My Life Long List

I can’t begin to express to you the excitement I have with this page! I have been encouraged to create my own Life List and I decided I should do it now instead of waiting for a better time. (there is no better time, today is it!) Today is the perfect time for it. Make it big. Make it long, large, crazy, outrageous, outlandish even! I want to create a space where I can lay out all the things I would love to do in my life and then track what I have done and where I have been, etc.

This list will ebb and flow as my tastes and desires change. I am going to put anything and everything on this list. Nothing is too big or too small to be included! It will be sorted in categories (eat, visit, see, etc), there will be a done column, and if it is linked, it will be to the corresponding blog post (unless otherwise stated).

Adventure with me!!


  1. Play messy Twister
  2. Play a “round”/game of every board game in my closet in one night
  3. Play a complete game of every card game in my closet in one night
  4. Complete a game of Monopoly
  5. Pay for a stranger’s groceries
  6. Pillow fight!!!
  7. Leave notes in my favorite books at a library or bookstore
  8. Learn how to make wax seals (done! February 2018)
  9. Make soap
  10. Create a piece of pottery
  11. Make candles
  12. Learn enough calligraphy to address envelopes
  13. Plant a tree
  14. Make a balloon popping painting (July 2018)
  15. Have a full body massage
  16. Rent a movie and MST it
  17. Start a blog(July 2017)
  18. Paint a mural of sorts on a wall
  19. Learn ASL (some in summer 2018)
  20. Knit a 365 Temperature Scarf (in progress 2018)


  1. Bake through an entire cookbook (in progress 2018)
  2. Cook through an entire cookbook
  3. Learn how to bake bread (in progress 2018)
  4. Eat escargot(June 2015)
  5. Take cooking classes
  6. Take baking classes
  7. Bake a baked Alaska
  8. Bake frangipan
  9. Bake a genoise sponge
  10. Make a chocolate ganache
  11. Make meringue
  12. Make a jam for a dessert
  13. Make ratatouille
  14. Make Beef Wellington
  15. Learn how to make cheesecake


  1. All of Leonardo DiCaprio’s movies (44 on Google) 6/44
  2. All of Sandra Bullock’s movies (51 on Google) 8/51
  3. All of Tom Hanks’ movies (50 on Google) 23/50
  4. All seasons of Bones 5/12
  5. All seasons of Prison Break 3/6
  6. All seasons of Seinfeld 7/9
  7. All seasons of The Great British Baking Show 5/7 (only the ones with Mel & Sue)
  8. All seasons of GBBO: Masterclass 3/4 (2018)


  1. Wideacre Trilogy – Philippa Gregory 1/3
  2. Plantagenet and Tudor Novels – PG 5/15
  3. Trandescant Series – PG /2
  4. Order of Darkness Series (will grow as it is a current series) – PG /2
  5. Other historical novels – PG /3
  6. All Jodi Picoult books 4/29
  7. 50 Classics in 5 Years (list here) 12/50
  8. A book set in each of the 50 states (AL, CA, FL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MO, NC, NE, NH, NY, OH, OR, PA, VA, VT, WY) 18/50
  9. A-Z Authors (list here) 16/26
  10. A-Z Titles (list here) 19/26


  1. Stay in a lodge in the woods/mountains in winter
  2. Stay in a cabin in the woods/mountains in summer
  3. Hike in Hawaii
  4. See a volcano in Hawaii
  5. Wade through a cranberry bog
  6. Travel first class
  7. Swim with dolphins
  8. Climb a rockwall
  9. Have a mud fight
  10. Run in a mud run
  11. Run in a Warrior Dash (link to website)
  12. Run in a Spartan Race (link to website)
  13. Go for a drive locally and make right turns only. See where we end up! Photograph!
  14. Same as above, but in an unfamiliar location
  15. Go geocaching
  16. Go fishing (June 2018)
  17. Go to a rodeo
  18. Visit a vineyard
  19. Travel on a train
  20. Ride a segway
  21. Ride in a hot air balloon
  22. Ride on a sailboat
  23. Ride a double-decker bus…on the top deck
  24. Ride an elephant
  25. Ride a camel
  26. Ride horses freely in a huge field
  27. Milk a cow
  28. Pet/hug a monkey
  29. ”            ” baby bear
  30. ”            ” tiger cub and/or tiger
  31. ”            ” lion cub and/or lion
  32. Go to a masquerade ball
  33. Go to a big city theater
  34. Go to a symphony
  35. Attend a jazz concert
  36. Go to a Miami Heat game
  37. Go to a Boston Celtics game
  38. Go to the Olympics
  39. Go to a kitty cafe
  40. See Justin Bieber in concert
  41. See Rascal Flatts in concert
  42. See the Nutcracker on multiple stages (1 so far)
  43. Be at The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
  44. Visit 5 aquariums (1/5)
  45. Be an extra in a movie
  46. Travel by myself
  47. Play paintball
  48. Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow
  49. Learn how to ballroom dance
  50. Take a self defense course
  51. Learn how to skillfully throw a knife


