Sunday, January 02, 2011

My Life List

I talked about posting my Life List earlier in the year.  Life continued on at its' usual hectic place and now here we are in January, 2011 already.

In November, a fellow DT member left for vacation in Bora Bora.  Definitely well deserved, as she works hard, but I'm just a teeny bit jealous too...

You see, Bora Bora is on my Life List under Places to Visit.  Has been for a long time.  And especially after seeing Couples Retreat, which was filmed there.

I realized that there are a lot of places on my Life List.  Many of them are for pure photographical pleasure - the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Wall of China, a Kenyan safari.  But many are just to enrich the soul and nourish the spirit - the Art Institute in Chicago, ice skating in Rockefeller Plaza, diving the Great Barrier Reef...

So as part and parcel of my 2011 resolutions, here is my comprehensive, always expanding, Life List.  Those in red are already completed - only 113 more to go! :) 

Travel and Leisure
  • Visit the Pyramids of Giza
  • Visit Prague
  • Go on a cruise
  • Travel to Alaska
  • View the Grand Canyon (preferably by helicopter!)
  • Visit St. Peter's Basilica
  • Visit Stonehenge
  • Visit the Sydney Opera House
  • Walk the Great Wall of China
  • Visit the Smithonian Museums in Washington, DC
  • Visit the Art Institute in Chicago
  • Visit the Louvre in Paris
  • Go to New Orleans during Mardi Gras
  • Go to Hawaii
  • Visit all seven continents
  • Go to Bora Bora, Tahiti
  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone
  • See the Northern Lights
  • See the Liberty Bell
  • See the CN Tower
  • Visit Pearl Harbour
  • Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Walk through Central Park
  • Go to Greece
  • Go to Las Vegas and stay at the Bellagio
  • Visit the ruins at Chichen Itza
  • Attend Oktoberfest
  • Visit Napa Valley and take a wine tour
  • Cruise the Carribbean
  • See the redwoods in BC
  • Visit Notre Dame
  • Stay at the Chateau Frontenac
  • Stay at the Four Seasons in NYC
  • Go to the Maldives
  • Go to the Kentucky Derby
  • Eat crab in Maine
  • Visit Niagara Falls
Sports and Adventure
  • Run a half marathon
  • Dive the Great Barrier Reef
  • Learn to snowboard
  • Drive a race car
  • Try fencing
  • Go skydiving
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Go white water rafting
  • Learn to surf
  • Go on a safari
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Go parasailing
  • Go bungee jumping
  • Ride a mechanical bull
  • Ride the 10 largest roller coasters in North America
  • Attend the Olympics (as a spectator)
  • Climb to the top of a lighthouse
  • Drive a Ferrari
  • Own a convertible
  • Ice skate in Rockefeller Plaza
  • Sail on the ocean
  • Go whale watching
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Go on a spur of the moment road trip
  • Ride on a Harley Davidson
  • Charter a yacht
  • Ride a camel
  • Ride an elephant
  • Bet on a race horse.  And win.
  • Experience weightlessness
  • See my children happily married
  • Have at least one grandchild
  • Be happily married
  • Plan a family reunion
  • Plan a spa weekend with my sisters
  • Make a difference in a child's life
  • Stand up in a friend's wedding
Personal Development and Community
  • Become fluent in Italian
  • Learn to ride a bike
  • Learn to draw
  • Learn to ballroom dance
  • Learn to fly a helicopter
  • See a comet
  • See an iceberg
  • Throw a surprise party
  • Have a surprise party thrown in my honour
  • Touch a snake
  • Win a contest
  • Take a gourmet cooking class
  • Age gracefully
  • Sew a quilt
  • See a foal being born
  • Meet someone with the same first and last name
  • Donate blood
  • Volunteer 1000 hours
  • Learn to drive stick shift
  • Go horseback riding
  • Identify 100 things that make me happy
  • Find an inspirational quote and create a work of art based on it
  • Complete a 365 day photo challenge
  • Sing karaoke at a bar
  • Learn a new word each day for a year
  • Organize a charitable event
  • Learn to play a musical instrument
  • Become an early riser
  • Build a Habitat for Humanity home
  • Volunteer at the Downtown Mission
  • Shop at Harrods
  • Complete a 365 day journal challenge
  • Have my portrait painted by a street artist
Lifestyle and Culture
  • Get invited to the Queen's tea party
  • Milk a cow
  • Ride in a gondola
  • Ride in a limousine
  • See an authentic bullfight
  • Stay at a dude ranch
  • Attend a major concert or musical event
  • Attend the ballet
  • Attend the symphony
  • Attend a Broadway show
  • Visit an air show
  • Grow my own vegetables
  • Get a tattoo
  • Get a nose ring
  • Send a message in a bottle
  • Have my fortune told
  • Fly first class
  • Own a grand piano
  • Get a massage
  • Go on a picnic
  • Fly a kite
  • Go an entire month without fast food
  • See a drive-in movie
  • Go skinny dipping
  • Make ice-cream from scratch
  • Take a yoga class
  • Kiss a stranger
  • Learn to drink (and like) wine
  • Attend an authentic luau
  • Try an exotic meat like ostrich or alligator
  • Watch the 10 greatest American movies of all time
  • Meet someone famous
  • Own a hot tub
  • Run a six minute mile
  • Do 50 chin ups.  At one time.
  • See the Stanley Cup in person.
  • Try authentic New Orleans gumbo
  • Eat escargot
  • Own a Coach purse
  • Own a pair of Manolo Blahnik or Christian Louboutin shoes
Career and Finance
  • Write a novel
  • Write a novel (and get it published)
  • Earn a Bachelor's degree
  • Be my own boss
  • Be a radio show guest
  • Win a photography contest
  • Own a beach house or cottage
  • Be debt-free by 50
  • Teach a class
  • Write a children's book
  • Have a gallery exhibition
So, what's on YOUR Life List?  Here's a couple of sites to help you get started:
And if you need inspiration, check out John Goddard, who at 15, listed 127 things he wanted to achieve - to date, he only has 17 left to go!

Please leave a comment with a link to your Life List, if you want to share - maybe you'll give me some ideas to add to mine! :)

1 comment:

  1. Sue, what an amazing me something to think about :)

    Here's to ticking a couple more off your list


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