Monday, August 02, 2010

Quotes, Links & a List

Just some random stuff that's been bopping around my head...
  • "If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner." - Tallulah Bankhead
  • "The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." - Morrie Schwartz
  • "Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul." - Wayne Dyer
  • "Don't ask what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." - Howard Thurman

Fun blogs

60+ Things - A Life List

Two bloggers I follow, Mighty Girl and Making it Lovely, have Life Lists, aka things they'd like to do during their lifetime.  Being inspired by them, here's my list (in no particular order):

  1. Plant a sunflower garden
  2. Plant a poppy garden
  3. Plant a vegetable garden (completed June 2010)
  4. Bake bread from scratch
  5. Attend college in New England (completed May 1999)
  6. Swim with dolphins
  7. Run a 5k (scheduled for Oct. 2010)
  8. Run a 10k (scheduled for Oct. 2011)
  9. Back packing adventure, multi-day
  10. Publish an article
  11. Travel Europe (completed 1997-1998)
  12. Live in Europe (completed 1997-1998)
  13. Travel by myself (completed summer 1997)
  14. Attend the bi-annual festival in Marostica, Italy
  15. Take Aggie to Paris
  16. Take Jason & Aggie to Venice
  17. Visit Antartica
  18. Visit Lhasa, Tibet
  19. See the Taj Mahal and drink Chai in India
  20. Get a tattoo (completed May 2000)
  21. Visit Bali
  22. Learn to Tango in Argentina
  23. Visit the Galapagos Islands
  24. See the Moai on Easter Island
  25. Visit the pyramids in Egypt
  26. Attend stunt car driving school
  27. Sing with Sleater-Kinney
  28. Own a house (completed Dec. 2005)
  29. Learn to scuba dive
  30. Care for a big dog (i.e., Great Dane, Irish Wolf Hound) - woof!
  31. Visit Grandma Cora's grave
  32. Run for an elected position
  33. Attend the Olympics
  34. Give birth (completed 10/10/09)
  35. Raise a child (started 10/10/09)
  36. Ride in a dog sled
  37. Drink real Champagne in the Champagne Valley of France
  38. Take a dip in a hot springs in Iceland
  39. Go nightswimming (completed August 1997)
  40. See a Viking ship in Denmark
  41. Kayak the fjords of Norway
  42. Walk the Great Wall of China
  43. Participate in a traditional tea ceremony in Japan
  44. Help baby turtles make it to the ocean
  45. Drive the AL-CAN Highway
  46. Send a telegram
  47. Touch a whale
  48. Get my Master's degree (completed Dec. 2003)
  49. Visit Taos, New Mexico
  50. Visit the Isle of Women, Mexico
  51. Visit Lake Ponchatrain, LA
  52. Visit the Statute of Liberty and the Guggenheim in NYC
  53. Sleep in a hut over the ocean
  54. Wear a bikini in public
  55. Get another tattoo
  56. Own a Prius (completed Oct. 2008)
  57. See a manatee close up
  58. Visit The Getty
  59. Travel via Zip Line through a rain forest
  60. Visit Andorra
  61. Live in a foreign country again
  62. Own my own business
  63. Visit Antelope Slot Canyon in Page, AZ
  64. Serve as an Executive Director or CEO
  65. See the Terracotta Army


heathre said...

LOVE your list!!

carmen said...

This list is great. I especially love the stunt car driving course item. On my list, would be to crash cars in junk car derby, among other things

liv said...

whew! this makes me tired just looking at it. i need to make a list. i have a small one started that i add stuff to all the time, but putting it out into the universe might be a more powerful experience. i don't know that i am quite ready for that.

amandaw said...

I'm so proud to be a part of helping you cross stuff off your list!