Life List

First off, let me start by saying THIS IS NOT A BUCKET LIST

My Life List is a list of things I would like to accomplish in my lifetime, not a list of things I want to do before I die.  You may think of them as the same thing, but they are not.  Whereas a Bucket List focuses on death, a Life List is all about living! 

Some dreams on my list are major and others are small.  I cross off things on my list when I feel like I have fully accomplished them.  I don't set out to do these things for the sole purpose of crossing them off my list.  I do what feels right, when the time is right.

My Life List first originated after 9/11.  I saw an episode of Oprah with a mother of a girl that was killed in the attacks of 9/11.  This mother was talking about going through her daughter's room and personal belongings after she was killed.  In doing so, she found her daughter's Life List.  That episode was very inspiring to me.  That day, I started my Life List.

I'm an organizational control freak so I have a few rules about my Life List!  There will always be 50 goals on my list.  I can change them whenever I want but once an item has been crossed off, there is no changing it!

So, without further ado, I present my Life List:
  1. Write and publish a book
  2. Learn a song on the guitar
  3. Put my foot in each ocean
  4. Visit Ground Zero
  5. Talk with a homeless person
  6. Plan an event from start to finish  August 28, 2010
  7. Start my own business
  8. Meet a famous person August 4, 2012 - Train
  9. Build something useful out of wood
  10. Visit each of the 50 states
  11. Host a dinner party
  12. Bike/blade the River Greenway
  13. Learn golf
  14. Train and run in a race September 24, 2011 - 4 mile Fort 4 Fitness
  15. Anonymously pay for someone else's meal at a restaurant
  16. Take my family on a vacation to Disney World
  17. Learn to knit or crochet
  18. Collect all Statehood Quarters
  19. Learn to sew
  20. Take a ballroom dance class
  21. Take a line dancing class
  22. Swim with dolphins
  23. Meet a blog friend in real life  I've met Abbey, Tia (here), Biz (here), and Angela!
  24. Visit the Oval Office
  25. Visit Niagara Falls
  26. Attend a Wine Tasting at a winery
  27. Visit the Grand Canyon  September 14, 2010
  28. Learn to bake
  29. Bungee Jump
  30. Participate in a Polar Bear Plunge  January 1, 2011
  31. Be in NY on New Year's Eve
  32. Be in the front row at a concert August 4, 2012 - Train
  33. Find my “forever house”
  34. Shop at the Mall of America
  35. Place a bet in Vegas  September 12-17, 2010
  36. Take a Cake Decorating class
  37. Be 100% free of debt
  38. Deliver gifts to a hospital on Christmas Eve
  39. Attend a taping of a talk show
  40. Participate in the Chalk Walk
  41. Learn Beyonce's Single Ladies dance
  42. Learn to play the piano
  43. Apply/Audition for a reality show
  44. Live the Mardi Gras experience
  45. Give away free hugs
  46. Be a radio DJ for a day
  47. Organize my life
  48. Do something good enough to make the news!
  49. Volunteer
  50. Marry my soul mate and have two beautiful children