Life List

This list is inspired by Maggie Mason of Mighty Girl.  I have been keeping track of my list since she did it a while back, and when I heard her great news I decided to join in on all the #lifelist fun.  A few on this list that I already crossed off were on a list I made back in college.  Other since I started this list back in June or July.  After several months I am finally ready to hit publish.

Update: My list got a mention on Mighty Girl and I couldn’t resist adding the image that @Maggie used for my goal of having a beehive in our yard.

100 Things to Do . . .

  1. Find my ancestor’s names on Ellis Island
  2. Go to Alaska
  3. Learn to Crochet
  4. Participate in a salmon fry stocking to help restore the atlantic salmon population in New England
  5. Run a marathon
  6. Hike the Inca trail to see Machu Picchu
  7. Visit the Charles Schultz Museum
  8. Visit Holland when the tulips are blooming
  9. Write a Children’s Book
  10. Visit Yosemite
  11. Make my home the road for a while
  12. Help save a farm  Yay! Busa Farm saved!
  13. Travel around the world
  14. Go on a safari in Africa
  15. Drive across the country
  16. Get outside my comfort zone more to help causes I believe in.
  17. Keep my health a top priority
  18. Get involved with organizations that help fight hunger
  19. Visit Cuba
  20. Have some chickens
  21. Become more focused with my art work
  22. Spend less time online, perhaps going unplugged 1/day per week
  23. Learn how to be a beekeeper and have a hive in our yard
  24. Run the bases at Fenway Park
  25. Scan all my pictures and backup online
  26. Organize or participate in a Flash Mob
  27. Sort through and find a home for all my Mother’s clothes.
  28. Take Jay up in a hot air balloon
  29. Travel to the town my family is from in Turkey
  30. Photograph animals in the Galapagos
  31. Walk over the Golden Gate Bridge
  32. Hike amongst Elephant Seals in California
  33. Random acts of kindness
  34. Stand up on a surf board in the ocean waves
  35. Visit a monarch butterfly sanctuary in Mexico
  36. Moonwalk on the new Grand Canyon Skywalk (written before MJ died!)
  37. Visit as many of the 50 National Parks as possible (dare I say all!) and fill my NPS passport with Stamps. Acadia, American Samoa, Arches, Badlands, Big Bend, Biscayne, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Carlsbad Caverns, Channel Islands, Congaree, Crater Lake, Cuyahoga Valley, Death Valley, Denali, Dry Tortugas, Everglades, Gates of the Arctic, Glacier, Glacier Bay, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Great Basin, Great Sand Dunes, Great Smoky Mountains, Guadalupe Mountains, Haleakala, Hawaii Volcanoes, Hot Springs, Isle Royale, Joshua Tree, Katmai, Kenai Fjords, Kings Canyon, Kobuk Valley, Lake Clark, Lassen Volcanic, Mammoth Cave, Mesa Verde, Mount Rainier, North Cascades, Olympic, Petrified Forest, Redwood, Rocky Mountain, Saguaro, Sequoia, Shenandoah, Theodore Roosevelt, Virgin Islands, Voyageurs, Wind Cave, Wrangell Saint Elias, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Zion.
  38. Do as much as I can to campaign to remove parabens from beauty products
  39. Make baked Alaska
  40. Design my own wallpaper
  41. Knit a blanket
  42. Make a quilt | Finished a baby quilt in 2012
  43. Visit the Johnson Wax building, Taliesin East and Falling Water.
  44. Take a Duck Tour in Boston | Took a Duck Tour with Jay and Randall on 7/26/09
  45. See a Patriots game at Gillette Stadium
  46. Paint a wall mural or stencil a wall in my house | Painted a wall mural in November of 2010
  47. Go to see the Oprah Winfrey show
  48. Sit in a Maloof Rocker or Chair
  49. Attend Waterfire in downtown Providence, RI. | Saw the River fires on 7/4/09 with Jay
  50. River Raft through the Grand Canyon.
  51. Own a hybrid vehicle
  52. Hang a large map to keep track of our travels with pins.
  53. Live in Europe
  54. Set foot on the Lisa Marie airplane at Graceland
  55. Go see the Boston Lobsters
  56. Hang our bat house in the park across the street
  57. Have a spot in our yard for a hammock
  58. Climb a mountain every year
  59. Eat less meat
  60. Support local foods, Buy ocean friendly seafood
  61. Visit Reggio Calabria, Italy
  62. Grow potatoes
  63. Take an annual picture in a photobooth
  64. Keep bird feeders stocked in the winter to attract birds
  65. Do something that is wikipedia worthy.
  66. Start a movement to stop all the needless puking scenes on TV
  67. Find and visit more camera obscuras
  68. Organize a beach clean-up
  69. Use only natural lawn products, natural personal care and laundry products
  70. Play the license plate game and get all 50 states.
  71. Breed dragonflies
  72. See a sand castle competition at the beach. Revere, MA Sandcastle competition 2009
  73. Have a porch with a blue ceiling
  74. Climb Mount Rushmore
  75. Go up to the crown on the Statue of Liberty
  76. Take a boat through the Panama Canal
  77. Rate several chowders in New England and document
  78. Host a family reunion
  79. Make/Craft more gifts for friends/family
  80. Keep my CPR certification current each year
  81. See some of the old time great musicians before they go.
  82. Grow grapes
  83. Visit the Georgia O’Keefe museum
  84. Become a bone marrow donor
  85. Photograph animals in Patagonia
  86. Understand the rules of tennis and golf
  87. Row in a race
  88. Learn how to use all the settings on my DSLR camera
  89. Visit a cork-oak forest in Portugal.
  90. Ride a zip-line through the top canopy of a rainforest
  91. Take more risks, Reach out to friends
  92. Live abroad
  93. Be a nice driver, customer, client etc.
  94. wind surf
  95. Start an Etsy Store or have a booth at Bizarre Bazaar.
  96. Live artfully
  97. Get organized. Complete some house projects that have gone unfinished for a long time
  98. Go to the Olympics
  99. Super Secret goal #99
  100. Super Secret goal #100

