Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Mighty List: 90 Things to Do Before I Die

I came across this blog and started thinking about my own Mighty List. Some of the tasks are what I thought I would want to accomplish when I was younger, which I've done. Most are what I've come up with as I am today and I have yet to accomplish them. But I will.

It's a work in progress...I'm up to 90 so far. 10 more things to come up with that I want to accomplish before I die. Any suggestions?

Complete a marathon (run or walk) - Get my Bachelor's degree - Get my Master's degree - Go to a rally in Washington, D.C. for something I really believe in - Get my Doctorate - Set foot on all 7 continents: North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Antarctica, Australia - Have a published research article - See a show on Broadway - Fall in love - Go to the Philippines - Live in Hawaii - Kiss M.T. - Be conversational in Spanish and Tagalog - Take Ben to Iceland by his 40th birthday - Adopt a baby - Become a foster mother - Go kayaking - Set foot in the following European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom - Own a serger and know how to use it well - Train a therapy dog - Train a water rescue dog - Have dinner at Ad Hoc - Safari in Kenya - Learn how to kayak - Lay on a Croatian beach - Make a dress from scratch - Take Ben on a tour of the South - Attend PACT camp - Alaskan cruise - Have a surprise party thrown for me - See a bear in the wild - Go on a humanitarian mission - Camp in the Redwood Forest - Own an original VW convertible Bug - Go on a multi-day bike ride in Holland - Visit Angkor Wat - Eat sushi in Japan - Cook a complete Thanksgiving dinner without Ben's assistance - Know how to apply make-up so I don't look like a crazy person - Teach my children how to sew by hand and by machine – Camp in the Olympic Peninsula - Take horseback riding lessons - Volunteer at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary - Take a horticulture class - Make Ben a suit - Go to a Depeche Mode show - Document a year of my life by taking a photo every day - Go to the Statue of Liberty - Visit Niagra and Victoria Falls - Buy maple syrup in Vermont - Speak up for myself - Ride the "Orient Express" through Southeast Asia - Grow tea - Knit a sweater - See Lucy's skeleton - Spend a year going everywhere by public transportation, bike or walking - Die my hair bright red - Read everything written by bell hooks, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and James Baldwin - Take part in a flash mob (preferably of the Michael Jackon's Thriller variety) - Learn the Thriller dance - Go whale watching - Be over weight - Grow vegetables - Drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains with Ben - Work for a Veteran's Administration hospital - Visit my father's grave - Visit the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. - Get my LCSW - Sit with someone while they are dying -Hike the Virgina section of the Appalachian Trail - Blog every day for one year – Camp at Crater Lake - Go snorkeling - Go to Cedar Point Amusement Park – Get off high blood pressure meds – Go snowshoeing – Take a road trip with a girlfriend - Never spend money at a big box store again (Wal-Mart, Target, Ikea) – Go to the Louvre – Sing "You're Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad" by Tammy Wynette at karaoke - Go to Cuba - Swim with sharks - Take my son back to Ethiopia to meet his birth family - Take an automotive repair class - Have business cards - Remain friends with my "80's Ladies" for my entire life - Snorkel in Belize - Have fresh cut flowers on my desk everyday for a year - Seen an active volcano

1 comment:

TraceyLeigh said...

Well that is quite an impressive list… and an inspiring as well. I have my own list started and I think the first thing on my list is to actually finish it. It is pretty cool that I have been part of some of the things on your list and would love to be apart of more! When you get ready to go to your dads grave I will gladly be by your side. As one daughter to another that has been there I can relate. As far as adding to your list how about the year that we all (except Sherry cause she is soo much older) turn 40 we 80’s ladies all do some type of relief work in Haiti or somewhere that needs us. It is on my list and sharing it with you ladies would make it mean that much more to me. And I am happy to say that I think we can without a doubt take care of the friends for life part!