Do you guys have a life list? I do...kind of. I know they've been all the rage on the internet lately and usually my plan-loving self would be all over that like white on rice but somehow, I dunno. I'm feeling a bit lackluster about the life list. Like, I have so much life to live and I have no idea what it holds for me (marriage? kids? peace corps? more school? single cat lady forever?) so I'm really reluctant to write down many things that I NEED to accomplish. Maybe I'm just too jaded for a really long and ambitious life list. Anyway, here's a short list of things that might be kind of nice to do, or whatever. Also, it's in no particular order.
*Get something published, somewhere, eventually. Blogger doesn't count.
*Hike (some of) the Appalachian Trail. This was mainly inspired by and a nod to my favoritest book ever, A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson.
*Go back to Africa at some time for some undetermined amount of time. I just feel like I really need to get back to that continent at some point in time. I have some friends who want to do the Peace Corps there and I will totally risk life and limb to go visit them in a third world country. Who knows how to party? Ris knows how to party.
*Learn to whistle. I used to know how, many many years ago, but it's been a good 10-15 years since I could whistle.
*Take some sessions with a personal trainer. I've always wanted to do this but so far the money is a concern. Eventually I hope I will make more than I do now and will be able to afford a few sessions to learn some new exercises and also how to use those scary weight lifting machines.
*Run a half marathon. Eventually. Maybe when I live somewhere warmer and can run outside for most of the year in order to train. I just cannot see myself working up to 13 miles on a stupid treadmill.
*Learn how to drive a stick shift because really, that's just badass.
*Understand wine, at least past the "Oooh yummy, red wine!" stage that I'm currently in.
So what about y'all? Do you do life lists? Do you have one? Do you think they're a recipe for failure? Do tell.