My Life List

This is a list of all of the things that I hope to accomplish in life going forward. At 36 years of age I have already had some spectacular experiences, and I have already been lucky enough to be the mother of two amazing young ladies. As they are a few years from embarking on their own journeys in the world, it is time for me to think of life after motherhood and to no longer make excuses or allow anything to hold me back from taking risks and going after things that are important to me.  This list does not include overarching things such as “be a good mom” or “be a generous person” as those are things I strive for every day and can’t check-off a list when done. 

  1. Finish my Bachelor’s Degree
  2. Make a big career change
  3. Visit every MN State Park (35 out of 72 done)
  4. Visit every National Park (8 out of 58 done)
  5. Visit every state in the U.S. (36 out of 50 done)
  6. Visit every continent (1 out of 7 done)
  7. Complete the Superior Hiking Trail Ultimate Hike (August 2017)
  8. Complete a thru-hike of at least 100 miles
  9. Cross the Atlantic Ocean on a ship
  10. Ride on the Trans-Siberian Railroad
  11. Bike the Danube
  12. Swim with Beluga whales
  13. Go dog-sledding
  14. Skydive
  15. Volunteer for at least two years with the Peace Corp or a similar organization
  16. Pay-off my student loans
  17. Live for at least 5 years without owning a car
  18. Learn to speak French
  19. Read a poem I have written at an open mic night
  20. Run a half-marathon
  21. Live outside of the US
  22. Take sailing lessons
  23. Get Scuba certified
  24. Become a MN Master Naturalist
  25. Adopt-a-Highway
  26. …..


Found my old “bucket list”  – it had a lot more silly stuff in it whereas this one has mostly big stuff.  A lot of things are the same, and several things were able to be crossed off:







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