100 Things Worth Doing . . . (Still working on these)

  1. Eating an ice cream cone in Madrid as Jay rows me around in a row boat
  2. Having Haggis at a pub in Scotland
  3. Eating the Venison pies that were accidentally delivered to our table in New Zealand
  4. Surprising Jay with a Rick Roll Cake
  5. Seeing the Book of Kells in Dublin, Ireland
  6. Learning all the words to the Born in the USA album by Bruce Springsteen, and singing and dancing my heart out with my family
  7. Riding on the Childrens Railway in Budapest, Hungary
  8. The approach to Hallstatt, Austria by boat
  9. Van Gogh museum and riding white bikes on a in Arnhem, Holland
  10. Drinking a Bellini in Venice Italy
  11. The ruins in Olympia Greece
  12. Car surrounded by goats in Crete
  13. Watching penguins water surf at night in Tasmania, Australia
  14. The Gardens at Giverny
  15. River boat ride down the Rhine River in Germany
  16. Eating mussels in Bruges
  17. Climbing the steps of the castles in Sintra, Portugal
  18. The Alhambra
  19. Watching the big clock in Prague
  20. Accidentally getting blessed by the Pope at the Vatican with Jay, David and Hunt.
  21. Volunteering at the Boston Marathon
  22. Learning to Row
  23. Finding the Paper House in Rockport, MA
  24. Sleeping on the night train to Budapest
  25. Digging for Diamonds in Murfreesboro, AR
  26. Fishing with my Grandfather
  27. Singing with the neighbors by a fire
  28. Planting a vegetable garden
  29. Having a blog
  30. Singing New York, New York and kicking Chorus Line style with my family at our wedding
  31. Escaping the cold with Roasted Marshmellows in Chicago
  32. A quick side trip on the way to DC to see the Gates in NYC
  33. Staying on a boat in the Galapagos for 7 days.
  34. Taliesin West in Arizona
  35. Buying a house
  36. Setting up an exercise space in our upstairs office
  37. Dancing on stage with the Mighty Mighty Bostones and then diving into the crowd and crowd surfing
  38. Pushing my way to the front of a Bob Dylan concert and hearing him sing Mr. Tamborine Man from 10 feet away.
  39. Seeing minky whales while sketching on Monhegan Island
  40. Taking pics of everyone with a Sombrero on at my grandfather’s 80th b-day party.
  41. Joining a CSA Farm
  42. Visiting the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam
  43. Volunteer to get people out to vote on Election Day
  44. Oyster shooters in Australia
  45. Skinny dipping at Plum Island at Midnight
  46. Driving around Savannah, GA in a rented convertible with the top down
  47. A ride on the Cyclone at Coney Island
  48. Wrestling in zipped up sleeping bags with friends in Maine
  49. Having a “Fuck you George” party the night Clinton won
  50. Skiing on powdery snow in Colorado
  51. Snowshoeing around the Reservoir across from my house on a freezing cold day
  52. Learning CPR
  53. Keeping an organ donor card in my wallet
  54. Road trips to Maine
  55. Graceland
  56. All day beach outings
  57. Having one big meal on Sundays – Blupper
  58. Lobster races by the pool
  59. Getting over my fear of flying/heights
  60. Learning to juggle
  61. Having a rainbarrel, worm bin and outdoor compost.
  62. Planting trees
  63. Making an ice sculpture
  64. Having a cat
  65. Salt mine tour in Salzburg
  66. Switching from Easter egg hunts to Easter kiwi hunts
  67. The Sistene Chapel and Davide
  68. Guernica
  69. Folk Festival 50, Willie Nelson, Tony Bennett
  70. Taking my brother to see Paul McCartney
  71. Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
  72. Going up the Eiffel tower
  73. Close up view of Gargoyles on top of Notre Dame Cathedral
  74. Getting in touch with a long lost relative
  75. Floating in the ocean
  76. Spending long chunks of time with my Grandparents in NY in the summer when I was a kid
  77. Being a park ranger
  78. Wine country, Santa Cruz, Los Gatos and Saratoga, CA
  79. Wedding dress shopping with my Mother
  80. Setting aside my sadness and planning a nice memorial service for my mother.
  81. Learning to love jogging/exercise with my Dad
  82. Game 5 of the ALCS 2004 – Go Red Sox! Reverse the Curse.
  83. Catamaran cruise with old friends.
  84. Local Oysters
  85. Studying Art in College
  86. Watercolor class as therapy
  87. Roller Blading along the Charles River
  88. Sending an Orchid Lai as a birthday gift
  89. Making yogurt
  90. Enjoying a meal paid for by lobbyists
  91. Saw a play on Broadway
  92. Have a baby

4 Responses to Life List

  1. evephoenix says:

    That is a pretty awesome list! I’m working on one of my own. I don’t really have much on it yet, but I’m posting updates as I go. Baby steps. I was inspired by reading Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide.

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