Monday, December 27, 2010

My Life List

This isn't necessarily a traditional bucket list, rather it is a list of events, accomplishments and ideas that I would like to take advantage of throughout my lifetime.

I will add to it as ideas come to me.

Items that are in BOLD are completed
Items that are in ITALICS are in progress


  • Take a cake decorating class
  • Read at least 3 work related books during a summer (0/3)
  • Hand sew and advent calendar
  • Learn how to use a DSLR camera
  • Become a wine connoisseur
  • Take a wine tasting class (completed 2/19/2011 & 3/12/2011)
  • Buy an embroidery machine
  • Learn how to monogram with my new machine and sell my wares
  • Learn how to quilt from my mom
  • Learn how to design a blog header
  • Grow and eat my own veggies
  • Teach someone to read
  • Join a women's bible study group
  • Ride in a gondola
  • Read 101 books
  • Build my own headboard from scratch
  • Reupholster a chair
  • Refinish furniture
  • Read five nonfiction books that will teach me something that I didn't know (0/5)
  • Take ballroom dancing lessons
  • Buy a fixer upper and make it my own
  • Write a story
  • Sew a quilt
  • Take a jewelry making class
  • Host and cook thanksgiving dinner
  • Complete my wedding scrapbook
  • Spend a week without TV
  • Make a bridal shower/bachelorette party scrapbook
  • Sit in the first 50 rows at a Steelers game
  • Get a massage
  • Pay it forward at a toll or restaurant
  • Live in a house with a huge front porch
  • Host a murder mystery party dinner
  • Write a letter to myself to open when I'm 40
  • Plan a wedding for a friend
  • Decorate "hard core" for Halloween
  • Own a single family house
  • Host Christmas Eve
  • Eat a vegetarian meal once a week for 3 months (3/12)
  • Acquire a DSLR camera (12/2010)
  • Start a new annual tradition
  • Help someone decorate their home
  • Own a chihuahua and a king charles cavalier spaniel
  • Become a licensed aerobics instructor
  • Coach a kid's sports time


  • Swim with dolphins
  • Camp at Shenandoah National Park
  • Horseback ride on the beach
  • Take a zipline canopy tour
  • Take an impromptu road trip
  • Eat seafood on the beach in St. Lucia
  • Take a day trip to St. Michaels
  • Take another helicopter ride through the grand canyon
  • Ride in a sailboat
  • Watch a sunset on a sailboat
  • Hike a part of the Appalachian Trail


  • Pay off all credit card debt
  • Pay off student loans
  • Buy a car with cash
  • Spend one month without buying a single piece of clothing
  • Complete Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University
  • Own my own house outright
  • Save over 5,000 dollars
  • Save over 10,000 dollars
  • Save over 15,0000 dollars


  • Do Cardio 3x per week and strength train 3x per week for 100 months (32/100)
  • Run at least 1 mile without walking or stopping
  • Run two miles without walking or stopping
  • Eat at home- every meal- for 1 month straight
  • Complete the Couch to 5K Program
  • Religiously track what I eat for one month


  • Visit St. Lucia
  • Visit Hawaii
  • Take (another) Caribbean cruise
  • Visit New Orleans with my husband
  • Take an Alaskan Cruise
  • Visit at least one country in Central America
  • Show my husband Marthas Vineyard
  • Visit Texas
  • Stay at a dude ranch
  • Go to Disney World
  • Take a Mediterranean cruise
  • Visit Greece
  • Visit Italy
  • Visit Spain
  • Take a weekend beach trip with the girls
  • Visit Las Vegas again as an adult
  • Spend a weekend exploring Savannah, Georgia
  • Spend a weekend exploring Charleston, South Carolina


  • Make and devote one month to a "Thanks Jar" (Completed February 2011)
  • Get Pregnant (Completed February 2011)
  • Have a baby
  • Eat at the table at least 3 nights per week for a year (8/52)
  • Write three things I'm thankful for every day for one month
  • Forgive someone
  • Adopt a rescue dog (February 25, 2011)
  • Raise a dog
  • Learn not to take what others do or say personally
  • Learn to act within my sphere of influence and stop worrying about that which is not within my control
  • Learn to say No
  • Raise a daughter
  • Raise a son
  • Keep a gratitude journal or one line a day journal
  • Find one positive thing about every negative situation that I find myself in
  • Tell my husband that I love him every day
  • Take time to cuddle my kitties
  • Never go to bed angry
  • Spend at least one day a month with our parents
  • Get to know my siblings better
  • Spend a wedding anniversary at the place where we celebrated our wedding night
  • Smile at strangers


Ms. Attitude said...

What a great list! You have inspired me to consider making my own. It seems like you are on your way with a few of these already. :)

The Wife In Her New Life said...

what a fabulous list!
I LOVE embroidery machines!!

Shaina said...

Wow, what a great list!!! It made me a little exhausted reading through it though. You have a lot of work to do! :)

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