Life List

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

This is a live life list, continuously updated and changed.

  1. Be someone’s mentor (Big Brothers Big Sisters)
  2. Serve on an organization’s Board of Directors
  3. Learn to read and write Chinese fluently
  4. Fly a kite (2008)
  5. TP a house (2008)
  6. Register as an organ donor (2009)
  7. Make homemade ice cream (Bourbon ice cream, 2012)
  8. Make bread from scratch (Challah, September 2013)
  9. Bake a pie (Kentucky Derby Pie, June 2011)
  10. Make cookies from scratch (Chocolate chip cookies, 2009)
  11. Do yoga (July 2010)
  12. Donate blood (April 2009)
  13. Vote (November 2010)
  14. Throw a surprise party (2008)
  15. Be an extra in a film or tv show (Friday Night Lights, April 2010, Season 5, Ep. 2)
  16. Be a member of the audience in a TV talk show (Jimmy Kimmel Live!, March 13, 2014)
  17. Host a pop-up dinner party
  18. Raise a dog baby
  19. Grow a garden
  20. Get a professional massage (April 2010)
  21. Knit a scarf (February 2009)
  22. Take a cooking class (Thai, May 2011)
  23. Bake cupcakes with a well-known celebrity
  24. Map my family’s genealogy
  25. Make a family movie
  26. Go to a rodeo (March 2012)
  27. Graduate from college (December 5, 2009)
  28. Ride a Ferris wheel at night (December 20, 2014)
  29. Eat at a five-star restaurant (December 2009)
  30. Get first-aid and CPR certified (September 2013)
  31. Participate in a bake sale for charity (October 2011)
  32. Help build a house
  33. Volunteer on a farm (Urban Roots, September 2017)
  34. Shoot fireworks (July 2015)
  35. Bake a new cupcake recipe every month for a year (2011)
  36. Go skydiving (March 2012)
  37. Go sailing (August 2013)
  38. Ride a camel
  39. Ride a mechanical bull (March 2010)
  40. Run a 5K (LIVESTRONG Challenge 5K, October 2009)
  41. Run a 10K (Cap10k, April 2010)
  42. Run a half-marathon (Decker Challenge, December 2012)
  43. Go skiing (Winter Park, March 2007)
  44. Go snowboarding
  45. Learn to surf (July 4, 2014)
  46. Go to a major league football game (Dallas Cowboys, November 2015)
  47. Go to a major league hockey game
  48. Go to a major league soccer game
  49. Go to a major league baseball game (Texas Rangers, May 2009)
  50. Go to a major league basketball game (Dallas Mavericks, March 2009)
  51. Go camping (McKinney Falls State Park, Fall 2007)
  52. Go scuba diving (Certified! June 2015)
  53. Go rock climbing
  54. Go white water rafting
  55. Shoot a gun (2009)
  56. Take trapeze class (December 2010)
  57. See a show at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  58. Sleep in a teepee ( April 2017)
  59. Go to Loi Krathong in Thailand (November 2016)
  60. See the Aurora Borealis
  61. Go on a multi-state road trip (Dallas, Texas to Nashville, TN; 2008)
  62. Go on a brewery tour (Live Oak Brewing in Austin, TX; March 2011)
  63. Go on a winery tour (Spicewood Vineyards in Spicewood, TX; April 2010)
  64. Go to a drive-in movie theatre (October 2010)
  65. Stay in a five-star hotel (Bellagio, 2004)
  66. Go on a cruise (Mexico, 2008)
  67. Live abroad for at least three months
  68. Visit a castle in Europe (Spain, 2013)
  69. Visit all 7 continents: Antarctica, Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Australia, Europe
  70. Ride a gondola in Italy (2000)
  71. See a Broadway show in NYC (Anything Goes, August 2011)
  72. Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge (November 2015)
  73. Go on an African safari
  74. See Stonehenge
  75. See the Statue of Liberty (August 2011)
  76. See/Hike/Camp the Grand Canyon
  77. See Niagara Falls
  78. Walk The Great Wall of China (December 2009)
  79. Marvel the Great Pyramids of Giza
  80. Visit the Taj Mahal
  81. Visit all 50 states [27/50: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, DelawareFlorida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota,  Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming]