Get something published, somewhere, eventually. Blogger doesn't count
Hike (some of) the Appalachian Trail
Go back to Africa
Hike the Rachel Carson Trail
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
Run a half marathon DONE! And again!
Run a full marathon
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
Wear more of my jewelry and know how to accessorize
Scan old photos DONE!
Only eat lunch out 3 times a month
Answer all emails, and generally be better about following up with people
Take a yearly amazing vacation with D. So far we've done Paris (flight and arrival, day one, day two, day three, and day four) and Puerto Rico (day one, day two, day three, day four, day five, and day six)
Purge my clothes every season as I rotate them
Take more photographs, especially of my family. Working on it!
Call my Austin friends more
Go to the Garfield Conservatory on Chicago’s west side. DONE! Three times now!
Try harder to meet new people and make new friends
Pay off student loans by 2014 DONE!! By the end of 2011!
Go to Australia
Learn to snorkel without nearly drowning (this has been a recurring problem)
Take a bike trip somewhere. As in, bike to a place instead of taking a car, spend the night there, and then bike back
Ride an elephant
Do a triathlon. Related: learn to do an open-water swim without completely losing my sh*t. I can swim in the sense that if you threw me off a boat I could keep my head above water and not drown for a while, but I’m not great at propelling myself forward for extended lengths of time. I can run and bike ride no problem, the hard part of doing a triathlon (for me) is the stupid swimming
Do a worm bin (or compost pile)
Do all 50 Chicago walking cards
Go to a Chicago Cubs game. DONE!
Visit my sister in North Carolina DONE!
Have a vegetable garden
Read the classics, or at least the ones I own
See the Home Alone house in the north Chicago suburbs DONE!
Go without eating out AT ALL for a month
GIVE UP CAFFEINE ONCE AND FOR ALL FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. Maybe putting it on my life list will actually make it happen