Life List *updated 2019

A few years ago in 2013 I posted a Life List (which I had originally created the year before) & since then the years have rolled on, all 6 of them. I’ve accomplished many of the things I listed & many have turned out to be silly, & such silliness/accomplishments calls for an update.

*I have to point out that my birthday is in less than 2 months & A-Aron needs some inspiration on my birthday surprise.

I’ve included the official, updated, new & improved, pretty Life List 2019 first & then the crazy edited/snarky commented version (for fun) down below.

  • Visit a pile of US States (Alaska & Montana)
  • Bike ride in Glacier National Park
  • Piano Lessons for 6 months
  • Horseback ride
  • Snorkel in a tropical paradise
  • Climb Kings Peak in Utah
  • Tour Timpanogos Cave
  • Take a long distance train ride
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Complete a 365 project
  • Own a motorcycle
  • Visit Denmark
  • Go whale watching
  • Sleep in a treehouse that I built

In all I’ve accomplished 24 of the 60 original list. I kept or modified 14 of the remaining 36.

  1. Visit all SOME US States (AL, AZ, CA, CO, ID, IL, IA, LA, MN, MS, NM, NV, NY, OR, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY) BEING HONEST HERE I THINK I’M REALLY JUST INTERESTED IN ALASKA & MONTANA AT THIS POINT 
  2. Learn to play all hymns on piano LEARN TO PLAY SOMETHING ON THE PIANO
  3. Hike through a Brazilian jungle to a secluded beach *July 2003
  4. Bungee jump REALLY NOT INTERESTED IN THIS ANYMORE
  5. Zip line through a forest *October 2012
  6. Horseback ride COULD BE FUN?
  7. Donkey ride in Grand Canyon NOPE.
  8. Skydive MAYBE LATER WHEN I HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE
  9. Snorkel OK
  10. Scuba Dive NOT THAT INTERESTED
  11. Ride a Camel *September 2012
  12. Rock climbing on faux wall I DON’T REALLY THINK THIS IS GOING TO WORK
  13. Rock climbing on real rocks I THINK I JUST MEAN BOULDERING & I’VE DONE THAT, LOTS
  14. Fluent in Portuguese * August 2003
  15. Fluent in German I COULD SEE HOW USEFUL THIS WOULD BE IF & WHEN WE LIVE THERE
  16. Fluent in Spanish CAN’T I JUST STUDY PORTUGUESE & CALL IT GOOD?
  17. Current passport 2015
  18. Climb Kings Peak, Utah YES. I GUESS. IS THIS A LIFE LIST OR VACATION PLANNING?
  19. Tour Timpanogos Cave SURE THING. I LIKE CAVES.
  20. Visit South Africa PROBABLY NOT
  21. Visit Australia (& New Zealand) I DOUBT I WILL MAKE THIS HAPPEN
  22. African Safari MY WHITE PEOPLE DREAM
  23. Blacksmith  May 2013
  24. 1 Pull up THIS MAKES ME FEEL PATHETIC
  25. 1 Chin up NOT INCLUDING THIS EITHER
  26. 5k every year for 5 years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 YAY! I AM LEGITIMATELY PROUD THAT I DID THIS
  27. 1/2 mile swim, bike 12 miles, run 5k-individually and then together (triathlon) & THIS IS WHERE I STOPPED EDITING FOR AN ENTIRE MONTH
  28. Hike a peak to see a sunrise *June 2001
  29. Attend a ball wearing a ball gown I DON’T THINK I’D ACTUALLY ENJOY THIS
  30. Take a long distance train ride YES!
  31. Volunteer at the Library *April 2012
  32. Ride a hot air balloon  *September 2013
  33. Bachelor’s Degree YES!
  34. Complete a 365 project YES PLEASE!
  35. Service countdown to my birthday * September/October 2012
  36. Own a motorcycle CAN’T GIVE UP ON THIS ONE YET.
  37. Visit Denmark (Find graves of ancestors) YET ANOTHER VACATION DESTINATION
  38. Serve a full time LDS mission *February 2002-September 2003 
  39. Have & maintain a working home library *January 2018
  40. Go on a cruise PROBABLY TO ALASKA? I DON’T KNOW ANYMORE
  41. Buy a house * September 2009 SUPER PROUD OF THIS, SUCH A GOOD INVESTMENT
  42. Become a mother *January 2018 I DID IT! BEST KID EVER.
  43. Learn to play the guitar PROBABLY NOT GOING TO HAPPEN
  44. Play the guitar & sing sitting by a campfire PLEASE LET’S NOT
  45. Learn to ride a motorcycle *October 2010
  46. Visit Canada *November 2015
  47. Drive a wave-runner *August 2004
  48. Go Berry picking *August 2013
  49. Dye my hair blonde *2011
  50. Dye my hair black *2010
  51. Pet a dolphin NAH THANKS ANYWAY
  52. Donate my hair for cancer patient wigs *October 2012
  53. Go whale watching FROM THE SHORE?
  54. Sleep in a treehouse (that you built) YES, I CAN SEE THE APPEAL
  55. Host 50 “fancy” dinner parties FANCY? HOW ABOUT JUST HAVE PEOPLE OVER
  56. Learn to play the stand up bass like you wanted to in 6th grade AGAIN, NO.
  57. Host a “tea” party I’M REALLY TRYING TO SEE HOW THIS WOULD WORK SINCE I’M NOT A FAN OF TEA
  58. Ski lessons REALLY NO
  59. Stay in a yurt * April 2014
  60. Watch in person or be on The Price is Right *October 2017