Life List

1. get married
2. have babies
3. visit russia
4. fall in love
5. write a book
6. ride an elephant
7. get drunk
8. smoke Salem’s
9. get a tattoo
10. watch the clouds for a day
11. own a home
12. participate in a food fight
13. go parasailing
14. sky dive
15. ride in a hot air balloon
16. take a cooking class
17. invent a word
18. buy a new a car
19. learn a trade
20. ride a train
21. be in a newspaper
22. visit borgo la fornace
23. attend la tomatina in Spain
24. live outside the US for 1 year
25. have a star named after me
26. drive to mexico spontaneously
27. go to a JETS game with Andrés
28. vacation in Seattle
29. tango with a rose in my mouth
30. decorate my entire home
31. build a table
32. have a photo session with my sisters
33. purchase a wardrobe i’m in love with
34. have an accent
35. zipline through a canopy
36. learn conversational Russian and Spanish
37. learn to use chop sticks
38. climb a mountain
39. create a font
40. hail a taxi
41. fire a gun
42. ride a motorcycle
43. shave my head
44. start a fight for a noble reason
45. learn photoshop
46. climb a tree
47. change a tire
48. visit Colombia
49. know DC like the back of my hand
50. visit the Sedlec Ossuary (church of bones)
51. sleep on the beach
52. drink whiskey in an Irish pub
53. raise my children to be bilingual
54. take care of my parents
55. drive an 18 wheeler
56. save a life
57. start a bon fire
58. build a house
59. solve a mystery
60. love God forever
61. attend loy krathong in Thailand
62. dye my hair
63. plant a tree with my husband
64. make-out madly with a stranger
65. celebrate my old age
66. make a tradition
67. sleep in a hammock
68. work-out three times a week for a month
69. become a teacher
70. vandalize a billboard
71. go to a bar
72. sing karaoke
73. dance in the rain
74. own a dog
75. take a walk with a guy
76. go to a circus
77. graduate from college
78. paint a picture
79. go to a broadway show
80. find a 4-leaf clover
81. get a dozen roses
82. attend TED
83. become a doula
84. swim with bioilluminescent plankton
85. celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary
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99. be happy.

I began this list on a piece of paper I carried in my wallet during my freshman year of high school (which is why some very basic items appear on the list – “go to a bar,” “get drunk,” etc.). The list is under a never-ending edit, so the order is mostly meaningless.

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