My Life List…

My Life List

I’ve thought about this whole Life List thing for a long time. I’ve talked about creating one. I’ve helped document friends crossing items off of theirs. I set one up on the Go Mighty site. Somehow, I never got around to setting one up here. We are going to change that today.

What is a Life List? You might think of it as a bucket list. Only better, because we are going to celebrate what I want to do in my life. It is all about the spin.

The first part of this list is alphabetical not because I’m that OCD, but because that is how they are sorted on the Go Mighty site. In case you wondered. Everything at the end will be added as I think of it, and it will be haphazard. Eventually that will make me crazy, so I’ll make it all haphazard – but for today? I’m just writing the list.

Items in italics are completed.

  1. Create a Life List – DONE! Score! First thing marked off!
  2. Attend a Jewish High Holy Days Service
  3. Be published in a national magazine
  4. Breakfast at Tiffany & Co in New York
  5. Create & plan the You Are Enough Project
  6. Create a mission plan for Avenger of Sexiness
  7. Develop a coaching program for women focused on journaling & personal projects – Done! Launched 9/30/13 – Vivid & Brave
  8. Drive the Beartooth Scenic Highway in Wyoming & Montana – Done! August 2013, I looked over the edge
  9. Drive the Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park – Done! August 2013
  10. Finish decorating my house in its entirety
  11. Get a tattoo – “You Are Enough” – in my own handwriting – Done! September 2013
  12. Go camping for a week with Mike
  13. Go on a road trip of 10,000 miles – it ended up being over 19,000 miles. June 30, 2013 – November 7, 2013
  14. Go to a Broadway show in New York
  15. Go to the Kentucky Derby, wearing the essential big hat
  16. Hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail
  17. Help someone else with a life list item
  18. Knit a cowl to wear in the winter
  19. Knit a sweater for myself
  20. Learn to grill
  21. Live on the road for one summer – Done! June 30 – November 7, 2013
  22. Live for a year in another country
  23. Make my bedroom a relaxing retreat
  24. Night photography of the Milky Way at Crater Lake, Oregon – Done! July 2013
  25. Night photography of Old Faithful in Yellowstone – Done! September 28, 2013 – Old Faithful at night, complete with a perfect Big Dipper
  26. Night photography of the Milky Way in Banff, Alberta, Canada – Done! Near Lake Louise, September 2013 with red trees
  27. Paint the whole interior of the house – no more yellow and green!
  28. Photograph 20 women for the You Are Enough Project
  29. Photograph a boudoir session outdoors in the rain
  30. Photograph the Aurora Borealis in Alaska
  31. Photograph the Milky Way in Jasper National Park, Canada
  32. Plant a garden in our garden plot
  33. Raise $440 for the Camp Mighty drive for Charity:Water for my 44th Birthday – Done! September 2013
  34. Read one book a month for a year. Audiobooks count.
  35. Send 10 friends something special on a random day
  36. Set up an annual physical for myself
  37. Sit outside and read a book
  38. Speak at TEDx Houston about the Avenger of Sexiness mission
  39. Spend a weekend in silence, offline
  40. Stay at the inn at Moraine Lake, Banff National Park in Canada
  41. Take a trip with Jason to somewhere he wants to go and has never been
  42. Take the Chicago Architect Foundation River Tour – Done! July 2013
  43. Update my entire yarn stash on Ravelry
  44. Visit Alaska by my 45th Birthday
  45. Visit the region of Austria where my mother’s family is from
  46. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge – both directions
  47. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge – done! October, 2013
  48. Walk on a glacier
  49. Write about my epic road trip in my Mini – the Avenger of Sexiness Tour – Started! Have Gear Will Travel
  50. Write a book
  51. Photograph a Traveling Red Dress for someone
  52. Exercise routinely
  53. Have a gigantic yard sale to get rid of everything we don’t use
  54. Learn to make pottery
  55. Have my mom teach me how to sew and make something
  56. Visit all 59 National Parks in the USA: 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, Pinnacles, Redwood, Rocky Mountain, Saguaro, Sequoia, Shenandoah, Theodore Roosevelt, Virgin Islands, Voyageurs, Wind Cave, Wrangell Saint Elias, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Zion (Thanks for the inspiration, Laura!)
  57. Visit Fallingwater – Done! June 1, 2014
  58. Visit the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago with my Dad, like when I was a kid
  59. Create a YouTube Channel and post regularly
  60. Leaf Peeping in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts

(Last updated on June 5, 2014)

About Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.