My Life List

Inspired by Meg and Lauren, I’ve complied my own life list. (They were inspired by Mighty Girl and her amazing Mighty List. She’s not the originator of the life list, but she’s the one who’s done it best.)

My life list is just a suggestion of the person I want to be and a reminder that there’s more to life than beer, Twitter and Grey’s Anatomy. (Though that’s really all I need to be happy.)

  • Write everyday.
  • Be a mom. Working on it…doing okay so far.
  • Cook and host dinner parties.
  • Go to A&M reunion yearly.
  • Take my mom to Greece.
  • Sample all the beers at Flying Saucer.
  • Perfect my bloody Mary.
  • Swim at the base of a waterfall.
  • Drive a tractor.
  • Own a perfect pair of boots.
  • Have pink hair again.
  • Own and maintain an Etsy shop.
  • Sip hot cocoa in Whistler.
  • Visit Japan with Michael.
  • Learn to take good photos.
  • Learn to paint.
  • Learn to knit.
  • Learn to quilt.
  • Start/support an animal rescue group.
  • Speak at TED.
  • Attend a ball or a gala requiring a super fancy dress.
  • Get a pixie haircut.
  • Go to Montreal again.
  • Try acupuncture.
  • Get a good massage again.
  • Go to a bed and breakfast.
  • Be a CASA volunteer.
  • Finish decorating my house.
  • Learn Photoshop.
  • Dress like Chuck in Pushing Daisies.
  • Learn Sudoku.
  • Take a Zumba class.
  • Be a speaker at a conference.
  • Attend a women’s symposium.
  • Visit a castle in Ireland.
  • Own 10 bras.
  • Pay for someone’s groceries anonymously.
  • Learn to ski.
  • Write a mystery/romance.
  • Do my family genealogy.
  • Learn to drive a stick shift.
  • Do DNA mapping for my family.
  • Meet Barack Obama.
  • Attend a protest/rally.
  • Work/start a non-profit
  • Sponsor a child again.
  • Spend $500 on just books/comics.
  • Have a spa day.
  • Meet David Tennant. Offer to have his children.
  • Take a cruise.
  • Act again.
  • Write another play.
  • See a Broadway show.
  • Write a thank you note to people who deserve it.
  • Send gifts anonymously.
  • Go back and snorkel again in Aruba.
  • Sew a dress and wear it out proudly.
  • Buy a house for my parents.
  • Have my portrait painted.
  • Do a boudoir shoot.
  • Meet Colin Firth.
  • Get a tattoo with my mom. (Mother got her first without me. Because she’s a heifer.)
  • Visit Guyana.
  • Perform in a drag show.
  • Do karaoke without shame/booing.
  • Own an awesome coat.
  • Own 5 new Kate Spade items. (DONE! Post forthcoming.)
  • Collect entire run of Robin comics.
  • Collect entire run of Preacher.
  • Dance with my husband in Venice.
  • Be featured in an interview.
  • Learn to play the piano.
  • Have a handmade Christmas.
  • Embroider a baby blanket.
  • Stay in a cabin in the woods.
  • Successfully own a large fish tank (fresh and saltwater).
  • Have a flower garden.
  • Have a herb garden.
  • Sew 50 little dresses for Africa. (5 down.)
  • Learn to make jewelry.
  • Have a handmade Christmas.
  • Take a historical landmark road trip.

11 Comments on “My Life List”

  1. Meg Mooney
    January 31, 2011 at 11:33 pm #

    1. Zumba–it’s on.
    2. Fishtanks are AWFUL. When one dies, the others eat him. Rude.
    3. I freakin’ love you.

    • kindofamess
      February 3, 2011 at 9:53 am #

      1. You’ll make me die. I’m scared.
      2. Maybe they deserve it? Fish Justice…
      3. Ditto. Absolutely.

      • Sarah N.
        February 25, 2011 at 10:30 am #

        Zumba is amazing. You might die a little, but you’ll have an amazing time and you’ll feel FABULOUS. Worth it.

  2. Trisha
    February 3, 2011 at 9:06 am #

    If you get to Vermont, I will get you to Montreal. It’s one of my favorite places. AS in, I get giddy like a teenager seeing their crush when I see the Montreal skyline come into view.

    Fr sending gifts autonomously, have you seen http://www.giftastranger.net/? You put in your first name, city & country, and a picture of the gift. It then randomly generates an address for you to send it to. Seems pretty cool.

    • kindofamess
      February 3, 2011 at 9:51 am #

      Oooo! Thank you for the link!

      And don’t freak out if I show up on your doorstep. I love me some Montreal.

  3. Sarah
    February 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    So … um … come to DC. I can teach you to knit, Jon can teach you photography and Photoshop, we can get started on your Kate Spade (outlets FTW) AAAAAAND we can work on getting you to meet Obama. He’s surprisingly accessible. Brought the family to a GWU basketball game last year (yes, we were there … it IS Jon’s school) and wasn’t in a roped off area. He talked with everyone who came up to say hi. It was awesome.

    • kindofamess
      February 3, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

      Stop taunting me with your talk of Kate Spade outlets. My heart can’t handle it.

      • d-day
        February 21, 2011 at 7:22 am #

        I love how from that you went right to the kate spade outlets and not meeting barack obama! haha.

        BUT next time either I come to dallas or you come to DC, we’re gonna sit down and do some sudoku and THEN go out for karaoke. love your list though, I’m inspired by a lot of it!

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