So I tried the life list thing a few times. From a master list of oh-so many things, to even just an annual “I’d like these things to happen” list… But the problem is that they were really passive lists. I was just throwing things out into the universe, hoping that somehow, just by voicing them, they’d somehow manifest.
And the thing is, that’s just not enough. If you want something in life, you’ve got to work for it. So, with keeping that in mind, I created a new list. One that not only has bigger things that might happen years from now, but ones I can start working towards now. Taking inspiration from Abby, I’ve broken it up into categories…
» publish a novel or novella
» make a quilt
» hare tattoo for grandpa
» half sleeve tattoo
» run a 5K race
» have a vegetable garden
» memberships to: Shedd, Field Museum
» adopt a puppy
» begin Museum Studies degree
Adventures & Travel
» subsistence camping trip
» take my nieces and/or my sisters to Disney
» move to the mountains
» hike a mountain
» visit major national parks (all the ones grandpa visited)
» visit Bartram’s Gardens, hike Bartram’s trail
» Alaskan cruise
» do a barrel roll in a pup plane
» shark dive
» visit Africa again
» return to China
» visit Finland
» learn to ride a dirt bike/atv
» learn to properly shoot and handle a gun
» rent a houseboat
I’ll definitely add to it over time. These things are meant to live. But going through some of my dreams and priorities, I really look forward to crossing some of these items off this list.
I’m especially exciting about doing some things in honor of my grandpa. He lived an amazing life, and I’d like to go on some of the adventures he went on. But more on that as I finish more planning.
What are some things on your life list you’re anxious or excited to do? Do you keep a life list?