100 life goals

  1. Write and publish a novel
  2. Train for and complete a half marathon (Done! April 27th, 2014)
  3. Reach my target body weight
  4. Bike across my home state
  5. Hike the entire Appalachian Trail
  6. Give one million dollars to charity
  7. Be 100% debt-free
  8. Drive across the country on a solo road trip, write about the experience
  9. Learn how to say “hello” in 50 or more languages
  10. Learn how to say “no” without feeling guilty
  11. Skydive
  12. Visit all 7 continents (2 down, 5 to go)
  13. Learn pottery making
  14. Learn glass blowing (Done! Class taken January 10th, 2015)
  15. Attend a match at Camp Nou
  16. Watch every “Best Picture” winner from The Academy Awards
  17. Read every Pulitzer Prize winner in Fiction
  18. Solve the Rubik’s Cube
  19. Try all 160 beers on tap at the Taphouse Grill
  20. Attend a World Cup Final
  21. Go on a silent retreat
  22. Watch a game at every Major League Baseball stadium (see list here)
  23. Complete Script Frenzy at least once
  24. Complete NaNoWriMo at least 3 times (2 down, 1 to go!)
  25. Visit every state capital, get my photograph taken on the capitol building steps
  26. See the pyramids in Egypt
  27. Visit the Van Gogh Museum in the Netherlands
  28. See Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City
  29. Learn how to bake an amazing apple pie from scratch using my own recipe
  30. In one season, visit all 8 stadiums in the Northwest League (see a game in each)
  31. Visit the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY with my dad
  32. Visit Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah
  33. Visit each Canadian province
  34. Drive the entire length of the Alaska Highway
  35. Celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  36. Attend an Olympic event (summer or winter)
  37. Read The Lord of the Rings
  38. Write at least one letter a month and mail to a friend
  39. Attend Over the Rhine’s homecoming show at the Taft Theater in Cincinnati, Ohio
  40. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge (Done! April 2011)
  41. Own a first edition of a classic book
  42. Attend a World Series game with my dad
  43. Blog at least 5 days a week
  44. Ride a mechanical bull (Done! September 26th, 2012)
  45. Always have an excellent assortment of loose-leaf teas on hand
  46. Take dancing lessons (Done! April, 2014)
  47. Complete all of the Seattle area Urban Beer Hikes
  48. Visit every state park in my home state of Washington
  49. Train for and complete a mini-triathlon
  50. Attend the Iceland Airwaves Festival once
  51. See all seven of the Natural Wonders of the World (2 down, 5 to go!)
  52. Visit the Redwood National Forest
  53. Ride my bicycle around Lake Washington
  54. Brew my own batch of IPA
  55. Hike the Stampede Trail in Alaska – get my photograph taken by the bus
  56. Win “Employee of the Month” at a workplace
  57. Swim in the Indian Ocean
  58. Visit the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland – take S
  59. Visit at least 1 brewery in each of the 50 states
  60. Ride a train in India
  61. Visit the Taj Mahal with S
  62. Visit the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India
  63. Visit Auchwitz
  64. Take a tour of Pripyat, Ukraine
  65. Work in an independent bookstore
  66. Attend the Telluride Bluegrass Festival once
  67. Attend the Newport Folk Festival once

More to Come…


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