Mighty Life List

  1. Skydive.
  2. Hang glide.
  3. Learn to western swing dance.
  4. Learn to play the guitar.
  5. Play a song on an instrument in public.
  6. Play a music set in public.
  7. Shoot 50 street portraits.
  8. Start a band.
  9. Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge.
  10. Learn to play the banjo(y).
  11. Learn to play the piano.
  12. Run a half-marathon.
  13. Knit a hat and matching scarf.
  14. Learn to play 5 songs on guitar.
  15. Write songs.
  16. Learn the Thriller dance.
  17. Present a talk at IgniteOKC.
  18. Read a fiction novel a month for 12 months.
  19. Travel out of the country once a year for 5 years.
  20. Put my feet in an ocean once a year for 5 years. (Ocean Beach, 9/12; San Diego 10/13; Rhode Island 7/14; Ocean Beach 1/15;
  21. Self-portrait at the base of the Eiffel Tower.
  22. Get leid in Hawaii.
  23. Learn to use my camera for real.
  24. Swim with manatees.
  25. Snow ski.
  26. Water ski.
  27. Make kombucha.
  28. Eat a VooDoo Donut in Portland.
  29. Participate in Project Cubed.
  30. Highway 1/101 road trip.
  31. Take the kids to Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
  32. Build a better shoe wardrobe, including the holy grail: tall boots that fit me.
  33. Meditate.
  34. Develop a home yoga practice.
  35. Do a headstand.
  36. Make s’mores entirely from scratch with my kids.
  37. Have my own photography show.
  38. Write a book.
  39. Make a pavlova from scratch.
  40. Attend Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.
  41. Hire a photographer and have family photos taken.
  42. Plant an edible front yard.
  43. Discover 3 favorite cocktails that I can order at any bar or event.
  44. Learn how to drive a standard (not automatic) car.
  45. Roll around on a big pile of cash.
  46. Visit NYC.
  47. Take my family to Disneyworld.
  48. Eat Bahn Mi in Vietnam.
  49. Have a booth selling creations at Deluxe Indie Craft Bazaar.
  50. Stage a photo that is reminiscent of  a Whitesnake video. With Jaguars. 
  51. Split a bottle of wine with Bill Murray.
  52. Have a pint with Glen Hansard.
  53. Orchestrate a scavenger hunt in Oklahoma City.
  54. Have the piece of amber I bought in old town Warsaw, PL turned into a striking pendant necklace.
  55. Attend a taping of Austin City Limits.
  56. Read The Hobbit out loud to the kids.
  57. Learn to play chess.
  58. Buy a hammock and rock the day away.
  59. Visit Ireland.
  60. Attend Mom 2.0 Summit.
  61. Attend the Telluride Bluegrass Festival again.
  62. Write a piece for Sunset Magazine.
  63. Write a piece for This Land Press.
  64. Set foot in all 50 states.
  65. Walk a length of the Great Wall of China.
  66. Make a paper journal from scratch.
  67. Bike to work.
  68. Go on a nature walk with my grandchildren.
  69. Help someone else accomplish a life list goal.
  70. See the Northern Lights.
  71. Watch the sun set/rise at the White Sands National Monument.
  72. Make 100 confections.
  73. Work my way through Plate to Pixel.
  74. Eat pizza in Naples.
  75. Eat beignets and sip hot chicory at Cafe Du Monde.
  76. Skinny dip in the ocean (away from sharks and jellyfish).
  77. Tour the White House.
  78. Pierce my eyebrow.
  79. Find my life’s work.
  80. Stand on a glacier.
  81. Swing on a trapeze.
  82. Make 50% or greater of my Christmas gifts for (at least) one year.
  83. Drink a mojito in Cuba.
  84. Build a a backyard oasis.
  85. Take the kids into one of those caves behind a waterfall.
  86. Take twenty online classes to enhance my life: Personal Branding at Braid Creative; Daring Greatly Read-a-long; Power of Vulnerability; Life Coaching for Creatives; Oprah Life Class: Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection
  87. Make 1,000 lovely things.
  88. Learn to ride a skateboard.
  89. Learn to do a cartwheel. 
  90. Learn 5 songs to OWN at karaoke.
  91. Attend Burning Man.


Accomplished items:

  1. Go to BlogHer Food 2013 in Austin.
  2. Live in a small house on a tree-lined street in an old neighborhood.
  3. Attend Camp Mighty.
  4. Attend SXSW.
  5. Transform my bedroom from a gigantic dirty clothes hamper into a beautifully appointed, Pinterest-worthy retreat despite the super-wonky layout.
  6. Redesign my blog.
  7. Sing in public.
  8. Attend one concert a month for 12 months.
  9. See a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater.
  10. Adopt a dachshund. (I think this bassett counts as a large doxie.)
  11. Be in an art show.
  12. Attend the Newport Folk Festival.
  13. Establish a Sunday Night Social at my house. House concerts are close enough
  14. Get a tattoo.
  15. Make a gingerbread house with my kids.