My Life List v 2.0

I’ve used a list like this one to inspire and motivate me since I was in high school.  Fairly simple concept – list the things you’d like to have accomplished before you die.  Here is my latest version, complete with categories.  Any comments or discussion is welcome 🙂

  • Adventuring Wench

  1. Speak French
  2. Speak German
  3. Speak and read Japanese
  4. Learn sign language
  5. Learn to snowboard
  6. Learn to snowshoe
  7. Learn to cross-country ski
  8. Learn to serve volleyball overhand
  9. Skip stones
  10. Go sky diving
  11. Go scuba diving in the ocean
  12. Go kayaking
  13. Go white water rafting
  14. Travel by dog sled
  15. Travel by sailboat
  16. Ride in a hot air balloon
  17. Ride an elephant
  18. Ride a camel
  19. Visit Greece
  20. Visit Germany
  21. Visit Turkey
  22. Visit Portugal
  23. Visit Japan (May 5-24, 2008)
  24. Visit Hawaii
  25. Visit Prague
  26. Visit Hiroshima (May 7 & 8, 2008)
  27. Visit the Pyramids of Egypt
  28. Visit PEI – filming locations for Anne of Green Gables
  29. Visit L’Anse Aux Meadows
  30. Visit Niagara Falls
  31. Visit the Rocky Mountains
  32. Visit the Grand Canyon (with my husband)
  33. Visit Stonehenge
  34. Visit the MacLachlan Castle
  35. Visit historic battle sights, Viking settlements, religious ruins, and Scotch breweries in the UK
  36. Kiss the Blarney Stone
  37. Walk the Great Wall of China
  38. Visit the Statue of Liberty in NYC
  39. Attend a Broadway show in NYC
  40. Go on a cruise (with my husband)
  41. Go on a winery tour
  42. Go whale watching
  43. See the Northern Lights
  • Awesome Evil Genius

  1. Write down the family stories that I remember
  2. Write my last will and testament
  3. Write books
  4. Publish books
  5. Own a telescope
  6. Own a heavy bag
  7. Own good binoculars
  8. Own a be proficient with professional camera equipment (video & still)
  9. Own a canoe
  10. Beat Lance at a video game
  11. Read Dante’s The Inferno
  12. Read Joyce’s Ulysses
  13. Read Sun Tzu’s The Art of War
  14. Live to be 100 years old
  • Pinups & Pearls


  1. Learn to give really great massages and give them
  2. Learn to ballroom dance
  3. Learn to belly dance (lessons September – November 2008)
  4. Learn to Tap Dance
  5. Learn to Pole Dance
  6. Pierce my navel
  7. Get a nude portrait done
  8. Grow flowers without killing them
  9. Grow/keep a bonsai tree
  10. Learn to appreciate and describe wine
  11. Take drawing lessons
  12. Practice Japanese calligraphy
  13. Take an art class
  14. Attend an opera
  15. Write haiku poetry
  16. Memorize and recite my favourite poems
  17. Study Western Astrology
  18. Research Vedic Astrology
  19. Be part of a book club
  20. Be part of a movie/film club
  21. Volunteer in a soup kitchen/homeless shelter
  22. Learn to make amigurumi
  23. Make a kite that flies well
  24. Sew my own clothing and costumes
  25. Learn to cook perogies the way my mother does
  • Zombie Survival Skills

  1. Carve my body into a state of fabulous
  2. Be financially independent
  3. Be a millionaire
  4. Remember better
  5. Learn to drive a motorcycle
  6. Learn to ride a horse
  7. Learn to safely administer first aid and CPR
  8. Make my own wine
  9. Make my own mead/beer
  10. Fix household problems
  11. Know how to use power tools
  12. Learn how to start a fire without matches/lighters
  13. Learn to chop wood
  14. Learn to tie knots well
  15. Learn to identify the major constellations in our area
  16. Learn to identify the major types of plants in our area
  17. Know how to safely and accurately operate a firearm
  18. Know how to safely and accurately operate a bow and arrow
  19. Learn swordsmanship
  20. Learn to accurately and safely throw knives
  21. Learn to accurately and safely throw axes
  22. Learn martial arts (boxing 2005-2006; kick boxing 2007-2008; . . .)

(Revised December 29, 2008)



  1. Jennifer said,

    December 31, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Wow, that’s a really good article about Stonehenge! Thanks!

  2. Bill Starr said,

    January 1, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Great List and nice to meet a fellow life lister! Check out for a great website that uses a proven methodology and the power of social networking to help people achieve their goals!!

    Bill Starr
    CEO, My Life List

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