The fantastic Maggie started this internet project years ago. Since then I’ve had a few iterations, but recently I’ve come to realize that mine had become “heavy”.
My life list had many things on it that, while amazing, could not be completed easily or soon. Too many of those items were taking up space that fresher, faster items could be. And I’m nothing if not impatient.
Life happens and things change. I’m realistic about more of my physical capabilities now, so a few things needed adjusting. That’s okay – the basic idea is still there, just in a different form.
This list has sat dormant far too long so I took a few moments to clean up this list – and refresh it. It is still not complete, but that’s still the point right? To leave a little to discover as life goes on.
Want to help me with one of these items? I’d love to know how. Life is more fun as a team.
Learn to take better pictures and use my camera | Make challah from scratch |
Master winged, liquid eyeliner | One broadway show a year in NYC | Dance in high heels and a small dress in South Beach | Learn to ski again | Go on a picnic | Be published in a national magazine | Learn to make amazing pizza dough | Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge | Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge | Create a menu item for a restaurant | Go to (retail) Market | Attend an awards show in a great dress | Make a souffle | Skate on an outdoor ice rink | Sabre a champagne bottle | Play in the rain | Learn to shoot skeet | Create an actual office for myself | Walk the Mizzou campus again | Own an Oscar de la Renta dress | Learn to cut a diamond – and keep it | Belly dance & pole dance | Attend Catholic Mass | Spend a weekend in silence | Develop a new ice cream flavor | Go camping with my kids | Live in another country for one summer | Live in another city for one summer | Get back on the horse. Literally. | Have a snowball fight with my kids | Shop a flea market | Thrift shop for clothes | Get back to the piano | Learn photoshop | Bid in a Christie’s auction | Own a Burberry trench coat | Wear colored tights | Wear fishnet stockings | Make over a friend’s closet | Shake Michael Kors’ hand | Visit Auschwitz | Attend NY Fashion Week | Eat a lobster roll from a shack in Maine | Learn to grill well and without fear | Sit in a dunking booth | Attend the Kentucky Derby – hat, mint julep & all | Get a set of professional family portraits taken | A “Love Actually” airport moment | Buy maple syrup direct from a Vermont Farm | Climb Masada and blow bubbles off the top | Blow bubbles off of major landmarks (Eiffel Tower, London Tower) | Take a girls’ trip with my best friend | Finish decorating one house in its entirety | Stand on a Broadway stage | Create a sensible skin care routine and stick to it | Send 10 friends something special on a random day | Style a friend for an event | See James Taylor in concert | Underwrite a wish for a Wish Kid | Travel to: Italy, France, London, Greece, Brazil, Montreal, (return) Israel, Spain | Learn to breakdown a chicken | Learn to filet a fish | Help someone else with a Life List item | Be a public speaker again | Go back to ballet class – have my ass kicked by a Russian ballet mistress | Attend Alt Summit (2012) | Own the perfect pair of cowboy boots | Breakfast at Tiffany & Co. | Open a Swiss Bank Account in Switzerland In Person | Commission a Piece of art | Dye part of my hair purple | Whistle with two fingers | Jump in the water fully dressed | Redesign outsidevoice | See The Sweet Remains play in a pub in Burlington | Do 10 pull-ups | Take a trip with each kid | Own monogrammed sheets | Read an informational book completely outside my knowledge base | Start brushing up on spanish again | Take french classes | Create something handmade for Benjamin to keep | Throw a cocktail party | 10,000 kisses a year for each kid for as long as I can