The (Mighty) Life List

I’m not usually one for New Year’s resolutions –I made some this year, which I may be changing already… three days into 2010. But Maggie over at Mighty Girl has intrigued me, with her Might Life List and the adventures as she crosses things off.

This is may continue to change (since I wanted 100 and only have 80-something, slacker!) but here’s my attempt. It’s a list of my own ideas, and ones I shamelessly stole from people who dream bigger than me:

Get in the habit of going to the gym twice a week (every week)
Run a half marathon
Climb Half Dome
Get a professional massage
Snowboard in Tahoe
Take a painting class
Learn to surf
Catch a fish
Golf 18 holes
Skip buying something and sew it myself instead
Knit a whole scarf
Participate in a poetry workshop or class
Take a dance class (Started 01.05.10)
Buy a fancy camera and learn how to use it
Pay off all my credit cards for real (with no help from mom)
Pay off all student loans
Put all my change in a piggy bank weekly (take to CoinStar and blow the $$ on something fun at 30)
Set up a 401k
Throw a proper dinner party with cloth napkins and courses and all
Find the ultimate little black dress
Get my tattoo
Blog every day for three months
Buy one piece of expensive jewelry for myself
Take an epic camping trip to Joshua Tree (02.13.10-02.15.10)
Take a mini-vacation with mom
Create a large art project for the house
Find or create a reason to re-wear my bridesmaid dresses
Read 1,000 books from my GoodReads list
Ride a camel
Learn 5 songs from beginning to end on the guitar
Make a baby blanket for a baby I know
Write a letter to my grandma
Make my own pho
Plant and cultivate my own vegetable garden
Cook my way through a whole cookbook
Participate in building a Habitat for Humanity house
Make a donation of at least $1000 to a good cause
Donate my hair to someone who needs it
Go through the McDonald’s drive thru and buy the meal for the car behind me
Safari in Africa
Scuba dive
Ride a camel in the desert
Say, “Eh?” in Canada
Have a cappuccino and a croissant at a French cafe
See every Major League Baseball stadium in the U.S.
Whiskey at a pub in Ireland
Stay in the ice hotel
Make Auntie’s toffee from scratch
Go on a multi-day biking trip… maybe the AIDS Lifecycle?
Be conversational in five languages
Set foot on all seven continents
Set foot in all fifty states
Stand atop the Great Wall of China
Do two pull ups
Go berry picking and then make pies
Ride through the Panama Canal
Make my own perfume
Institute chocolate and champagne Sundays
Wear a large hat at the Kentucky Derby
Train myself to make loving gestures for friends and family
Have a portrait done of myself in the style of old pictures of my grandmother
Attend Loy Krathong, the sky lantern festival in Thailand
Repay the woman who let me live with her in college
Zip line through a canopy
Buy a stock on my own
Make 100 lovely things (I’m working on a list of projects to do here…)
Christen a boat
See a glacier in Antarctica
Do one of Miranda July’s projects
Fish and chips in London
Drive a German car on the Autobahn
Go back to Salzburg for one more kasekreiner
Learn to like just tea, no honey

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6 Responses to “The (Mighty) Life List”

  1. Maggie Mason March 3, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    Yay! I too learned to like tea without sweetner, and the trick for me was to only drink really good tea. Not sure if you’re already doing this, but if not, I posted about it ages ago. Maybe the post will help you on your adventure this month. I’m rooting for you!

    http://mightygirl.com/2008/02/28/tea-pantry/

    • toofrizzyforthis March 3, 2010 at 10:28 pm #

      I bookmarked that post and intend to take on my tea-hunting adventure this weekend. Can’t wait!

  2. AbScab April 9, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    Want to go to Thailand with me?

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