  1. Own a cow
  2. Own a pig
  3. Own a gun
  4. Live on a farm
  5. Have a garden
  6. Have fruit trees
  7. Have berry bushes
  8. Have a collection of mugs hanging in a big cubed shelf on the wall
  9. Have a counter-top mixer(done! April 2018)
  10. Live in a house with a big wrap around porch
  11. Live in a house with a porch swing
  12. Have a willow tree on my property on near my house
  13. Get my doctorate
  14. Make a T-shirt blanket(I had it made for me, but I count it! April 2017)

Travel Abroad

  1. England – Big Ben in London
  2. England – Rain Room in London
  3. France – Paris, Montmarte, Amboise, Rochefort-en-Terre, Colmar, Benyac-et-Cazenac, Ars-en-Re, Gordes, Riquewhir, Etretat, The Alabaster Coast, Alsace, The Camargue, Rouen, Bordeaux, Annecy, Dinan, Roussillon, Pont Alexander III
  4. France – Eiffel Tower in Paris
  5. Ireland
  6. Italy – Tuscany, Venice
  7. Scotland
  8. Nairobi – Giraffe Manor
  9. The Equator
  10. Go to at least three continents (North America, 1/3)

Travel in the US

  1. AZ, Grand Canyon
  2. CA – beach – not a specific one in mind yet!
  3. CA – Fort Bragg – Glass Beach
  4. CA – Redwood Forest
  5. CA – Sequoia National Park
  6. CA – Yosemite National Park – Horsetail Falls (in February)
  7. HI – not a specific island in mind, just anywhere there!
  8. MN – Mall of America
  9. MT – Glacier National Park – Pebble Shore Lake
  10. NV – a casino
  11. PA – Austin – Hammersley Wild Area
  12. PA – Blakeslee – Austin T Blakeslee Natural Area
  13. PA – Bloomsburg Fair
  14. PA – Dingmans Falls
  15. PA – Johnstown – Abandoned Trolley Graveyard
  16. PA – Kempton – Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
  17. PA – Mt Jewett – Kinzua Bridge
  18. PA – Ohiopyle – Ohiopyle State Park
  19. PA – Philadelphia – Spruce Street Habor Park, Morris Aboretum
  20. PA – Ricketts Glenn State Park
  21. PA – Upper Black Eddy – Ringing Rocks County Park
  22. PA – Wayne – Chanticleer Garden
  23. TN – Ark and Creation Museum
  24. TX – Austin – The Oasis (restaurant)
  25. TX – Waco – visit the Gaine’s buildings
  26. UT – Zion National Park – Kanarra Creek
  27. WA – Mt Ranier National Park
  28. WA – Seattle – Gum Wall
  29. WA – Seattle – TreeHouse Point
  30. WA – Snoqualmie National Forest
  31. WY – Yellowstone National Park – Mammoth Springs
  32. Go to all three Titanic museums (Pigeon Forge, TN and Orlando, FL. just Branson, MO left 2/3)
  33. See cacti in the desert
  34. Buy the cheapest ticket at an airport and go spend the day there (option to spend the night!)
  35. Throw a dart at a map and go
  36. Be in 4 places at once
  37. Take a picture at every state’s “Welcome to ______” sign in the US
  38. Visit all 50 states for at least a day (MA, NY, PA, NJ, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, TN, KY, OH, TX, AK) (14/50)


  1. Justin Bieber
  2. Jimmy Fallon
  3. Lebron James
  4. Rascal Flatts

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