  5. Set foot on all 7 continents
  6. Set foot on all 196(ish) countries
  7. Live in a different country for awhile
  8. Get married
  9. Have children
  10. Live near the mountains
  11. Live near the beach
  12. Take a cooking class
  13. Visit Paris
  14. Spend at least a month in Paris
  15. Learn French
  16. Live in France
  17. Visit Hawaii
  18. Visit Tuscany
  19. Visit the British Isles
  20. Visit New Zealand
  21. Visit Australia
  22. Visit Iceland
  23. Visit Alaska
  24. Build a house from scratch
  25. See the Great Wall of China
  26. See the Pyramids
  27. Become a good gardener
  28. Visit Thailand
  29. Get a tattoo
  30. See a play on Broadway
  31. Spend at least a month in New York City
  32. Attend a film festival
  33. Learn how to sail
  34. Sail around the world with Kyle
  35. Backpack through Europe with Tate
  36. Take each of my kids on a one-on-one trip
  37. See each of my children grow up confident in who God made them to be
  38. Visit Ireland
  39. Spend at least a month in Ireland
  40. Take a cross-country family road trip and visit all 50 U.S. states
  41. Go to Yellowstone
  42. See Mt. Everest (notice I said see, not climb)
  43. Spend time on a Greek island
  44. Save up enough for a quality retirement
  45. Teach my kids financial responsibility
  46. Take each of my kids to visit their Compassion sponsored child – almost!
  47. Go SCUBA diving
  48. See the Great Barrier Reef
  49. Eat the most delicious piece of chocolate in the world
  50. Drink the most delicious wine in the world
  51. Spend at least a month in London
  52. Become a good photographer
  53. Take a photo every day for a year
  54. Swim with dolphins
  55. Ride in a hot-air balloon
  56. See the Northern lights
  57. Go on a big vacation with my entire extended family
  58. Be part of a Flash Mob
  59. Go on a really long bike ride
  60. Become a runner
  61. Fly on a Concorde jet
  62. Attend a TED Conference
  63. Learn how to knit
  64. Run a guest house
  65. Go on an African safari
  66. Significantly help a charity I’m passionate about
  67. Have a wraparound porch
  68. Be a grandparent that my grandkids want to be around
  69. Get 8 hours of sleep every night for one month.
  70. Stand on Red Square
  71. Visit Israel
  72. Open a Swiss bank account (just to say I have a Swiss bank account)
  73. Whisk Kyle away on a completely surprising trip
  74. Visit The Eagle and the The Child
  75. See Loy Krathong, the sky lantern festival in Thailand
  76. Learn how to make good tortillas
  77. See Andrew Bird in concert
  78. Learn how to whistle
  79. See Arcade Fire in concert
  80. See U2 in concert
  81. See U2 in concert… again
  82. Have a big anniversary party with Kyle
  83. Teach all my kids to read – almost!
  84. Remodel a house – in progress!
  85. Take the kids to the spot on the dirt road in Kosovo where Kyle and I met
  86. Become debt-free
  87. Leave a $100 tip for a waitress
  88. Go ice skating in Rockefeller Center at Christmastime
  89. Ski the Alps
  90. Drive on the Autobahn
  91. Go to Smithsonians
  92. Visit Colonial Williamsburg
  93. Swim in the Mediterranean