My Mighty Life List

I’m all for making goals AND lists. So I enjoyed writing this list of goals I’d like to achieve in my lifetime – a bucket list, or Mighty List, if you will. This isn’t the end-all-be-all of life lists – think of it as a work in progress (I do). Many of these things may not be achievable, but I’m allowing myself to dream big, and be OK with the fact that there’s a very real possibility that I’ll never check some of these things off (visiting all of the US National Parks might be a tad ambitious).

I’m also allowing for revision and addition over the the coming years because I’m sure my life will change, and my goals along with it. These things happen. If I’d made this list when I was 20, you’d probably see skydiving on it; but there will be no jumping out of planes for this girl!

I’ll be keeping track of my progress here on my blog. I hope this inspires you to think about your dreams and maybe even to write them down. It can be scary, but I believe in putting it out there, letting the Universe know what you want. Sometimes that’s all it takes.

  1. Run a half marathon
  2. Run a marathon
  3. Become a mother
  4. Make fresh pasta
  5. Take a road trip across the US
  6. Visit Canada
  7. Go on a hot air balloon ride
  8. Go on a whitewater rafting excursion
  9. Go to Italy with my husband
  10. Learn conversational German
  11. Go a week without the internet (other than at work)
  12. Make/design a font
  13. Learn how to use my DSLR in manual mode
  14. Start a family tradition
  15. Spend a weekend in wine country
  16. Buy a new car
  17. Visit my best friend in Germany
  18. Eat at French Laundry
  19. Pay off my credit card debt
  20. Make whoopie pies
  21. Attempt to surf in Hawaii
  22. Watch all of the Academy Awards Best Picture winners
  23. Get to my goal weight and stay there (11 lbs. to go!)
  24. Attend the Alameda Flea
  25. Can or preserve something
  26. Bake fresh bread
  27. Ride a scooter
  28. Read at least one book per month
  29. See Machu Picchu
  30. Make sun tea
  31. Take a photo a day for one month
  32. Visit the Sierra Nevada Brewery with friends
  33. Take a cooking class
  34. Hike Half Dome
  35. Paint our kitchen cabinets
  36. Replace the majority of the builder light fixtures in our home
  37. Paint all ceilings in our house white
  38. Paint all of the trim in our house
  39. Design and print business cards for myself
  40. Cook and eat a vegetarian dinner at least once a week
  41. Have something printed on a letterpress
  42. Become an Art Director or Creative Director
  43. Take Walter running with me
  44. Get my tattoo removed or covered with something I love
  45. Get a facial
  46. Learn some easy and fast hairstyles
  47. Document what I wear for one month
  48. Buy a house in one of my favorite Sacramento neighborhoods
  49. Find a primary care physician
  50. Find a pair of shorts that I’m comfortable wearing in public
  51. Blog at least once a week
  52. Host Thanksgiving dinner
  53. Own a home with a walk-in closet and swimming pool
  54. Plan an epic surprise for Mister P
  55. Watch fireworks on New Year’s Eve
  56. Attend a Cirque de Soleil performance
  57. Learn and really understand WordPress
  58. Make something I’ve pinned on Pinterest
  59. Visit the Space Needle
  60. Find the perfect red shoes
  61. Find the perfect shade of red lipstick
  62. Make a Top Ten list
  63. Pickle something
  64. Put a water feature in our yard
  65. Donate blood
  66. Drive Highway 1 from Monterey to Morrow Bay
  67. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge
  68. Find a career mentor
  69. Wear brightly colored jeans
  70. Learn to play a song on the piano
  71. Learn to knit or crochet
  72. Go on a vacation in an RV
  73. Try 100 beers
  74. Get a pedicure with Mister P
  75. Make a quilt
  76. Make cheese
  77. Finish a Tough Mudder
  78. Memorize a funny joke
  79. Visit all of the National Parks