Everyone has a life list right?

life list

So I ran across A Lovely Life List and Mighty Life List the other day and got inspired. Here is what I’ve come up with 100 things to do in my lifetime:


  • Backpack Europe
  • See Mount Everest in Nepal
  • Toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain in Rome
  • Spend an evening in an Irish pub in Ireland
  • See the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Go on an African safari
  • Admire “The Mosa Lisa”
  • Put a lock on the Pont de l’Archevêché (a bridge in Paris)
  • Take a gondola ride in Venice
  • Sky lantern festival in Thailand
  • Look for Nessie in Loch Ness, UK
  • Eat a croissant at a real French cafe
  • See the Northern Lights


  • Alaska: Go on an Alaskan cruise
  • Arizona: Visit the Grand Canyon
  • California: See the Golden Gate Bridge in San Franciso
  • Colorado: Snowboard in Denver
  • Florida: Visit Disney World for the first time
  • Hawaii: See an active volcano erupt
  • Louisiana: Try gumbo in New Orleans
  • Nevada: See a show in Las Vegas
  • New York: Climb up the statue of liberty
  • New York: Stand in front of Times Square
  • Oregon: Visit a waterfall in Portland
  • Washington: Go to Pike’s Place Market in Seattle


  • Touch a whale
  • See a live panda bear
  • Take a picture with an owl
  • Go whale watching
  • See an octopus in the ocean
  • Ride on an elephant
  • Swim with sharks
  • See a giraffe in the wild
  • Hold a monkey


  • Scuba dive
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Go sightseeing on a scooter
  • Zip line through mountains
  • Surfing
  • Hot air balloon
  • See an underwater shipwreck
  • Conquer my fear of sky diving (or bungee jumping)
  • Parasailing
  • Go in a submarine
  • Explore a cave
  • Hike a mountain
  • Go on a road trip through a random state
  • Kayak on the ocean
  • Hang gliding
  • Dog-sledding
  • Fish in the wild
  • Ride in a helicopter


  • See Paramore in concert
  • Meet one of my childhood idols
  • Be a member in the audience of a TV show
  • Take a picture with an A-List celebrity
  • Get a backstage pass at a concert
  • Meet the President


  • Attend an NHL game | NFL game | MLB game | NBA game
  • See an Olympic event live
  • Go to the Super Bowl
  • Attend a World Cup soccer match
  • Go to a Formala 1 race


  • Create a great online portfolio for myself
  • Win an award that’s design related
  • Get to 100 sales on Etsy | 500 sales on Etsy | 1000 sales on Etsy
  • Design for someone famous
  • Design & mail out Christmas cards one year


  • Get my first pet
  • Buy my first car
  • Host a dinner party
  • Pay off all my student loans
  • Grow my own garden
  • Cook an entire Thanksgiving meal by myself
  • Start a tradition
  • Re-do a piece of old furniture


  • Give a large sum of money to charity
  • Spend a day going random acts of kindness
  • Donate blood


  • Get a tattoo
  • Shoot a gun


  • Decorate a cake like a professional
  • See a broadway show
  • Run a marathon
  • Stay a night in a log cabin
  • Own over 100 books
  • Witness a rare celestial event
  • Learn how to use my camera on manual
  • Put a message in a bottle and toss it in the ocean
  • Vote for the first time (I just became American 3 months ago!)
  • Learn another language
  • Be part of a flash mob
  • Grow a collection of something
  • Go to a paint your own pottery studio
  • Fly a kite




(Above) – Multnomah Falls in Portland, Oregon on September 30, 2011

(Above) – Pike’s Place Market in Seattle, Washington on October 1, 2011

(Above) – Sightseeing on a scooter in Victoria, B.C. on October 2, 2011

(Above) – Whale watching in Victoria, B.C. on October 3, 2011

(Above) – Attended a live taping of the The X Factor in Austin, Texas on May 25, 2012

(Above) – My Etsy store “Owl You Need Is Love” reached 100 sales on July 9, 2012, after only being open for 4 months!

(Above) – Trying my first gumbo (ever) in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 14, 2012. It was delicious!


(Above) – Visiting the Grand Canyon for the first time in Arizona on August 21, 2012

(Above) – Took a road trip through Phoenix, Mesa, Prescott, Sedona, Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon in Arizona from August 20 & 21, 2012

(Above) – I finally bought my first car! A 2010 Hyundai Tucson on September 15, 2012, plus it’s already paid off! Whoo!


(Above) – Because I just became American, I was finally able to vote for the first time on October 25, 2013


(Above) – Went to my first MLB game (Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros) on March 31, 2013, which was also Opening Day for 2013.

Rider Strong

(Above) – Probably my coolest life list completion because it was such a “once in a lifetime” opportunity, I met one of my childhood idols, Rider Strong (who plays Shawn Hunter on’Boy Meets World’) on June 7, 2013. 

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