Tuesday, June 8, 2010

My Life List (part the first)

When I first read Maggie Mason's Mighty List project, I was intrigued. Her theory is that the act of writing such a list is in and of itself transformative and secondly, if you put what makes you happy on the list, then doing the items on your list will contribute to a happier life. It's basically a bucket list, but without the whole "kicking the bucket" aspect - something which I, a detester of "over the hill" parties and the like - certainly appreciated.

I played around a bit with some of the things that I would put on my own list, making vague notes here and there, and when she finally posted this, I was inspired enough to write my own.

So without further ado, here is the first part of my own Life List...I plan on blogging about the good stuff (which, because of its virtue of being a Life List, is all of it.)

  1. Read the entire Bible - CHECK
  2. Visit five Colorado landmarks (Royal Gorge, Dinosaur National Park, etc)
  3. Take the train to Glenwood Springs
  4. Taste 100 cocktails
  5. Climb a 14er - CHECK
  6. Visit ten Colorado museums
  7. Visit ten national museums
  8. Scrapbook my Life List
  9. Sew something that I actually wear
  10. Visit Hadrians Wall
  11. Eat pho in Saigon
  12. Cook my way through an entire cookbook
  13. Visit all 50 states (continuing from where I am at now)
  14. Design and create a font
  15. Go on a girls-only trip with my best girlfriends - CHECK
  16. Taste 100 unique desserts
  17. Attend a taping of The Daily Show or the Colbert Report
  18. Write my freakin' book
  19. Go a full week eating all my food made from scratch (by me)
  20. If it isn't beautiful or useful, get it out of my house
  21. Submit a funny picture to I Can Haz Cheeseburger
  22. Host a really swanky dinner party
  23. Read the Big Read 100 books as ranked by the BBC
  24. Leave a secret in a Post Secret book
  25. Get a tattoo to honor my heart donor
  26. See the glaciers in Patagonia before they disappear
  27. Read Entertainment Weekly's list of new classics
  28. Dine at the French Laundry
  29. Learn how to alter/tailor my own clothes
  30. Grow my hair to my waist - CHECK
  31. Volunteer for Meals on Wheels
  32. Learn how to knit and make scarves and handwarmers - CHECK
  33. Learn how to use my DSLR on its manual settings
  34. Get in the habit of grand loving gestures
  35. Create family archive scrapbooks
  36. Get paid to write

There you go! The first 36!

3 comments:

Peter said...

#20 is my next target.
What will I do with my husband?

:-)

Lennie Weese said...

I am a compulsive list maker, every night I make a list of what I want to do the next day-even though it never happens, hahah. But I have been thinking a lot about things I really want to get done and so many of the things on your list are things I want to do. Read the entire bible (I am over half way through the New Testament, but have to go back to the old testament), visit all 50 states, wear something I sew, read the classics, etc.
I love to knit. I knit blankets for www.projectlinus.org (an organization that give hand made blankets to children in hospitals) and family (I think it will be something they will remember me by) and I have started making this really cute chemo cap (it looks good-like a youngish girl would wear it). All I can say about knitting is once you get stated you are "hooked".

Toyin O. said...

Awesome list, I love the Number 1.