Life To-Do List

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.        -Henry David Thoreau

Festivals:

  • Mardi Gras in New Orleans (February 12, 2013)
  • St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland
  • Holi in India
  • Lollapalooza in Chicago (August 2-4, 2013)
  • Oktoberfest in Munich (September 22-25, 2015)
  • La Tomatina in Spain (August 29, 2012)
  • Lantern Festival in Taiwan
  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico (October 2, 2016)
  • Burning Man in Nevada
  • Chinese New Year in China
  • Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
  • Full Moon Party in Thailand

Travel Adventures:

  • Witness the Aurora Borealis (November 21, 2016)
  • Live outside the US for at least a year
  • Ski out West (February 12, 2016)
  • Climb a volcano (bonus if we see it erupt!) (November 22, 2016, no eruption but still awe-inspiring)
  • Move somewhere because we want to, not because of a job
  • Pacific Coast Highway road trip (December 2014)
  • Experience a sunset/sunrise at the Grand Canyon
  • Dive with whales
  • Yoga retreat in Thailand
  • Follow a band on tour
  • Road trip across the US
  • Set foot on all 7 continents
    • North America (Whenever I first started walking :p)
    • South America (Rio de Janiero for the World Cup – July 2014)
    • Europe (Scotland to visit family – April 1997)
    • Asia (Asian side of Istanbul – July 2015. Fun fact: Istanbul is 1 of 5 transcontinental cities)
    • Africa
    • Australia
    • Antarctica

Life Long Learning:

  • Write a book
  • Learn to drive a standard car (January 2017)
  • Make my own wine
  • Start a fire without matches (October 9, 2015)
  • Make a quilt
  • Improve my photography skills
  • Become fluent in another language
  • Learn how to play the guitar
  • Make homemade gnocci
  • Learn to sail

Strong Body, Strong Mind:

  • Do a pull up
  • Run a marathon  (January 8, 2017, Disney Marathon)
  • Complete a triathlon
  • Meditate consistently

Random & Crazy:

  • Attend a premiere of something (January 12, 2016)
  • Participate in a flash mob (and actually know the dance…)
  • Find something on a lost poster
  • Buy a round for an entire bar
  • Go topless on a beach (August 26, 2012)
  • Milk a cow (January 3, 2013)
  • Perform at an open mic night
  • Host a murder mystery party
  • Eat at a Michelin 3-star restaurant
  • Go completely off the grid for a month
  • Host a multiple course dinner party
  • Become financially independent
  • Share this blog with my family and friends

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