• Hers (and His) Life Lists

    Date: 2010.07.08 | Category: Life List, Mark, Travel | Tags:

    Inspired by my friend Kelly over at BachelorGirl and the blog Mighty Girl, I decided to craft a “Life List.” You know, those things I want to do before I quit this life. I made one a while back on my LiveJournal, and was pleased to see that I actually accomplished several of the listed items. The others have been transferred to my new list.

    When I was telling Mark about this, he got excited. He made me read the whole thing to him and then said he wanted to make one to go with mine. So we agreed. I would write 50 items and he would write 50 items. And we will support each other in completing said items (as long as our budgets and sanity allow).

    So here are my 50. (Maybe I can get him to dictate his 50 to me on the long drive to Austin this afternoon?).

    1. Start a garden.
    2. Drink a butter beer and pumpkin juice at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
    3. Try out Geocaching.
    4. Write a book.
    5. Make a mini documentary of my great, great uncle Mix.
    6. Go somewhere I can see a “real” snow fall.
    7. Finish reading my list of the top 100 literary classics.
    8. Bake a red velvet cake from scratch.
    9. Get paid to write a freelance article.
    10. Win an award for graphic design work.
    11. Win an award for writing.
    12. Go backstage at a concert.
    13. Own a telephoto lense.
    14. Visit Washington D.C.
    15. Build a house.
    16. Buy and ride a bike regularly.
    17. Workout my arms until they look great and I’m comfortable going sleeveless.
    18. Ride in a gondola.
    19. Own an opal necklace.
    20. Be a mom.
    21. Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum on Prince Edward Island.
    22. Get a working knowledge of Spanish.
    23. Spend at least two weeks in Europe with Mark.
    24. Eat a Round Rock donut.
    25. Read all the Discworld books.
    26. Drink coffee in Seattle.
    27. Go to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios.
    28. Take a cake decorating class.
    29. Visit all 50 states.
    30. Go snorkeling.
    31. Visit the Coca-Cola museum in Atlanta.
    32. Get a working knowledge of another computer language (PHP or Java?).
    33. Change over to organic/natural products wherever possible (thanks for the inspiration Lori!).
    34. Put together a photography portfolio website.
    35. Photograph the women who have had a big impact on my life.
    36. Go on a cruise.
    37. See a Cirque de Soleil show in Vegas.
    38. Go to the Olympics.
    39. Attend a Saints football game.
    40. Go to 100 concerts.
    41. Go to 50 southern festivals.
    42. Send a birthday card to every friend and relative over the course of a year (and hopefully beyond!)
    43. Make gumbo from scratch.
    44. Run a 5k all the way through without stopping.
    45. Make a piece of jewelry.
    46. Try snow skiing.
    47. Do some sort of mission work.
    48. Go to Dollywood.
    49. Learn how to install hardwood floors.
    50. Kiss Mark in front of the Eiffel Tower.